Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator
Box art
EnglishYu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator
PlatformNintendo DS
  • Japanese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Release dates
JapaneseMarch 26, 2009
North AmericanMay 19, 2009
EuropeanMay 15, 2009
KoreanApril 30, 2009
SeriesWorld Championship
PreviousWorld Championship 2008
Next5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator is a Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's-themed game for the Nintendo DS.


The game contains a story mode, where the player may duel, browse a 3D map, interact with other characters and collect items and cards.

There are 2887 cards featured in this game (including Egyptian Gods, Speed Spell - Wheelie Breaker and Speed World), going up to Crimson Crisis also includes cards from the first 4 Duel Terminals and cards from Structure Decks up to SD16, but excludes any TCG exclusive cards up to that date that are not already included in Extra Pack 01. The game also includes many promo cards, such as "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode", "Shield Wing", "Elemental Hero Absolute Zero" and "Genesis Dragon". However, it misses 779 cards released in OCG before Lord of Magicians, mainly cards that rely on other specific cards, such as Ritual Spells or the ones that require a specific monster, like "Checkmate".

The game contains Turbo Duels. "Speed Spells" versions of existing cards appear in the game, such as "Speed Spell - Raigeki" and "Speed Spell - Harpie's Feather Duster", also completely new Speed Spells are included such as "Speed Spell - Wheelie Breaker" and Speed Spell - Speed Jammer". Special Trap Cards designed specifically for Turbo Duels are also included, such as Des Accelerator and Slip Stream.

There is Wi-fi in this game where player's can play against each other, find upgrades and cards.

See: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator Card Downloads and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: Downloads.


The player creates their own character. They choose their name, gender and appearance.

Story Mode includes the majority of characters from the first arc of the anime and a number of original characters. Additional character versions of cards can be unlocked as opponents and Tag Duelists in Free Duel mode.

See: Category:Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator characters.



The player wakes up in Satellite, stripped of their memory. They are found by Rally who duels them in the hopes it will help them regain their memory. Rally introduces them to his friends Blitz, Nervin and Tank and takes the player to their base in the Satellite underground.

The player finds a "Speed Spell" card in their Duel Disk, causing everyone to believe that they are a Turbo Duelist. Since Yusei and Sector Security are the only Turbo Duelists in Satellite, they figure the player is from the City.

Since a Turbo Duelist is not complete without their Duel Runner, Blitz arranges for the player to buy a Duel Runner from Kuroe. After discovering it has no engine or CPU, Blitz goes to confront Kuroe, but ends up getting kidnapped. The player then ventures to the thugs' lair, where they duel and defeat multiple thugs in order to free Blitz.

After saving Blitz, Yusei gives the player a spare engine to use in their Duel Runner, before he leaves for New Domino City. A few days later, Rally gives the player a CPU. With the Duel Runner complete the player takes it for a test run.

A group of securities, led by Officer Trudge appear outside the group's lair, accusing Rally of stealing the CPU. Since they were using the signal from Rally's criminal mark to trace their location, Blitz used Yusei's jamming device to block the signal. The group split-up; Rally, Nervin, Blitz and Tank go one way and advise the player to ride their Duel Runner to the Old Highway. The player races out past the Securities, prompting Trudge to chase them. After the player outruns Trudge, they come back to the hideout. The player is planning to escape through the pipeline just like Yusei did earlier in the game.

After beating a test simulation, the player gets a chance to escape to New Domino. As the player enters the pipeline, Trudge immediately follows in pursuit. After outrunning him, the player gets caught by Security and is taken to the detention center having their Duel Runner and Deck confiscated.

In jail, the player reaches the Recreation room where Bolt Tanner is. Tanner has just won a Duel, with his opponent lying on the floor. Tanner taunts the defeated duelist by calling his cards trash, and the player then attempts to defend the defeated duelist by dueling Tanner with his Deck (like Yusei uses Yanagi's Deck in the anime). After beating Tanner, the player notices Yusei also getting escorted to his cell, and then receives a challenge from Mr. Armstrong. So the player has to collect cards from the inmates to create a Deck and use it to beat him.

After beating Armstrong, Armstrong calls off the deal and orders the Securities to seize the player. However, he is interrupted when Rex Goodwin appears on the scene, firing Armstrong and eventually releasing the player into New Domino City. Tanner passes the player his Ushi Oni card, telling them to seek a bar named Bootleg. Showing the card will allow for the player to come into contact with an acquaintance.

Upon arriving at the Bootleg, the player shows the bartender Tanner's card, but the bartender requests that the player complete some of his Duel Puzzles, as he's a Duelist. After completing 3 Puzzles, the bartender tells the player to wait outside - and upon exiting the bar, they encounter Blister, who escorts them to his hideout.

The player informs Blister of the plan to reclaim the Duel Runner and Deck. After some time of thinking, Blister gives the player a fake Security ID and Security uniform so that the player can sneak into the Security Impound Center and get their Deck and Duel Runner back. After sneaking past the guards and getting to the Duel Runner, the player is once again cornered by Trudge. The player then gets on the Duel Runner and promptly outruns Trudge once again through the Impound Center.

Upon escape, the player encounters Yusei, who also has reclaimed his Duel Runner and Deck. They both make a break to whatever cover they could find. As the player escapes Trudge they are guided by Leo to a place where they could hide out for the time being. Leo introduces himself and Luna, and then challenges the player to a duel. Upon winning, the player gets let in on a secret: there is an underground duel arena.

At the duel arena, the player and the twins witness Akiza beat yet another duelist. While people flee from the arena, the player feels a stinging pain as they notice a birthmark appear on their arm. Akiza notices this mark and promptly challenges the player to a Duel. After the player wins, the birthmark disappears.

Several days later, the player gets informed of a Tag-Team Duel Tournament as they make their way towards the Duel Runner Shop. They also get into a Tag Duel with the twins, with Blister as their temporary partner. After the player finds a partner, they proceeds to the Duel Stadium where they proceed through the tournament, facing Figaro and Corse (this opponent team may vary between who's chosen as the Tag partner), Blister and Tanner, and finally Leo and Luna. After winning, the player runs into Goodwin, who congratulates the player for their victory.

Some time later, the player runs into Tanner outside the bar and receives an invitation to the Fortune Cup. They shows this to Blister to know more about it, and is told to go to the Neo Domino Highway so as to sign up for the preliminary race. After passing the preliminary race, the player is confronted by Bass who then shows them how to play a Turbo Duel. After that, the player is also informed of the Speed Spells being sold at the shop.

The player then proceeds to the Duel Stadium where they face off against Trudge, Hunter Pace, and Greiger in the three Turbo Duels of the preliminaries. Following this, the player proceeds into the latter half of the Fortune Cup, facing off against Gill Randsborg and Akiza in two ground duels, and squaring off with Yusei in a Turbo Duel.

Upon finishing the duel, the player is about to prepare for the final duel with Jack Atlas, when they black out. They receive several flashbacks, and they wake up at a temple for the People of the Stars. They are then confronted by Rex Goodwin. It is revealed to the player that he was the one who grafted the birthmark onto the player's arm, as Goodwin plans to utilize the power of the Crimson Dragon. Goodwin then pits the player against 4 other clones - Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta - and the player has to defeat all 4 of them without replenishing life points in between duels (You'll just have to do the match over again).

Upon victory, the Crimson Dragon appears, but then shortly dissipates. Goodwin then realizes that he cannot simply do with replicas, despite the fact that intense duels will lead to the awakening of the Crimson Dragon. The player then blacks out again, and finds themselves back in their room, before the final duel with Jack Atlas. After defeating Jack, the player receives the Stardust Dragon card for Yusei. Goodwin aborts his plan to awaken the Dragon, and allows the player to do as they wish. The player then passes Yusei the Stardust Dragon card, and also receives a Travel Permit, allowing them to travel between Satellite and New Domino City.

Post storyline, Yusei has a new Deck with "/Assault Mode" support, the name of which references the game title, XLerator.


Satellite: ResidentialSatellite: SlumNew Domino Cityworld map
Click on a location to view the area's article.

Locations in the game include:

World Championship Mode[edit]

You can also unlock opponents for Free Duel in World Championship Mode by advancing the plot or defeating opponents in Story Mode (5 times per opponent). Certain opponents can only be unlocked for accomplishing tasks like summoning a difficult-to-summon monster, or winning with a special victory condition. Note that they must be done in a regular Duel; Duel Puzzles don't count.

Acquiring enough opponents within a certain skill level will unlock Tournament Mode for a certain Level. In Tournament Mode, the player enters a 3-tier elimination tournament with 7 other randomly chosen available CPU opponents, and must defeat the three opponents they get matched up with in separate duels in order to win. Clearing Tournament levels are required to unlock certain opponents and packs.

Single Duel[edit]

Opponents that require special tasks to unlock are:

Tag Duel[edit]

Tag Team opponents that require special tasks to unlock are:

Team Members Unlock
Special Winners Spirit Reaper Dark Necrofear Win using the effect of "Destiny Board"
Rituals are Nice Ruin, Queen of Oblivion Demise, King of Armageddon Win using the effect of "Final Countdown"
The Exodia Exodia the Forbidden One Tragoedia Win using the effect of "Exodia the Forbidden One"
Mechanical Empire Cyber Dragon Drillroid Special Summon "Super Vehicroid Jumbo Drill"
Jurassic Combo Ultimate Tyranno Super Conductor Tyranno Play 200 Tag Duels
Cross Counter Cosmic Fortress Gol'gar Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes Win using the effect of "Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes"
Flood Warning Abyss Soldier Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus Reach 10,000 DP
Angel-Devil Fusion Summoned Skull Splendid Venus Beat Tag Tournament Mode 5 times
Dragon Ruler F.G.D. Cyberdark Dragon Special Summon "F.G.D."
ABC "D" "E" Destiny Hero - Doom Lord Elemental Hero Stratos Turbo Duel 100 times
Silent Darkness Dark Armed Dragon Caius the Shadow Monarch Beat Tag Tournament Mode 3 times
Not Fusion Yet Cyber End Dragon Chimeratech Overdragon Have a monster reach 20,000 ATK
Water and Fire Flamvell Baby Medium of the Ice Barrier Tag Duel 150 times
100 Demon Night Hot Ride Rainbow Dark Dragon Special Summon "Rainbow Dark Dragon"
Us Thunders Batteryman Charger Thunder King Rai-Oh Beat 10 Tag Teams in World Championship Mode at least 5 times each
Magic Can't Touch Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8 Silent Swordsman LV5 Beat 20 Tag Teams in World Championship Mode at least 5 times each
Storm Clouds Tag Simorgh, Bird of Divinity Simorgh, Bird of Ancestry Tag Duel 50 times
Full Power Busters Soldier of Mist Valley Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode Special Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode"
Tribute Emperor!? D.D. Survivor Raiza the Storm Monarch Turbo Duel 200 times

Glitches and mistakes[edit]

  • If the player's character is a girl, many of the other main characters will refer to her as a "he" and Rex Goodwin introduces the clones as the player's "brothers" instead of "sisters".
  • When interacting with Elgio, a player may find 'Turbo Duel' instead of 'Tag Duel'. Activating 'Turbo Duel' causes the player and their teammate to tag duel against Elgio and Itokawa.
  • Occasionally part of the character model's hair may turn white unnaturally. In extreme cases, almost all of the hair is white. This is a minor texture glitch and shouldn't harm gameplay.
  • Once all of the Structure Decks have been bought, the only one available will be the 5D's Starter Deck, and the player will not be allowed to buy any others. The 5D's Starter Deck will also have the 'new' symbol above it even if the player has purchased it multiple times. Additionally, every time the player leaves the Card Shop, the game will say that a new pack has been added to the card list, despite nothing actually happening.
  • When "Canyon" is in play and you attack a Rock-Type monster in Defense Position with a monster that inflicts piercing damage and win, the damage to the opponent is doubled, even though the lore says that damage will only be doubled for the controller of the attacking monster.
  • When in the Tournament or playing on-line sometimes, the monster attack sound effects will be swapped with the attack sound effect of the attacked monster. For example, when a monster with a laser sound effect attacks a monster with a sword/slash sound effect, you will hear the sword/slash effect.
  • If an Action Replay is used, if you are attacking a monster which is about to be destroyed due to your monster having more attack points, the last 0 in the difference between attack points appears before all of the other digits. This can also happen if you are not using an Action Replay occasionally.
  • The themes played during the unique summon animation for certain monsters (e.g. Dark Armed Dragon, Tytannial, Egyptian God Cards, Great Shogun Shien, Light and Darkness Dragon, etc) is sometimes skipped.
  • In the English anime, Nervin and Blitz have their names swapped, but not in the game.
  • Sometimes, the game sound is heard as double, microphones failure.
  • Despite not mentioning it in either OCG or TCG text, some Plant support cards in the game only affects Plants on your side of the field, even though in reality they can affect both sides.
  • When the effect of "Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter" activates, the option to destroy a card on the field with its effect is erronously translated as "Do you want to destroy this card?". If you select yes, it wont destroy "Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter" and it will let you select the card to destroy, as it should.

Connectivity with Wheelie Breakers[edit]

Using DS Wireless Communications to connect with the Wii Game, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers unlocks Speed Spell - Wheelie Breaker for use in Turbo Duels if you haven't obtained it yet.

Promotional cards[edit]

Stardust Accelerator includes three promotional cards, which are used by Kalin in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. These include: "Infernity Guardian", "Infernity Archfiend" and "Infernity Dwarf".

The Korean version of the game included 7 promotional cards; the said 3 along with the cards from Limited Edition 12; "Light End Dragon", "Dark End Dragon", "Chaos-End Master" and "Sphere of Chaos".

In the Stardust Accelerator game guide, "Infernity Destroyer" is the promo card given.



  • When the full sign of the Crimson Dragon is shown, it shows the Heart Sign placed in the Left Claw, which is Luna's mark. The Heart Sign would be given to Leo in Episode 142, which aired in Japan almost two years after this game was released.
    Mark with Heart Sign-WC09.png
  • This game was released on the same day as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers.

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