Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
English  Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
Japanese translated  Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Nightmare Troubadour
Developer(s)  Konami
Publisher(s)  Konami
Platform(s)  Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • Japan July 21, 2005
  • United States August 30, 2005
Genre(s)  Mild Fantasy Violence
Ratings  E

Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game for the Nintendo DS.

New features[edit]

The Path of victory is in the cards, Search for duelists by touching the map - they are ready to face your challenge, Summon powerful 3D monsters from over 1000 cards including some of the latest cards. Duel and Trade cards wirelessly with your friends.

Unlike the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Gameboy Advance games, it contains:

  • Utilization of the DS's touch screen to make faster and easier decisions, while still able to use the buttons.
  • The top screen shows a 3-D game board view of the duel including battle between monsters and animations of each Monster Card when they're on the field.
  • While in the Overworld, the bottom screen shows a map to freely navigate to different areas and find duelists.


You roleplay as a novice duelist participating in a local tournament featuring characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. The storyline features elements from the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City arcs as well as the anime-only Virtual World arc.

During nighttime, the player can be intercerpted by evil duelists who will force him into Shadow Games. Any result that is not the player's victory results in a Game Over.

Special 3D Summoning[edit]

The following monsters being summoned results in a special 3D summoning animation.


The game features characters from season 1 to 3 of the anime.


  • After defeating Odion for the first time, Pegasus no longer appears as an opponent in the American version of the game. This makes it impossible for the player to trade for his cards and get his Deck Recipe afterward, so players who wish to fully complete the game must do both of the above before defeating Odion, as trading with Pegasus is the only way the player can acquire "Imperial Order".
  • In the American version of the game, "Crush Card Virus" is instead named "Deck Destruction Virus" and it shares its written lore with that card. The card still resolves with the effect "Crush Card Virus" had at the time.
  • Due to following outdated rulings for both cards, using "Gravekeeper's Servant" alongside "Banisher of the Light" does not stop players from declaring attacks.
  • The AI never activates "Solomon's Lawbook" unless the player controls a card with an effect that applies during the Standby Phase, mistakenly believing "Solomon's Lawbook" skips both players' Standby Phases instead of only their own.
  • Due to the game using the duel interface to show the player the last duel of two Matches (Joey Wheeler versus Yami Bakura, Yami Yugi versus Seto Kaiba), it adds the results of those duels to the player's own duel record against Yami Bakura (loss) and Seto Kaiba (victory).


  • Tristan Taylor and Duke Devlin do not appear in this game even though Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Serenity Wheeler, and Tea Gardner do.
  • The Japanese version of this game uses many of the censored TCG card artworks instead of the Japanese ones.

Promotional cards[edit]

The game also introduces 3 new Spellcaster support cards, including the Silent Magician archetype. The Japanese game guide also introduces a support card for the same themes.


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