Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006
|English||Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006|
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Japanese||February 23, 2006|
|North American||March 14, 2006|
|Previous||7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005|
|Next||World Championship 2007|
Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006, known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Expert 2006 (遊戯王デュエルモンスターズ エキスパート2006) in Japan, and Yu-Gi-Oh Ultimate Masters Edition: World Championship Tournament 2006 in Europe, is a video game released on February 23, 2006 in Japan, March 14, 2006 in North America, and 2006 in Europe. The gameplay involves the player collecting cards in-game and using them to battle the computer players. Players may also (upon completing the Free Duel mode) battle against Decks which they themselves have designed and saved.
This game contains almost every Yu-Gi-Oh! card made in English at the time of its release, with a number of cards absent.
The player Duels against Duel Monsters (Kuriboh, Dark Magician, Cyber Dragon, etc.), who use Decks built around themselves. The monster Duelists are organized into five different tiers, with the tiers being unlocked as the game progresses.
There is also a special tier where the player can Duel against themself (the opponent uses the player's currently selected Deck) and Copycat (who uses a Deck of the player's choice from one of up to 60 of their saved Deck builds).
Besides the free Dueling, there are also Challenges. These consist of Duel Puzzles (winning a Duel given certain cards on the board and in hand), Theme Duels (full Duels based on a certain theme for building your Deck), and Survival Duels (see how many Duels you can win in a row with your Life Points carrying over from Duel to Duel).
As you complete certain percentages of challenges, more packs and Free Duel Duelists are unlocked.
Packs are unlocked by progressing through the game.
The player can earn DP (Duelist Points) in the game by Dueling or completing Duel Puzzles. DP can be spent to obtain new cards.
Passwords printed on TCG/OCG cards can be entered in order to obtain cards in the game. This can be done any number of times per card. To obtain a card this way, the player must pay a number of DP depending on the card to be obtained (costs range from a few hundred DP to in excess of 10000 DP for Limited and Forbidden cards such as "Pot of Greed" and "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning").
The game can connect to other copies of the game to allow link Duels.
It is not possible to trade cards between games.
Forbidden & Limited lists
The game's Forbidden & Limited lists can be updated to the latest Forbidden & Limited list.
The following cards existing in the TCG or OCG at the time of this game's release, but were not included in the game.
Two notable categories missing are cards that requires to declare a card name ("Archfiend's Oath", "D.D. Designator", "Dark Designator", "Great Phantom Thief", "Mind Crush", "Prohibition" and "Question") and Level 5 Normal Monsters (except "Aitsu", "Bottom Dweller", "Curse of Dragon", "Giga Gagagigo", "Illusionist Faceless Mage", "Jack's Knight", "King of Yamimakai", "Labyrinth Wall", "Molten Behemoth", "Mr. Volcano", "Ocubeam", "Steel Ogre Grotto #1", "Terrorking Salmon", "The Earl of Demise" and "Woodborg Inpachi"). "Kuwagata α" is the only absent Normal Monster that is not Level 5, and "Kwagar Hercules" (which lists "Kuwagata α" as Fusion Material) is the only missing Fusion Monster.
In Japan, the Game Guide comes with a promotional card: "Helios Trice Megistus".
In Japan, in addition to the game's regular promotional cards, the game was also available in a special bundle with Structure Decks and other products. This bundle included 4 Ultimate Rare promotional cards, in addition to the game's own promotional cards.