• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2005
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Chris
    Sep 22, 2005
    9
    I think the game is awesome but the graphics could've been beter.
  2. Dec 18, 2012
    9
    In my opinion, the first truly great Yu-Gi-Oh! handheld game. Touch controls work to perfection, both screens are very helpful, and the tutorial mode is comprehensive on all of the game's aspects (up until that point). The visuals are only decent, with the monster summoning animations looking pretty nice (especially the God cards), but they don't quite use the full power of the DS. Single player revolves around the Virtual World and Battle City story arcs of the original series' season 3, and is pretty challenging (took me a few weeks to finish). Sound is surprisingly nice to hear and I never got annoyed by the quality or tone. Multiplayer is well-done with no downsides at all to speak of in the dueling or trading. Leveling up is effective and is not a pain that forces me to grind on forever, plus earning new cards did not require a bunch of repetitive playing. I would have liked to have seen an unlockable feature for those that decide to keep on playing after unlocking everything (maybe the ability to use two or more forbidden cards in a deck?), but otherwise there isn't much else to complain about. The AI is also pretty smart when dueling and I didn't see them make too many stupid mistakes. Accessible to newcomers, and great for fans of the original series and its own dueling style. 8.7/10 for me. Full Review »
  3. Sep 1, 2010
    7
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! game released for the Nintendo DS. The main plot of the game is Seto Kaiba is hosting a tournament again. Once again, there is an evil plot lurking behind an otherwise grand contest. As the player, you have to battle for the title of grand champion, capture all the god cards, and defeat evil with the help of Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, and friends. The overall game-play is rather average and can be repetitive. Twists in the plot are infrequent meaning a lot of the time you will be doing the same thing over again. The graphics don't really push the DS to the limit, neither does it show much detail. However, despite its flaws, Nightmare Troubadour is a pretty decent game and it's one of the good Yu-Gi-Oh! games out. Full Review »