Duel Masters: Sempai Legends Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2004
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
Buy On
  1. There is a good story and a nice rule-based combat system that is easy to learn and fun to master. It might not be as good as the real thing but as a GBA title it's a solid title with a few pleasant surprises.
  2. The learning curve is a little steep and not everyone may enjoy losing dozens of battles before they finally get the hang of it. However, it should be noted that with 120 cards from the original card game as well as 60 cards from the expansion pack, Atari is extremely faithful to the source material.
  3. Duel Masters is a fun and fairly addictive game and the GBA version is faithful enough to be worth a look-in if you really want to play it solo on the move.
  4. 70
    Despite it's aesthetic weaknesses, Sempai Legends is a good trading-card game and definitely a match for its competitors.
  5. Duel Masters throws one duel after another at you with little reward beyond a new card and making it one step closer to the end of the game. You've got to really like the Duel Masters card game or else this will get old and fast.
  6. Pocket Games
    60
    If you're a fan of the trading card game, you should find this enjoyable enough for practice or when no opponents are around. [Summer 2004, p.28]
  7. The duel system is solid, but poor production values (ie, no artwork for the cards) and slow-paced gameplay drag down the game a notch or two.
  8. Nintendo Power
    58
    A welcome tutorial teaches the basics, and a gradual ramping up of difficulty guarantees that you'll have t a chance to develop your skills before you take on tough challenges. [Aug 2004, p.123]
  9. If you already like Duel Masters, have lots of the cards, and like its game mechanics, go ahead and get the GBA version. It sports a whole lot of what you already like. But if you are like me and are getting quite burned out on the whole card battling scene, this game most definitely will not change your mind about it.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
#27 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. TerryG.
    Jun 28, 2004
    10
    This game is addictive! I'm happy that it comes with a tutorial because I have never played the actual card game before. The game is fun This game is addictive! I'm happy that it comes with a tutorial because I have never played the actual card game before. The game is fun and challenging plus it allows you to think and strategize gameplay instead of just "shooting" through levels. I also love being able to link up with my friends to trade cards; a VERY cool feature! Full Review »
  2. RoccoS.
    Jun 15, 2004
    10
    I'm a big fan of collectible cards (collecting stuff will be my doom), so I tried out Duel Masters. Somebody told me to try out the game I'm a big fan of collectible cards (collecting stuff will be my doom), so I tried out Duel Masters. Somebody told me to try out the game if I wanted to learn the game mechanics quickly and have a good tutorial on how to play. So I went on and bought the Sempai Legends. Now, for once, a cool game based on cards! Lately Yu-Gi-Oh has been providing us with some of the worst stuff on the planet... The Sempai Legends has everything you need: 1)A whole set of cards from which to custom make your deck (and some cool folio "real" cards inside the box). 2)A fun story mode that gives you the possibility of exploring a cartoon style world while trying to catch an evil dueler who has robbed one of your most precious cards. 3)Easy to use menus: customizing your deck is fun and quick. 4)Cool card graphics, great 2D anime-like graphics for your character and environment. Nice music. 5)...but especially... AWESOME MONSTERS. Not little cute Pokemons, or strange Egyptian freaks...HUGE SHARP BAD DUDE MONSTERS with cool powers and weapons that battle each other using their special attacks. I started playing the card game after I went through the video game. Listen to my advice, buy the video game then play the card game! If you already play the card game, create your deck in the video game and get to train your skills. Some in-game duelers are really strong and use intelligent deck strategies. Full Review »