• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2005
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. After the initially painful learning curve, the game suddenly snapped into place, and things got fun; collecting the cards and participating in tournaments had great appeal.
  2. 75
    It's a strategy game with an enormous amount of strategy, but as far as teaching players this strategy...well, that's completely up to the player. One day Konami will realize that people aren't born with the inherent ability to play Yu-Gi-Oh and actually offer a tutorial for these "lesser" folk to sit down and learn.
  3. Trials to Glory can be a fun, and addictive strategy game for those willing to read the game's manual, are already familiar with this Gameboy Advance series, or are extremely hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh fans.
  4. I could hardly play it without pulling out my hair from the game's lack of a tutorial, non plot and heavy strategies. I almost would have preferred if they had actually put some RPG elements into the game like they led you to believe.
  5. A somewhat solid, if flawed, GameBoy title. For those of you willing to struggle through learning the basics, you'll be well rewarded with an interesting and ever-changing card strategy game. However, a kludgy gaming interface and minor flaws keep this title from being top tier.
  6. An average card-based game, much like the last 800 Yu-Gi-Oh! games for the Game Boy Advance. If you are a big fan of the cartoon series and you collect the cards then you should not be disappointed.
  7. Fans of the series should be able to jump right in and enjoy it. However, without a true tutorial for assistance, potential players will have a tough time getting used to the game.
  8. With only 200 new cards out of 1000 that means that only 20-per-cent of the content can be considered new and if you take into account the structure of the gameplay, which is unchanged, that percentage will actually be quite lower than my generous 20.
  9. 40
    This is the eighth Yu-Gi-Oh GBA release in a little over two years. Not much has changed, and not much will. If you're not already firmly on this bandwagon, turn around and walk away.
  10. Like a deflated football, 7 Trials doesn't encourage you to play, nor does it promise exciting play, it just makes play possible.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    9
    Maybe I'm exaggerating my score in here , but this freaking digital card game is addicting and fast paced than any other Yu-Gi-Oh game in my entire gaming life. I tell you, if you don't know how to play, you will learn in here, and you won't be disappointed . Full Review »
  2. JazmineC.
    Sep 7, 2005
    4
    It's stupid and confusing.
  3. MattC.
    Aug 20, 2005
    10
    The best Yugioh game i've played. Better Graphics and everything. Go Go Go YUGIOH