Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2003
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
Buy On
  1. An excellent game, but I would have to recommend Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel to Yu-Gi-Oh! fanatics over this game.
  2. The RPG side of the game is limited to running around town and finding opponents to duel, but the duelist leveling system does add a new wrinkle to the gameplay.
  3. Regardless of your skill, everyone will be thankful for the improved battle interface. [Feb 2004, p.114]
  4. 75
    Hardcore duelists might find the game slightly less challenging than its predecessors, due to some new rules and the lack of any multiplay, but if Yugi's your boy, the cart is worth checking out.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    60
    There's nothing to trade; nothing new to learn, and no real challenge since you can't play against another human.
  6. 50
    A drastic step backwards from what the past two Yu-Gi-Oh games established on the Game Boy Advance.
  7. Nintendo Power
    50
    Casual Yu-Gi-Oh fans may not find enough new in the game to make it worthwhile. [Feb 2004, p.155]
  8. While the basic Yu-Gi-Oh gameplay is here, with some nice new visuals, the overall experience has been far too simplified with easy AI opponents and little motivation to improve one’s deck.
  9. netjak
    48
    Everything about The Sacred Cards, with the possible exception of the RPG overworld, is a step (if not several) backward from the standard that "The Eternal Duelist Soul" and "Stairway to the Destined Duel" established.
  10. Not only virtually unplayabe for non-fans but I find it extremely difficult, almost impossible to recommend to fans, period.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    5
    It was interesting to see a Yu-Gi-Oh RPG but it severely lacked content and replay value. You only had to beat opponents one time beforeIt was interesting to see a Yu-Gi-Oh RPG but it severely lacked content and replay value. You only had to beat opponents one time before advancing in the game and the entire game only took a few hours to beat. It was faithful to the series though and it was an interesting concept but a failed game none the less. Full Review »
  2. Scoobyrocksdoo
    Apr 18, 2004
    10
    I think it`s a great game. I recommend it. Everybody hates the new rules but it`s pritty easy too get it. It`s with types (dark, light) It I think it`s a great game. I recommend it. Everybody hates the new rules but it`s pritty easy too get it. It`s with types (dark, light) It was a great game! Full Review »
  3. ChrisP.
    Apr 6, 2004
    8
    I took 2 points off because the card effects. Also if you are in the middle of a battle and your battery goes dead, everything you just did I took 2 points off because the card effects. Also if you are in the middle of a battle and your battery goes dead, everything you just did was wasted. Full Review »