• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2004
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  • Summary: Based on the Duel Masters Trading Card game in Japan, Duel Masters: Sempai Legends puts you in the role of a kohai (junior duelist). Your grandfather, a great Sempai (senior duelist), gives you a valuable Duel Masters card, which is soon stolen by a mysterious man. Now it is up to you toBased on the Duel Masters Trading Card game in Japan, Duel Masters: Sempai Legends puts you in the role of a kohai (junior duelist). Your grandfather, a great Sempai (senior duelist), gives you a valuable Duel Masters card, which is soon stolen by a mysterious man. Now it is up to you to travel to nearby towns and villages in hopes of regaining the stolen property. Along the way, you'll face many opponents in Duel Masters tournaments with the hope of one day becoming a professional Duelist. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. I understand the need to simplify things for use on the GBA, but even the fact that all the spells use the same art seems a bit disappointing. With that said, though, the graphics do what they should - carry the solid gameplay through.
  2. 80
    Luckily there is a detailed tutorial at the beginning of story mode that eases players into the battle system which is a feature that many of the Yu-Gi-Oh! games lack.
  3. I liked this card-battle game more than other ones that I have sat down and played. There was a better story, which game you more to do, and it seemed to make the duels more fun as well since I knew that there was a reason behind me doing it.
  4. 70
    Despite it's aesthetic weaknesses, Sempai Legends is a good trading-card game and definitely a match for its competitors.
  5. 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.
  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. AceGamez
    40
    The entire package is just out there riding the coat tales of the involving Yu-Gi-Oh games, or the incredibly diverse and playable Pokemon titles. As such, I urge every hard working parent to opt for one of those for their kids instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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! Expand

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