Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL is an online card game developed by KONAMI based on the popular Japanese card game franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh!. The series has been one of the most successful card game IP over the past two decades with over 10,000 cards introduced like the famous "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" and "Dark Magician Girl". The rule of the game is based on the Master Rules of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (OCG). Currently, the game is already released on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and Android. An iOS version will be launched shortly as well.
In TGS 2021, a demo version of the game is revealed and shows the Solo Mode of the game. Players can experience the stories based on each card in the chapters of Solo Mode. In one chapter, there will be sections of story-telling, duel practice, and duel against the CPU. The card deck provided in these duels will match the story of that chapter. The combination of rich scenarios and dramatic visual effects can deliver an immersive gaming experience to the players.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL, players can enjoy the charisma of duels without going through a steep learning curve as there are clear instructions and descriptions of cards and effects in the duel interface. Players can easily work out the calculation between numbers like HP, ATK, and DEF and understand the effects that exist on the field. A card database is also available for players to learn from others in relation to building a card deck. Moreover, there will be stunning visual effects to present each attack, and some special cards even have their own unique animation. The entrancing duel in this game will definitely amaze every card game enthusiast.
Regarding the cards included in the game, they are categorized into different rarity, which is similar to that in another famous card game "Hearthstone". Players can decompose unwanted cards in exchange for CP, which is necessary for crafting new cards in the Card Craft function. Cards of different rarity require a different amount of CP to craft, so it is up to the players to smartly allocate their resources to build the best card deck efficiently.
While Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL is free to download and play on every gaming platform, it is worth mentioning that some card packs, card effects, duel arenas, and skins require purchase or participation in different game events to obtain.