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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game Reviews
Destiny Board Traveler - by Baneful

Destiny Board Traveler was released in October 2004 (NA) for the Gameboy Advance.  It is not based directly off the original TCG.  Rather, it is a board-game variant of it.  Critics assessments of this game have been universally negative.  

 

Most players will tell you that this an awful game that fortunately came with a copy of D.D. Assailant.

 

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Emes the Infinity.  

LIGHT Machine-type LV8 Effect-Monster.  2500 ATK; 2000 DEF.

Gains 700 ATK when it destroys an opponent's monster in battle and sends it to the graveyard.

 

Being a two-tribute monster, this is not worth its cost of summon. Attack-raising abilities are good but brute force alone won't win you games.  Would've been decent as LV6 monster.  As a LV7, no way.

 

1.5/5

Twinheaded Beast

FIRE Beast-type LV6 Effect-Monster.  1700 ATK ; 1900 DEF.

Can attack twice during the same Battle Phase.

 

It's ATK is too low for a tribute monster, especially considering that it's effect is battle-related.

 

LV4 and lower monsters like Asura Preist and Mataza the Zapper were (and still are) much better altnernatives because its respective downsides are more managable than having to tribute a monster.

 

1.5/5

 

And then there's D.D. Assailant...

 

Okay, this card may not be so good now (I'd probably rank it a 2.5/5 now; shows you how far power creep has gone, but for it's time, this card was an easy 4 or 4.5/5.  So many decks ran 3 copies of it.  Since D.D. Warrior Lady was limited, Assailant had room to shine.  And being a more powerful 1700 beater mattered more than DDWL's ability to banish weaker monsters with graveyard effects like Card Trooper and Dandylion.  

 

Time eventually shifted the scales to D.D. Warrior Lady's side, but understand what Assailant was for it's time.  It was basically how people view Fire Hand and Ice Hand today in June 2014.

 

Quick Review

 

Think of the Mario Party games, except without the fun mini-games, the colorfully pleasant graphics and the multiplayer.  This is basically a dice-roll game decided largely by chance.  This would've been a fun mini-game on the side for a full game, but it should be criminal to market DBT as a full game in and of itself.

 

 
 

No real strategy whatsoever (or fun for that matter).  It's sad because this could've been a good concept made into a good game.  It's not easy to win though.  It could take you a half hour to an hour to win a single game.  Not because the enemy AI is smart and challenging.  But because sheer luck will spin you in the wrong direction.

 

Anyone who bought this game basically paid $30 for a copy of D.D. Assailant to add to their deck and two bad promos to trade to people who didn't know the game very well.  The game itself is garbage.  All copies of this game should've been recalled, recycled and remade into something other than Destiny Board Traveler.

 

This is a boring shallow game with an appallingly low amount of content.  This is as bad as a game can get without being bug-laden or wholly unplayable.  So, it loses the fun factor that games like Superman 64 and Big Rigs have too.  It's so bad, it's not even funny.

 

2/10

 

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- Baneful

 

Contact: banefulscolumn@gmail.com

 

 

 


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