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Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
When this card is
destroyed as a result of battle and sent to the
Graveyard, you can Special Summon from your Deck 1
Machine-Type monster with an ATK of 1500 or less in
face-up Attack Position. Then shuffle your Deck.
Type - Machine/Effect
Card Number - CRV-EN010
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.01.05
UFOroid is kind of like Giant Rat and Mystic Tomato
in that it summons a monster when it’s destroyed in
battle. It’s different in that it doesn’t summon
monsters of a particular Attribute – it summons them
of a particular Type. Machines.
Are there good Machines with under 1500 ATK? Yes
there are. Kinetic Soldier’s a nice choice to
counter Warriors. Cannon Soldier is always rentsy.
Cyber Stein might work. And I’m sure there’s more.
The downside? UFOroid is a Level 6 monster.
Therefore, it’s just not worth it, unless you’re
also running Shining Angel, and you use that to
summon this, to summon another weak machine more
quickly. Seems a bit unnecessary…I mean, if you’re
after Cyber Stein, you might as well just use Mystic
Machine Deck (?): 2/5
This card could have been so good, but then they had
to throw 2 more Level stars on it that didn't need
to be there.
Light and 1200 ATK = good, searchable by Shining
Search for a Machine = can be good, depends on what
kind of deck you're running that you need to use a
1500 or less ATK machine.
6 stars = BAD. Why tribute for a 1200 ATKer that
will at BEST replace itself with a 1500 ATKer?
Honestly, they should have taken a page out of
Pyramid Turtle's book (kinda) -- if you have to
Tribute for the searcher, you should be able to pull
from 2000 ATK or less, not 1500. At least let the
Machine player get a Chaser out or something.
Don't even bother.
UFOroid is like a good searcher except not. Please
don't use this card. Not even to fuse another
monster. This card is like some abomination of a
good card. I mean, we had Shining Angel and Mystic
Tomato and UFO Turtle and Mother Grizzly and Flying
Kamakiri #1 and Giant Rat, what's the point of
another crappy searcher?
Don't use this card when there are better, cheaper
and stronger cards already easily available.
Out final card for this week and for this Forbidden
List is UFOroid, a monster that COULD have been
good, but isn't.
When I first learned of UFOroid, I thought, "Hey;
this card's pretty good!
The 1200 ATK isn't great, but its Machine Type
should make up for that by allowing you to use
Limiter Removal with it. And even without LR, the
ATK isn't terrible, and it's not like UFOroid is
meant for attacking either, given its effect.
"And just look at that effect! When UFOroid is
destroyed in battle, it allows you to Special Summon
a Machine with 1500 ATK or less from your Deck to
your hand. That's like Mother Grizzly, but for
Machines! And since some of the better Machine
monsters have less than 1500 ATK, UFOroid is great!
I'll use it in that Machine Deck I keep meaning to
make! This card is great!" Yeah, so everything was
dandy; I was really looking forward to UFOroid's
release in the US. Then I read the spoiler for the
TCG CRV set, and I discovered the little detail I
had missed before; that UFOroid was a Level 6
UFOroid pretty much died that day. It isn't that
UFOroid's effect suddenly became bad; it's just that
UFOroid became a complete waste of potential space.
After all, why should I throw away Deck room on a
1200 ATK monster that requires a Tribute, merely to
get an effect I can easily live without?
Easy: I shouldn't and won't and didn't; my
theoretical Machine Deck would survive without it.
In the long run though, it didn't matter that I
couldn't use UFOroid; a month later I scraped the
Machine Deck idea since I couldn't use 3 Limiter
Removals anymore. Oh well.
Overall, UFOroid could have been a staple for
Machine Decks. But a poor choice of stats really
killed all chances it had of being played. You could
find fancy ways of brining it to the field of
course, but you'd be better off in those instances
simply summoning the monster you'd be summoning
through UFOroid, rather than summoning UFOroid and
then the monster.
And before this review is brought to an end, I'd
like to point out that is was around a year ago that
I won the position of COTD Reviewer for Pojo's YGO
site. Because I haven't had a milestone like this
before, I decided I should look back on my year's
"accomplishments". What are these "accomplishments"
that I speak of? To put it simply, there aren't any.
So, it is with this review that I bring my COTD
career to a close. After a year's worth of bad
rulings, reviews with no insight into YGO's
competitive environment and the game in general,
unnecessary ramblings, and 52 weeks of loathing a
writing-type-thing I should deeply enjoy, I feel it
is for the best. I have greatly enjoyed my time on
the main page, and I've even gotten $50 out of it.
But in the end I'm simply not qualified to continue
this job, and I don't want to need to think up a new
batch of BS for the next Forbidden List. So farewell
to those of you that have faithfully read my work.
May my lurking of the Pojo forums someday allow our
paths to cross, at which point you can tell me what
an inspiration I am and how I'm so handsome and
modest and smart and so on and etc.
P.S. Kudos to anyone that finds the secret message
in this week's card line-up! (I should hope it
wouldn't be too difficult.)
Advanced (Machine Deck): 2/5. Level 6 is so not
Traditional (Machine Deck): 1.5/5. See Advanced.
Overall (Machine Deck): 1.75/5.
Art: 1.5/5. I know it's supposed to be a UFO, but
none of the obviously fake UFO pictures I've seen
look even remotely close to that. Even without the
our week of keeping me in the dark comes to a close,
we come to a reasonably useful card UFOroid.
In short, it's the Machine searcher. Destroy it and
you can summon a 1500 or less machine from your
deck. If you play a Machine deck with multiple
monsters fitting this criteria, play it.
3/5 in it's own Machine deck
IF WE DON'T GET SOME GOOD CARDS FAST, I SWEAR...by
the way, I AM holding ACE OF SPADES HOSTAGE STILL,
and WILL NOT RELEASE HIM UNTIL WE GET SOME GOOD
*growls and exits, stage right*
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
(Machine/Effect/ Light/6 Stars/1200/1200)
When this card is destroyed as a result of battle
and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon
from your Deck 1 Machine-Type monster with an ATK of
1500 or less in face-up Attack Position. Then
shuffle your Deck.
Well, I’d say this is a decent thing for Machine
decks, but since Konami and UDE have recently
decided to re-restrict Limiter Removal, that would
be like that Speed Racer Commercial for Geico Car
Since they decided to kick Machines in the nuts
instead of limiting Cyber Stein to kill that OTK.
Fine, I can deal with that. Either way, this would
make Machines scary........kinda. Being a tutor for
Machines is cool, but this deck type got raped by
the list, so they won’t be played much.
It’s stats are decent for something that needs to
die in battle, but the fact that it is a 5 star
creature makes it suck greatly. The only tributes a
Machine deck would run would be Jinzo, Blowback and
maybe an Airknight.
Overall, this card deserves to be a part of the CRV
collection, not any kind of a deck.
Trad. Rating: 1/5 (Being generous)
Adv. Rating: 2/5 (More room to work could make it a
tiny bit better, but that new list hurts it badly)
Draft Rating: Trash (Unless you have nothing else to
work with, it’s trash)
Artwork Rating: 5/5 (UFO’s and stuff like that are
cool to me, so I naturally give it that rating)