Yu-Gi-Oh! The most recent Yu-Gi-Oh! video game, Cross Duel, gives players a fresh take on the well-known collectible card game.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise by Kazuki Takahashi is most known for its popular anime series and collectible card game. Both the anime series and the card game, like Pokemon, have served as inspiration for a number of video games over the years. The most recent Yu-Gi-Oh! video game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel, gives gamers a fresh take on the time-honored collectible card game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! A four-player multiplayer game called Cross Duel is based on the collectible card game but has a special twist. This can turn off some devoted Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise followers or even confuse newbies to the series. Fortunately, some background reading about Cross Duel’s operation should assist to clear up this misunderstanding.
A Change to the Traditional Card Game for the Board
Cross Duel functions more like a board game than a straight-up four-player deathmatch or team-versus-team card game. This is an interesting callback to the early chapters of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and the first season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, which is now known as season zero, even though it could appear a little out of place to casual fans and novices.
Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, players can place three summoned monsters and three spell or trap cards on the board. There is no Extra Deck, but there is a Graveyard where cards can be discarded. Which lane the three summoned monsters belong to depends on where they are placed. Monsters in the left and right lanes will proceed in those directions, but those in the centre lane will advance toward the opponent across the player.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel game modes
Yu-Gi-Oh! has five different types of gameplay. Tag Duel, Ranked Duel, Raid Duel, Room Matches, and Event Matches are all cross-duels.
Players are paired with a character of their choice from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series in Tag Duels, which are single-player games. Tag matches are a wonderful way for players to become familiar with the game’s rules and to earn Gems and skill materials that may be used to acquire monster-targeting skills.
Comparable to an online deathmatch mode are ranked duels. Players compete in Ranked Duels against three other human players, and only one player will win.
Four-player co-op battles against a common Raid Boss are known as Raid Duels. In addition to the fact that all four players are collaborating to defeat the Raid Boss, which makes Raid Duels unique, monster cards can also be set with Raid-only skills.
Games with friends can be organised locally using Room Matches. Players can configure options like the maximum number of turns and the starting LP for each player here.
Last but not least, event matches are unique, time-limited Tag Duel or Raid Duel contests. Characters from the anime series appear in these event matches, which give players the chance to acquire resources like Skill Materials for Skills or Character Pieces for Tag Partners.
Types of Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! a cross-duel
Cross Duel includes cards that cast spells and traps. There aren’t any ongoing spells or immediate traps yet, though. However, this might all change in a future update because, for instance, continuous spells could have a significant impact on the game.
In Cross Duel, monsters are comparable. The majority of the monsters are 4-star or lower Normal monsters, therefore summoning them is not necessary. More than 4-star monsters need a certain number of Tributes, which means one or more monsters must be defeated before they may be summoned.
The player always has an Ace Monster at the start of their turn, acting as their “ace in the hole” card. Ace Monsters have strong Exclusive talents that can swing the odds in a player’s advantage during a game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel’s Game Mechanics
Players can only summon a maximum of three monsters, same like in Duel Links and the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. The monster will proceed in one of three directions depending on whether the player summons it in the left, centre, or right lanes.
Cross Duel incorporates the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game’s summoning elements. There are several summons like Synchro, Pendulum, Link, and others. They have, however, also been loosely modified. For instance, summons from Fusion don’t need Polymerization or any other summoning cards. Fusion monster cards have conditions that must be met before summoning may occur.
Deck Construction in Yu-Gi-Oh! a cross-duel
Each deck has 20 cards, including traps, spells, and monsters. Only one of each card is permitted, though. Similar to a Commander deck in Magic: The Gathering, players in this scenario build a deck out of single copies of all the cards.
Cards come in a variety of rarities, just like in the traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! card game and other Yu-Gi-Oh! video games. Normal, Rare, Super Rare, and Ultra Rare are the four categories (UR). On monster cards, duplicate copies can be utilised to open skill slots; the more skills a monster has, the more powerful it is.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel Tag Teams
In Tag Duel games, players can align themselves with their favourite anime characters, including Seto Kaiba. Tag teams add commentary and character to lone player contests.
Only a few Tag Partners are currently available, but they cover all of the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series. Players can anticipate having Joey Wheeler, Tea Gardner, or possibly Yami Marik as Tag Partners in the future with this in mind.
Exclusive to mobile (For Now)
Right now, Yu-Gi-Oh! Only mobile devices may play Cross Duel (Apple and Android). There doesn’t appear to be any formal confirmation from Konami on the availability of Cross Duel for PC and console. But that doesn’t guarantee that it won’t.
Previously, Duel Links and Master Duel released on mobile, PC, and console at the same time or nearly at the same time. However, Master Duel is also available on Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, while Duel Links is still only accessible on iOS, Android, and PC.
Yu-Gi-Oh! On iOS and Android mobile devices, Cross Duel is accessible.