Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB
|Released By||X Translations|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||13 April 2000|
|Release Date||16 April 2003|
|Last Modified||28 December 2015|
Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB is a strategy RPG and is based off of one of the many games featured in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga/anime series.
The Monster Capsules (MCs) are based off of the monsters from the cards for the Duel Monsters series. The most famous ones were made as MCs and used in this game.
The game picks up shortly after one of the chapters/episodes of the first series where Seto Kaiba is defeated at a rigged tournament called DEATH-T and his mind is shattered as the consequence of his actions. Kaiba has some how awakened and lures Yugi Mutou, along with his friends and family, to “Duel Tower”. There he captures their souls into clay dolls and forces Yugi to play in his tournament to save them.
The user is given items called Star Chips which are used as currency to purchase new MCs, as well as using them as ante to battle against the other tournament participants.
Many of the series notable characters appear in the game as participants in the tournament. No real reason is given as to why they are there. They just are. This sometimes is odd considering some characters personalities in the series portrays them as anti-social and paranoid.
Battling takes place on a 6×6 grid where each user takes turns moving one MC one space a turn and then is able to attack. Each MC has a different attack pattern that is used during battles. One MC might be able to attack three spaces in a straight line, while others have a W shaped pattern. Due to this, not having a good ‘formation’ set at the begining of a battle can draw out a battle for quite a few extra turns.
Not very much is translated at all. Not even the menus are really translated. The introduction is, though, as is most of the first floor, but that isn’t going to get you very far into the game. I suggest you wait for a patch release which has more stuff (preferably functional stuff, like menus) translated.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Monster Capsule GB (Japan).gbc - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 1371E872
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