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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This game encourages social play via Nintendo's local Wi-Fi connection.
Violence & Scariness
Mild cartoon violence. Players "attack" each other using cards to summon monsters. Each monster has his own special property such as fire, lighting, shock waves, or sword blows. Though no graphic violence is depicted, a brief animation of the battling monsters appears onscreen, with flares of light indicating a blow.
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Products & Purchases
Like all Yu-Gi-Oh! games in this series, the underlying message is that acquiring more products are important. Cards, videogames, TV shows, and comics are all part of this collectible franchise that's especially compelling to boys.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that in this game players "attack" each other using cards to summon monsters. Though no graphic violence is depicted, a brief animation of the battling monsters appears onscreen, with flares of light indicating a blow. This game will not be playable to anyone without prior Yu-Gi-Oh! experience; there are no tutorials and if you don't know your way around the point system, you're out of luck.
Is It Any Good?
To be fair, this is a game made for a fan of the TV show and Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. You battle characters from the TV show or friends via Nintendo's local Wi-Fi. And there's a story mode and well-made animated scenes sprinkled throughout.
But a player without knowledge of this world will find Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator World Championship Tournament 2009 incomprehensible. There are no tutorials explaining how to play. It is a game to be explored by hardcore fans of this franchise.
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