In 2005 and 2006, I did not go to YU-GI-OH! Trading Card Game tournaments often. When I would go to tournaments, I would practice beforehand on a video game. One of the video games that I built a deck in and practiced dueling in was ‘YU-GI-OH! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005.
In 2006, I purchased ‘YU-GI-OH!’ 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 for the Gameboy Advance. One of the reasons I bought the game was to practice deck building. The cards in the video game were cards that were available in the trading card game that were released before 2005 and cards that were exclusive to the Official Card Game (OCG). Some decks that I built in the video game were beat-down (monsters with 1800 or more atk) and Exodia.
The video game follows a storyline. You can duel against anyone in the neighborhood or any other place on the map in addition to following the storyline. When you follow the storyline, you are given tasks, such as building a certain deck, participating in a specific tournament, etc. Each time you defeat an opponent, you receive duelist points (similar to money). These duelist points can be used to participate in tournaments and buy decks/booster packs/cards. After winning each tournament, if you did not have a trophy from winning the same tournament previously, you win a trophy for that tournament.
As the game progresses, more cards become available to you and some restrictions are lifted, such as no forbidden list applied to a deck. The no forbidden list rule only applies to the unknown territory on the map. The deck that is powerful under the no forbidden list rule is Exodia. Aside from the unknown territory, I used a Burn deck and a beat-down deck in duels.
Most of the characters in the video game are from the animated series. Some of the opponents to you play against are only seen in ‘YU-GI-OH!’ 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005. When you defeat an opponent, most of the opponents you defeat compliment you on your victory.
One tedious thing about the video game is the extensive game play. I bought the video game in 2006 and I did not defeat the video game until 2012. If you are a person who wants to defeat a video game in a certain amount of time, ‘YU-GI-OH!’ 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 is a video game that you should not consider playing. If you are a person who wants to practice dueling and enhance their skills without worrying about defeating a video game in a certain amount of time, you should consider playing ‘YU-GI-OH!’ 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005. Since the video game was released in 2005, the game is outdated, but you can strategically build decks in the video game that compliment the time period that the video game was released.
The video game came with 3 trading cards: Silent Swordsman LV7, Kaibaman, and Mind Control.
Silent Swordsman LV7 is a level 7 light attribute warrior-type monster with 2800atk/1000def.
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by “Silent Swordsman LV5”, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Negate all Spell effects on the field.
Kaibaman is a level 3 light attribute warrior-type monster with 200atk/700def.
You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” from your hand.
Mind Control is a normal spell card.
Target 1 monster your opponent controls; until the End Phase, take control of that target, but it cannot declare an attack or be Tributed.