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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator World Championship Tournament 2009 review

If the title makes sense, then so will the game


  • Not dumbed down for noobs
  • Fat story mode
  • Can play anyone via Wi-Fi


  • Impenetrable to the uninitiated
  • Main character with amnesia yet again
  • Doesn't break new ground

Some Yu-Gi-Oh! titles are perfectly playable without prior knowledge of the trading card game. Not so here. This, the latest in the World Championship series, is firmly for fans only and utterly impenetrable to the uninitiated. And why not? Dumbing it down for noobs would no doubt infuriate the faithful, who will of course know that 5D’s is the new anime series and the basis for this game outing.

This is a decent package. On offer is a fat story mode, with high-quality animated cutscenes fleshing out the tale of a young duelist with amnesia who battles with characters from the TV series. In World Championship mode you can play solo or get on Wi-Fi to have it out with anyone in the world. Good stuff for the hardcore.

Apr 24, 2009

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GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionOffering more playable cards than any other Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 is for the hardcore fans only, who will love it. All others will be lost.
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating7+
Release date19 May 2009 (US), 15 May 2009 (UK)