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3rd Sep '17 1:01:52 PM KingArgorok
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**How about Seal Master Meisei from Ancient Sanctuary? A vanilla 1100 attack monster whose gimmick relies on two floodgate cards that contradict each other. It is simply insulting to see cards get this kind of rarity in set released much later despite its potential support.
**Speaking of normal monsters, Dark Rabbit is probably the worst offender. It took about a decade to have this card printed in the TCG and it appeared as a rare in a 5D's booster pack.
**For some reason, Konami thought it was a good idea to reprint the 3 royal knights used by Yugi in Elemental Energy as rare. Queen's Knights stats are average for a level 4 and King's Knight is the same, but can bring out Jack's Knight, who is a 1900 attack level 5 monster, when cards with the same stats, such as Cockroach Knight already exist as a common and do not require any tributes.
3rd Sep '17 12:54:11 PM KingArgorok
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** Probably the earliest examples of JunkRare were Celtic Guardian and Mystical Elf in Legend of Blue-Eyes. Both were Super Rare - the same rarity as powerful Spells like Raigeki, Dark Hole, and Swords of Revealing Light - but they had lower stats than Commons like Uraby and Rares like Giant Soldier of Stone. On top of that, they were available in the starter decks. (This was an odd bit of TheArtifact; LOB was a combination of several sets, and Elf and Guardian had been released in some of the earliest sets, where they were strong enough to justify their rarity. They had been packed in with stronger cards from later sets, and then their rarities hadn't changed.)

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** Probably the earliest examples of JunkRare were Celtic Guardian and Mystical Elf most fusions in Legend of Blue-Eyes. Both were Blue-Eyes White Dragon. One was Super Rare - the same rarity as powerful Spells like Raigeki, Dark Hole, and Swords of Revealing Light - but they had lower stats than Commons like Uraby and Skull Red Bird and Rares like Giant Soldier of Stone. Stone and Aqua Madoor. On top of that, they were later available in the starter decks. (This was an odd bit of TheArtifact; LOB was a combination of several sets, and Elf and Guardian had been released in some of the earliest sets, where they were strong enough to justify their rarity. They had been packed in with stronger cards from later sets, and then their rarities hadn't changed.)
3rd Sep '17 12:51:19 PM KingArgorok
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*** Unfortunately the English version of the game has them too, just under a different name, "Short Print".

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*** Unfortunately the English version of the game has them too, just under a different name, "Short Print".Print," but a much higher ratio.
13th Aug '17 3:10:54 PM N8han11
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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[{{Unwinnable}} game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.

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** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first Donkey King Country, ''Donkey Kong Country'', only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[{{Unwinnable}} game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.
11th Aug '17 11:34:19 AM TheNerfGuy
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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than one of its component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better. (It may be somewhat useful with cards like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Instant_Fusion Instant Fusion]], however.)

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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Rare, Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than Mystical Sheep #2, one of its component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). parts. This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better. (It may be somewhat useful with cards like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Instant_Fusion Instant Fusion]], however.)
18th Jul '17 3:47:17 PM CyberController
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** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' was panned by critics (most notably Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in an issue of EGM) and is impossible to find, and for a ''very'' good reason, since the precense of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.

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** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' was panned by critics (most notably Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in an issue of EGM) and is impossible to find, and for a ''very'' good reason, since the precense presence of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.
17th Jul '17 9:59:13 PM MBG
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* The UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi was a poor seller in its day, cost 700 dollars at launch, and suffers from needing a (likely now-dead) battery that can't be changed without dremeling the motherboard open. It's also tricky to emulate, meaning that a console in good condition is generally your best option, and the controllers tend to break as well. The games themselves frequently run for hundreds of dollars. What do you get for your effort? For the most part, crappy edutainment or FMV games and the ability to [[WatchItForTheMeme watch the origins]] of some YoutubePoop videos with proper context.

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* The UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi was a poor seller in its day, cost 700 dollars at launch, and suffers from needing a (likely now-dead) battery that can't be changed without dremeling the motherboard open. It's also tricky to emulate, meaning that a console in good condition is generally your best option, and the controllers tend to break as well. The games themselves frequently run for hundreds of dollars. What do you get for your effort? For the most part, crappy edutainment or FMV games and the ability to [[WatchItForTheMeme watch the origins]] of some YoutubePoop WebAnimation/YoutubePoop videos with proper context.
17th Jul '17 9:57:55 PM MBG
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* The UsefulNotes/PhillipsCDi was a poor seller in its day, cost 700 dollars at launch, and suffers from needing a (likely now-dead) battery that can't be changed without dremeling the motherboard open. It's also tricky to emulate, meaning that a console in good condition is generally your best option, and the controllers tend to break as well. The games themselves frequently run for hundreds of dollars. What do you get for your effort? For the most part, crappy edutainment or FMV games and the ability to [[PlayItForTheMeme watch the origins]] of some YoutubePoop videos with proper context.

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* The UsefulNotes/PhillipsCDi UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi was a poor seller in its day, cost 700 dollars at launch, and suffers from needing a (likely now-dead) battery that can't be changed without dremeling the motherboard open. It's also tricky to emulate, meaning that a console in good condition is generally your best option, and the controllers tend to break as well. The games themselves frequently run for hundreds of dollars. What do you get for your effort? For the most part, crappy edutainment or FMV games and the ability to [[PlayItForTheMeme [[WatchItForTheMeme watch the origins]] of some YoutubePoop videos with proper context.
17th Jul '17 9:56:48 PM MBG
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* The UsefulNotes/PhillipsCDi was a poor seller in its day, cost 700 dollars at launch, and suffers from needing a (likely now-dead) battery that can't be changed without dremeling the motherboard open. It's also tricky to emulate, meaning that a console in good condition is generally your best option, and the controllers tend to break as well. The games themselves frequently run for hundreds of dollars. What do you get for your effort? For the most part, crappy edutainment or FMV games and the ability to [[PlayItForTheMeme watch the origins]] of some YoutubePoop videos with proper context.
7th Jul '17 6:47:51 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than one of its component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better.

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** The most infamously bad rare card to date is a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fusionist "Fusionist"]]. While all fusion monsters at the time were Rare (because they were one of the few ways to bypass the "1 summon per turn" restriction back then) Fusionist stood out as not only was it weak (even for a fusion monster at the time) and was a Rare, but it actually had ''lower stats'' than one of its component parts (Mystical Sheep #2). This means that the only reason you'd ever want to play Fusionist (and to waste 3 cards from your hand to summon it) was to abuse the fact that it did not take up your one summon per turn. If you actually wanted stats, just playing Mystical Sheep #2 would have been better. (It may be somewhat useful with cards like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Instant_Fusion Instant Fusion]], however.)
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