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''Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction'' is a ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' video game for the GameBoyAdvance, and a sequel to ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheSacredCards''. It is an AlternateContinuity to the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime, taking place shortly after the Virtual World arc with Noah; thus, it can be considered an alternate season 4.

The plot starts off when the Millennium Puzzle goes missing. Your character, along with Yugi and Joey, sets out to find it. And it appears other Millennium Items are also missing. The group soon finds the cause: Pegasus Crawford/[[DubNameChange Maximillion Pegasus]] has returned! Now sporting a ponytail, EyepatchOfPower, and calling himself "Sol Chevalsky/Taiyou Tenma", Pegasus plans to resurrect Reshef, an Ancient Egyptian SealedEvilInACan. The only cards powerful enough to stop him are the Egyptian God Cards, but they have been sealed in stone. To awaken their power and seal Reshef away, you must collect the Millennium Items.

And it's not going to be easy. Another thing about this game? It's NintendoHard with LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading. Despite this, for some fans the story is enough to keep going, and it makes an interesting alternative to the Atlantis arc of the [[Anime/YuGiOh anime]].

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!!This game provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Mai Valentine and Rebecca Hawkins, who are the only named female duelists in the game. You cannot duel Téa, Serenity, or Ishizu.
* AlternateContinuity: To the anime, specifically season 4.
* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]] and the Neo Ghouls.
* ArtificialBrilliance: Expect the AI to use stalling tactics, multiplying monsters, and clever spells and trap cards.
* ArtificialStupidity: Your one saving grace in hard duels is that the computer will always attack your cards if they are face down in defense mode, unless their monsters have 0 Attack. This will happen even if you use a card to cover up previously seen monsters.
* AudienceSurrogate: Your character.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many powerful cards that require 2 or 3 tributes.
* BackFromTheDead: The Winged Dragon of Ra's Phoenix Mode, Vampire Lord, Different Dimension Dragon[[note]]Be careful, as the two previous cards only comes back during the start of your turn and are vulnerable to your opponent's Monster Reborn and will disappear if another monster is sent to your graveyard on top of them[[/note]], and Dark Flare Knight CameBackStrong after they were send to the graveyard; well, Ra's Battle Mode is technically inferior to the Phoenix Mode. Discarding them from the hand is a very powerful move to summon strong monsters.
* BadassInDistress: Because the Millennium Puzzle is taken, Yami Yugi ends up captured, and the plot centers on getting it back to call him out. He drops the DistressBall ''fast'' when he's rescued, however, [[spoiler:as he unleashes the power of Ra on Bandit Keith and incinerates him with a lightning bolt]].
* BigBad: Reshef.
** FinalBoss
** NonActionBigBad: Due to being sealed away, he works through others.
* BigBadEnsemble: Reshef and [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]]. While the former is the BigBad of the whole story, the latter interrupts your battle against him by attacking you and Domino City with the Neo Ghouls. [[spoiler:Keith]] is a serious threat by his own; he's beside Reshef and Chevalsky the most important villain, and a big one as well.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]].
* BonusDungeon: The Hall of Eternity, where you can battle Yami Yugi, Yami Marik, Yami Bakura, Dark ''Joey/Jounouchi'', Noah Kaiba, Pegasus, Shadi, and Paradox. (Not [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie Paradox the time traveller]])
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:After being kidnapped, the next time you see Mokuba, he's been brainwashed by Reshef. Kaiba won't duel him, so your character does instead.]]
** The ending reveals [[spoiler:Pegasus is this]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba order their signature cards to attack if they manage to summon them.
* CastFromHitPoints: The Hourglass of Life strengthens your Attack and Defense by 500 at the cost of 1,000 Life Points.
* TheComicallySerious: Mako, who refuses to duel Strings because he's weird.
-->'''Mako:''' Can you do something about this person? I lack the skill to deal with such weirdness.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The computer ignores the card limitations. It's frustrating that the computer can have three ''Torrential Tribute'', three ''Swords of the Revealing Light'', three ''Raigeki'', three ''Harpie's Feather Duster'', three ''Pot of Greed'', three ''Monster Reborn'' and/or three ''Change of Heart'' while you can have these card only once in your deck.
* ConfusionFu: Marik's deck uses lots of strong monsters with varied attributes, so the usual strategy of filling your deck with monsters of a beneficial attribute won't work against him.
* ContinuityPorn:
** Almost every character from the first three seasons shows up, particularly Pegasus's lackeys from season 1.
** The Big Five are back and ask Mokuba for work. He provides them a job as Kaibaland entertainers dressed up as their Deck Masters from the anime.
** The character that becomes Zombyre is a minor character from the manga named Hanasaki. THAT'S how far they go back to the series.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Yugi/Yami Yugi isn't the playable character, though he does tag along for the majority of the game.
* DamageIsFire: All card battles end with destroyed cards bursting into flames, no matter what element destroyed it. Yes, even water will end in the card burning up.
* DamselInDistress: Ishizu.
** Serenity in the Kaibaman show. It's just a show act, but you have to duel against Leichter... while Joey does nothing.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Pegasus is possessed by the spirit of Reshef]].
* DifficultySpike: Once you hit Canada, all bets are off.
* DismantledMacGuffin: The Millennium Puzzle, eventually.
* DistressedDude: Mokuba.
* TheDragon: Sol Chevalsky.
** DragonInChief: He leads the villains who want to kill/defeat the protagonist.
* EarlyBirdBoss: Rebecca, appearing in the beginning at a time when your cards are even more limited than usual.
* EasterEgg: By inputting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n5qsVFF6jM a certain code at Grandpa's Shop]], [[spoiler: Reshef becomes [[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Goemon Impact]]]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Seto Kaiba's stage show, Kaibaland.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: For example, a Fiend--no matter how weak--can destroy any Dream monster, no matter how strong. This becomes ''a lifesaver'' because it's one of the easiest ways to win the game, as most opponents will use monsters with the same attribute between them. Your opponent uses largely Darkness cards? Stack your deck with Dream cards and a few traps and spells to stop attacks and destroy monsters in case they get out a monster that isn't Darkness, and you win.
* EleventhHourRanger: Obelisk the Tormentor is the last Egyptian God Card and the last overall that you get in the main story.
** [[spoiler:Yami Yugi]] before you duel Reshef.
* TheEndOrIsIt: Ishizu says Reshef will ''probably'' never rise again, and the last thing you see before the credits is [[spoiler: Pegasus's ruined castle, then the still shot of him from the opening with the evil grin]].
* EpicFail: When dueling [[spoiler: Bandit Keith]], he can and will tribute three monsters to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra... in ''Sphere Mode''. A Divine Monster with 0 Attack and Defense. This is even funnier if beforehand, his monsters had been defeating you.
* EyepatchOfPower: Pegasus now sports one.
* FaceHeelTurn: Pegasus, due to [[spoiler: Reshef's possession]].
** The Big Five, when Rare Hunter defeats Kaibaman. But when you defeat him, the Big Five become good again.
* FakeUltimateHero: Kaibaman's (who's actually Roland) unbeatable in his stage show, but when he runs into the Rare Hunter and really duels, you have to bail him out.
* FightingAShadow: The illusions of [[spoiler:Espa Roba, Bonz, Weevil, Rex, Mako, and Mai]].
* FourIsDeath: The fourth Millennium Item recovered is the Millennium Eye [[spoiler: which is where we find out about Pegasus/Chevalsky being the one who resurrected Reshef.]]
* FusionDance: Inverted with Dark Flare Knight. In the real life game, he's a fusion of Dark Magician and Flame Swordsman. In this game, when the Dark Flare Knight is send to the graveyard, it [[CameBackStrong Comes Back Strong]] as Mirage Knight, and when the turn ends, he's de-fused into his original two forms.
** The game itself has no Fusion Monsters.
* GenreSavvy: Pegasus, who hinders the player, Yugi, and Joey at every turn and takes special care to ensure Yami Yugi cannot be summoned.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Mai's Harpie Ladies are not censored when she calls them out in cutscenes.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere:
** The Chevaliers. In their introduction, they simply say that Master Chevalsky turned them into what they are. That's all you get from them, and that makes them even more creepy.
* GodOfEvil: Reshef.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The Millennium Items.
* GuideDangIt: Obtaining the power of Ra's Phoenix Mode requires you to input a password at Grandpa's shop.
* HeroicBystander: When the Neo Ghouls attack Domino City, everyone is either panicking or losing badly to the thugs...except a random kid who dresses up in a superhero outfit to stop them. ''He actually manages to take one out''. (The kid is actually a manga character known as Hanasaki. The superhero is called 'Zombire' which eventually inspired the monster 'Zombyra the Dark'.)
* HopeSpot: The Neo Ghouls have been defeated and all the Millennium Items are back! Then [[spoiler: Bandit Keith breaks the Millennium Puzzle, a piece of it gets stolen, and Mokuba gets kidnapped.]] But the Egyptian God Cards are back to normal.
* ICannotSelfTerminate[=/=]HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pegasus]] does this to seal Reshef away, asking the player character to perform the ritual since he can't do it himself.
* InfoDump: Ishizu drops the entire plot on you in the first two minutes.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Weevil is portrayed as this. He gives up Insect Queen to help the Main player and decides to show up to greet the player ([[IWasJustPassingThrough but he keeps insisting that it's to get his card back]]).
* KillEmAll: The Final Destiny card obliterates everything on the field and in both hands. The Egyptian God Cards are immune to this effect, so it is possible to use this card as free field and hand wipe. Even without them, it has a low Deck Cost and can be used to turn the duel into a top-decking war if things go wrong for you.
* TheLoad: Téa and Serenity. Though, you have to visit the Kaibaman show because Serenity wants to watch it. But Téa has nothing to do with the plot, though there is a sidequest about her. However, you can't even duel them.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The reason for this is that this is one of the earliest ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' video games to incorporate continuous effects, so ''every single time'' a card is played or a monster attacks, the game takes about two-three seconds to visually scan the field for any effects it needs to resolve, and will then do so if it finds one. You may want to hold off adding Slifer the Sky Dragon to your deck, because if you summon him, when that auto-scan goes off, it will find Slifer, notify you of his effect and resolve it, even if there's nothing new about the state of said effect. To repeat -- this will happen every. ''Single''. '''Time''', a card is played! Even worse, ''Stairway to the Destined Duel'' came out on the same console two years ''earlier'' than it ([[MarthDebutedInSmashBros in Japan, anyway]]), and incorporated continuous effects far more smoothly. One wonders why they felt the need to take a step back.
* LongSongShortScene: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJBViFL568c Pegasus's castle]] runs about 4 minutes long. In the endgame you can reach him in 10 ''seconds''. Ditto with Mai's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1OBfhTZnZg theme]].
* MacGuffin: The Millenium Items and the Egyptian God Cards.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]] lets you collect the Millennium Items, then holds Ishizu hostage to force you to hand them over.
* MagikarpPower: The Winged Dragon of Ra has 0 Attack and Defense when you first receive it. It takes a plot-relevant battle to make it useful.
* MarathonLevel:
** After Domino Station is taken over by the Neo Ghouls, you face about four of them in succession. Thankfully, they don't have as many Life Points as a regular duelist, 2,000 LP in fact.
** A similar thing happens with the Millennium Guardians and Paradox in China. The five Millennium Guardians have 3,000 LP, but they are stronger than the Neo Ghouls, and Paradox is stronger and he has 8,000 LP.
** The Chevaliers on Pegasus's island have 10,000 LP. They're only three, but then you have to duel either Panik or Mimic of Doom, both of them having 15,000 LP.
* MeaningfulName: Sol Chevalsky's name can be broken as such: Sol (a word for sun) + Cheval (French for Horse) and Sky. There you have "Sun Skyhorse".
* {{Mooks}}:
** The Neo Ghouls, led by [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]].
** The Millennium Guardians, led by Paradox.
** And the Chevaliers, led by Sol Chevalsky.
* MrExposition:
** Ishizu, who dumps the plot on you in the first 2 minutes.
** If you examine a painting of Shadi in Pegasus's castle, Shadi himself appears and explains what happened in the backstory.
* NiceHat: The protagonist has one.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The ritual to revive Reshef involves [[spoiler: sacrificing the spirits and negative energies of defeated duelists]]. Meaning all those duels you fought in the game were ''helping'' him... as well as the duels you likely lost to get that far.
* NintendoHard: This is perhaps one of the hardest ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' video games out there, no joke. Opponents have much stronger monsters than yours, in the late game they exploit Field Cards to give them 30% power boosts, they will use cards to wipe out your field, and run them in threes. On your end, it takes a ''lot'' of LevelGrinding to increase your duelist level so you can use better cards, the money you win is pitiful so you'll rarely be able to afford to buy any new cards thus relying on spoils of duels, and your opening deck flat sucks. And then in the late game, opponents have more than 8,000 Life Points, and you're subjected to {{Boss Rush}}es -- in this game your Life Points don't reset after a duel, you need to visit a PC to recharge them, and thus in said Boss Rushes you need to complete them using 8,000 Life Points for all opponents. The above ElementalRockPaperScissors strategy? You ''need'' to do this, because if you try to take a late-game opponent on in a proper duel without doing it, you will get crushed.
* NoFairCheating: Often, resetting after losing to a hard duelist and trying to fight them again will start you with the exact same deck. This can also happen if you turn the game off mid-duel.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Of all people, [[spoiler: Bandit Keith]], who steals the Millennium Puzzle, thus disabling Yami Yugi, and has the Winged Dragon of Ra on his side. [[spoiler: Well, except said Dragon is in Sphere Mode]]. Also, he usurped control of the Ghouls from the previous game from ''Marik''.
* TheObiWan: Ishizu.
* OhCrap: It takes 2 Millennium Items to revive a God Card's power. Once you get six, you think that things will be good, right? [[spoiler: Nope. The Gods return to stone after that.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Seto Kaiba going "Wahahahaha!"
* PhysicalGod: The Egyptian God Cards. They are not just holograms. Also Reshef.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: A recurring theme is the connection between duelists and friends.
* PowerTrio: The main character, Yugi, and Joey.
** The Egyptian God Cards are the Monster Card variant.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: The Egyptian God Cards... with the exception of the Winged Dragon of Ra's Sphere Mode. All of them, except Ra's Sphere Mode, have extremely powerful effects and 4000 ATK and 4000 DEF. The God Cards are excluded from the ElementalRockPaperScissors, and they're immune against destruction effects, even if you're holding them in the hand. And unlike in ''The Sacred Cards'', the Egyptian God Cards won't activate any destruction Trap Cards. And The Winged Dragon of Ra's Phoenix Mode is the GameBreaker due to avoiding AwesomeButImpractical.
** Justified, you duel against TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, Chevalsky's lackeys have suddenly 10,000 or 15,000 LP. Chevalsky himself has 20,000 LP and Reshef has 40,000 LP ''and'' the three Egyptian God Cards[[note]]Reshef has the Battle Mode version of Ra, but not the Phoenix Mode[[/note]]. Not forgetting the SequentialBoss part.
** AchillesHeel: Despite being overpowered, Slifer the Sky Dragon and The Winged Dragon of Ra have {{Achilles Heel}}s. Slifer can be trapped by Dragon Capture Jar, Ra's ATK and DEF are reduced if you're playing on a Sea Field. Also, Ra's Battle Mode is easily overshadowed by Perfect Machine King who gets 1000 ATK and DEF by each Machine monsters on the field.
** TheJuggernaut: Obelisk the Tormentor. Its effect destroys all enemy monsters ''and'' it inflicts 4000 Damage Points. It's also the only one without an AchillesHeel.
** LightningBruiser: The Winged Dragon of Ra. Its Phoenix Mode makes it extremely easy to summon its Battle Mode. The Battle Mode's effect can bring you a OneHitKill.
** MightyGlacier: Slifer the Sky Dragon can easily have 11500 ATK, even if you're not enhancing it with other effects, but its effect causes LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading. It's also a Juggernaut, since it's nearly impossible to destroy it in battle.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad:
** The elite Neo Ghouls: Rare Hunter, Arkana, Strings, Lumis and Umbra.
** Pegasus's lackeys: Panik, Puppeteer of Doom, Mimic of Doom, the brothers Para and Dox, [[spoiler:the illusions of Espa Roba, Bonz, Rex, Weevil, Mako and Mai]], and [[spoiler:the brainwashed Mokuba]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:Bandit Keith is so obsessed with beating Pegasus he doesn't care about Reshef or the threat he poses]].
* SavePoint: The computer at your house. It also refills lost Life Points.
* SaveScumming: The NoFairCheating feature above can be turned into a strategy if you can pinpoint where the duel went wrong and try something different.
* SealedEvilInACan: Reshef. [[spoiler:He's sealed again in the ending]].
* SealedGoodInACan: The Egyptian God Cards. [[spoiler:Happens again in the story, then you resurrect them again, and then Ishizu seals them again in the epilogue. Fortunately, the last time doesn't affect your cards]].
* [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan Sealed In A Monkey Robot]]: Averted. Tristan is believed to be trapped in a Monkey Robot by Kaiba or Reshef, but he is just absent, and the weak Monkey Robot is ''coincidentally'' as weak as Tristan - though, the Monkey Robot is slightly better than Tristan.
* SequelDifficultySpike: ''The Sacred Cards'' was pretty easy, there was a few spikes of difficulty and the end bosses could be tough, but overall it wasn't much challenge. This game on the other hand is as NintendoHard as any of the old NES games.
* SequentialBoss: Pegasus, then Reshef immediately after.
* SixthRanger: Espa Roba, Mai, Bonz, Weevil, Rex and Mako will protect Domino City against the Neo Ghouls if you help them. Also, [[spoiler:you get their signature cards after winning against them in the rematches]].
* SmugSnake: Several of Pegasus's lackeys, as well as the Neo Ghouls.
* SNKBoss: Reshef has 40,000 LP, all three Egyptian God Cards, and has cards to heal himself. He can also see your hand.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Bandit Keith's meddling wasn't expected, but in the long run [[InSpiteOfANail it doesn't accomplish much]].
* SuddenlyVoiced: Yugi, Joey and Kaiba speak, but only when you duel them.
* ThatManIsDead: "I am no longer Pegasus. I am Sol Chevalsky!"
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Dueling some opponents can come down to learning their deck and inserting counters specifically for them.
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler:Bandit Keith]] being the leader of the Neo Ghouls. Subverted, if you read the manual.
* TheVoiceless: Reshef only speaks in ellipses.
* WakeupCallBoss: Panik, and the Millennium Guardian shortly afterward.
* WarmupBoss: Tristan, who has only very weak Monster Cards. In the late game, dueling him becomes worth your time as he gives out good cards with no change in his deck.
* YouShallNotPass: Joey and Yugi do this on the way to Pegasus's castle, leaving you alone by the time you reach him.
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