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SideDish120
11-04-2010, 12:48 AM
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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4+ (Dependent on your knowledge of the game and your strategic thinking)
-Offline: 9 (150:gsicon:)
-Online: 3 (50:gsicon:)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15+ (Depends if you are boosting it or not)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 Single Player Playthroughs (Defeating Yusei & Jack), 200 Wins (100 Single Mode Wins, 100 Tag Duel Wins)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: None
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? : None


Introduction:
Welcome to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duel, a game created and published by Konami. The famous TV show series and card game is now on Xbox Live Arcade. If your familiar to the 5D's series of Yu-Gi-Oh! then you might know of the new concept of dueling known as Turbo Duels, unfortunately for you there is none of that in this game. The game layout is very similar to the Tag Force series for the PSP. Get ready to summon, spell, and trap your enemies to win battles of unforgiving proportions.

Breakdown:
The gameplay is fairly simple, but highly unforgiving for the inexperienced player to the Yu-Gi-Oh world. This may take some trial and error to build a deck from the starter deck, but with some time, you will have a deck that can destroy the competition in no time.

Tutorial:
I highly recommend playing through the Tutorial Found in the beginning of Single Player mode if you forgot how to play the game or if this your first time playing the game, it will help you learn/catch up on what the game is based around and how to play it.

Single Player Mode:
Single Player mode could possibly be a long step depending on how well you can stratagize with the cards given to you. During the first portion of the Tournament you will play three 1 round duels if you so happen to make it the semi-finals you will have to play three best 2/3 duels with the finalist which could a bit troubling of less experienced players.

Try and win a couple matches first and win stronger cards to edit in your deck, Yusei Fudo, Jack Atlas and the other A.I players are not push overs and there is no way you can win with the starter deck given to you unless you make completely lucky draws during both of the rounds you need to win. When you do finally get stronger cards remember the trick where you can press start and Exit the Game and restart the duel to prevent you from wasting too much time in Single Player mode

Multiplay Mode (100 Single & Tag Duels):
During this step your main objective is to earn the remaining achievements, the biggest one are probably the 100 Single mode and Tag Duels. It is recommended to find a boosting group all this as the Single Mode and Tag Duels can be done both at the same time, Single mode duels only refer to one round duels so you can get them alongside your tag duels. Just follow the boosting method under each correlating achievement and you will finish this step easier than you originally expected.


Conclusion:
Overall the game is definitely a decent Yu-Gi-Oh! game especially one made for the XBLA. Luckily it didn't received the treatment of pre-made decks only much like Magic the Gathering however it would have been nice if Single Play went much further and if there was a card shop with different packs like in the various handheld games to help hardcore players get the cards they need for the decks they want opposed to having to win a duel just to get a random set of cards out of the large list of cards in the game.

The game can be quite difficulty at first with the premade starter deck they give you but once you get pass that then you can easily obtain everything in Single Player mode and everything else is pretty much boostable.

Extra Help:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia (http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page)
In the guide you may see the name of different cards everywhere and if you were wondering what effects each of them did then you can look them up at this helpful Yu-Gi-Oh! dedicated wiki site

Under the same wiki site you can look up different deck types (http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/index.php?search=decks&fulltext=0) to help give you ideas in terms of strategies and help you utilize the cards you get in the game.

Deck Building 101 (http://www.kidzworld.com/article/5894-yu-gi-oh-card-game-killer-decks-101)

If the deck type search from the wikia didn't help you heres a quick informative page to help sum up what makes a good Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck, this is specifically aimed at beginners of the game or players who don't know how to utilize the different types of monster cards out there.

Complete List of Cards (http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/995075-yu-gi-oh-5ds-decade-duels/faqs/61222)
Use this list to see if it is possible to build your ideal deck before spending endless hours trying to hunt even one copy of it. Major credit to Phillipjfry04 of GameFAQS.

Would you like to activate the effect of a card?
This is by far one of the most annoying features of this game, asking you if you want to play a quickplay spell card or specific trap cards CONSTANTLY. An easy solution to this is to hold down :bbut: to skip it all however be careful as you might skip though important moves.

Want to scan the field?
Sometimes during attacks you can't see which monster is attack because of the annoying notification bar asking if you want to do something about the attack, or sometimes you just want to scan the field a little bit, well you can by simply pressing :xbut: at anytime.

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 12:50 AM
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Play a single player game

All you have to do is play 1 duel against a player in the single player mode. No matter if you win or lose, this will unlock.


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Win a Preliminary Tournament




You can enter the Preliminary Tournament through Single Player in the main menu, after selecting it you will be asked for a gender and then if you want to take the optional tutorial. The preliminary is a 3 duel tournament and whomever has the most wins will advance, however if there seems to be a tie in the records then the person who advanced will be determined by the amount of points you have. Points are given to you for the following factors as well as special conditions you can meet in your duels:

Winning
Number of Turns
Number of times using a Spell
Number of times using a Trap
Synchro Summons
Tribute Summons
Maximum ATK
Maximum damage reflected
Win without taking damage
Unused Special Summons
Difference in Life Points
Number of opponent's card removed from play
Win on opponent's turn
Win by inflicting effect damage only
Win by inflicting battle damage only
In the first few turns
Unused Spells
Unused Traps
Number of opponent's monsters destroyed in battle
Tag Duel Win
Win on partner's turn
Highest number of chain link bonus
Comeback
Win with no more than 1000 life points
Win with no more than 100 life points
Ritual Summons
Cards you forced to send from Deck to Graveyard
Match Win
Fusion Summons
The deck types you will be facing are pretty advanced and you may have trouble with them your first time around with your low level starter deck however after a couple wins or loses when you get newer cards it should be managable. If you come close to losing one of your duels you can press start and exit the game back to the main menu where you can then select continue on Single Player where you will be brought back to the beginning of the duel which saves you from the time it would take doing normal trail and error


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Defeat Yusei

After completing the Preliminary Tournament you will be sent to the semi-finals, your character will always be in the first bracket and your final opponent will be somewhere in the second bracket. The game randomizes whether or not it will be Yusei Fudo or Jack Atlas as your opponent in the finals, whomever you see will be guaranteed to meet with you in the end. To anyone familiar with the original series you will notice cards within there decks that they shouldn't have ... obviously to make the game a bit more difficult

Difficulty Level: 3/5

Yusei's Key Cards:

Junk Synchron
Quillbolt Hedgehog
Calculator
Junk Warrior

Yusei has ALOT of cards in his deck to return his monsters from his graveyard to his hand, one in particular is Junk Synchron which when normalled summoned can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower monster from his Graveyard in face-up Defense Position. Added to this he will have a Quillbolt Hedgehog in his graveyard through one of his various card effects which is special summoned to the field when a tuner monster is summoned, that there is 3 monsters and Yusei usually picks monsters whose levels equal that of Junk Warrior. Junk Warriors effect is to gains ATK equal to the total ATK of all Level 2 and lower monsters he controls. While he sets up to summon his common synchro monster he usually has a Calculator on his field whoms ATK is equal to the combined Levels of all monsters you control x 300, when summoning Junk Warrior Calculator should have (6x300) 1800 ATK, and due to Junk Warriors effect he gains that ATK which can bring its ATK to 4100+ just from those two, theres still the various other monsters Yusei could have on the field, spells and traps at Yuseis disposal

Yusei Fudo's Deck consist of the following:

Monsters:
3x Junk Synchron
3x Giant Germ
3x Nimble Momonga
3x Quillbolt Hedgehog
3x Ryko, Lightworm Hunter
3x Calculator

Spell Cards:
1x Card of Safe Return
1x Giant Trunade
1x Heavy Storm
3x Inferno Reckless Summon
1x Mage Power
1x Magical Stone Excavation
1x Monster Reborn
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x Swords of Revealing Light
3x The Warrior Returning Alive
1x United We Stand

Trap Cards:
2x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Mirror Force
2x Solemn Judgement
1x Torrential Tribute

Extra Deck (Fusion/Synchros):
3x Junk Warrior
3x Stardust Dragon

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Defeat Jack

Difficulty Level: 5/5

Jack's Key Cards:

Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Red Eyes Wyvern
Dragons Mirror
Future Fusion
Gold Sarcophagus
Five-Headed Dragon


Jack Atlas is a very annoying opponent to duel against especially since he gets his setup on the field in very little time. Usually at the start of the duel he will do whatever it takes to special summon his Five-Headed Dragon which holds a large 5000 ATK/DEF to its name, its effect is nothing notable since he can still be destroyed through card effects. He does this through Future Fusion which does the following effect : "Send, from your Deck to the Graveyard, Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on a Fusion Monster Card, and select that 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck. Special Summon a Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck with the same name as the selected Fusion Monster during your 2nd Standby Phase after this card's activation. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon.) When this card is removed from the field, destroy the monster. When the monster is destroyed, destroy this card." After Future Fusion he will follow up with Dragons Mirror which can let Jack "Remove from play, from your side of the field or your Graveyard, Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on a Dragon-Type Fusion Monster Card, and Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck." which means he can summon a Five Headed Dragon right away opposed to waiting 2 turns AND at the same time you still have that second Five Headed Dragon awaiting you from Future Fusion.

Another annoyance with Jack is Red Eyes Wyvern and Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. Red Eyes Wyvern can let him remove it from play from his Graveyard to Special Summon 1 "Red-Eyes" monster from his Graveyard and he will use this effect to bring out Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon whose effect is "You can remove from play 1 Dragon-Type monster you control to Special Summon this card. Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster, except "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon", from your hand or Graveyard." So he can summon this monster without going through Red Eyes Wyvern and to top it off with Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon he can special summon all types of dragons at his disposal such as one notable Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Jack Atlas's Deck Consist of the following:

Monsters:
3x Blue Eyes White Dragon
2x Divine Dragon Ragnarok
1x Exploder Dragon
2x Magna Drago
3x Masked Dragon
3x Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
2x Red-Eyes Wyvern
2x Strong Wind Dragon
2x The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion
2x The White Stone of Legend

Spell Cards:
1x Ancient Rules
1x Brain Control
1x D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation
2x Dragon's Mirror
1x Future Fusion
2x Gold Sarcophagus
1x Heavy Storm
1x Lightning Vortex
1x Monster Reborn
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
2x Stamping Destruction
1x Mirrors Force
3x Solemn Judgement
1x Torrential Tribute

Extra Deck(Fusion/Synchros)
2x Five-Headed Dragon
3x King Dragun
3x Exploder Dragonwing
3x Iron Chain Dragon
3x Red Dragon Archfiend
1x Trident Dragon


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Save an original Deck Recipe

To save a Deck Recipe, you must go into "Deck Edit" found in the main menu. Press down on the :ls: to go to "Deck", press :abut: to go into the sub menu. Once in the drop down sub menu, select "Edit Recipe". Choose a Save slot, and select "Register Recipe". Once your deck has been saved, press :bbut:(Return) until it gives you the option to return to the main menu. Select "Yes" and your achievement will unlock.


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Play a Tag Duel

Please refer to "You became a tag Duelist!" for more information

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 12:51 AM
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Win a Tag Duel for the first time

A Tag Duel can only be played in the Multiplay option in the main menu which requires an Xbox Live connection. If you have trouble finding a Tag Duel make your own, it is recommended though to play with friends since you can easily search for each other.

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Win and get a Rare Card

When you successfully win a match you will be given cards as rewards. For every 20 points you get you receive a card, more than likely you will get a rare card, if not just keep playing it won't be long until you win one


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Inflict at least 1 million total damage

This achievement will unlock at the end of the duel in which you have dealt your one millionth point of damage of you're Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels overall career. This could possibly come naturally if your aiming to make specific type decks if your looking to play the game even after completing all the achievements however if that is not your intention then you can following the boosting method below

Boosting Method:

Find a boosting partner to boost wins off of. Create a deck with only monster cards, cards that can be special summons will help to speed up the process as well as equip cards you can attach to those monsters and throughout your duels your partner should be letting you get direct attacks over and over again until you reach your one million

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100 wins in Single Mode

This achievement can be earned alongside "Friendly Duelist", so long as the duel is a 1 round duel (much like the preliminaries opposed to the finals where they had you do best 2/3) then it will count towards the 100 wins for this


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100 wins in Tag Duel

A Tag Duel can only be played in the Multiplay option in the main menu which requires an Xbox Live connection. If you have trouble finding a Tag Duel make your own, it is recommended though to play with friends since you can easily make private player matches and boost wins off a boosting group.

If you plan on doing this the hard earned way then i recommend playing with a friends or at least a partner who communicates, the last thing you want is for a random player screwing up your plans and setups and making critical decisions that could end up costing you the duel

Boosting Method:

Make the private match and set a time limit to "30 Seconds". At the start of the duel whomever is going for the wins will purposed lose the rock-paper-scissors step. The winner will go first and just let the time run out, once the time has run out that team will automatically lose

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200 wins in any mode

This is a cumulative achievement, you get your "Lonely Duelist" and "Friendly Duelist" achievements before you get this then just continue to following the boosting method under "Friendly Duelist" however with just one friend until you get it

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 12:51 AM
Back up for info into guide.

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 12:52 AM
Back up info for more info into the guide.

linktriforce007
11-04-2010, 02:48 AM
How do you duel Jack? I beat Yusei and it's all over...

KFZ Scrubs
11-04-2010, 02:50 AM
How do you duel Jack? I beat Yusei and it's all over...
From my experience... i think it's random. my first theory is that it has something to do with the sexes (i continually got Yusei using a male, but i got him once before as a male). As soon as i switched to female though i got Jack... so that's a possibility.
Tell me if it works for you, kind of for me.

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 03:04 AM
From my experience... i think it's random. my first theory is that it has something to do with the sexes (i continually got Yusei using a male, but i got him once before as a male). As soon as i switched to female though i got Jack... so that's a possibility.
Tell me if it works for you, kind of for me.

Its random, i chose a girl both times and got Yusei and Jack back to back

KFZ Scrubs
11-04-2010, 03:06 AM
Its random, i chose a girl both times and got Yusei and Jack back to back
Ahh, very well then. I thought it was a trend, guess it's just random lol.

masterkajo
11-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Got a quick questions regarding the Tag Duels. Can I only do this online (meaning do I need a Gold membership) or is it possible to do it Splitscreen or System Link? Thanks

TakahashiDemon
11-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Does single mode mean single matches online as well? if anything I guess it counts towards 200 wins

SideDish120
11-04-2010, 03:39 PM
Got a quick questions regarding the Tag Duels. Can I only do this online (meaning do I need a Gold membership) or is it possible to do it Splitscreen or System Link? Thanks

To my knowledge it can only be done in Multiplay and it will not let you select the option without an Xbox Live connection. So to answer your question you cannot split screen it or system link it

Does single mode mean single matches online as well? if anything I guess it counts towards 200 wins

Single Mode matches are the 1v1 duels however im not ENTIRELY sure if it counts the single mode matches from Single Player or Multiplay or a combination of the two. Ill update everyone once i have confirmation regarding it

TakahashiDemon
11-04-2010, 04:07 PM
To my knowledge it can only be done in Multiplay and it will not let you select the option without an Xbox Live connection. So to answer your question you cannot split screen it or system link it



Single Mode matches are the 1v1 duels however im not ENTIRELY sure if it counts the single mode matches from Single Player or Multiplay or a combination of the two. Ill update everyone once i have confirmation regarding it

I'm doing it right now, I'll update you if it works, I'm doing player matches though, is it ok to do player matches for the tag duels? Gonna be working on that later on today.

KFZ Scrubs
11-05-2010, 12:53 AM
This just in... the lonely duelist can be gotten by winning in single mode matches (one game). So this can be gotten while going for the tag duelist achievement, so long as you are doing single mode matches.
(person i was boosting with unlocked it during tag plays)

SideDish120
11-05-2010, 03:55 AM
This just in... the lonely duelist can be gotten by winning in single mode matches (one game). So this can be gotten while going for the tag duelist achievement, so long as you are doing single mode matches.
(person i was boosting with unlocked it during tag plays)

So basically so long as the duel is only one round (much like the preliminaries opposed to the finals where they had you do best 2/3) then you can earn the single mode achievement alongside the tag duel achievement

KFZ Scrubs
11-05-2010, 03:57 AM
So basically so long as the duel is only one round (much like the preliminaries opposed to the finals where they had you do best 2/3) then you can earn the single mode achievement alongside the tag duel achievement
That's correct, i got it while i was doing my 100 tag achievement, it counts all single mode (from the single player and wherever) because i got it a little before my 100 tag duel achievement.

SideDish120
11-05-2010, 07:12 PM
That's correct, i got it while i was doing my 100 tag achievement, it counts all single mode (from the single player and wherever) because i got it a little before my 100 tag duel achievement.

Cool, thanks for the info :).
and sorry about yesterday, passed out in the middle of a test duel :drunk

SideDish120
11-07-2010, 06:11 AM
I've polished the guide as much as i could, suggestions are welcome

xsoenx
11-07-2010, 02:17 PM
if i play with another person and he give up by give his hand on the deck those that count as a win???

SideDish120
11-07-2010, 03:25 PM
if i play with another person and he give up by give his hand on the deck those that count as a win???

In single play the A.I's take the beatings like a man they need surrender, Online im not sure if the option was available ... there were times when i knew i was done for so i tried to surrender that way and it wouldn't let me.

If the screen says "YOU WIN!" then it counts, online if an opponent "gets disconnected" or leaves via "Exit Game" from the menu then it will not count

KFZ Scrubs
11-08-2010, 06:23 AM
if i play with another person and he give up by give his hand on the deck those that count as a win???
It pretty much works the same as single player, can't quit for 10 turns and quitting the game mid-game will make the match null and void.
easiest way is to make a boost deck (all monsters) and have the other team do nothing and attack, should only take full turns if done correctly. Do this in a committed group of three other people and the achievement should take about.... 6 hours of good boosting (if you help everyone and not quit when you get yours)

FUNGALSHAMBLER
11-10-2010, 02:33 PM
This game is ridiculous. I got spanked in 3 turns by the 2nd AI computer...3 TURNS!!! I don't know what to do about this game, no learning curve you just lose

SideDish120
11-11-2010, 03:31 AM
This game is ridiculous. I got spanked in 3 turns by the 2nd AI computer...3 TURNS!!! I don't know what to do about this game, no learning curve you just lose

You really need to just unlock good cards. It took me about 20 loses to get myself a little good deck together to beat the preliminaries.

Treewaller
11-11-2010, 08:46 PM
So does Lonely Duelist count ALL single player duels, or only the one-round duels in the story mode?

hawaiianruler
11-12-2010, 02:41 PM
So does Lonely Duelist count ALL single player duels, or only the one-round duels in the story mode?

From what I understand, it counts multiplayer games as long as they are only one round.

SideDish120
11-17-2010, 08:26 PM
From what I understand, it counts multiplayer games as long as they are only one round.
Correct, they must all be one round.

hawaiianruler
11-18-2010, 05:59 AM
I don't know if it has been mentioned in a different thread. However, if anyone is having problems with the second phase of the duels (the best of three duels) then they can save (kinda) their progress in the tournament. If you quit out of the game before you get the cards for your duel, then when you restart the solo game, you will be dueling the same person as you were earlier. You can change up your deck and stuff if you need. However, you won't get any of the cards that you won from your duel.