The Power of Rank-Up Magic

Barian’s Force is a very unique card that increases the efficiency of summoning powerful Chaos Xyz monsters. If Barian’s Force doesn’t flop, it could actually make Xyz monsters, which are already powerful, even stronger and more fun to play.

Rank Up Barian's ForceDo you guys remember when Assault Mode monsters came out eons ago? They were supposed to revolutionize synchro monsters, but ended up flopping pretty badly. Just like the card to summon Assault Mode monsters was Assault Mode Activate, a similar card was released for Xyz monsters in Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy. It’s a spell card called Rank-Up Magic Barian’s Force. Barian’s Force is a very unique card that increases the efficiency of summoning powerful Chaos Xyz monsters. If Barian’s Force doesn’t flop, it could actually make Xyz monsters, which are already powerful, even stronger and more fun to play. Continue reading “The Power of Rank-Up Magic”

A New Yugioh Booster Pack – Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy

The most recent booster pack in Yugioh, Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy, is a really strong booster pack that I would recommend any duelist to purchase. We’ll look at some features that make it a good pack to buy.

Yugioh Lord of the Tachyon GalaxyEven the though the show has been fairly disappointing, the past few Yugioh Zexal booster packs have not failed to impress. Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy is no different. It debuts two new archetypes, the Battlin’ Boxer and Dragon Ruler archetypes, the latter of which has been incredibly popular and already has won some Asian tournaments. Lots of older popular archetypes are developed in this booster pack as well, with four more new monsters being released for my favorite Zexal archetype, Fire-Fist. Finally, the title monster of Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy is awesome too! Tachyon Galaxy is a must-get booster pack and is one of the best released in the Zexal series! Continue reading “A New Yugioh Booster Pack – Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy”

Strongest Numbers in Yugioh Part 2

Part two of the strongest Numbers in Yugioh. Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis takes home the prize for its ridiculous stats and killer effect.

Here is part two of the top 10 strongest Number monsters in Yugioh.

Number 40: Gimmick Puppet Strings5. Number 40: Gimmick Puppet Strings – GPS can be a tough monster to summon, since two level eight monsters are required in order for it to undergo an exceed summon. However, when on the field, this monster can literally destroy your opponent. GPS has a whopping 3000 attack and 2000 defense, along with a cataclysmic effect. Once per turn, by discarding one of its material monsters, GPS attaches String Counters to every monster on the field excluding itself. Then, during your opponent’s following end phase, all monsters with String Counters are destroyed, inflicting 500 attack points for each monster destroyed. Barring spell/trap interference, this effect deals at least 3000 damage to your opponent, since it opens up for a direct attack by GPS. Considering it can use its effect twice, GPS has the ability to deal 6000 damage with its effect. That is ridiculous. Continue reading “Strongest Numbers in Yugioh Part 2”

Strongest Numbers in Yugioh Part 1

Xyz monsters have become very popular, especially the number monsters. What are the top 10 Number monsters in Yugioh?

Xyz monsters have developed into some of the greatest powerhouses in all of Yugioh. Ever since the release of the first Xyz monster, Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, Xyz monsters have become staples in most decks. The trademark Xyz monsters are the number monsters. There have been several Number monsters introduced up to this point and Yugioh Zexall II is bound to showcase even more. Out of the numerous Number monsters released, which are the strongest?

Number 11: Big Eye10. Number 11: Big Eye – While Big Eye may be tough to summon, as it requires two, level seven monsters to summon, its effect and stats make it a solid monster. Big Eye is a tough monster to bring down with its 2600 attack and 2000 defense points. On top of that, it has an awesome effect! Once per turn, by detaching one of its Xyz material monsters, Big Eye can take control of a monster on your opponent’s side of the field. While Big Eye cannot declare an attack the turn this effect is used, it is a great way to turn the tide on your opponent.  Continue reading “Strongest Numbers in Yugioh Part 1”

Yugioh Chronomaly Monsters – Archetype of Destruction!

Chronomaly is an archetype that will be released for Yugioh in the upcoming Return of the Duelist booster pack. With two extremely powerful Xyz monsters, Chronomaly has the potential to cause a storm in the Yugioh world!

If you have been following Yugioh Zexal, then you have seen the epic duel between Yuma and III, who used a Chronomaly deck. Though III lost that duel, the awesomeness and destructiveness of Chronomaly monsters were on full display. Known as OOpArts in the OCG, Chronomaly is an archetype that focuses on swarming Xyz monsters. They are making their TCG debut in the upcoming booster pack Return of the Duelist. The Chronomaly archetype may not have a lot of support as of now, but they have two extremely powerful Number Xyz monsters as their base and are sure to be a threat in the near future. Continue reading “Yugioh Chronomaly Monsters – Archetype of Destruction!”

Yugioh Photon Monsters – Strong or Weak Archetype?

Photon monsters are really popular among Yugioh fans, but do they truly deserve it? Are they popular because of Kite or because they are a truly strong Yugioh archetype?

Photon MonstersThe Photon archetype has gained a quite lot of popularity throughout Yugioh. A big reason is that the monsters are used by Kite Tenjo, who is a fan favorite of Yugioh Zexal. However, is the strength of the Photon monsters deserving of praise as well? There have been duels where Photon monsters look extremely powerful, such as the first duel between Kite and Yuma. However, as I looked at the TCG list of Photon monsters, they didn’t seem to be that strong. So what is it? Are Photon monsters an archetype that deserve to be among the strongest archetypes, or are they overhyped? Continue reading “Yugioh Photon Monsters – Strong or Weak Archetype?”

Yugioh Zexal World Championship 2012

Yugioh Zexal World Championship has the potential to be one of the greatest Yugioh video games, thanks to the introduction of Numbers!

Yugioh Astral and YumaI have  been a huge fan of Yugioh World Championship games ever since it was released for the Nintendo DS. I was enthralled by Stardust Accelerator when it was released in 2009. I was awed with its duel-runner capabilities and held the game series with high regard. With a awesome storyline and phenomenal gameplay, last year’s Over the Nexus increased my liking for the World Championship series. Though it hasn’t been released yet, I have high expectations of the upcoming 2012 World Championship game, Beginning the New Number. Continue reading “Yugioh Zexal World Championship 2012”

Yugioh Zexal Weapon Monsters

Zexal Weapons are a new support for Yuma’s ace monster, the powerful C39: Utopia Ray. I like the Zexal Weapons as they really improve Yuma’s game and give duelists reasons to fear C39: Utopia Ray

Yugioh Zexal WeaponsIf you haven’t had enough of Yuma and his clutch C39: Utopia Ray, then this will excite you: Konami is creating Zexal Weapon Phoenix Bow. Zexal Weapons are monsters that aid C39 Utopia by giving it stat boosts. In the anime, they are summoned by achieving ZEXAL, but because that is not humanely possible, Konami just created cards.

Zexal Weapon Phoenix Bow will not be the first Zexal Weapon, it will be the second, behind Zexal Weapon Unicorn Spear. ZW Unicorn Spear has 1900 attack points and can be equipped to C39: Utopia Ray. By doing so, it gives Utopia Ray a 1900 attack point boost and the ability to inflict piercing damage. Continue reading “Yugioh Zexal Weapon Monsters”

TV Tokyo Sues 4Kids, Strips Them of Broadcasting License for Yugioh

This is slightly old news but I still felt it was important to talk about this issue. On March 24, TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems filed a joint lawsuit against North American media distributor 4Kids Entertainment, accusing the company of “underpayments, wrongful deductions, and unmet obligations” and stating that 4Kids now owes the companies US$4,792,460.36! As a result of this hiatus, TV Tokyo withdrew 4Kids’ license to broadcast the show in the US!

This is, in a positive sense, huge for many reasons: for one, Funanimation will probably be airing Yugioh in the U.S. This is significant because 4Kids took off a lot of the violence and the intensity from the Japanese-dubbed anime to make the show child-friendly. However, Funanimation is more lenient with those kinds of things, as seen with Dragon Ball Z. Hopefully then, future Yugioh episodes will have the freedom to include blood violence, making the show more exhilarating and intense!

Another reason why the revoking for 4Kid’s license is substantial is because now, Yugioh will not be limited to just Channel 11: it will most likely air mainstream on channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. As a kid, I remember having to get up at 7:30 just to watch the new episode of Yugioh (this was before Hulu)! Now, especially if Funanimation takes over, Yugioh will be on everyday and on a majority of animation channels as well! This is huge for fans of the franchise, especially for those who have limited internet access.

I am excited to if and how the new American Yugioh broadcaster will shake things up in the show. All I want to see is more aggression in the show so that it teens can see that Yugioh isn’t just some card game, but an intense card game! I haven’t gotten a strong vibe of that just yet. Hopefully, in the aftermath of this event, Yugioh takes a turn for the better, not worse.

This is slightly old news but I still felt it was important to talk about this issue. On March 24, TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems filed a joint lawsuit against North American media distributor 4Kids Entertainment, accusing the company of “underpayments, wrongful deductions, and unmet obligations” and stating that 4Kids now owes the companies US$4,792,460.36! As a result of this hiatus, TV Tokyo withdrew 4Kids’ license to broadcast the show in the US!

This is, in a positive sense, huge for many reasons: for one, Funanimation will probably be airing Yugioh in the U.S. This is significant because 4Kids took off a lot of the violence and the intensity from the Japanese-dubbed anime to make the show child-friendly. However, Funanimation is more lenient with those kinds of things, as seen with Dragon Ball Z. Hopefully then, future Yugioh episodes will have the freedom to include blood violence, making the show more exhilarating and intense!

Another reason why the revoking for 4Kid’s license is substantial is because now, Yugioh will not be limited to just Channel 11: it will most likely air mainstream on channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. As a kid, I remember having to get up at 7:30 just to watch the new episode of Yugioh (this was before Hulu)!Now, especially if Funanimation takes over, Yugioh will be on everyday and on a majority of animation channels as well! This is huge for fans of the franchise, especially for those who have limited internet access.

I am excited to if and how the new American Yugioh broadcaster will shake things up in the show. All I want to see is more aggression in the show so that it teens can see that Yugioh isn’t just some card game, but an intense card game! I haven’t gotten a strong vibe of that just yet. Hopefully, in the aftermath of this event, Yugioh takes a turn for the better, not worse.

Change in Yugioh Zexal Terminology

There was abound to be some change between the terminology used in the Japanese version of Yugioh Zexal compared to the American version. Here are some of the crucial changes:

Exceed Monsters are now Xyz monsters and overlay units (or exceed material monsters) are known as Xyz material monsters.
No.39 Aspiring Emperor Hope has become No.39 Utopia (I have no idea why).
No.17 Revise Dragon has become No.17 Leviath Dragon.

There was abound to be some change between the terminology used in the Japanese version of Yugioh Zexal compared to the American version. Here are some of the crucial changes:

  1. Exceed Monsters are now Xyz monsters and overlay units (or exceed material monsters) are known as Xyz material monsters.
  2. No.39 Aspiring Emperor Hope has become No.39 Utopia (I have no idea why).
  3. No.17 Revise Dragon has become No.17 Leviath Dragon.