Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is a free downloadable card game based on the animated Japanese TV series with the same name. The players fight duels with their magic card deck, so they can feel like the cartoon characters. The studio behind the game is Konami, which is known and valued in the community of players. The Japanese have created such hits as the Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Castlevania, Silent Hill or slightly older Contra. The title was created for Windows and for the mobile platforms. Interestingly, the players from different platforms can compete with each other in multiplayer mode. Currently, the title is available in the Free to Play formula.
How to Download Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
The game can be downloaded from Steam (version for the PCs with Windows) and from Google Play (the Android version) and the App Store for iOS. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of this review.
The plot of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is not clearly outlined. Yes, in the game you can find the characters known from the first and second series of the Japanese anime such as Yugi, Kaiba, Joey or Mai, but there is no story that would set the game events in the storyline of the series. The heroes are not the only thing from TV screens. The game also included the decks containing the most famous cards, including the one with a blue-and-white dragon. The full list of cards can be found on the internet, of course. The game features also a single-player mode in which you perform assigned tasks and gain experience, and most importantly, the cards for your collection. However, the essence of the game is the multiplayer mode, in which you can try your best at duels with real opponents.
The Game Mechanics in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
The mechanics of the game resemble those known from other card games, such as Blizzard’s Hearthstone. The players complete their own decks of cards. Then they try their luck in duels against other players. There are two game modes available for the players:
- Single-player campaign – In this mode, the game will be played against computer opponents. You get the opportunity to face the characters known from the anime series, and for the completion of the missions, you receive unique rewards and currency for which you can acquire new cards in the store.
- Multiplayer mode – it is a network mode in which players playing on different platforms (both mobile and PC) can fight in 1 vs 1 matches. The game has also a ranking that allows you to earn ranking points and advance on the leaderboard of the best players in the world.
The stylistics of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links graphics are taken from the animated series on which this title is based. The manga-style characters and the cards are drawn 2D graphics, while the battle arenas and attacks have been designed in 3D. In addition to the characteristic graphic design, the game also includes the voices of the actors who made the voiceovers in Yu-Gi-Oh anime. The game is continually updated by its creators. The fixes come out frequently patching bugs, and the game has a lot of organized events that give you the opportunity to obtain unique cards. To get a glimpse of the game watch the impressive trailer, in which the two well-known YouTubers: Mystic7 and charming ThatGirlTrish show you what it means to fight.