Summary: This game has its flaws as most do, but most casual Yu-Gi-Oh! fans aren’t going to like this one. The controls are sloppy while you’re racing, the summoning animations can wreck your whole race forcing you to do it over again (I turned them off at one point after a rather nasty collision that had me facing the wrong way on the last lap!), and the starting deck is quite possibly one of the worst I’ve ever seen in a Yu-Gi-Oh! game.
Popular trading card universe enters cart racing track.
Common Sense Media
22 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that there is some mild, fantasy violence in this game, though it never results in real injury. This is essentially a racing game similar to Mario Kart ; but players here use trading cards to summon creatures that will slow down opponents with fire, electricity, and other elements. Unlike most of the other Yu-Gi-Oh! games, this one is playable without previous knowledge of the characters or universe.
Conclusion: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers is definitely an odd title. Just looking at it in a video game store, I would not be inclined to pick it up. However, this kart racing game is packing a lot of features under the hood, and while it certainly isn't perfect, I was very impressed both with the implementation of the card system as well as the core racing mechanics. If you are a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan you should absolutely pick this title up.
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