The Ranks and Requirements for "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Duel Academy"
By Iam Jaebi
Updated September 22, 2017
"Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Duel Academy" is a video game title made for the Game Boy Advance, which debuted in 2006. The game places you in the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime where duelers battle with powerful monsters projected from a deck of cards. In the storyline of "Duel Academy," you battle opponents and classmates to rise through various ranks to become the King of Games. Learning the requirements to rise through the ranks is key to completing the game.
In the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and the Game Boy Advance video game, Duel Academy is a school where aspiring duelists enroll to hone their craft. The school's dormitories are organized like a university's classes, serving to group members within the same skill and education level together. Duel Academy is situated on an island and has affiliate schools all across the four corners of the world, named North Academy, South Academy, East Academy and West Academy.
Silfer Red is the entry level dorm at Duel Academy, receiving its name from the Slifer the Sky Dragon monster card. This is where you begin your journey to become King of Games as it is Duel Academy's version of a freshman class. Once gameplay begins, so does the game time which is based on a day, week, month system. The first requirement is to get your dueling credentials up by battling opponents. The game moves you through various places on the island to have these duels until you are presented with your first set of exams.
Ra Yellow is Duel Academy's version of a junior level class, one ranking below the highest. To move to the Ra Yellow rank you need to pass three exams: the practical exam, the timed duel and the written exam. In the practical exam, you face a random teacher in a duel and beat him. In the timed duel, you go up against a countdown timer and must complete a random task in the time allotted, such as destroying all your opponent's points. Strategy and efficiency are key to winning timed duels. Finally, you must take a written exam with 10 questions you learned during your duels. All questions must be answered correctly to move up a rank.
When you make it to Obelisk Blue, the top rank, you will have won several duels against school mates as well as having passed your three exams a second time. These exams are organized the same way: practical duel, timed duel and written exam, but will be more challenging than the first time around. As a student in the Obelisk Blue school, the title of King of Games is within reach. Before you can claim the title however, you will take a final set of exams and duel the best player on the island.
Iam Jaebi has been writing since 2000. His short story, "The Alchemist," reached over 250,000 readers and his work has appeared online in Thaumotrope and Nanoism. His novel, "The Guardians," was released in 2010 by Imagenat Entertainment. Jaebi is also a business writer specializing in company naming, concept designs and technical writing. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.