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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
Released internationally: January 11, 2017 (iOS/Android), November 17, 2017 (Windows)
Released in JP: November 17, 2016


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links takes the standard rules of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game and cuts many of them down to keep things relatively quick for playing on-the-go. Three zones for monsters instead of the standard five, 4000 Life Points instead of the standard 8000, and so on. Mix in things like online PvP, unlockable characters, and limited-time events, and you've got a complete package!

Unused Characters

Solomon Muto

There are graphics for Solomon Muto in the game's files. However, with the exception of his name (presumably), they are all placeholders, and there is no art of Solomon himself.

Graphic Use Notes
DuelLinks Solomon Neutral.png Neutral Expression This is his neutral expression. The Japanese text, きほん, means "standard".
DuelLinks Solomon Happy.png Happy Expression This is his happy expression. The Japanese text, よゆう, means "composed".
DuelLinks Solomon Danger.png Danger Expression This is his danger expression. The Japanese text, ピンチ, means "pinch".
DuelLinks Solomon Damage.png Damaged Expression This is his damaged expression. The Japanese text, ダメージ, means "damage".
DuelLinks Solomon Shock.png Shocked Expression This is his shocked expression. The Japanese text, おどろき, means "surprise".
DuelLinks Solomon Render.png Character Render This is his full render. The number 16 is written on his head, because he's stored as the 16th character internally.
DuelLinks Solomon ColorName.png Name (Color Version) This is the color version of his name (which happens to be just a darker gray). The color versions of character names are used in places like the character select screen and the versus cut-in.
DuelLinks Solomon GrayName.png Name (Gray Version) This is the gray version of his name. The gray versions of character names appear next to their portraits when your opponent plays as them.
(Source: #Skylex77)

Marik Ishtar

A complete set of graphics exist for Marik Ishtar. However, unlike Solomon Muto, these graphics feature finished art of the character. A few of these graphics appeared in cutscenes in the Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Begins! event, but most have never been used.

While it is technically possible that these could be used in the future, the graphics have been in the game's files for years, suggesting that plans to add him may have been scrapped.

Some of these graphics have multiple similar variants, as is normally the case for characters that can appear in Duels - for example, the expressions have full, regular versions, and cropped versions used during matches. Only the fullest versions are shown here, since the differences are so minor.

Graphic Use Notes
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Pose.png Character Pose This is his pose, used in places like the versus cut-ins, summoning animations, and victory screens.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Defeat.png Defeat Pose This is his defeat pose. It appears when he loses a game by hitting zero Life Points.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Portrait.png
Character Select Portrait This is the portrait that appears in places like the character select screen and the skill filter.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Render.png Character Render This is his character render, with the transparency and fade seen on renders in the character select screen.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Neutral.png Neutral Expression This is his neutral expression.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Happy.png Happy Expression This is his happy expression.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Angry.png Angry Expression This is his angry expression.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Shock.png Shocked Expression This is his shocked expression.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Sad.png Sad Expression This is his sad expression.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar Blush.png Blushing Expression This is his blushing expression. Every playable character has a blushing expression, but only a few actually make use of them.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar ColorName.png Name (Color Version) This is the color version of his name (this one's orange, which is a better example of color than Solomon's!) The color versions of character names are used in places like the character select screen and the versus cut-in.
DuelLinks MarikIshtar GrayName.png Name (Gray Version) This is the gray version of his name. The gray versions of character names appear next to their portraits when your opponent plays as them.
(Source: #Skylex77)

Graphics

Player Icons

Player icons can be set on the player's profile, and essentially act as a profile picture for them in places like PvP and the friend list.

Unused

DuelLinks MarikIshtar Icon.png

An icon exists for Marik Ishtar. It is in the same style as the icons the player receives when they first unlock a playable character.

Interestingly, despite the fact that the player can unlock a second icon of every playable character they get to level 15, there is no icon in that style for Marik Ishtar. This may suggest that he was instead planned as a recurring NPC that could appear in Duels, as the player can unlock icons of the Vagabond and the Tour Guide from the Underworld, who are both recurring NPCs.

(Source: #Skylex77)

Japan-only

DuelLinks DF2019 Icon.png

An icon given out during Duelist Festival 2019, an in-person event only held in Japan.

DuelLinks DF2020 Icon.png

An icon given out during Duelist Festival 2020, an in-person event only held in Japan.

(Source: Duel Links Meta)

Game Mats

Japan-only

DuelLinks DF2017 Mat.png

A Game Mat given out during Duelist Festival 2017, an in-person event only held in Japan.

DuelLinks JF2018 Mat.png

A Game Mat given out during Jump Festa 2018, an event only held in Japan.

(Source: Duel Links Meta)

Card Sleeves

Japan-only

DuelLinks DF2017 Sleeve.png

A Card Sleeve given out during Duelist Festival 2017, an in-person event only held in Japan.

DuelLinks JF2018 Sleeve.png

A Card Sleeve given out during Jump Festa 2018, an event only held in Japan.

(Source: Duel Links Meta)

Revisional Differences

Paradox Brothers/Mokuba Kaiba/Espa Roba/Lumis and Umbra Theme

The theme used for the Paradox Brothers, Mokuba Kaiba, Espa Roba, and Lumis & Umbra was updated in late 2018. As a result, the original version is no longer used and cannot be heard in-game.

Old New

Oddities

Yugi Muto (DSOD) Player Icon

DuelLinks DSODYugi Icon.png

When unlocking a character, the player receives an icon of them. These icons always feature the character's neutral expression. (Compare Yami Yugi's icon to his neutral expression for an example.) The only exception to this is the icon for the Dark Side of Dimensions version of Yugi Muto, whose icon instead features another one of his expressions.

While it's a fairly minor difference, the icon has his more curious-looking expression as opposed to his neutral one, something that's never happened with any other character.

(Source: Duel Links Meta)