| Digimon Digital Card Battle|
Digimon World: Digital Card Arena)
|Release date(s)|| (JA:) December 21, 2000|
(NA:) June 28, 2001
(EU:) July 5, 2002
|Rating(s)|| ESRB: Teen (T)|
Digimon Digital Card Battle (デジモンワールド デジタルカードアリーナ Dejimonwaarudo Dejitarukaadoariina?, lit. "Digimon World: Digital Card Arena") is a PlayStation video game based on the Digimon franchise. It is based on the Digimon card game and consists of the protagonist, taking the appearance of the hero from the Digimon World, and his attempts to become the strongest Card Tamer. This game should not be confused with Digimon World: Digital Card Battle, the prequel which set up the card battle system that is refined in this game.
Cards in the GameEdit
The game contains a total of 301 cards, divided into Digimon cards and Support cards. The Digimon cards are divided into 5 properties:
- Digimon with this property have powerful attack points, with low HP and average digivolve points of 10-20. The support effect of these Digimon mainly focus on adding attack points. Digimon partners Veemon, Flamedramon, Baronmon, Shadramon, and Magnamon belong to this group. Imperialdramon Dragon Mode is the strongest card in this specialty.
- Digimon with this property have high HP and possess attack-sealing/counter attack, with low attack points and average digivolve points of 10-20. Their support effects mainly focus on HP recovery and attack sealing. Digimon partners belonging to this group include Tylomon, Quetzalmon, and Submarimon. Vikemon is the strongest card in this specialty.
- Digimon with this property have high digivolve points of 10-30 (mostly 20-30), with average HP and attack points. Digimon partners Patamon, Hawkmon, Gatomon, Pegasusmon, Halsemon, and Nefertimon belong\ to this group. Valkyrimon is the strongest card in this specialty.
- Digimon with this property have very high attack points, with varying HP and low digivolve points of 0-20. Their support effects are mainly about sacrificing for gain. The strongest card in the entire game, Apokarimon, belongs to this group, as well as Digimon partners Wormmon, Raidramon, and Shadramon.
- Digimon with this property have very powerful support effect, with low attack points, HP and average digivolve points of 10-20. Their support effects include making own HP same as foe's or vice versa as well as forcing the opponent to discard cards from his hand, DP slot, or deck. Digimon partners Armadillomon, Digmon, and Shurimon belong to this group. The strongest card of this specialty is Puppetmon.
Support cards can be used before each battle to help in winning. They usually resemble a tool that appeared in the previous game Digimon World and possess various support effects, like adding 300 attack points, recover 700HP if own HP is lower than foe's, 1st attack, changing own property to Darkness and halving both self and foe's HP, countering foe's attack and halving self's HP etc.
Normally each card only allows six copies. There are some cards that the player is limited to only one copy, like the Seven Cards, Downloader and Rosemon's Lure. The player can only have three partners and the other three (and their armor forms) cannot be obtained but only acknowledged in their slots of the players card collection. Also in the game, there are twelve super-rare cards that can only be obtained by creating 'fusion mutations'. These twelve cards are known in the game as 'Digi-Jewels'. These cards, when all are put in the same deck, after a battle they will give extra points. However, these cards have little to negative effects.
In the beginning of the game, the play chooses one partner out of the three that are available, while getting a starter deck with specialties the same as the chosen partner's Armor forms. As the player progress through the game he/she will be able to select two more partners. Partners available are:
- Veemon (armor: Flamedramon, Raidramon and Magnamon)
- Hawkmon (armor: Shurimon and Halsemon)
- Armadillomon (armor: Digmon and Submarimon)
- Wormmon (armor: Shadramon and Quetzalmon)
- Gatomon (armor: Nefertimon and Tylomon)
- Patamon (armor: Pegasusmon and Baronmon)
Experience Points Edit
Every partner cards have a Rank in its stats, Digi-Parts can be achieved by leveling up partner card also by leveling up partner card can gain extra HP or attack stats. The player has card battles not only to get more cards but also to help their partner/s gain experience points. When the partner gets enough experience points, it goes up a rank. The partner first starts at Rank 1 and the highest rank is 99. Every 5 ranks, the partner gets a boost in either their HP or attack power.
Aside from Experience Points gained from battle with opponents, there are bonus experiences that can be gained by performed particular task when in battle:
As the players partner/s go up in ranks, he/she gains digi-parts. Digi-parts can be used to modify the partner to boosts its HP, attack power or support effect. Only 118 digi-parts can be earned by going up in ranks. The others can be gained by beating certain opponents certain number of times and partner fusing. There are a total of 128 digi-parts in the game.
Completing the GameEdit
By beating A the player 'finishes' the game. However, the game completion is only around 40%. To fully complete the game, the player must go through city to city again and beat the new arenas that open. The last opponent in the game is BlackWarGreymon who only appears after the player has beaten BlackMetalGarurumon and have 300+ wins. Card collection and Digi-parts collection do not affect the game completion, which means even if one gets 100% cards and digi-parts, the game completion may not end with 100%.
List of the CardsEdit