I like this card because it is a 2500 atk monster that only needs one tribute in order to summon it. That said its def is pretty low only 1200. The new artwork for the card is awesome way better than the original in my opinion.
I would use it as a game ender when your sure it wont be destroyed by monster, spell and trap effects. You could also use it in a dark attribute deck for some attacking force.
Strategies and game play:
You could put it in combination with hate buster to deal a lot of damage to your opponent or maikua to destroy all the annoying monsters in your path of fuse it with a red eyes to summon b.skull dragon
Combos with other cards:
It can be used in combination with cards like makiu, hate buster and deck devastation virus
Ways to counteract it:
It is vulnerable to removal, has no effect of its own and if switched to defense mode it wont last very long.
Its got high atk, easy to summon and can be used in alot of combos and decks.
Easily removed, low defense and with the introduction of synchro monsters in 2008 it can easily be destroyed by battle.
It has a different artwork.
Artwork and aesthetics:
Yes I like the artwork and it relates to its powers in the original animeOverall rating:
give this card a general rating from 1 to 10.