Following in his father's footsteps, you play Django the vampire hunter, who uses the power of the sun to defeat the many evil beings that infest the world. Search out the various levels for the evil inside, and destroy the immortal that rules the area to complete the level.
This isometric platformer does not have you fighting evil with the usual assortment of weapons and devices, but it will have you playing outdoors. The inbuilt sunlight sensor on the cartridge detects levels of sunlight, which determines not only the time of day you play, but also acts as ammo for your weapon. Run out of sunlight, or play in the dark, and evil will have the upperhand.
Many elements to the sunlight can have an effect on how the game plays out. For example, you can only replenish ammo during play by standing outside or, if indoors, under light from a window. Sunlight batteries can be collected during play to store sunlight, so you can play at night.
- "ボクらの太陽" -- Japanese spelling
- "Bokura no taiyou" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|The Next Level
||Oct 20, 2003
||Sep 15, 2003
||5 out of 5
||Sep 30, 2003
||9.3 out of 10
||Nov 11, 2003
||9.1 out of 10
||Oct 21, 2003
||9 out of 10
|Game Over Online
||Oct 16, 2003
||86 out of 100
||Sep 16, 2003
||8.3 out of 10
||Dec 12, 2005
||8 out of 10
||Jun 03, 2004
||15 out of 20
||Oct 02, 2003
||5.4 out of 10
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The reason that the sun sensor idea even came up was when Hideo Kojima
wanted to make a new, innovative game, but he didn't have any ideas. Then he went to the toy division of Konami, and thought "Hey! I could get them to make a sensor and we'll put it on a Game Boy cartridge as a game!" Or something like that. And Boktai
In the game there is a dark curse named 'kaamos'. Kaamos is Finnish meaning a kind of dark atmosphere, both mental and physical. Some have said that late in the autumn when there's little light, trees have lost their leaves but there isn't snow so it's not quite winter yet, that is a time of kaamos.
The default name of the main character, Django, probably comes from a spaghetti western by the same name where the main character (named Django) also drags a coffin around with him.
Sometimes the characters will shout "Taiyohhh!" and it's not translated. In Japanese, Taiyoh means sun.
The title of the game, Boktai
, is most likely an abbreviation of the Japanese name of the game, "Bok
ura no Tai
you". Another game that does this is Pokémon
- the full Japanese title of the game is "Po
sters".Information also contributed by
Ben K and
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Kartanym (10795)
on Oct 09, 2003.