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Golden Sun (Game Boy Advance)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Isaac is from the town of Vale, on the island of Angara. He is an Adept, meaning he is skilled in Psynergy, the technique of moving objects without touching them. Mages from the rival island of Gondowan plan to destroy Angara by using four Elemental Stones, so Isaac has assembled a team to snatch the stones.

In the universe of this role-playing game, four different types of elements (fire, water, wind and earth) are combined to create spells. Combat often involves facing multiple monsters at each time.

Djinni creatures can be captured and used to give one of your characters extra strengths. Energy is needed to cast spells, but this constantly replenishes while you are not using one. A two-player link-up game exists.

Screenshots

Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Combat (japanese version)
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Welcome to the Village of Vault!
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Menu (japanese version)
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Picking items (japanese version)

Alternate Titles

  • "黄金の太陽 開かれし封印" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ougon no Taiyou" -- Japanese title
  • "Golden Sun: The Broken Seal " -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Like RPG's? This'll cook your bacon. Kain Ceverus (34) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A great RPG with classic game play and original aspects Bregalad (914) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Bottom line: Golden Sun is the best handheld RPG ever, and one of the greatest of all time. pocketgamer2000 (22) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the best original RPGs on the GBA. Lucas Schippers (59) unrated
A fantastic old school RPG that demonstrates the power of the Gameboy Advance Ryu (50) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Age Apr 25, 2003 A 100
GamePro (US) Nov 14, 2001 5 out of 5 100
DarkZero Sep 27, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
PGNx Media Oct 24, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 09, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 21, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 12, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Jan 27, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Aug 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Oct 02, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance RPG/Strategy Game of the Year

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NeoMoose (1103) added Golden Sun (Game Boy Advance) on Nov 26, 2001