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Golden Sun

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
87
3.9
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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 Japanese title screen
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Select your Psynergy talent here...
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Select your battle actions here...
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Naming the main character (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. Game Boy Advance Kain Ceverus (34)
A great RPG with classic game play and original aspects Game Boy Advance Bregalad (916)
Bottom line: Golden Sun is the best handheld RPG ever, and one of the greatest of all time. Game Boy Advance pocketgamer2000 (22)
One of the best original RPGs on the GBA. Game Boy Advance Lucas Schippers (59)
A fantastic old school RPG that demonstrates the power of the Gameboy Advance Game Boy Advance Ryu (50)

The Press Says

IGN Game Boy Advance Nov 09, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Nov 24, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Nov 09, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Vortex Game Boy Advance 2001 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Game Boy Advance Jan 27, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Game Boy Advance Aug 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
RPGamer Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Legendra Game Boy Advance Apr 19, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCola.net Game Boy Advance May, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Golden Sun appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

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

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