DescriptionIsaac 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Group
|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||70|
|GameCola.net||Game Boy Advance||May, 2004||4.3 out of 10||43|
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1001 Video GamesThe 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.
- 2001 – Game Boy Advance RPG/Strategy Game of the Year