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Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Three years after your father was lost, you are an apprentice Craftknight. A tournament is held to find the next Craftlord and you're in it. But first, you need a weapon. Unlike many RPGs, you cannot find or buy weapons to use in this game. Instead, you must learn to make your own weapons. To make a weapon, you'll need to know the technique of making a specific weapon as well as the raw materials to make it with.

You aren't alone in the game. As a partner, you will get a Guardian Beast who will offer magic to help you in your battles as well as helping you make your weapons. You can get four different Guardian Beasts depending on your choices, each with different abilities.

Besides the tournament, you need to gather raw materials to make better weapons by travelling through a large dungeon and battling the creatures you find there in a side-scrolling battlefield similar to Tales of Phantasia. You will also have the opportunity to spend time with your summon creature and certain other characters each night. Who you choose to spend time with will affect the story somewhat.

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Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance The dungeon levels all look similar.  The green circle on the floor is a teleporter
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance Forging a weapon with your Guardian Beast
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance Creating weapons is a major part of the game and each type of weapon has advantages and disadvantages
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance Your Guardian Beast's status screen shows the equipped magic and support spells and items

Alternate Titles

  • "サモンナイトクラフトソード物語" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Gamer 2.0 Jul 24, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Deeko Jul 28, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Dec 11, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Age Aug 18, 2006 B+ 83
IGN Aug 01, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jul 27, 2006 3.75 out of 5 75
Just RPG Oct, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Aug 01, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpy Aug 03, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Thunderbolt Games Aug 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Riamus (8121) added Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (Game Boy Advance) on Nov 16, 2006