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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.


Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Stay for a spell! The Inn in the Village of Vault...
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Picking items (japanese version)
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Combat (japanese version)
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance Select your Psynergy talent here...

Promo Images

Golden Sun Screenshot
Golden Sun Magazine Advertisement
Golden Sun Screenshot
Golden Sun Screenshot

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 (969)
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 (56)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Apr 25, 2003 A 100
Nintendojo Game Boy Advance 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
RPGFan Game Boy Advance Jan 28, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance Mar 23, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Feb 21, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Nov 12, 2005 36 out of 40 90
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Mar 27, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Advance (Germany) Game Boy Advance 2002 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Feb 21, 2002 17 out of 20 85
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Mar 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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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.


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

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