There is a particular Role-Playing game in the Nintendo Gameboy Advance I want to talk about today, and it is one that has been touted to be the best Japanese RPG for any console.
The Golden Sun Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is a game that has a turn-based style of gameplay but the story is what really sets it apart from the rest of the pack.
This Nintendo Gameboy advance game focuses on a world called “Weyard”. According to the game’s lore, Weyard is an earth-like place where the world is said to be flat. In Weyard, there is a powerful force called the “Alchemy” that was sealed away because should it fall into the wrong hands, it could spell doom for the entire world.
The plot then revolves around “adepts” or people who have an affinity to one of Weyard’s natural elements. The Weyard elements are Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter (which is basically Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind, respectively).
The characters of the game are “adepts” and each of them have an affinity to one of the Weyard natural elements. The main character, Isaac, is a silent one and doesn’t talk per se, but you can choose his responses in a certain situation. He has the affinity of the Venus element. The next character, Garet, has a very good affinity to the Mars element and is Isaac’s best friend. Ivan, is a boy from a well-known merchant town called Kalay and he has lived there all of his life (well, up until Isaac recruits him). Ivan has an affinity to the Jupiter element. The fourth character is Mia, is a Mercury adept who specializes in healing. And lastly, the 5th playable character is Jenna, a Mars adept that happens to be Isaac’s childhood friend.
Of course, the game would not be complete without its antagonists. The main antagonists of the game are Saturos and Menardi. Both of them have an affinity to the Mars element and they have one mission in mind: to unlock the Alchemy again to use it for evil.
Golden Sun Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance takes on a traditional approach when it comes to its battle system. It employs a turn-based style of gameplay that allows you to choose which actions you want to do when a certain character’s turn calls for it.
The game also employs a random battle system and when the battle starts, the background rotates to provide a “3D effect”, which is something unique as no other game uses this kind of mechanic.
You can bring 4 characters at a time in battle so use your characters accordingly. Your adepts are called as such because they are adept at using one Weyard element. The magic of this game is called the “Psynergy” and each character has a set of unique psynergies to choose from.
One notable difference of the Golden Sun Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is the Djinn. Djinns can be attached to any character and each Djinn will give different bonuses. These bonuses can range from character stats or different classes. Only one Djinn can be equipped on a character at any given time.
The Golden Sun Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is a truly beautiful game. The story is superb, the gameplay is great, and you really cannot beg for more (well, at least, they could improve the graphics even more).
If you want to play one of the best RPG games for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance, the Golden Sun will not disappoint.