|Developer(s)||Camelot Software Planning|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance|
|Release date(s)||JP August 1, 2001
NA November 11, 2001
EU February 22, 2002
|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2 players ( needGame Link Cable)|
Golden Sun is a Game Boy Advance handheld role-playing video game. It was developed by Camelot and published in 2001 by Nintendo. It's the first of the Golden Sun series. In Japan, it's named Ōgon no Taiyō Hirakareshi Fūin (黄金の太陽 開かれし封印, meaning Golden Sun: The Broken Seal). In 2003, the second of the series named Golden Sun: the Lost Age was released. The game's "Djinn" setting is unusual.
The game's story take place on a magic world named "Weyard". It's an alchemy world, and alchemy can be controlled by adepts. Long long ago, Alchemy was sealed, but one day some young adepts let it return to Weyard. To keep world safety, they have to travel to let alchemy be sealed again.
IGN's Craig Harris said Golden Sun "is the best game in all 2D-based Japanese RPG".