Golden Sun: The Lost Age

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age, released under different names in some regions, is a 2002 role-playing video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo.wikipedia
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Golden Sun (series)

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It is the second installment in the Golden Sun series.
The original two games, Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age, were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively, for the Game Boy Advance platform.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

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It was eventually followed by a third installment, titled Dark Dawn, released in 2010 and set thirty years after the two original games.
Speculation of a third entry in the franchise began soon after the release of its predecessor, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, in 2002, culminating in a widely-spread hoax game being revealed at a pre-E3 2007 gathering.

Camelot Software Planning

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age, released under different names in some regions, is a 2002 role-playing video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo.

Lemuria in popular culture

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Eventually, Felix's party is able to achieve entrance into Piers' home, a legendary, secluded Atlantis-like society named Lemuria far out in the ocean.

Golden Sun

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Many of these puzzles revolve heavily around the usage of the game's resident form of magic spells, Psynergy, requiring the player to find items that grant the bearer new forms of Psynergy in order to accomplish tasks.
Golden Sun is followed by a sequel, The Lost Age, which takes place immediately after, but focuses on the perspectives of the antagonists.

Motoi Sakuraba

He also arranged "Gourmet Race" from Kirby Super Star, "Jungle Level Ver.2" from Donkey Kong Country, "Mario Tennis / Mario Golf" from Mario Tennis and Mario Golf, "Victory Road" from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the "Airship Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3, the "Battlefield Theme", "Final Destination", and "Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun)" from Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Role-playing video game

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age, released under different names in some regions, is a 2002 role-playing video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo.

Game Boy Advance

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age, released under different names in some regions, is a 2002 role-playing video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo. IGN ranked the game as the eighth-best Game Boy Advance title of 2003 and the 22nd-best GBA game of all time.

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age, released under different names in some regions, is a 2002 role-playing video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo.

Jinn

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Along the way, the player uses psynergy to defeat enemies and discover new locations, help out local populations, and find elemental djinn which augment the characters' powers.

Game Link Cable

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Players can transfer their characters and items from Golden Sun to The Lost Age by means of a password system or Game Link Cable, and players are rewarded for fully completing both games.

IGN

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IGN ranked the game as the eighth-best Game Boy Advance title of 2003 and the 22nd-best GBA game of all time.

Magic in fiction

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Players guide a cast of characters as they journey through a fantasy-themed world, interact with other characters, battle monsters, acquire increasingly powerful magic spells and equipment, and take part in a building, predefined narrative.

Overworld

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Much of the time spent outside of battle takes place either in the game's overworld or within dungeons, caves, and other locales with puzzles integrated into their layout.

Dungeon crawl

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Much of the time spent outside of battle takes place either in the game's overworld or within dungeons, caves, and other locales with puzzles integrated into their layout.

Level (video gaming)

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The player gains more and more Psynergy spells as the game progresses, either through levelling up or acquiring and equipping, or using, special items, and with each "utility" Psynergy spell the party gains access to more locations and secrets hidden within the game world.

Random encounter

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The Lost Age contains both random monster encounters and compulsory battles that advance the story.

3D computer graphics

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While a battle being is conducted, the characters and background swirl around and change positions in a pseudo-3D effect.

Health (gaming)

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If all the player's characters are downed by reducing their hit points to zero, the party is returned to the last village that the player visited and suffers a monetary penalty.

Experience point

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The successful completion of a battle yields experience points, coins, and occasionally rare items.

Item (gaming)

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The successful completion of a battle yields experience points, coins, and occasionally rare items.

Character class

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Djinn form the basis of the game's statistics enhancement system, and the way they are allocated to different characters modifies the characters' classes, increasing maximum hit points, Psynergy points, and other statistics, and also alters the available Psynergy that the characters can perform.

Protagonist

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For much of the game, the player controls four characters: Felix is an eighteen-year-old Venus Adept from the village of Vale, who was an anti-hero in Golden Sun but serves as the game's new protagonist.

Famitsu

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The Lost Age was first revealed to Japan in early 2002, with the magazine Famitsu being the first publication to review the game.

Electronic Entertainment Expo

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The North American version of the game was playable at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2002, and IGN noted that the opening of the game did away with the notoriously boring opening sequence of Golden Sun, introducing the characters in between the action.