Review: Golden Sun - A Radiant RPG, Once It Gets Going | NintendoLife

"This review originally went live in 2014, and we're updating and republishing it to celebrate the game's arrival in Switch's Game Boy Advance library via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack." -NintendoLife

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Terry_B133d ago

Best game released for the GBA together with its sequel. Nintendo totally missed the chance to make this an ongoing success story for the ds /3ds and consoles as well.

OtterX133d ago

Maybe Nintendo will use today's release of Golden Sun 1&2 on NSOnline to drum up interest in the series again. I loved part 1 back in the day, only ever got a handful of hours into part 2 and never really heard many people talk about part 3 on DS. Sounds like the series kind of went out on a whimper.

But, jrpgs are more popular than ever now and Nintendo already showed they could turn Xenoblade Chronicles into a huge selling success. Golden Sun would be the perfect way to add another jrpg to their 1st party arsenal, if they can reignite the series with a bangout new entry.

There's certainly not a lot to play on NSOnline, so now's the time for it to shine in front of a new audience while pleasing us oldschool gamers.

Terry_B133d ago

Absolutely agreeing ^^

To make a little joke..Golden Sun is kinda..Nintendos The Legend of Dragoon or Microsofts Blue Dragon or Square Enix Xenogears

OtterX133d ago

@Terry_B and Level5/Sony's Dark Cloud!

Man, you've got me salivating at the idea of any one of these getting a proper sequel!

Been sitting here all morning playing Golden Sun for the first time in 15 or so years. So good still like a warm, fuzzy nostalgic blanket! Especially in this winter cold and a nice hot coffee. 🥰


Two N64 games added for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members in April 2024

Extreme G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls added to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online classic game library.

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OtterX35d ago

What's great about this is that these titles were never previously discussed, they just sort of came out of left field. I loved the Extreme G series back in the day. They were just beneath Wipeout and FZero, but still really good.

purple10135d ago

If I remember the courses were good, but the gameplay just slightly beneath wipeout. Farro had the most speed but simple handling mechanics of double tap to dash slide / barge and boosters on track occasionally with the recharge health sections, but wipes out had full weapons, lock on missiles or rockets
Then with your cancel weapon pick up / trading a shield for a missile if you’re behind someone or trade the missile for the shield if you were in First, compared to extreme g which was more basic. I could be wrong tho. It was an awful long time ago.

On a similar note, I always wished starters pod racer had weapons. It would’ve been one of the best.


Switch Retro Spotlight: Kid Chameleon

“There are many iconic platformers yet Kid Chameleon is rarely discussed so allow me to shine the spotlight on this retro treasure.” - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums.

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Nintendo Switch Online April 2024 SNES Lineup Offers Cutesy Chaos

Nintendo has announced the SNES and Super Famicom games gracing the Nintendo Switch Online library this month, and there are some gems to enjoy.

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OtterX46d ago

Strange headline, as I thought the star of the show was Super RType. I almost bought RType Dimensions EX this last month and was just thinking, man I wish we had the SNES one somewhere on Switch. That's where I got my start w the series and I was beyond excited to see it drop this week!