Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Developer Konami
Publisher Konami
Platform Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) JP: July 16, 2003
NA: September 16, 2003
EU: May 14, 2004
Ratings E
Players 1-4
Compatible With Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Lunar Knights
Preceeded By N/A
Succeeded By Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand (also known as Bokura no Taiyō, literally 'Our Sun'), commonly referred to as simply Boktai, is the name of a one-of-a-kind game for the Game Boy Advance. This is the game that started the Boktai franchise, and introduced the concept of solar-dependant gameplay to the gaming industry.

The main character of the game is a boy named Django. The game has a total of 2 save files.


[edit] Game Mechanics

Boktai was the first game that encouraged players to go outside by having a Solar Sensor on the game cartridge that powered most weapons, player strength, and the ability to charge your energy. Although Konami recommended it be played outside, it was possible for players to play at it from home by a window sill or use a black colored light that gave off UV solar rays.

Another unique feature of Boktai is that before a game is started, the player has to set his/her current time and time zone. The engine can then determine when the sun will rise/set, and will simulate the position of the sun inside the game. This way, the player has an advantage during the daytime because, according to legend, vampires cannot be exposed to sunlight. The game also simulates times of day by putting "birds singing" sound effects in the morning, and giving the outdoor environment a soft orange glow around sunset.

[edit] Weapons

The main and only weapon in the game is a fully customisable Gun del Sol, or Solar Gun.

[edit] Purchase

Currently the production of Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand has ceased, and there are no plans to start production again. The only way to get the game is buying it from people who already have it; websites like eBay and Amazon, people you may know, or even bargain bins at local game stores (if you get lucky).

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Last edited by Relmutsie AN on 26 April 2010 at 14:38
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