GBAtemp Recommends! Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand G.R. Issue #2 (GBA) Welcome back! This is the second issue of GBAtemp Recommends! - a weekly magazine feature in which we share our favourite Game Boy Advance titles. The games we recommend may be top titles from the GBA library, or they may be sleeper hits that missed the radar, but one thing's certain, they're all great games that are worthy of a play through! This week, to tie in with Halloween, we've picked a great game that ties in with the horror theme quite nicely... GBAtemp Recommends! Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand Gameplay Video Promotional Trailer: Gameplay: Published by Konami and produced by Hideo Kojima, Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand created a lot of hype when it was originally announced. The original game cartridge included a built-in sensor that could measure the amount of sunlight the cartridge is exposed to. This played an important role in the game, as it was used to charge the Gun Del Sol - a weapon that fired bursts of sunlight at undead enemies. The game featured great stealth gameplay and an interesting story line to boot. During the game you are entertained by your side kick "Otenko" - a floating sunflower. During E3 of 2003 a beta copy of Boktai was leaked online. This beta version only featured a short portion of the game. When the community got their hands on it, people soon realised that the game wasn't playable due to the light sensor requirement. Some time later, release group BATMAN released a patch for the ROM that allowed you to play the game on flash carts by manually specifying the amount of sunlight within the game by pressing a button combination. This patch was later re-released by the Independent when the final retail copies of Boktai were released. Many players of Boktai actually preferred using the sunlight patch rather than actually playing it from the retail cartridge because it made the game a lot less of a chore (allowing you to even play through on cloudy days!). Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand is overall a very enjoyable and unique game. We definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good adventure game with a solid amount of action and stealth.