• Kojima's GBA experiment-and the sunny island childhood it changed forever

    11 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The sun is actually in the sky, not in your hand, which is key to playing Boktai.
    The 2003 Game Boy Advance exclusive Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand! is a largely forgotten game, even among Hideo Kojima fans. The concept is as indulgent as a Kojima game could ever be: you play as young vampire hunter Django (named after a famed spaghetti Western hero) who fights immortals with a solar-powered gun. Like your namesake, you drag bosses into a solar pile driver in a coffin.
    The game's relative lack of popularity is probably due, in part, to its central conceit: a solar sensor...
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