|Phantasy Star II|
ROM Size: 768kB
Number of Players: 1
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Phantasy Star II, called Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni (ファンタシースターII 還らざる時の終わりに) in Japan, is the sequel to Phantasy Star and was developed and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1989. It was the first RPG to be released for the system and is considered a highly influential release for the genre as a whole.
At the time of release, Phantasy Star II was one of the biggest RPGs available for home consoles, and in turn one of the longest (and arguably more difficult) Mega Drive games. Translation issues prevented the game from being released worldwide - Sega created Japanese and English translations, with Tectoy translating the game into Portuguese for the Brazillian market and Samsung into Korean for South Korea. As such, there was no official pan-European release of Phantasy Star II - only English language versions were released in that region.
Due to its perceived difficulty, the US and UK versions shipped with a map and 110-page hint book.
Phantasy Star II has been re-released numerous times through compilations, including Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998), Sega Smash Pack (1999), Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 (2001), Phantasy Star Collection (2003), Sega Mega Drive Collection (2006), Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008) and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (2008). It is also available through the Wii's Virtual Console service, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam, and a version is also available for iOS.
Phantasy Star II's success led to eight Phantasy Star II text adventure games across 1991 for the Sega Game Toshokan service. It has also led to multiple sequels, most notably Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom and Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium.
Naflign's Ego, discontent with the official English localisation, created a precise fan translation of the game in 2000. The game has also been translated into other languages (such as German) by fans.
Written and Directed by: Chiemshi
Assistant Director: Psyche
Art Director: Chaotickaz
Character Design: Yoshibon
Mechanical Design: JudyTotoya
Designers: Phoenix Rie, Choko, BigIsland, Ichiemon, Wakasama, Stresteless, Yonesan, Gen
Musical Composer: Bo
Sound Effects: Nav, Tarnya
Assistant Programmer: Tapkara Sat
Software Programmer: Com Blue
Produced and Programmed by: Muuuu Yuji
Presented by: Sega
|87||Sega Retro Average|
|Based on 17 reviews|
|Mega Drive, CA|
|Phantasy Star series of games|
|Phantasy Star (1987)|
| Phantasy Star II (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990) | Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (1993)|
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures (1991): Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis
|Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992)|
|Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998)|
|Phantasy Star Online (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (2001)|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (2003)|
|Phantasy Star Collection (2003)|
|Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005)|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode IV: Blue Burst (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus (2007) | Phantasy Star Online 2 (2012)|
|Phantasy Star 0 (2008)|
|Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (2011)|
|Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | note: this section may be incomplete|
|Phantasy Star Nova (2014)|
|Phantasy Star related media|
|Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection I (1993) | Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection II (1993) | Phantasy Star Online Original Sound Track (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Songs of Ragol Odyssey Soundtrack: Episode 1&2 (2002) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III Special Edition (2003) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution Original Sound Track (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Premium Arrange (2004) | Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV Sound Track (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe Game Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Tsutaya Original Sound Track (2006) | Save This World: Phantasy Star Universe Original Score (2006) | For Brighter Day Phantasy Star Universe Original Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star 1st Series Complete Album (2008) | Phantasy Star Universe Ambition of the Illuminus Original Sound Track (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Original Sound Track (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Special Single CD (2009) | Phantasy Star Soundtrack: Theme Song Collection (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Original Soundtrack Wings of Universe (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Special CD (2011) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Original Soundtrack (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Mini Sound Track (2013) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol.1 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol.1 (2013) | Phantasy Star Music Collection 2000-2007 (2013)|
|Audiobooks||Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995) | Drama CD Phantasy Star Online 2 (2013)|
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Hint Book (1991) | Phantasy Star Compendium (1995) | Phantasy Star IV Official Players Guide (1995) | Phantasy Star Online Official Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Official Perfect Guide (2002) | Phantasy Star Universe Perfect Bible (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Visual Book (200x) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Perfect Guide (2007) | Phantasy Star Portable Perfect Bible (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Complete Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Perfect Bible (2010)