This game has a notes page
Phantasy Star, which began Sega's epic RPG series and is on its own half the reason to buy a Master System. Explore three planets with wildly differing climates, and wildly similar dungeons.
Items "M SYSTEM" and "ZILLION" exist in the list of items and can be added to the inventory via save editing, but do not appear to have any effect. They are likely a reference to the Sega Master System and the game Zillion, respectively.
Backup RAM Credits
The following phrase is found in the ROM at 0x807.
PHANTASY STAR BACKUP RAM PROGRAMMED BY NAKA YUJI
The Japanese version supports FM audio (by using the FM add-on for the Sega Mark III or the MK-2000 version of the Master System). The code for FM audio was removed entirely for the international versions.
Several items got renamed between the Japanese and international versions.
|Magic Lamp||Light Pendant|
|International Release||Korean Release|
The Korean version featured a radically different title screen, removing Alis in favor of a more generic space scene. The rest of the game is apparently unchanged, other than the translation. As to why this change was made is unknown, though it was perhaps for some sort of censorship.
Phantasy Star Collection (GBA)
In the original English-language release, the Governor tells you "IN THE MAHARU CAVE LIVES AN ESPER NAMED NOAH. I WILL GIVE YOU A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION TO PRESENT TO HER", though Noah is listed as a male everywhere else. The GBA Phantasy Star Collection release changed this, using the pronoun "HIM".
Like its Genesis sequel, the Virtual Console version of this game contains a plaintext, commented ASM patch. It basically removes every instance of a red cross in hospitals throughout the game. See the notes page for the raw patch code.
The Phantasy Star series
|Master System||Phantasy Star|
|Genesis||Phantasy Star II (Localization Prototype) • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (Localization Prototypes)|
|PlayStation 2||Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 17: Phantasy Star generation:2 • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection|
|Phantasy Star Online|
|Dreamcast||Phantasy Star Online|
|GameCube||Phantasy Star Online Episode I&II • Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (Prototype)|
|PlayStation 2||Phantasy Star Universe|
|Nintendo DS||Phantasy Star 0|
|PlayStation Portable||Phantasy Star Portable • Phantasy Star Portable 2|
|PlayStation Vita||Phantasy Star Nova|
|Xbox 360||Phantasy Star Universe|
|Windows||Phantasy Star Online • Phantasy Star Universe • Phantasy Star Online 2 • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis|