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Phantasy Star, which began Sega's epic RPG series and is on its own half the reason to buy an SMS. 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
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.
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".
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically: Detail what was changed.
|The Phantasy Star series|
|Master System||Phantasy Star|
|Genesis||Phantasy Star II • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium|
|GameCube||Phantasy Star Online Episode I&II • Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (Prototype)|
|PlayStation 2||Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.17: Phantasy Star generation:2|