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Phantasy Star 0

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Title Screen

Phantasy Star 0

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Nintendo DS
Released in JP: December 25, 2008
Released in US: November 10, 2009
Released in EU: February 12, 2010
Released in AU: February 16, 2010

RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Phantasy Star 0 is a return to form for the Online subseries as it takes gameplay elements from the original Phantasy Star Online as opposed to Phantasy Star Universe. The game is also notable for using a Pictochat-inspired system to get around Nintendo's limitations.

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Regional Differences

Licensed by Nintendo Screen

International US
PSZ Startup West EU.png PSZ Startup West.png

The international version adds a "Licensed by Nintendo" screen. Furthermore, the US version adds a "Online Interaction Not Rated by the ESRB" notice to the bottom screen.

Japan International
PSZ SEGALogo Japan.png PSZ SEGALogo West.png

As is common with many Western releases of Sega games, the light-blue Sega logo used in Japan is replaced with the dark-blue version used by Sega of America and Sega Europe. The "Presented by" text also appears darker.

Opening Movie

Japan International

The background music used for the game's opening is different between the Japanese and International version. The Japanese version uses "Makenai Kokoro" by Hatsune Okumura, while its International version reuses the game's original Title theme as its Opening theme. Furthermore, the bottom screen is used to display the game's Opening credits in the Japanese version while the International version uses the same background displayed on the bottom screen which is normally used for other instances of animated cutscenes in the game.

Title Screen

Japan International

As the title theme used in the Japanese version is used as the opening theme for the International version a new theme is used for the International version's title screen. As is present in the title screen and opening video as well, this game was the first game to begin the trend of removing the game's Katakana spelling from the International version's logo.

Crossover Items

The Japanese version has a lot of items based off of Nintendo properties such as Zelda, Mario, and Metroid. These were removed from the international versions.

Furthermore, since the game supports cross-region Multiplayer with the Japanese version, if a Japanese version player with one of such item plays with an International version player, the model of the item will appear differently on other player's screen.

Item Codes

The game has a system wherein players could obtain special items by inputting a special code into a Vending Machine. All the Item Codes were changed in the International version and some items in this system were removed and replaced with other items.