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Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished (Sharp X68000)

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Title Screen

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Developer: Dempa
Publisher: Dempa
Platform: Sharp X68000
Released in JP: July 19, 1991


MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.


The SHARP X68000 version of Ancient Ys Vanished took a very different approach to remaking the game: Everything but the final tower was re-worked in some way, the shop 'portraits' were given a sense of realism that border-lined on creepy and Adol's sprite reflects what he is actually wearing. They also inverted the monster:boss difficulty, making bosses easy and regular monsters less so.

Unused Music Test

On DISK 0' is a program called gsd.x (GAME-SOUND-DRIVER) which can be used to play through all the music and sound made for the game. To access this feature, you need to:

  • Boot to A> using the Human68k System Disk.
  • At the A> type in "gsd ysmusic.dat yspcm.dat" to load the files required.
  • After it finished loading, type in "gsd" again to bring up the sound test.
  • Enter in a number and RETURN to exit.
  • Tracks 1-15, 17 & 18, 20, 22 & 33-54 work.

Unused Tracks

  • #22: Rest in Peace (Harmonica Ver.)
(Source: イース for SHARP X68000)