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Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen (PC-88)

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Title Screen

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen

Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Nihon Falcom
Platform: PC-88
Released in JP: June 21, 1987


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


The very first version of the very first Ys game. Was one of six ports initially released for various Japanese computers.

Unused Music Test

Insert Disk B in Drive 1 and boot up the computer. An error on the screen may appear, but during this time hold down "Y" and "S" together (in capitals) and this will bring up the Music Test. All the tracks below are unused and not played during normal gameplay. Each track will play through and move onto the next one, but you can also press [SPACEBAR] to cycle through them.

Fair wind by M·H
Shining star by M·I
Dreaming by Y·K
Chase of shadow by Y·K
NHK教育  by Y·K
over drive by Y·K
旅立ち by Y·K
悲しみクロスロード by  Y·K
Battle ground by Y·K
Mysterious moment by Y·K
アドルのテーマ by Y·K
Dead-end street by Y·K
Sub-mission by Y·K


(Source: The Falcom Museum)

Unused Text

Included in the source code is (what appears to be) a mockup of the status page. However, a number of inventory items are incorrect and all the values are listed as plain text. It is likely this was a placeholder until a proper status page based on character stats. and equipment was made.

STATUS.   LEVEL 1  HP 255/255.
STR 255   EXP  65535.  DEF 255   GOLD 65535
SWORD : LONG SWORD
SHIELD: LARGE SHIELD
ARMOR : HALF PLATE
ITEM  : POTION OF HEAL
RING  : J.D.RING