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Phantasy Star Series

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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Phantasy Star series (4 titles)
AUTHOR/VENDOR:    Sega
RELEASED:         various
TYPE:             RPG
LANGUAGE:         English, Japanese, and Portuguese

PREMISE:          A multigenerational saga that mixes together elements of
                  the sci-fi, fantasy, strategy, and RPG genres.  The
                  underlying thread that unites the series is that of an
                  ancient evil which arises in various forms to threaten
                  the peaceful existence of the inhabitants of the Algo
                  star system.  Time and again it is defeated, only to rise
                  again in an even more threatening form with each new age,
                  until a climatic confrontation is forced in the fourth
                  and final installment.

IMPRESSIONS:      This is for Sega Genesis/MegaDrive fans what the Final
                  Fantasy series is for the various Nintendo platforms.
                  It is an ABSOLUTE MUST if you an RPG fan.  The third game
                  in the series doesn't quite fit, as it deals with a side
                  story, but the fourth and final installment was such
                  a huge success that it inspired its own anime TV series
                  in Japan.  Its continued popularity can be judged in part
                  by the demand for the rare G/MD cart of the first game.
                  Don't just take my word for it - play the series and see
                  for yourself!

VARIATIONS:       Phantasy Star (aka Phantasy Star MD, PSMD - initally
                    released for the SMS in 1988, rereleased 1993 in a
                    special anniversary edition for the MegaDrive limited
                    to just 1000 copies - it is the rarest known commercial
                    G/MD cart in existence with a current street value of
                    around US$200 - nevertheless, it's an exact copy of the
                    Japanese SMS game, folks)
                  Phantasy Star 2 (1989, the direct sequel to the first
                    game - according to Chochobo's RPG Ranch, it has the
                    best ending of any game in the series and can hold its
                    own against PS4 - there also seems to have been a
                    a variation or derivative with modem support released
                    in Japan that was documented in Mega Play issue #2)
                  Phantasy Star 3 - Generations of Doom (1991, released in
                    Japan under the title Tokino Seishousha - deals with
                    a side story in the saga, as three generations of
                    characters interact, marry, and breed to raise a new
                    crowd to do the same - four different endings based on
                    how the game is played)
                  Phantasy Star 4 - The End of the Millenium (1993, also
                    released in the United States under the title The Final
                    Terror - takes all of the previous games, even PS3 to
                    some extent, and ties them together into one grand
                    finale)

                  I would also like to note that the entire series is
                  available on one big multigame CD in Japanese for the
                  Sega Saturn - provided you can still find it - and there
                  is an active campaign underway to get Sega to port this
                  collection to IBM PC platforms.  There are also at least
                  a dozen or so Game Gear "side story" games, which were
                  eventually collected and released on two separate discs
                  in the Game no Can series for the Mega CD in Japan.

                  According to Steve Snake, Sega did consider porting
                  one or more of the "regular" Phantasy Star games to the
                  Sega CD, but nothing ever came of it.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by demonsweat777 on Tuesday, June 26 @ 05:40:41 EDT
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This is, without a doubt, my favorite game series EVER. I love these games so much, I made a site devoted to them, (check it out please;) These games have the best storyline for any game I've ever played. Period. Phantasy Star 4 was probably the first real RPG I ever played, and with that game, I was immediately hooked to RPG's for life, Phantasy Star always being my faves of the bunch. Part 4 is easily the best, part 2 is my second fave, and part 3 isn't much liked by other PS fans, but I love it all the same. If you haven't played any of these games, download em and start playing them NOW, or you will be missing one of the best stories any game has ever had.

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Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by DarkWolf on Monday, July 23 @ 22:47:40 EDT
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Phantasy Star 2 and 4 are by far the best in the series, these games take the original Phantasy Star a step further while supplying new characters and new surroundings at the same time.

The character design is good, the music is great, the story is good in PS2, excellent in PS4. What more can you say about the PS series? PS3 was okay, but it's too bad it was so far off from the other two Genesis releases.

I was anxious for the release of PSO, then I found out that my 9/9/99 DC can't read the disc, and SEGA doesn't seem to care to return my calls. But I've played it on other people's Dreamcasts, and I think a bit of that Sonic Adventure "fruitiness" is in PSO.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by Sparxster (webmaster@rocketknight.com) on Tuesday, November 20 @ 22:08:08 EST
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its not that i really dislike the games, its just im not good at most rpgs...

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by PACHUKA (egray@!nospam!-3do.com) on Sunday, February 03 @ 20:57:22 EST
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Phantasy Star 1 is nothing more then the SMS version in a fancy converter. It's rather sad, considering it's a terrific game =(

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by SamuraiJohn on Monday, April 22 @ 15:22:34 EDT
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I own Phantsy Star 4! Its a very well made game! It has all that you need!Fighting, Storyline, and cutscreens that are like a Comic Book!

This game is not easly beaten... which makes it SO FUNN!!

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by scool1000 on Monday, April 22 @ 16:10:11 EDT
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I believe the phantasy star series is the best series ever. The jazzy music the personalities of the characters, the bad guys and the weapons and armor and items that different things yet but be powerful

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by toriniku on Thursday, August 01 @ 13:01:08 EDT
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i only have 2 and 3, but i was incredibly lucky in that a friend was getting rid of all his video games (such a crime!) and decided to give his most prized ones to me. thusly, PS 2 & 3, ToeJam & Earl, and a few other things came my way...in the nice hard cases and with instruction booklets in excellent condition. i need to get my hands on 4, but 2 is lots of fun (still haven't beat it yet, though!) and 3 isn't bad either, although it definitely does seem quite different from what went before...

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Phantasy Star 3 (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 05 @ 16:12:51 EST

Phantasy Star 3 Best Game EVER! in this genre, only overtrumphed by Civilization 2 in gameplay durability no doubt about it. with 4 endings and multiple gaming in one game. it gave me 1 year of joy in early 90s.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by misty on Sunday, December 01 @ 22:31:30 EST
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my fave was ps3 :D
i have game sprites on my site...

ja ne,
misty

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, January 04 @ 14:04:14 EST

tell me how to steal moon dew with shir, i dont know wheree even its at

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by misty on Friday, February 21 @ 17:36:36 EST
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i bought ps3 when it first came out..at 81 bucks
and then a few laters i got ps4 at 118$ straight for 1-800-usa-sega. dont have the cartriges anymore but i play them on my emulator(sadly).

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, April 05 @ 08:04:32 EST

Phantasy Star 4 was the best. PS3 was the worst! 1&2 are fine. I have a question for PS2. Which characters should I use? I mean you can have only 4 person in your party but there's more than 4 characters.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29 @ 00:43:49 EDT

Its very refreshing to see people who know of this series and hail it as one of the best ever made. Personally PS4 is my favorite game of all time and it also helped introduce me to the word of japanese anime from the cut scenes and such. Rune is to kewl as is Rika. Hail Phantasy Star. We hope it lives on forever.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 1)
by makemedance on Wednesday, October 01 @ 14:58:46 EDT
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As everyone else has mentioned, I believe that PS4 was the epitome of this weirdly named series of RPGs.

Not only was the music incredible (oh my gawd-- I mean listen to the freakin' INTRO!!) but the gameplay was great with combination attacks and strategies. Also, the story was just as moving, if not more, as FF7! Who knew that--well, I won't say it for people that have not finished this game.

Personal side note-- :) It was kinda cool because my final attack on the last boss was the most powerful combination attack, and I did it on accident!

I give it a 9.

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Re: Phantasy Star 4 (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, October 05 @ 09:56:54 EDT

I beat this game two times hey if your stuck on the AIR. CASTLE you have to try to be on level 40 and on the 3rd planet go to the cave with all the musk cats and defeat the monsters there and you'll get 1000+exps that will help you get to level 40!


From: Eric Lagasse from Rolla North Dakota!

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Phantasy Star 4 (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Sunday, October 05 @ 10:33:22 EDT
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Man I used to hate Phantasy star and Shining Force games but now I figured out they have alot of aventure and excitement, now I like them I liked them so much (Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 4, Shining Force, Shining Force 2) that I beat them all in ( )'s they are so cool when you get the hang of RPG's.

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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Monday, February 02 @ 21:14:41 EST

Phantasy Star IV is the best jRPGs on SEGA MD and one of the best 16-bit jRPGs, second only to Chrono Trigger (SNES). It even beats the crap out of Final Fantasy III (SNES) in terms of storyline and overall gameplay (FF3 storyline is a bit like mexican or brazillian series and fighting rules are much too complicated to be fun).

2 thumbs up!

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Re: Phantasy Star IV (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Friday, February 27 @ 23:46:33 EST
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I really like this game I beat it 8 times and got to level 99 if you ever played this game I know you'll enjoy it to.

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Re: Phantasy Star IV (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Tuesday, April 13 @ 18:35:00 EDT
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I have just found Phantasy Star IV game genie codes: PS: I found Game Genie codes for this game and they do work (probably not on a real game genie for a real sega genesis they probably only work on a emulator) if your using Gens 2.11 (an emulator) type in the following codes when the sega logo apears or any where else in the game (note at the sega logo pause then in the right hand corner click on file and click on game genie if you type in the codes if the game isn't on the codes WILL BE DELETED AND YOU HAVE TO TYPE THEM IN AT THE SEGA LOGO I DONE IT BEFORE SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO IT) ok now for the codes:

8WFC-YCGW
Chaz starts a new game with 500 HP (instead of only 25).

NRFC-YAGY
Chaz starts a new game with 99 TP (instead of only 10).

HWFC-ZA00
Chaz starts a new game with 80 Strength (instead of
only 8), and 60 Mental (instead of only 6). This code
also causes your ATK Power to go up.

GLFC-YN02
Chaz starts a new game with 70 Agility (instead of only
7), and 50 Dexterity (instead of only 5). This code
also causes your DFS Power to go up.

ACFC-ZR9J
Chaz starts a new game with the Elsydeon equipped
(instead of the Hunting Knives).

R0FC-YW1L
Chaz starts a new game with the Silver Helmet and the
Guard Mail equipped (instead of the Leather Helmet and
the Leather Cloth).

98NC-ZEGT + 98NC-YLGW
Makes Monomate restore at least 500 HP on EVERYONE in
your party!!

ACNW-YLAY
Makes Antidote work on EVERYONE in your Party (instead
of just one member).

ACNW-YLBL
Makes Cure-Paral work on EVERYONE in your party (instead
of just one member).

98NC-Z99E
Money code. Go to any shop that sells Monomate, buy
Monomate (with the code turned OFF) for $20, then turn
the code ON and sell the Monomate back for $32,767!

96NC-V962
Get 65,535 experience points when you kill Xanafalgues
in battle! This code lets your party level-up very
fast. *See note below.

96MW-V922
Get 65,535 experience points when you kill Monsterflies
in battle! This code lets your party level-up very
fast. *See note below.

963W-V92J
Get 65,535 experience points when you kill InfantWorms
in battle! This code lets your party level-up very
fast. *See note below.

96RW-V94J
Get 65,535 experience points when you kill Zol Slugs
in battle! This code lets your party level-up very
fast. *See note below. (May not work if 2 Zol Slugs
fuse together.)

963C-V94J
Get 65,535 experience points when you kill Hungrymoles
in battle! This code lets your party level-up very
fast. *See note below.

*NOTE:
It appears that the max number of experience points you
can get per battle is 65,535. So if you kill 1 enemy
with the code on, you'll get 65,535 exp points, if you
kill 2 enemies (in one battle), you'll still only get
65,535 exp points.

8CRC-ZEA4
Makes the Tsu technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH stronger!

8CRC-ZEBC
Makes the GiThu technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH stronger!

8CRC-ZEBL
Makes the NaThu technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH stronger!

8CPW-ZEHL
Makes the Foi technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH stronger

8CPW-ZEHW
Makes the GiFoi technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH stronger!

8CPW-ZEH4
Makes the NaFoi technique work against ALL enemies
(instead of just one), and makes it MUCH st

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Re: Phantasy Star II (Score: 1)
by Genesis on Tuesday, April 13 @ 18:46:43 EDT
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I found Game Genie codes for Phantasy Star II these codes ain't as long as the Phantasy Star IV ones but thats ok these are the Game Genie codes I use: PS: I found Game Genie codes for this game and they do work (probably not on a real game genie for a real sega genesis they probably only work on a emulator) if your using Gens 2.11 (an emulator) type in the following codes when the sega logo apears or any where else in the game (note at the sega logo pause then in the right hand corner click on file and click on game genie if you type in the codes if the game isn't on the codes WILL BE DELETED AND YOU HAVE TO TYPE THEM IN AT THE SEGA LOGO I DONE IT BEFORE SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DO IT) ok now for the codes:

atba-aa4r Master code

bxja-aa26 everthing is free

cjzt-aa2n no hp taken off from physical strikes

cj0a-aa2y no hp taken from venom strikes

cv2t-aa5r no hp lost in dammage zones

ajot-aa4w players never get paralyzed

reya-a6ty all enemies die in one strike

kaya-am2r+baya-aac8 your regular attacks are much more powerful

g2ya-aacj all battle magic is 4x more powerful

Well thats all the Game Genie codes for Phantasy Star II again if you have questions my e-mail address is elag58367@yahoo.com or eric_david_lagasse@hotmail.com!


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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, July 01 @ 05:01:19 EDT

I never played PS 2 or PS4 but what i been playin was PS 3!its smth horrible .The music sucks ,the battle graphics sucks(somebody tell me what clock-work mechanism means?) ,saving mechanism ???(why should i pay 5$ any time I quit),I dont get none of the techiqes,level increasing poor,story poor,reality - oriented graphics sucks!!!(seems like you playin an adventure sory or platformer)! I sold it for 1$ !my favorite games are Shining in the Darkness and Rings of Power(a lot of fun and quest included)!I will always remember them!Thanks to El Arts and Climax!


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Re: Phantasy Star Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, September 12 @ 09:18:29 EDT

i bought this game september 11th 2004, it's been a day since that, and this game is one of the best games ive ever played. It cost me 20 from a market. I was so pleased when i found it at that price as on ebay ive seen it go over 50, but im not selling this one, no way, it is The BEST Rpg ever.

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