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Phantasy Star
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥6,000 G-1341
Sega Master System
US
$69.99[1] 9500
Sega Master System
UK
£39.95[2] 9500
Sega Master System
FR
?F 9500
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 9500
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 9500
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 029010
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB4014KS



Sega Mega Drive
JP
1994-04-02 ¥4,800 G-4534


Wii Virtual Console
JP
¥600 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
$600 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
€600 points ?



Phantasy Star (ファンタシースター) is a 1987 role-playing game developed and published by Sega. It is the first in a long line of Phantasy Star games, and is often considered one of the best games for the Sega Master System.

In 1994, Sega released a version for the Sega Mega Drive, Phantasy Star Fukkokuban (ファンタシースター 復刻版). This version is merely the Master System version on a Mega Drive cartridge PCB with the appropriate connector pin to signal Master System mode changed accordingly (which is how passthrough devices like the Power Base Converter work). The situation behind this release is unknown; the most prominent rumor is that it was a contest giveaway.

The game was also included in Phantasy Star Collection and as an unlockable in Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection. More recently a remake has been included in the Sega Ages 2500 series, and it has been made available through the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Production credits

Master System version

Magazine articles

Main article: Phantasy Star/Magazine articles.

Hints

Promotional material

EGM US BuyersGuide 1989.pdf

Print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) 1989 Buyer's Guide (1989-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #1: "May 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[4]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #2: "July/August 1989" (1989-04-22)[5]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #3: "September/October 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[6]

AcaoGames BR 006.pdfAcaoGames BR 006.pdf

Print advert in














Ação Games (BR) #6: "xxxx 199x" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Supergame (BR) #4: "Novembro 1991" (1999-11-xx)[7]

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №1, p64[8]Media:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf
75 №4, p103[9]Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
75 №89, p93[10]Media:CVG UK 089.pdf
70 №23 (Vol 2), p54
94 №7, p11[11]Media:StheSegaMagazine UK 07.pdf
100 №23, p58
90 №25, p46
100 №46, p100[12]Media:SegaPower UK 46.pdf
96 №5, p21[13]Media:SegaPro UK 05.pdf
75 №64, p110
92 №58, p68/69[14]Media:Zzap IT 58.pdf
Sega Master System
87
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, US
PhantasyStar SMS US cover.jpg
Cover
Phantasystar sms us cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, US
Tonka variant
PhantasyStar SMS US Tonka cover.jpg
Cover
Phantasystar sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
PhantasyStar SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
PhantasyStar SMS EU cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
"no limits" variant
PhantasyStar SMS EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
PhantasyStar SMS JP backcover.jpgNospine.pngPhantasyStar SMS JP cover.jpg
Cover
Phantasystar sms jp cart.jpg
Cart
PhantasyStarSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
PhantasyStar SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
PhantasyStar SMS BR cart.jpg
Cart
PhantasyStar SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release)
PhantasyStar SMS BR blue cover.jpg
Cover
PhantasyStar SMS BR Cart Back Blue.jpgPhantasyStar SMS BR Cart Blue.jpg
Cart
Master System, KR
PhantasyStar SMS KR cover.jpg
Cover
PhantasyStar SMS KR cart.jpg
Cart
PhantasyStarSMSKrManual.pdf
Manual

Mega Drive version

Mega Drive, JP
Phantasy Star MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
PhantasyStar MD JP CartTop.jpg
PhantasyStar MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Phantasystar md jp manual.pdf
Manual

Virtual Console version

External links

References

  1. File:VG&CE US 07.pdf, page 30
  2. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 166
  3. File:Supergame BR 03.pdf, page 29
  4. File:EGM US 001.pdf, page 47
  5. File:EGM US 002.pdf, page 68
  6. File:EGM US 003.pdf, page 55
  7. File:Supergame BR 03.pdf, page 14
  8. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 64
  9. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 103
  10. File:CVG UK 089.pdf, page 93
  11. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 07.pdf, page 11
  12. File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 100
  13. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 21
  14. File:Zzap IT 58.pdf, page 68


Phantasy Star series
Phantasy Star (1987) | Phantasy Star II (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990) | Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (1993)
Phantasy Star Online (Ver. 2 | Ep. I & II | Ep. III | Ep. IV) (2000-2005) | Phantasy Star Universe (Ambition of the Illuminus) (2006-2007) | Phantasy Star Online 2 (es) (2012-2014)
Handheld games
Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992) | Phantasy Star 0 (Mini) (2008-2009) | Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Infinity) (2009-2011) | Phantasy Star Nova (2014)
Compilations
Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (2003) | Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008) | Phantasy Star Defender's Pack! (2011)
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures
Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis
Others
Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005) | Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (2016)
Albums
Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection I (1993) | Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection II (1993) | Phantasy Star Online Original Sound Track (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Songs of Ragol Odyssey: Soundtrack Episode 1 & 2 (2002) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III Special Edition (2003) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution Original Sound Track (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Premium Arrange (2004) | Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV Sound Track (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe Game Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Tsutaya Original Sound Track (2006) | Save This World: Phantasy Star Universe Original Score (2006) | For Brighter Day Phantasy Star Universe Original Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star 1st Series Complete Album (2008) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Original Soundtrack (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Original Sound Track (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Special Single CD (2009) | Phantasy Star Soundtrack: Theme Song Collection (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Original Soundtrack: Wings of Universe (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Special CD (2011) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Original Soundtrack (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Mini Sound Track (2013) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 1 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 2 (2013) | Phantasy Star Music Collection 2000-2007 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 3 (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Original Soundtrack (2015) | Phantasy Star Online Series 15th Anniversary Concert: Sympathy 2015 Live Memorial Album (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 4 (2016)
Audiobooks
Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995) | Phantasy Star Online 2: Project Dream Arcs! (2013)
Books
Phantasy Star II Hint Book (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Toki no Keishousha Koushiki Guide Book (1990) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Hint Book (1991) | Phantasy Star: Sennenki no Owari ni Game Guide Book (1994) | Phantasy Star Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1995) | Phantasy Star IV Official Players Guide (1995) | Phantasy Star Online Navigation Guide (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Official Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Tettei Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Fan Book (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Official Perfect Guide (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Ultimate (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution Complete Guide (2003) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (2004) | Phantasy Star Universe Signature Series Guide (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Perfect Bible (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Visual Book (200x) | Phantasy Star Universe Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Perfect Guide (2007) | Phantasy Star Portable Fan Book: Guardians Maniacs (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable Perfect Bible (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Photon Master Guide (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Complete Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star 0 Official Strategy Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Star Frontier Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Perfect Bible (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity: Infinity Battle Guide (2011) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Start Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Master Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Expert Guide (2013) | 25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles (2013) | Phantasy Star Nova Guide Book (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Side Stories (2015) | Phantasy Star Nova Perfect Bible (2015)