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Phantasy Star II
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, iOS, Android, Steam
ROM size: Sega Mega Drive 768kB
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive JP 1989-03-21 ¥8,000 G-5501
Sega Mega Drive US 1989 $69.95 [1]Media:CGW US 076.pdf  ?
Sega Mega Drive UK 1991-02 £39.99 [2]Media:Raze UK 06.pdf  ?
Sega Mega Drive BR 1996-03 R$59,99 048170
Sega Mega Drive KR 199x ₩? GM6066JG


Virtual Console JP 700 points ?
Virtual Console US 800 points ?
Virtual Console EU 800 points ?



Xbox Live Arcade JP 400pts ¥? ?
Xbox Live Arcade US 400pts $? ?
Xbox Live Arcade EU 400pts £? €? ?
Xbox Live Arcade AU ?pts $? ?
Xbox Live Arcade KR ?pts ₩? ?



iOS JP ¥? ?
iOS US $2.99 ?
iOS EU £1.99 €? ?



Steam US $2.99 ?
Steam EU £1.99 €? ?



Android OS JP (PuyoSega) ?



Phantasy Star II, called Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni (ファンタシースターII 還らざる時の終わりに) in Japan, is the sequel to Phantasy Star and was developed and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1989. It was the first RPG to be released for the system and is considered a highly influential release for the genre as a whole.

History

Release

At the time of release, Phantasy Star II was one of the biggest RPGs available for home consoles, and in turn one of the longest (and arguably more difficult) Mega Drive games. Translation issues prevented the game from being released worldwide - Sega created Japanese and English translations, with Tectoy translating the game into Portuguese for the Brazillian market and Samsung into Korean for South Korea. As such, there was no official pan-European release of Phantasy Star II - only English language versions were released in that region.

Due to its perceived difficulty, the US and UK versions shipped with a map and 110-page hint book.

Legacy

Phantasy Star II has been re-released numerous times through compilations, including Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998), Sega Smash Pack (1999), Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 (2001), Phantasy Star Collection (2003), Sega Mega Drive Collection (2006), Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008) and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (2008). Emulated versions were also released for the Wii's Virtual Console service, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam and iOS. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015. [4]

Phantasy Star II's success led to eight Phantasy Star II text adventure games across 1991 for the Sega Game Toshokan service. It has also led to multiple sequels, most notably Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom and Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium.

Naflign's Ego, discontent with the official English localisation, created a precise fan translation of the game in 2000. The game has also been translated into other languages (such as German) by fans.

Version differences

  • The volume of drums heared in almost all of the background music has been lowered for the western releases.

Production Credits

Written and Directed by: Chiemshi
Assistant Director: Psyche
Art Director: Chaotickaz
Character Design: Yoshibon
Mechanical Design: JudyTotoya
Designers: Phoenix Rie, Choko, BigIsland, Ichiemon, Wakasama, Stresteless, Yonesan, Gen
Musical Composer: Bo
Sound Effects: Nav, Tarnya
Assistant Programmer: Tapkara Sat
Software Programmer: Com Blue
Produced and Programmed by: Muuuu Yuji
Presented by: Sega

Physical Scans

Mega Drive Version

































































































































































































Sega Mega Drive 89 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 23 reviews
Publication Score Source
89 №37, p91Media:ACE UK 37.pdf
90 AllGame
93 9/90, p76/77
78 №4, p34
100 №160, p47-52
89
93 №30, p99
97 №10, p98
79 №5, p63
№5, p93
88 №18, p71
78 №1, p79Media:Megatech UK 01.pdf
95 №7, p24/25
85
90 №6, p34/35Media:Raze UK 06.pdf
90 RPGamer
92 RPGFan
94 №15, p22/23
100 №23, p54
92 №25, p46/47
79 №5, p21Media:Segapro UK 05.pdf
72 №18, p66
90 №14, p34/49
89 №17, p88
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Hint Book
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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PhantasyStar2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Phantasystarii md jp manual.pdf
Manual
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Map
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
Phantasystarii md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
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Cart
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Hint Book
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, CA

Virtual Console Version

































































































































































































Wii 90 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
90 AllGame


iOS Version

































































































































































































iOS 85 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
85 August 27, 2010

External Links

Phantasy Star series of games
Sega Master System Phantasy Star (1987)
Sega Mega Drive Phantasy Star II (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990) | Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (1993)
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures (1991): Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis
Sega Game Gear Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992)
Sega Saturn Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998)
Sega Dreamcast Phantasy Star Online (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (2001)
Nintendo GameCube Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (2003)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance Phantasy Star Collection (2003)
Sony PlayStation 2 Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005) | Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008)
Windows PC Phantasy Star Online Episode IV: Blue Burst (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus (2007) | Phantasy Star Online 2 (2012)
Nintendo DS Phantasy Star 0 (2008)
PlayStation Portable Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (2011) | Phantasy Star Defender's Pack! (2011)
Mobile Phones Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | note: this section may be incomplete
PlayStation Vita Phantasy Star Nova (2014)
AndroidiOS Phantasy Star Online 2 es (2014)
Phantasy Star related media
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)
Audiobooks Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995) | Phantasy Star Online 2: Project Dream Arcs! (2013)
Books Lots

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 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)