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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,700 G-5503
Sega Mega Drive
US
$79.95[1] 1303
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 048220
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM6067JG



Wii Virtual Console
JP
700 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 pts ?



Steam
US
$2.99 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?



Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, known as Toki no Keishousha: Phantasy Star III (時の継承者 ファンタシースターIII) in Japan, is a 1990 RPG developed and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive.

Like its predecessor, only Japanese, English, Portuguese and Korean translations were produced officially.

Story

It is much unlike the other games as it does not take place in Algo star system. It also focuses on three generations of heroes. Thus, you can eventually control your children and grand children, depending on whom you marry at the end of the first two generations, bringing you to one of the four different endings. You will travel through seven lands, battling creatures and learning about the world that the game takes place in.

Gameplay

This game was revolutionary for Sega, as it featured multiple endings and twisting gameplay paths. The graphic team was different to those behind Phantasy Star, Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV.

History

Legacy

Phantasy Star III was included in Phantasy Star Collection for the Sega Saturn and Game Boy Advance, Sega Mega Drive Collection and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 025.pdfGamePro US 025.pdf

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Print advert in














GamePro (US) #25: "August 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Artwork

Digital manuals

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №2, p40-43[3]
80 №176, p61
80 №22, p16[4]
80 №25, p38/39[5]
80 №23
92 №1, p51-53[6]
97 №20, p126/127[7]
82 №5, p63
90 №18, p71
85 №4, p44[8]
89 №1, p79[9]
97 №14, p50-53[10]
93 №25, p20-23
78 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
PhantasyStar3 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom Hint Book US Book.pdf
Hint Book
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Map
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Phantasystariii md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover

Virtual Console version

External links

References

  1. File:CGW US 088.pdf, page 70
  2. File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 40
  3. File:ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf, page 40
  4. File:EGM US 022.pdf, page 16
  5. File:GamePro US 025.pdf, page 56
  6. File:Joypad FR 001.pdf, page 51
  7. File:Joystick FR 020.pdf, page 126
  8. File:MegaPlay US 04.pdf, page 44
  9. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 79
  10. File:PlayerOne FR 014.pdf, page 50


Phantasy Star series
"Classic" 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 II Text Adventures (Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis) (1991) | Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992) | Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005)
Compilations
Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (2003) | Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008)
Albums
Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection I (1993) | Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection II (1993) | Phantasy Star 1st Series Complete Album (2008) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013)
Audiobooks
Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995)
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) | 25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles (2013)
"Modern" series
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 0 (Mini) (2008-2009) | Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Infinity) (2009-2011) | Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | Phantasy Star Nova (2014)
Compilations
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II & III Trilogy (200x) | Phantasy Star Defender's Pack! (2011)
Albums
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 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 Character Song CD: Song Festival (2014) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 3 (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Original Soundtrack (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Character Song CD: Song Festival II (2015) | Phantasy Star Online Series 15th Anniversary Concert: Sympathy 2015 Live Memorial Album (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation Original Soundtrack (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 4 (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 5 (2017)
Audiobooks
Phantasy Star Online 2: Project Dream Arcs! (2013)
Books
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) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Fashion Catalogue 2012-2015 (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2015) 15th Anniversary Phantasy Star Online Visual Chronicles (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Fashion Catalogue 2015-2016: Oracle & Tokyo Collection (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 3 Settei Shiryoushuu (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 es 3rd Anniversary Visual & Chip Collection (2017)
Other
Phantasy Star Online 2: On Stage (2014) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (2016)