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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Number of players: 1
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, known as Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom ( 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. And therefor only sold in countries like UK, Ireland and Sweden for example.
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.
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 and Phantasy Star II .
Phantasy Star IV
It was included in
for the Phantasy Star Collection Sega Saturn and Game Boy Advance, and Sega Mega Drive Collection .
Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
Written and Directed by: S2
Co-Writer, Co-Director: Yang Watt
Art Director: L-R-Valley
Chief Character Designer: Toyo Ozaki
Chief Scroll Designer: Roger Arm
Music Composer: Ippo
Chief Programmer: Sweeper
Special Effect: F.G.C
Assistant Programmer: Will Cane
Assistant Designer: Tsugu
Assistant Director: Bros 400
Special Thanks: Ossale Kohta, Phenix Rie, Yoshibon, Com Blue, Muuuu Yuji, Mad Hatter, Minoge, Kyz, Moritan, Papa, Kyamura, L.C., and Chiemushi
Produced and Programmed by: Tsukapon Presented by: Sega Enterprises
Main article: Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom/Magazine articles.
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #25: "August 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
Mega Drive version
Sega Retro Average
Consoles + (FR)
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)
(UK) Mega Drive Advanced Gaming
(US) Mega Play
Player One (FR)
(UK) Sega Power
(UK) Sega Pro
Mega Drive, US
Mega Drive, JP
Mega Drive, BR
Mega Drive, UK
Mega Drive, KR
Mega Drive, CA
Virtual Console version
File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 40
File:CGW US 088.pdf, page 70
File:ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf, page 40
File:EGM US 022.pdf, page 16
File:GamePro US 025.pdf, page 56
File:Joypad FR 001.pdf, page 51
File:Joystick FR 020.pdf, page 126
File:MegaPlay US 04.pdf, page 44
File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 79
File:PlayerOne FR 014.pdf, page 50