Phantasy Star II: Kinds's Adventure
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|Phantasy Star II: Kinds's Adventure|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Number of players: 1|
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Phantasy Star II: Kinds's Adventure (ファンタシースターII テキストアドベンチャー カインズの冒険) is a Visual Text Adventure game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. It was initially only available in Japan as a download through the Sega Game Toshokan service, but later would be re-released as part of Game no Kanzume Vol. 2 for the Sega Mega-CD, Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection, and Sega's B-Club service. It is a part of a series of games with similar gameplay which are collectively called the Phantasy Star II Text Adventures by fans.
Josh Kain (or Kain Ji An, Japanese: カインズ・ジ・アン Kainzu) is an 18 year old aspiring engineer who always loved machines, and had become quite knowledgeable in how electrical devices and robots function. He built many small devices, fixed appliances, and even learned to hack computers. However, due to being scatterbrained and clumsy, he would sometimes destroy the things he tried to fix. Eventually, after one particularly disastrous repair job, he gave up trying to be an engineer, deciding instead to put his "talent" for destroying things to good use. Thus did he become a "wrecker", his job being to trash anything electronic. He starts off joining a gang of rebels out to destroy Mother Brain, before he eventually ends up teaming up with Rolf in Phantasy Star II towards that very end.
Each of the Phantasy Star II Text Adventure games had identical gameplay mechanics. On the screen are small graphics showing an on-screen event as well as a textual description of it. The player can progress through the game using the "Move", "Look", "Take", "Use", and "Drop" commands. The player also has HP, which factors into battle sequences, and MST (Meseta), currency used in shops.
Each of the Phantasy Star II Text Adventure Games has a fan translation by M.I.J.E.T. and IPS patches can be obtained on his website.
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