Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen

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Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Publisher(s) of original games: Falcom
Developer(s) of original games: Falcom
Peripherals supported: FM Sound Unit (JP only)
Genre: RPG[1], Adventure Role-Playing[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,8005,800 G-1370
Sega Master System
US
$59.9959.99[4] 7501
Sega Master System
EU
MK-7501-03
Sega Master System
DE
Sega Master System
UK
£32.9532.95[5] MK-7501-03
Sega Master System
SE
Sega Master System
SE
(Rental)
Sega Master System
BR

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Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen is a 1987 RPG developed by Falcom first released on the PC-88 before being ported to pretty much every platform released at the time and over the next few years. Its first port released overseas was to the Sega Master System by Sega in 1988; in the US and Europe it was sold under the name Ys: The Vanished Omens and in Japan simply as Ys (イース) (the game itself is still called Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen).

It is one of the few Master System games with FM support to have the FM code completely removed in its overseas releases. Furthermore, the game takes advantage of a VDP mirroring bug that was fixed on Master System II consoles and anything based on that hardware (including the Sega Mega Drive); consequently the game will look incorrectly on these systems.

A different remake of the original Ys was later included in the 1997 compilation Falcom Classics for the Sega Saturn. Despite the fact that the original Ys was the first installment of a two-part story, its sequel (Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter) was never ported to the Master System, or the Sega Mega Drive for that matter, although a remake of Ys II was later included in Falcom Classics II for the Sega Saturn in 1998.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits[7]


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Magazine articles

Main article: Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #90: "April 1989" (1989-03-16)
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Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[14]
ACE (UK)
78
[5]
ACE (UK) PAL
92
[15]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
68
[16]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
89
[17]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
88
[18]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
88
[19]
Console XS (UK) PAL
84
[20]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
92
[21]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)
67
[22]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
78
[23]
The Games Machine (UK) PAL
90
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
88
[25]
Power Play (DE) PAL
71
[26]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
94
[27]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[28]
Sega Pro (UK)
85
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
84
[30]
Software Gids (NL)
84
[31]
Sega Master System
82
Based on
19 reviews

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen

Master System, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, US
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Cover
Ys sms us manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, EU (Sega®)
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Cover
Master System, DE

Master System, SE

Master System, SE (Rental)
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 b33e2827
MD5 77d2ff054429f7970134e67800539a78
SHA-1 e73e836c353543e9f48315410b0d72278899ff59
256kB Cartridge (EU/US) 8kB backup
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 32759751
MD5 17364162da3ccee847850dd9b403765c
SHA-1 614b589080b732e17cc0d253e17216a72a268955
256kB Cartridge (JP) 8kB backup

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segamark3/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-11-14 21:32)
  2. File:Ys EU cover.jpg
  3. Computer Entertainer, "March 1989" (US; 1989-03-20), page 11
  4. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "September 1989" (US; 1989-0x-xx), page 34
  5. 5.0 5.1 ACE, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-06), page 44
  6. Supergame, "Dezembro 1991" (BR; 1991-12-xx), page 39
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2kIDFFolAw
  8. New Computer Express, "April 1, 1989" (UK; 1989-03-30), page 9
  9. Computer & Video Games, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-11), page 84
  10. New Computer Express, "April 15, 1989" (UK; 1989-04-13), page 7
  11. ACE, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-06), page 68
  12. Computer & Video Games, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-16), page 89
  13. ACE, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-04), page 76
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 272
  15. ACE, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-xx), page 144
  16. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1989" (DE; 1989-02-24), page 64
  17. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 77
  18. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 112
  19. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 63
  20. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 147
  21. Computer & Video Games, "March 1989" (UK; 1989-02-xx), page 92
  22. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1989" (US; 1989-0x-xx), page 45
  23. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1988-xx-xx), page 12
  24. The Games Machine, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-20), page 36
  25. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 137
  26. Power Play, "5/89" (DE; 1989-04-10), page 56
  27. S: The Sega Magazine, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-03), page 13
  28. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 61
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  31. Software Gids, "Mei/Juni 1990" (NL; 1990-05-xx), page 33
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Books: Sega Game Attack Manual Book Ys (1988)


Ys games on Sega systems / developed by Sega
Sega Master System
Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished Omen (1988)
Sega Mega Drive
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1991)
Sega Saturn
Falcom Classics (Ys) (1997) | Falcom Classics II (Ys II) (1998) | Falcom Classics Collection (Ys / Ys II) (1999)