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Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin

Super Nintendo

Game Description:

Dont really have much to say here… but I’ll try anyways.

First, Ys V was originally released by Falmcom in 1995. In 1996, Falcom released a second version of the game for the Super Famicom with a higher difficulty level, known as Ys V Expert.

Second, the RPG-style statistical elements and the overhead view of most of the previous games are retained in Ys V. However, the combat system has been changed again; the player now must press a button to swing Adol’s sword and attack enemies. Adol is also given the ability to jump and defend with his shield in Ys V.

So… yep.

Translation Description:

This game spent many years as the sole entry in the Ys series never to have been seen in English, in any form, and for good reason; the process of hacking this game has been a nightmare and has been plagued with dozens upon dozens of crashes. Said crashes were crippling to the motivation to work on the game, but the translation is now done. Enjoy!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • CRC32 5E08C48C
  • MD5 F630C6E0F11FD53D112F3DD004EA7184

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Gideon ZhiProductionProject leader, romhacker, assembly hacking
DeuceTranslationText translation, script edit
g8z et alScript Editing/RevisionCompression solution, text tools

User Review Information

The Missing Link, Translated

Reviewed By: AnxiousBlue on 21 Apr 2020

So far, at the time of this writing, the only official entry of the Ys series not to receive any sort of official release outside Japan is Ys V. Unless a remake is produced in the future, it will likely remain as such.

Divisive though the fifth game may be, it means the world to Ys fans to know that a group of people went through the nightmare of making a fan-translation patch for the game. And as a fan of Ys, and out of respect for the team behind this patch, I found it criminal that the only review it received on this site was a negative one that didn’t recommend it merely because it happens not to cover the Expert re-release.

This fan-translation proved to be fantastic and made experiencing Adol’s journey in this missing chapter possible for most willing or able. Thank you very much for the efforts and troubles.

Version 1.00 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Glad I Got A Chance to Play Itbobrocks9501 Sep 20201.00Yes
The Missing Link, TranslatedAnxiousBlue21 Apr 20201.00Yes
Works but ...Badboykilla18723 Jun 20191.00No