Phantasy Star II
|Release Date||21 March 1989|
|ROM Information||ROM Information|
|ROM Map||ROM Map|
|RAM Map||RAM Map|
|Table File||Table File|
|Hacking Notes||Hacking Notes|
|Last Modified||23 August 2021|
Phantasy Star II is a Japanese role playing game for the Sega Genesis and the second installment in the Phantasy Star series.
The game received wide critical acclaim for its design, music, graphics and story, and is seen as a landmark title in the genre. It was the largest console game of the time, using an unprecedented 6 mega-bit cartridge.
Its more elaborate plot is set in the Algol solar system from the first game, a millennium later. This time it follows the journey of a young agent of the Motavian government who is assigned a mission to investigate the reason behind the creation of the so called “Biomonsters”, man-made creatures that have been wreaking havoc on the planet. Accompanied by the mysterious human-Biomonster hybrid Nei and later joined by many other companions, he’ll uncover a shady conspiracy that threatens the very foundation of the Algol system.
The game is noted for having an unexpectedly dark and deep story for its time that doesn’t pull its punches. It’s especially remarkable for featuring what was possibly the first death of a major main character in the genre, preceding Final Fantasy VII by nearly eight years.
Unlike in the original game, the dungeons in Phantasy Star II are presented in third person. They have been noted for their complexity, being made up of made up of elaborate layouts spanning various floors. Like its predecessor, it uses a turn-based battle system. An innovation is an optional auto-fighting feature that allows party members to take action without having to be issued commands.
|Phantasy Star II Disassembly||Source Code||23 Aug 2019|
|Phantasy Star II (PT)||Fully Playable||15 Sep 2021|
|Phantasy Star II (DE)||Fully Playable||30 Jul 2000|
|Phantasy Star II (KO)||Fully Playable||21 Aug 2013|
|Phantasy Star II (EN)||Fully Playable||12 Mar 2000|
|Phantasy Star II Sound Engine Replacement||Improvement||20 Sep 2022|
|Fast Walking for Modernization 4.0 Hack||Addendum||23 Apr 2022|
|Phantasy Star II - Reduced Flicker and Flash||Improvement||14 Nov 2020|
|Phantasy Star II - Retranslation & Improvements||Complete||07 Nov 2020|
|Less Stupid Camera||Improvement||21 Dec 2018|
|Phantasy Star II - Revised Edition||Improvement||10 Nov 2018|
|Phantasy Star II - Fast Walking||Improvement||21 May 2016|
|Phantasy Star II Bugfix||Bug Fix||04 Sep 2019|
|Phantasy Star II (Japan) Music Improvement||Improvement||20 Aug 2014|
|Phantasy Star II Modernization||Improvement||22 Jul 2022|