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Phantasy Star Makeover

Hack of Phantasy Star

Description:

This hack redesings a lot of sprites of Phantasy Star, mostly buildings in the hi-tech towns; it switch the church in to a “clinic” an changes the name of some buildings, and also, include the Phantasy Star CSI v1.2 hack. All the art in this hack is inspired by the PlayStation 2 Phantasy Star Generation 1.

New Version 1.0 improvements:

  • New sprites for buildings and NPCs
  • Change the church for a clinic
  • Change some buildings name (only UE version)
  • Includes the Phantasy Star CSI v1.2
  • Contains a patch for UE and Japon respectively
  • There is a small surprise, but first, you need buy supplies
  • Compatible with other Phantasy Star hacks!!!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Phantasy Star (USA, Europe) (Rev 1)
  • Database: No-Intro: Master System (v. 20210216-223458)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 07FCF297BE4F4C9D92CD3F119A7AC48467E06838
  • File/ROM CRC32: BEF1D7

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
VikfieldOriginal Hacking

User Review Information

A treat to the eyes

Reviewed By: Red Soul on 23 Oct 2021

The first Phantasy Star was groundbreaking in several ways, and the first RPG experience of a great many, for those that grew up on Sega systems like myself;

An engrossing, serious tale that deftly mixed sci-fi and fantasy like few others, it is without a doubt a timeless classic.

However… aside from the very impressive dungeon effects and enemy sprites in battle, it sadly looked rather ugly and flat on the overworld portion, which created something of a quality dissonance in the graphical presentation.

This is where this great hack comes in, beautifying the sprites greatly, be it the party ones or NPCs (NPCs always looked like weird scarecrows to me) to something much closer to the graphical standard of Phantasy Star 2 and 4, and honestly even surpasses that in the amount of detail that was added.

Buildings were also touched up to better resemble those of later entries (Phantasy Star 3 excluded since… that’s a whole other can of worms I’d rather not open).

As an added bonus, this beauty here works with both the vanilla game and translation patches, so the player is free to experience this vastly enhanced gem however they see fit.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Beautiful! But...Pethronos24 Oct 20211.0Yes
An absolute must play!Suicidalparrot23 Oct 20211.0Yes
A treat to the eyesRed Soul23 Oct 20211.0Yes