Tales of Phantasia
|Released By||Topping Translations|
|Patching Information||Interleaved w/Header (SNES)|
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Game Date||15 December 1995|
|Release Date||05 September 2002|
|Last Modified||30 January 2017|
Tales of Phantasia is a role playing game for the Super Nintendo that combines random encounters with real time battles using something called the Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS). Battles are fought on a 2D screen that scrolls both left and right, similar to that of most fighting games such as Street Fighter. This game features an open world that allows the player to complete various main and side quests in the order of their choosing for the most part.
The playable characters of this story are Cless Alvein, Chester Barklight, Mint Adenade, Klarth F. Lester and Arche Klein, who must confront the mysterious and dreadful sorcerer named Dhaos, who’s motives are kept secret until the very end of the game to the player. This game also has a time travel theme to it, similar a bit to that of Chrono Trigger. The characters are great, the story is excellent, the graphics are superb, the controls and gameplay are both good and the music is fantastic, making for an overall very enjoyable and memorable game.
This is based off of DeJap’s translation (link), and completely dubs all of the voices into English. I’ve played the first 45 minutes or so, enough to at least hear the basics of Cless, Chester and Mint (though Chester hasn’t been changed apparently), and it’s actually not that bad. The opening with Dhaos is absolutely laughable, though. But, essentially, the verdict is somewhere between “tolerable” and “not bad”. Or maybe it’s just me.
This patch needs to be used on an interleaved rom and patched with DeJap’s 1.2 translation. I tested it with both the upper-case and the lower-case font, so you should be cool about that.
ADDENDUM: Interleaved ROMs are hard to come by here in the Modern Age, so Spinner 8’s addendum patch (link) is available for use on your standard non-interleaved No-Intro-approved ROM.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Tales of Phantasia (J) [!].smc - GOODSNES 2.04 (Patched with DeJap's translation)
- MD5: 58000C2716E242098B6C4BCFE07D2E0D
- SHA-1: 0DD523C650C6A32BE61CDFBFD0B41139C9D6E953
- SHA-256: F125D3D57BD6100225BE87EFC300038D4099353945A153BFFA4B6F278426B45E