Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni
|Released By||Naflign's Ego|
|Patching Information||BIN Format (GEN)|
|Game Date||21 March 1989|
|Release Date||12 March 2000|
|Last Modified||21 September 2019|
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.
Once, long ago, some folks who could both English and Japanese realized something. The script for one of the greatest 16-bit RPGs of all-time had been butchered in its English translation. Which is quite a pity, to be sure. So some fellows going by Hirata and Zickefoose rectified it by translating the game into English, and stick it in a text file somewhere. Then Naflign steps in. He adored Phantasy 2 (as anyone in their right mind SHOULD), and set about hacking this script into the game. And guess what?! He met with success. So now, you can enjoy Phantasy Star 2 in it’s proper English glory.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Phantasy Star II (USA, Europe).md
- CRC32: 0D07D0EF
- MD5: 75EA42B49A65CEB0395480126F426C6A
- SHA-1: FCD032DED2235171F51DB316AD1B7688FBBDAFE4