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Phantasy Star (English Translation) SMS

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Status: Complete
Patch Version: 2.4
Last updated: December 20, 2023
Downloads: 27

This patch retranslates the original Japanese game to give a whole host of improvements:

  • More faithful to the original Japanese script.
  • Choose between expanded script and optional "Literal English" version, with no added hints or details.
  • Expanded menus and item names.
  • Sound test and sound chip selection.
  • Built-in cheats to make the game a little less tough/slow.
  • Two custom fonts, with upper and lowercase letters.
  • Expanded save slot names and three additional save slots.
  • Fully compatible with old saves, the original cartridge (with ROM replacement) and of course for play on real hardware.

This update includes wider dialogue boxes, added literal English translation variant, fixed some "soft lock" situations in the original game, added an option to speed up scene transitions (palette fades), added an option to speed up text drawing in the main script window, bug fixes and groundwork for further translations.

Uploader's Note: For those who prefer the classic names, check out FlamePurge's unofficial patch at RHDN.

Database match: Phantasy Star (Japan).sms
No-Intro: Master System (v. 20180825-190228)
ROM CRC32: 6605D36A
z80gaiden - Core hacking and programming
Maxim - Project manager, final hacking/programming
Paul Jensen - Script translator, editor
satsu - Additional translations
Frank Cifaldi - Localization
RHDO Note: Since we got hit by the Google Core March update negatively. Readme's will no longer be rendered here.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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