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Behind the Design: Phantasy Star

Behind the Design: Phantasy Star

The four core Phantasy Star games comprise one of the most legendary RPG franchises in gaming history, breaking conventions and seemingly defying hardware limitations. It all started on Sega’s 8-bit Master System, and we take a deep look at how the first game came together.

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Hacks & Homebrews: Phantasy Star IV Hacks

Hacks & Homebrews: Phantasy Star IV Hacks

Phantasy Star IV is a bona fide Genesis classic, and people are still finding all kinds of new ways to play it. After so many years, it’s great to see interesting hacks done to improve everything from the font to the difficulty level, even alter a major plot twist! We’ve checked a few of them out, so get ready to return to the Algol Star System!

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Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star

What can really be said? This is the one that started it all! Phantasy Star kicked off an epic franchise and pushed the limits of what an 8-bit console RPG could do. It was a sight to behold when it debuted in 1987 and has aged very well. Anyone who has yet to join Alis, Odin, Myau, and Noah on their journey to defeat Dark Force needs to clear their calendar in a hurry.

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Double Take: Phantasy Star IV

Double Take: Phantasy Star IV

Well over a decade after its release, Phantasy Star IV continues to enthrall and delight gamers everywhere. It has been hailed as the greatest in the series and stands a true testament of the power of Sega RPGs, marking the series’ swan song in the traditional format. The newest member of our editorial team, Zebbe, takes a fond look back at the game and what made it so memorable in the latest installment of Double Take.

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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom

Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom

It’s sad to see all the hate that Phantasy Star gets. Its biggest crime? Detouring from the established storyline, something Phantasy Star Online has been doing for more than half a decade. It may lack that special charm that fans love about the other three installments, but it’s still a pretty decent RPG in its own right.

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