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In Tales of Phantasia the player controls a young boy named Cless, who lives together with his parents in a quiet village. It was a day like all the others when Cless decided to go hunting with his best friend Chester. Chasing a wild boar, Cless discovered a strange talking tree in the forest who was pleading him for help. But as soon as it stopped speaking, the two friends heard the sound of an alarm. They returned to the village and found it burnt down, and all its inhabitants murdered. Before Cless' mother died in his arms, she told him this terrible massacre had something to do with the pendant she and her husband gave Cless for his birthday... what connection could there be? Cless decides to visit his uncle who lives in another town, but he doesn't realize his journey will take him to much more remote places than that.

Tales of Phantasia is a Japanese-style role-playing game with an unusual combat system: the battles are action-based and are fought on separate side-scrolling screens. The player directly controls one character, while other party members are controlled by AI. It is possible to pause the game at any time and use magic, items, or choose an overall strategy for the allies.


Tales of Phantasia Game Boy Advance World Map
Tales of Phantasia Game Boy Advance Intro quote
Tales of Phantasia Game Boy Advance Title screen - one of the additional features from the SNES version
Tales of Phantasia Game Boy Advance Intro: The 4 warrior seals the mysterious figure into the tomb along with a pendant

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Alternate Titles

  • "幻想传说" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Tale Phantasia" -- Working Title
  • "Huanxiang Chuanshuo" -- Chinese title
  • "テイルズ オブ ファンタジア" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Still a Great game, but 11 years later, its not the same Scott G (728) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamingEvolution 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
N-Zone Apr 24, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GamerDad Apr 26, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
RPGFan Jan 13, 2007 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Apr 11, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot Mar 03, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
JeuxActu Apr 24, 2006 13 out of 20 65
MAN!AC May, 2006 64 out of 100 64
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Apr 29, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The cartridge size of the game for the Super Famicom version is quite impressive (48 megabit), and the game even has some voice acting.

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pedantic (136) added Tales of Phantasia (Game Boy Advance) on Mar 02, 2006
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