Genesis versionThe Genesis version of Phantasy Star is in fact nothing more than the Master System ROM in a Genesis cartridge, with enough start-up code to put the system into its Master System backwards compatibility mode; it can be regarded as a Master System converter integrated into the game.
PortuguesePhantasy Star was the first Master System game (if not the first console game) to be totally translated to Portuguese.
ReferencesPhantasy Star is one of many games that break the so called fourth wall.
In Sopia, the player finds a girl named Miki who asks: "Do you like Sega games?". If the player answers yes, she'll say "Of course! Sega games are best". If the player answers no, she says "I can't believe it. If you don't like the game,....why have you played so far!?!".
The same question in the Brazilian version has Sega replaced by Tec Toy.
TitleSega spelling Fantasy, with a "PH", instead of an "F" is not an error or Sega just trying to be clever, it is in fact the old English spelling of the word, thus Fantasy Star is Phantasy Star.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- December 1989 (Issue 5) - Most Challenging Video Game (Sega Master System version)
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #94 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1990 - Best Master System Game in 1989