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Tales of Phantasia (SNES)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Tales of Phantasia SNES World map - 3D
Tales of Phantasia SNES Cool shot at the end of the intro
Tales of Phantasia SNES You can do cool jump attacks if you use the B button while attacking from a long distance.
Tales of Phantasia SNES Battle

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

Very nice roleplaying adventure, but not without flaws. Bregalad (917) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
One great Import from Japan Scott G (731) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
One of the greatest SNES games of all time Twilightseer (252) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Quite possibly better than CT. Roo (5) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Oct 01, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Legendra Apr 23, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameFan Magazine Mar, 1996 86 out of 100 86

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Trivia

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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אולג 小奥 (168605) added Tales of Phantasia (SNES) on Nov 05, 2003
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