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Ys: Book I & II contains enhanced remakes of two games: Ys: The Vanished Omens and its sequel, Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter. The enhanced versions were not released separately.

The players controls a young red-haired hero named Adol Christin, whose task is to find the six books of Ys, an ancient paradise-like land that mysteriously disappeared long time ago. It is said that whoever possesses the six books can gain access into Ys. In the first game, Adol is on the quest to find the books and to enter Ys. The second game takes place in Ys itself, and Adol must defeat an even greater evil and liberate the land.

This release features enhanced CD-quality sound, higher-quality graphics, and new anime-style cutscenes.


Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Adol is enjoying his vacation in the town... but not for long
Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Title Screen
Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Boss battle. Good timing is essential!
Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Whom are you calling amateur, you jerk?! I'm the protagonist of a groundbreaking action RPG!!

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PC Engine Gamer Aug, 2011 999 out of 1000 100
RPGFan Aug 15, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Legendra 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TurboPlay Aug, 1990 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
RPGFan Dec 23, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1990 35 out of 40 88


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best BGM and Sound in a Video Game
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best RPG Video Game

    Unicorn Lynx (174027) added Ys: Book I & II (TurboGrafx CD) on Dec 20, 2004
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