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Tales of Phantasia

aka: Huanxiang Chuanshuo, Tale Phantasia

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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.


  • テイルズ オブ ファンタジア - Japanese spelling
  • 幻想传说 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (SNES version)

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Super Famicom version

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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  • MobyGames ID: 10905


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Game Boy Advance added by pedantic. PSP added by Fleshgrinder Bloodpack.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Alaka, gamewarrior, Ben K, Neville, DreinIX, Caelestis, Thomas Thompson, darkpilot.

Last modified March 27th, 2023.