Ys: The Vanished Omens
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In this game, the player takes the role of Adol (Aron in the English-language Sega Master System version) Christin, a red-haired adventurer and expert swordsman. One day he encounters a fortune teller who sends him on a quest to find information about the six books of Ys. It appears that there was once an ancient land called Ys, whose secret was sealed in those six books. Before long Adol learns that the six books were all stolen by the evil wizard Dark Fact (Dulk Dekt in the Sega Master System version, Malificus in the English-language computer versions). It is Adol's task to defeat the villain and discover the secret of Ys!
Ys: The Vanished Omens is an action role-playing game with its own trademark combat system: instead of pressing the "attack" button, the protagonist simply runs into the enemies he encounters. More damage is inflicted upon the enemies if Adol charges at them from the back or from the sides - a head-to-head collision might result in the hero's death if the monster is stronger than him. The player gains gold and experience points for defeating foes; once enough experience has been accumulated, Adol levels up and becomes stronger. The hero can buy and equip swords, armor, shields, and other accessories.
- イース - Japanese spelling
Credits (MSX version)
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Ancient Land of Ys was ported to many different computers and consoles, but the PC port was the only one to change the names of some of the game characters.
NES translation patch
On March 30th, 2000, fan translator David Mullen released a complete Japanese-to-English patch for the Nintendo version. You can download it here.
Information also contributed by j. jones
Related Sites +
The Ancient Ys Library
A good website dedicated to all games in the series.
- MobyGames ID: 242
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Trixter.
Windows added by firefang9212. PC-98, PC-88 added by Terok Nor. Apple IIgs added by Игги Друге. NES, MSX, FM-7, SEGA Master System, Sharp X1 added by Unicorn Lynx.
Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, chirinea, Sciere, Alaka, formercontrib.
Last modified February 22nd, 2023.