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In this game, the player controls Mouse, a silent musician who travels with his talking guitar Pattimo. One day Mouse is invited to play at a royal wedding on an island called Pandule. But soon he discovers that the groom Xelpherpolis has put an awful time-looping spell on the island, and intends to destroy this way the entire population. Mouse has to stop the villain and, most importantly, recruit other people to help him break the spell.

Ephemeral Fantasia is a Japanese-style role-playing game with turn-based combat. Several characters can be recruited to the party. The game's stand-out feature is the time-looping system, which is somewhat similar to the one implemented in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The game has an internal clock, and the first five days repeat themselves until Mouse finds a way to stop it. Certain events occur only if Mouse travels to a specific location at a specific time.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Reiselied" -- Original Japanese release title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Jul 19, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
Gaming Age Jul 17, 2001 B- 67
Playstation Illustrated Dec, 2002 66 out of 100 66
RPGFan Aug 22, 2001 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Aug 18, 2000 5.7 out of 10 57
Gamezilla Jul 17, 2001 56 out of 100 56 Oct 01, 2001 11 out of 20 55
Super Play (Sweden) Aug, 2001 5 out of 10 50
IGN Jul 13, 2001 4.2 out of 10 42
Game Revolution Jul 09, 2001 D- 16


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Title translation

The game's Japanese original title is Reiselied. That's not Japanese, but German, and means "Travel Song". Of course, this title has something to do with the main protagonist, who is a musician.

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Unicorn Lynx (181465) added Ephemeral Fantasia (PlayStation 2) on Mar 16, 2002