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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 leaving ship
Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Boss battle. Good timing is essential!
Ys: Book I & II TurboGrafx CD Yup, I do need some "help"... hehe... what? It's not THAT kind of place? Oh, alright, alright... A herb or somethin' will do fine, too... geez
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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Ys: Book I & II Screenshot
Ys: Book I & II Screenshot
Ys: Book I & II Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "イース I・II" -- Japanese spelling

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RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Aug 15, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 25, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Legendra TurboGrafx CD 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TurboPlay TurboGrafx CD Aug, 1990 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Wii Sep 07, 2008 89 out of 100 89
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Dec 23, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Oct, 1990 35 out of 40 88
IGN Wii Aug 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 (UK) Wii Sep 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) TurboGrafx CD Dec, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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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

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