Like many video games in the early 1990s, entries in the Phantasy Star series were previewed in magazines before their release in Japan. The Electronic Gaming Monthly article below was scanned and typed to promote awareness of Phantasy Star Gaiden when little information was available about the game.
Game Gear owners can now look forward to a real Phantasy Star quest, not the board-game entitled Phantasy Star Adventure. In this version, you play an actual Phantasy Star game complete with monsters, experience points and level increases. Talk to the somewhat helpful townspeople to gather up information on where to locate possible companions and weapons. This 2-meg title also features a battery back-up to save your precious progress. The estimated release date for Japan is sometime in mid-October.
The article also features screenshots from an early version of the game.
Click the thumbnail below to see a scan of the full article.