Yeah, oddly enough I remember seeking this game out as a downloadable title on one of my earlier phones and networks that was supposed to support this as a title available from Hudson, but even though it said I should have no trouble finding it then, it was still unavailable to me.
I think it was just too limited of a market. Maybe only in some states perhaps?
Post by schlagwerk on Mar 16, 2012 13:01:05 GMT -5
I commented before that I remember seeing it in Verizon's mobile market back in 2005-6 when I had my first cell phone. Ys was a blip on my radar that kept pinging back then, but it wasn't until 2007 that I started getting in to the series, or else I would've bought the cell phone version.
And the biggest tragedy is because I've never gotten around to disposing/recycling my old phones, I would still have that phone today...
"Ambition is the willingness to kill the things you love and eat them to stay alive."
I do know Wanderer From Ys has it. Some others also claimed to have played it here in ALoY, but I forgot who it was.
I did have it, I even wrote a walkthrough for it. I've been feeling oddly nostalgic for that version of Ys I lately, but sadly, I can't seem to find it anywhere. I searched my house for my old phone. I don't remember ever throwing it out. I do remember letting my daughter use it as a toy when I was no longer using it, but it's not in her old toybox. I hate to think that this version is gone for good I really hope it turns up on a rom site somewhere.
Part of the problem is that this game was only on ancient cell phones. The ones that were all menu based and slow as hell. It was never on IOS or Android, it didn't even have touch screen support, you controlled the game with the arrows and button that cell phones had back then. Now that Ys Chronicles are available for IOS and Android this version will be even more forgotten.
Anyway, the game wasn't a port of any version that I know of, it was unique. The things that stand out the most for me was that the towns were removed, and replaced with Menu's. So when you entered Minea, you would get a small graphic, and a bunch of menu options, sort of like a text adventure. The other thing was that when you fight the bat boss, the door in the back that supposed to be sealed until the end of Ys II was opened, and the boss couldn't go through it. So you could beat him easily by hiding in that room, and then hitting him when he assembled in the door way.
Here are some screen shots, since even those seem hard to come by now.