Ys Chronicles I

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“it works surprisingly well on touchscreens”
- Pocket Gamer
“As you would expect from DotEmu, this port is basically perfect from a technical standpoint. […] The actual gameplay is generally intact, however, and that means Ys Chronicles 1 is a must-have for any mobile RPG fan. It's a sheer joy to play, full of a kind of upbeat excitement that doesn't come around all that often. ”
- Touch Arcade

Ys is an action-packed, heroic fantasy JRPG game that immerses you in a beautiful Japanese artistic universe. Originally released on PC and PSP in the 2000s, this remake of the famous franchise’s first episode, titled " Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen", returns in a mobile version especially adapted for touch gameplay.
In Ys, you play as Adol Christin, an adventurous young swordsman. Early in the story, you find yourself on a mysterious beach in Esteria, a kingdom whose cities are besieged by hordes of demoniac creatures. Esteria’s people are depending on you to defeat the demons and free the kingdom. To accomplish your goal, you must find six sacred books containing the history of the ancient land of Ys; books which will also provide you with the knowledge to restore peace. Throughout the game, you’ll gain experience and strength by discovering enchanted weapons and artifacts. Become a mighty knight and destroy your enemies!
Ys possesses a rich and poetic atmosphere with beautiful artistic direction, an incredible soundtrack and a deep story. Ys also stands out thanks to its unique fight mode: you must pounce on enemies to attack them ("BUMP" system). Perfectly adapted to touch devices, this one-touch combat system makes the game even more exciting and enjoyable.
- Virtual pad
- Controller support
- Achievements
- Languages : English, Japanese, French, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, German
- Helpful hints to assist your progress
- Several soundtracks choices, including Chronicles, Original, PC-88
- 2 game modes: Adventure, Time Attack
- 2 graphic mode (adventure mode only): Chronicles, Original
- HD menus
Discover or rediscover the godfather of Japanese action-RPG sagas with this mobile version you can play anywhere!

Ys Chronicles II is now available!

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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Android

4.0.3 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Oct 5, 2022

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Ys Chronicles I reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Very Good game, a classic JRPG, very playable and with a masterful soundtrack. Although with the amount of translations it has, that is not the Spanish cries out to heaven. In Short If you understand any of the 8 languages to which it is translated perfect, but if not, you will not enjoy it (to the drawer of oblivion). To see if they dare to translate it into Castilian.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Until the third Bossfight, the Game is a lot of Fun. It is an authentic and successful Implementation with great Nostalgia factor and great Score! The third Bossfight was already difficult on SNES with good Controller, on Touch devices only with virtual Controller it is almost impossible to do that. After 30 Attempts, I gave it up. Frustration!
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Microsoft from Italian
I bought this title on the same day of the release and I immediately fell in love: Beautiful plot, great gameplay, but I'm stuck by more than 1 month to the Vampire boss (third boss to take the third book of Ys) I'm firm of experience at level 10 and then , that boss, inflicts too much damage on me. SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I'M curious, I want to move on.
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Microsoft from Dutch
The good, the music is fitting and the use of the movement and attacking with just a simple tab on the screen is a joy. Great to replay an 80s JRPG game in this way. The bad, there are two bars, one on top and one below the screen that are totally unnecessary and had the publisher put more effort in the game it would be great but alas. What we get is an unbalanced game that is to easy in overall and notorious unfair in some of the boss battles. The ugly, the price is to much for what we are getting.
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Microsoft from Dutch
Ys is a casual action RPG that does not take too long to finish. Unfortunately, there isn't much story to go through, and side quests are few and easily missed. Not many items & equipment to collect, no spells to use, only 10 exp. levels, which you'll soon max out. It comes with several difficulty levels, a time attack mode, and achievements, so it does have some replay value and can provide a challenge at higher difficulty levels. Pretty casual played on normal. The attack bump mechanic works well for the most part: you just bump into enemies trying to avoid hitting them head on and that's all there is to it. It does have two of the most infuriatingly frustrating bosses near the end, but i beat them anyway, so take that Ys! Worth the money, but YMMV.
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