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Genesis Phantasy Star IV

  • Platform: Genesis (Sega Genesis)
  • Abbreviation: phanstr4
  • Display name: Phantasy Star IV
  • Goodtools name: Phantasy Star IV
  • In group: Phantasy Star

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:26:34.35 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-10-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 251.77 MB, length: 1:39:42)
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Submission #4096 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1959 (1:28:15.97)
Rating: 7.3 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of about 1 minute and 48 seconds over the previous version by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "Blast from the Past" in 1:59:19.4 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-03-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 333.13 MB, length: 2:12:29)
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Submission #3560 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2300 (1:55:11.7)
Rating: 7.2 (6.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star I and II in the game. An exhaustive list of these is found in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "macro glitch" in 20:33.04 by Jiseed.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-12-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 70.20 MB, length: 33:37)
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Submission #6159 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Phantasy Star IV, released in Japan as Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium, is a role-playing video game released for the Mega Drive/Genesis in Japan in 1993 and Europe and North America in 1995. It is the fourth and final game in the original Phantasy Star series, concluding the story of the Algol Star System. Phantasy Star IV kept many of the gameplay elements of the previous game, including turn-based battles, overhead exploration, and magic spells. It received mixed reviews upon its release, but has been subject to positive critical retrospectives.

In this movie, Jiseed exploits recently discovered complex glitches such as save warping, spawning a non-existent extra character, macro corruption, and others. Severe memory corruption allows to finish the game in record time by skipping several crucial parts of the plot. See the author's notes and the discussion thread for more information on the glitches.

Total movies: 4


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:28:43.4 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 260.46 MB, length: 1:41:53)
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Submission #2572 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1420 (1:35:58.8)
Rating: 6.3 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star saga, our protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of 7 minutes and 15 seconds over the previously published run. A large part of this improvement is due to a new strategy involving a rollover glitch which boosts Chaz's strength. This glitch requires Chaz to have a low level, so Janus gets Chaz killed in many battles to avoid leveling him up.


As a bonus, FreshFeeling has provided an audio commentary which explains many of the strategies and provides some interesting trivia.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "all sidequests" in 1:55:11.7 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 316.55 MB, length: 2:08:17)
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Submission #3834 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

Even if killing the root of all evil would end everyone's problems, the team decides to take a few side jobs. As a result, they become even stronger and do things that would be impossible in a regular speedrun.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:35:58.8 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-12-21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 260.37 MB, length: 1:49:23)
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Submission #2467 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final instalment of the famous Phantasy Star saga, our protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system; one thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just over an hour and a half.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:28:15.97 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-01-29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 246.97 MB, length: 1:42:11)
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Submission #3403 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1488 (1:28:43.4)
Rating: 7.7 (4.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is a small improvement of around 30 seconds over the previous version by the same author.

#58022801478421386 - air castle- bis
airclastle.gmv (529kB gmv movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2019-09-18 01:20:55 by janus (2 files)
For Genesis Phantasy Star IV (2 files)
In 50:15.28 [180684 frames], 21524 rerecords)
133 views, 16 downloads
Still after the priests, no barrier
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#51297363189959931 - Phantasy Star IV - up to Juza
PSIVTASJuza.bk2 (15.5kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2018-11-19 04:10:34 by Jiseed (7 files)
For Genesis Phantasy Star IV (2 files)
In 08:36.97 [30978 frames], 5368 rerecords)
1374 views, 139 downloads
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