Phantasy Star Generation:1 (Japanese: ファンタシースター generation:1) is a role-playing game released in 2003 for the Playstation 2 and is an enhanced remake of Phantasy Star, originally released for the Sega Master System in 1987. It is Volume 1 of the Sega Ages 2500 series.
Originally slated for United States and European release by Conspiracy Games, it was later announced as a part of the Phantasy Star Trilogy, a compilation of the remakes of Phantasy Star, Phantasy Star II, and Phantasy Star IV. The compilation's future is uncertain however since Sega reclaimed the publishing rights for the United States and Europe. Sega currently has no plans to publish this or any of the other Phantasy Star remakes outside of Japan, and with Sega of Japan having seemingly abandoned their plans for a Phantasy Star IV remake in favor of a compilation featuring the original iterations of Phantasy Star I-IV, it would seem likely that this game will remain a Japanese exclusive.
Much like its predecessor, Phantasy Star Generation:1 follows the adventures of Alis Landale, and her companions Odin, Myau and Lutz as they quest to overthrow the tyrant, La Shiec.
Phantasy Star Generation:1 features newly designed graphics, arranged versions of music from the original game soundtrack, and fleshed out dialogue which results in both character development and a richer story. During the initial phases of its development, it featured super deformed characters and monsters in battle, but was later changed to a style more consistent with the original series.
Also new to Generation: 1 were features such as the Consultation option, allowing party members to converse and help players to determine their next course of action. The Atlas item automatically mapped dungeons, a marked change from the manual map drawing required in the original game. Near the end of the game, players can purchase a sound test, allowing them to listen to the soundtrack at their leisure. Finally, completing the game enables the player to create a System File game save, allowing them to unlock a bonus in Phantasy Star Generation:2.