Advanced Fantasian – PA155

By | November 2, 2021

Today we’re talking about an old school dungeon crawler RPG called Advanced Fantasian. The game was released by Xtalsoft in 1988 for the PC-88 and Sharp X1 in 1989. Xtalsoft was a small RPG-focused developer that eventually merged with T&E Soft, a topic we covered last episode. The composers Chihiro Fujioka and Yumi Satake (nee Kinoshita) did a great job with the soundtrack and more than that they’re both interesting people with a long history in game development going to the present day.

Advanced Fantasian is a dungeon crawler RPG based heavily on Wizardry and by proxy, Dungeons & Dragons. You take a fixed class (but customizable) party of 5 characters through various dungeons, walking around in 1st person Wizardry style until combat commences in a top down grid where characters move independently. We spend most of our time listening to the OPNA version of the soundtrack from the PC-88 with a short sample from the X1 version. As always, we hope you enjoy the music as much as we do!

All tracks using the YM2608 (OPNA) chip unless otherwise stated

Composers: Chihiro Fujioka and Yumi Satake

Track List:

  • 0:00:00 Holy Legend (Opening Version)
  • 0:05:40 Encounter
  • 0:09:09 Quest
  • 0:13:34 Chaser
  • 0:16:22 Main Menu – Pebble Beach Golf Links (SNES) – by Yumi Satake
  • 0:19:11 Chaser (excerpt from Sharp X1)
  • 0:23:05 Dirty Cave
  • 0:30:20 Omens
  • 0:33:56 Black Knight
  • 0:36:38 Ruin
  • 0:42:38 Curst Valley
  • 0:46:49 Bad Sigh
  • 0:57:00 Finale
  • 0:59:25 Ending
  • 1:04:25 Wisdom


2 thoughts on “Advanced Fantasian – PA155

  1. steve88ys

    Very cool soundtrack. I was aware of T&E golf games and their music, but didn’t know Yumi Satake’s earlier works. Thanks!

    1. Gene Dreyband Post author

      Thanks for the comment steve88ys! We were surprised to learn about the merger of Xtalsoft and T&E and thus Yumi Satake’s involvement in both companies. It’s also a nice coincidence that it happened right after our show on Greatest Driver by T&E, although that game was pre-merger as well.


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