|Developer(s)||HOT・B Co., Ltd.|
|Composer(s)||Noriyuki Iwadare (岩垂徳行)|
|Platform(s)|| Mega Drive |
Blue Almanac(ブルーアルマナックBurū Arumanakku) is a futuristic role-playing video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
It was released only for Japan in June 22, 1991 and had a US release as Star Odyssey planned and advertised but it was cancelled at the time. North American publisher Super Fighter Team acquired the official rights to publish an English version of the game with alterations to the translation and the programming, based on an as-for-yet unreleased prototype of the US version, and released it exactly twenty years after the game's original release as Star Odyssey.
This game was officially released worldwide, in English, on June 22, 2011 under the name Star Odyssey. It was produced and published by North American company Super Fighter Team in cooperation with Starfish-SD Inc.
On August 6, 2013, the game was released for Windows and Mac OS X, in the form of a compilation package of three Super Fighter Team RPGs, the other two being Beggar Prince and Legend of Wukong .
Weekly Famitsu scored the game a 23 out of 40. Famitsu №132, 1990
Final Fantasy IV, known as Final Fantasy II for its initial North American release, is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in 1991, it is the fourth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game's story follows Cecil, a dark knight, as he tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world. He is joined on this quest by a frequently changing group of allies. Final Fantasy IV introduced innovations that became staples of the Final Fantasy series and role-playing games in general. Its "Active Time Battle" system was used in five subsequent Final Fantasy games, and unlike prior games in the series, IV gave each character their own unchangeable character class.
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