Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter is a Japanese action role-playing game (JRPG). The game was developed and published by Japanese studio Nihon Falcom, known for their JRPG series like The Legend of Heroes and Trails. It was first released on April 22, 1988 for the PC-8801. By 2003 it had released on multiple other consoles like the PC-9801, FM-7, X1, MSX2, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and MS-DOS.
Overall this JRPG received average reviews but did well enough to get remade and repackaged for several platforms under different names or collections. Like Ys II for the Nintendo DS and Ys I & II for Steam.
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Premise
This game takes place exactly after the first game, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. After recovering the six sacred books and defeating Dark Fakt, Adol Christin is transported to the floating island of Ys. There he meets a young woman named Lilia. After visiting her home village, Lance Village, he begins to uncover the island’s secrets and must rid it of evil.
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Main Character
The main character of this game and the series as a whole is Adol Christin. He wear red clothes with metal armor on top. This silent 17-year-old swordsman is also known as Adol the Red since he is one of the very few characters to have red hair. Adol is a young adventurer with a penchant for being at the right place at the wrong time. But he can never leave those in trouble and will help in any way he can.
Players need to think about Adol’s stats like HP, attack power, and defense power. These determine your strength. And like the first game, it uses a “bump” combat system where players attack by running into enemies. How much damage enemies take is based off of Adol’s stats, Adol’s position, and the enemy’s position. Besides leveling up, players can also increase Adol’s strength score by equipping different swords.
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Series
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter is the second title in the iconic JRPG series. And while the title may suggest otherwise, it is far from the last game in the series. Over two decade later, it is followed by several sequels, spin-offs, and even two animated shows. If you want to continue this action-packed story, check out the full series below.
- Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987)
- Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter (1988)
- Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1989)
- Ys I & II (1989)
- Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (1993)
- Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (1993)
- Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand (1995)
- Ys Eternal (1997)
- Ys I & II: Eternal Story (2003)
- Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (2003)
- Ys: The Oath in Felghana (2005)
- Ys Strategy (2006)
- Ys Origin (2006)
- Legacy of Ys: Books I & II (2008)
- Ys I & II Chronicles (2009)
- Ys Seven (2009)
- Ys vs. Trails in the Sky (2010)
- Ys: Memories of Celceta (2012)
- Ys I & II Chronicles+(2013)
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (2016)
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (2019)
- Ys X: Nordics (2023)
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Cheat Codes
The MSX 2 and PC-98 versions of the game have a few cheats for players to try out. And for those with an NES, don’t worry you are not out of luck. If you have a third-party cheat device like the Pro Action Replay or Game Genie we have several codes you can try out. Just make sure you are using the right codes for the right device, otherwise nothing will happen. We’ve broken them all down for you below.
MSX 2 Codes
|While playing, press ESC to pause the game and then press T and O.
|Insert Disk 2, hold F3 and turn on the game. Keep holding until the sound test appears.
|Insert Disk 1, hold “Y” + “S” and turn on the game. Keep holding until the hidden message appears.
|Open Music Test
|At the very last scene of the ending, press F1 and type “lilia” and then press Enter.
NES Pro Action Replay Codes
|Get Max Experience
|Get Max MP
|Get All Swords
|Get All Armor
|All Enemies Can Be Killed in One Hit
|Set All Inventory #1
|Set All Inventory #2
|Set All Inventory #3
|Set All Inventory #4
|Set All Inventory #5
|Lots of EXP
NES Game Genie Codes
|Warp to the Next Location
|Input AAONUNNY+AAONKNNY in the Game Genie
Press A on Controller 2 to toggle the free walk mode.
Press Start on Controller 1.
|Increase Current Level
|Input AAONUNNY+AAONKNNY in the Game Genie
Press Start on Controller 1.
|Time Stop, Telepathy, and Shield Spells Do Not Use MP
|Return Spell Does Not Use MP
|Light Spell Does Not Use MP
|Fire Spell Does Not Use MP
|Buy Item Without Money
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Achievements
For players who have the Steam version of the game, Ys I & II Chronicles+, it has 21 unique achievements for you to earn.
The Ys: Book I & II collection also has several Ys II specific achievements.
And while the other versions of the game do not have their own achievements, there is a website where there are fan-made achievements for retro titles. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter has its own community on RetroAchievements.org and the site has 73 achievements for this title.
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter Cheat Code FAQ
Does Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter have any cheat codes?
Yes! The cheat codes can give players a hidden message or open the sound test menus. And for players with a Game Genie or Pro Action Replay for their NES, there are codes for more health, infinite money, and more.
What are cheat codes?
Cheat codes are exploits that can change the game’s behavior and give players an advantage. They may help players move on to a different level, make the player completely immune to damage, or do some other action that would not take place without them.
They can also make the game more accessible and interesting to casual gamers or those who find its current state inaccessible.
What is a Pro Action Replay?
A Pro Action Replay is a cheat device that allows players to input different cheats and codes for multiple different consoles like the SNES, Game Cube, Commodore 64, GameBoy Advanced, and so much more. They manipulate the memory of the game code itself to allow cheats like infinite health, more powerful weapons, and even saving the game when it does not have a save mechanic.
What is a Game Genie?
A Game Genie is another cheat device, similar to the Pro Action Replay. They are available for many retro consoles like the NES, SNES, original Game Boy, Genesis, and more.
What makes a cheat device different?
Since developers implement traditional cheat codes in their games on purpose, not every game has them. But that does not mean players don’t want them. Hence, cheat devices were born. Devices like the Game Genie or Pro Action Replay allow players to do things the developer did not intend, while regular cheat codes are put there by the developers. They alter the game’s code to get it to work differently.
How long will it take to finish Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter?
According to HowLongToBeat.com, you can finish the main objectives of the game in about 8 hours. But if you want to complete everything in the game, you can finish it in close to 13 hours. These stats are slightly longer than the original game, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, which can be fully completed in a little under 10 hours. But the longest game in the series is Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, which can be beaten in almost 70 hours.
The image featured at the top of this post is ©Ys II Cover Art.