You will need a Genesis emulator to play Phantasy Star IV. You can download one from my emulators page. If you need assistance with any of the emulators offered on my site, check out my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.
The original game we all know and love. This is the North American version. You may want to consider the ROM hacks below over this official version. There's some really good stuff available.
Experience Phantasy Star IV in entirely new ways with these ROM hacks! I'm distributing the hacks here in two ways: “pre-patched” and “patch”. The “pre-patched” download is the hack already applied to the game--just download and play! The “patch” download is just the patch; this is for people who insist on patching the game themselves. If you would like help with patching, check out my patching tutorial.
This patch fixes many bugs found in the game:
Check the ReadMe in the zip for the list of bugfixes.
This is a comprehensive retranslation and relocalization of Phantasy Star IV, utilizing fan-translated Phantasy Star scripts and resources and Phantasy Star team interviews. This was created by a professional writer/editor team. As SEGA never continued the Phantasy Star series after part IV, this project aimed to create a definitive, series-ending Phantasy Star experience. The following are this hack's goals:
Visit the project website for more screenshots and “directors” notes.
This is a comprehensive hack of Phantasy Star IV. The general idea behind this mod is to have every battle be a fight for your life! Every monster has been edited to greatly raise the game's difficulty, making each battle much longer, especially late-game. And yes, despite the difficulty increase, all monsters give the same amount of experience, so, welcome to hell! It features the following:
“Normal” is the standard version of the hack and “2x Exp+Mes” is a version that doubles the experience and meseta earned from battles. This lets you enjoy the benefits of the hack without having to endure the high difficulty.