The Complete Guide to Phantasy Star III



2013 - The Women of Phantasy Star III
January - Lena February - Laya (2) March - Kara (Warrior)
April - Mieu May - Thea June - Gwyn
July - Miun August - Sari September - Alair
October - Kara (Princess) November - Laya (1) December - Maia

The Phantasy Star series features many strong female characters and the third installment no exception. Sari could easily have been a lead character like Alis or Alys, she's debatably the strongest of the three. Lena, Gwyn, Laya, and Kara are more balanced characters who would fit right in with the casts of Phantasy Star II or IV. Then there's Mieu who at first seems like a Nei clone but instead is a constant protector of the royal line. The one difference between Phantasy Star III and the others is the use of the "helpless princess" archetype. That part seems a little out of place in the series but it also gives the player a clear contrast when choosing which generational path to continue down.

I got a little lazy this time around and didn't bother trying to make these wallpapers any kind of standard size. Every OS in use today that I can think of automatically resizes wallpaper just fine so it seems like a waste of time. This is probably what I'll do in the future too.


2012 - Release History
January - Japanese release
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February - US release
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March - Brazilian release
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April - Saturn collection
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May - GBA collection
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June - PS2 collection
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July - PSP collection
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August - Sega Ages
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September - Virtual Console
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October - 360 collection
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November - PS3 collection
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December - Fan games
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Every couple of years I try something really different with the calendars to keep them from getting stale. This time around I decided to celebrate the release history of Phantasy Star III. I think people will either love them or hate them without much in-between. I'll go back to the old formula next time around.

They're all 1280x800 resolution this time because I figure that will cover most desktops with a little stretch or fit here and there. If anyone really wants 1024x786 versions of any of these, and they ask really nicely, I'll try to make cropped versions that still look decent.

All the console images used in these calendars are from Evan Amos - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Evan-Amos.


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