Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Developer(s): Konami
Publisher(s): Konami
Genre: Action, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic72/100
Game description: Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is the sixth installment in the Ys series and the sequel to Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand. Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. In the world of Canaan, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells creating a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience. Power-up three magical swords to gain special abilities and attacks. Combines real-time, fast-paced action and strategic boss battles. Original music composed specifically for the PS2 version of the game. Hidden, unlockable secrets that showcase the timeless legacy of Ys.

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol)
PEGI rating: 7+ (Violence, Fear)
GRB rating: 12
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53079 & SLUS-20980
Japanese: SLUS-20980 & SLPM-65829 & VW265-J1 & SLPM-65830 & VW264-J1 & SLPM-65836 & VW263-J1 & SLPM-66326 & VW264-J2
German: SLES-53079
French: SLES-53079
Spanish: SLES-53079
Italian: SLES-53079
Korean: SLKA-25249
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20980
Release date: February 22, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53079
Release date: September 16, 2005
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65836
SLPM-65830 (First Print Edition)
VW264-J1 (First Print Edition)
SLKA-25249 (Korea, with Guide Book)
SLPM-65829 (Limited Edition)
VW265-J1 (Limited Edition)
SLPM-66326 (Konami the Best)
VW264-J2 (Konami the Best)
Release date: March 10, 2005 (Japan, Korea)
March 2, 2006 (Konami the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
  • ATI Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 G.SKILL

  • EEC: 0 & VUCS: 0
  • mVU Flag: ON
  • MTVU: ON

GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2

  • D3D11 Hardware
  • Resolution: 5x Native
  • Enable FXAA: ON
  • FPS: 60/60

  • SPU2-X 2.0.0

  • Module: XAudio2
  • Latency: 100ms
  • Sync Mode: TimeStretch

  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: USA 2.30, Game works great. Haven't run into any issues while playing. Ryudo


  • Original names: イース ナピシュテムの匣 (SLPM-65836) & (SLPM-65830) & (SLPM-66326), 이스 - 나피쉬팀의 상자 (SLKA-25249)
  • Also known as Ys: Napishtim no Hako (JP), Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (US)

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