Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

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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: ?

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.

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)

Gameplay Screenshots

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