Phantasy Star III Sightings
Phantasy Star III has influenced a number of RPGs and made a couple of guest appearances. Here are Phantasy Star III sightings that have been encountered... no matter how insignificant.
Phantasy Star IV (1994)
In PSIV Chaz and company explore the crash site of one of the ships that fled Parma. In these ruins they learn the sad fate of the fleeing ships, and briefly ponder if any are still searching for a home.
PSIV was always called a sequel to PSII. PSIII actually occurs after or during PSIV. PSIII's only mention in PSIV is this brief dialog.
On the plus side, there appears to be a decent chance that Phantasy Star V (aka Phantasy Star Online) may run concurrently to PSIII. It's too early to tell because only general plot details have been released.
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000)
The first time I played Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask I found this little coincidence...
One of the first items Link finds is the Moon Tear, a priceless gem that falls from the crashing moon. I won't give any spoilers and say what it's used for, but it's safe to say it's not used to bring the moon closer. :)
Plus the whole game takes place in the land of "Termina"... But that name probably has more to do with the uncertain fate of the land.
OK, I don't have a screen capture card so I had to borrow this screenshot from IGN.
Sorcerer's Kingdom (1992)
I admit, this one is kind of a stretch, but bear with me...
In the Sega Genesis game Sorcerer's Kingdom your home town is the city of Landale. In Phantasy Star III, Rhys' home town is Landen, presumably named after the heroine of PSI Alis Landale. Maybe my eyesight is getting worse but this map bears an odd resemblance to the top half of Landen to me.
Coincidence or rip-off? Probably coincidence.