That small phrase caught my attention in a magazine. It showed just one island on what looked like a parchment map, surrounded by ocean. The game is 2001's "Dragon Warrior VII" which is the seventh main game in what is actually called "Dragon Quest" in Japan. 1-4 had been released on NES which is great because the real 2nd and 3rd Final Fantasy games were released on Famicom only and not in America. However, five & six of DraQue stayed in Japan on Super Famicom. The one major breakout game for most newer console gamers had been Final Fantasy VII but that came out at least 3 or 4 years earlier. Ports of Final Fantasy iV and VI (relabled FF2 and FF3 in USA) were put on SNES. The company behind them was Squaresoft. Anyhow, the crew DW VII is the son of a boat captain, the daughter of a fish salesman, and the prince of their small island. The trio likes play in a large ruin which has a few puzzels in it that have to be solved This takes about an hour or so. After which you find out there's a slightly convoluted time travel mechanic. You search the world for tablets of stone that have broken into fragments. When you put each tablet together, you venture to a damned island somewhere in the past which had been destroyed by some local curses. The main villain is the Demon Lord. The game take place on two discs. I am still trying to finish the game but am on disc one still, 49 hours into a rumored 100.