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The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons are trying to take over all of the planets in the Fantasy Zone by using misappropriated foreign currency to build their forces. It is the player's job to recover all of the coins and save the solar system!

Fantasy Zone is an arcade style shooter for one or two players. The goal is to destroy all of the creatures on each planet and collect as many of the lost coins as possible. At the end of each level is a large enemy that will have to be defeated before moving on to the next world. At various points in the game, the player will be able to find a parts shop, which allows purchasing improvements for his spaceship, including better weapons and faster engines.


Fantasy Zone TurboGrafx-16 Tabas
Fantasy Zone SEGA Master System The third level
Fantasy Zone NES Boss
Fantasy Zone TurboGrafx-16 Boss

Alternate Titles

  • "ファンタジーゾーン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fast, colorful and fun. One more reason to own a Master System. SEGA Master System Ash_1 (55)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System Jun 22, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 SEGA Master System 1987 88 out of 100 88
1UP! SEGA Master System Nov 14, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Happy Computer SEGA Master System Nov, 1986 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Apr 21, 2004 B 75
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Oct 01, 2001 B 75
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 10, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Thunderbolt Games Wii Apr 17, 2008 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Wii Apr 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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Fantasy Zone was the first ever Master System game to be released on cartridge. With their 32 kilobyte limitation, Sega Cards were no longer a viable option for modern games.


The main character of this game, Opa-Opa, has been an unofficial mascot of sorts for Sega, and has been seen in other games such as Zillion, Alex Kidd, and Phantasy Star Online.

Information also contributed by chirinea

Related Web Sites

  • Fantasy Zone (A Fantasy Zone fan site displaying anything and everything related to the game. The site includes information, screenshot comparisons between consoles, promotional items, cameos, spin-offs and more about each Fantasy Zone game.)
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