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Fantasy Zone

aka: 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers, SEGA AGES: Fantasy Zone

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Critic Reviews 78% add missing review

Game Freaks 365 (9.5 out of 10) (95%)

Fantasy Zone has probably the highest replay value of any game I've ever played and one of the most nearly perfect arrangements ever. It doesn't seem too long and there is plenty to offer. I found the weapon shop to be an excellent idea, so that instead of just collecting different power-ups, you have the opportunity to decide what you want when you want it, although you can only get what you want on a single occasion most of the time. The price increase is a bit annoying too, because eventually it's just too high. Regardless, such flaws in a game like this are almost too minor to note and I highly recommend anyone reading this to finally purchase a Master System. Get this game with it and you're hooked.

Jun 22nd, 2005 · SEGA Master System · read review

Console XS (91 out of 100) (91%)

For such a paltry asking price how can you ignore this ground-breaking shoot-’em-up? No-one has ever used colour to such effect on the MS; this game requires sun-glasses! A piece of history.

May 1992 · SEGA Master System · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) (9 out of 10) (90%)

I remember seeing this game in the Crystal Rooms in Leicester Square a while back and it seemed to die a death. It is strange because it is a real beaut of a game.

May 1988 · SEGA Master System · read review

Génération 4 (88 out of 100) (88%)

En conclusion FANTASY ZONE est un super jeu d'action qui exploite Ă  merveille un thĂšme connu. C'est un des meilleurs jeux pour la SEGA.

1987 · SEGA Master System · read review

1UP! (86 out of 100) (86%)

Seulement, sur Master System comme dans les autres versions 8-bit, c'est un jeu qui tourne un peu à vide, qui souffre de cet héritage arcade que Sega aura trop souvent jugé, bien à tort, comme imperfectible. Un classique, soit, mais un classique mineur, taille petit pois, comme son héros.

Nov 14th, 2008 · SEGA Master System · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (17 out of 20) (85%)

Incontestablement, Fantasy Zone a su tirer profit de son originalité pour s'imposer comme un shoot them up de référence. Proposant un univers totalement différent de ceux qui étaient déjà proposés, le jeu aborde un tout nouveau style : le cute them up. Il se veut incontournable du fait de sa marginalité et de son gameplay tout simplement exaltant. A ne pas louper !

Feb 23rd, 2010 · SEGA Master System · read review

Sega Power ( ) (80%)

This Defender-style horizontal scroller may be showing its age but it's still great fun and good value for money.

Dec 1993 · SEGA Master System · read review

Happy Computer (80 out of 100) (80%)

Geschicklichkeitsfreunde, die nichts gegen einen druck auf den Feuerknopf einzuwenden haben, sollten mal einen Blick auf dieses Programm riskieren.

Nov 1986 · SEGA Master System · read review

Video Game Critic, The (B) (75%)

With its day-glow colors, whimsical graphics, and queer music, you might think this game is just for homos. But in fact it's a thoroughly engaging shooter for players of all sexual orientations. You move your tiny ship left or right, shooting and bombing all enemies in each level before facing the boss. Destroyed enemies yield coins you can collect, and "shop" icons let you purchase new items. Cool weapons like the seven-way shot really add excitement to the game. The controls are kind of tricky because you're always moving forward. Each bizarre level has its own distinctive pastel-colored backgrounds and goofy enemies. It's a pretty good shooter overall.

Oct 1st, 2001 · SEGA Master System · read review

Video Games (71 out of 100) (71%)

Auch wenn Fantasy Zone schon fast sieben Jahre auf dem Buckel hat, es macht doch immer noch Spaß. Besonders der gesalzene Schwierigkeitsgrad hĂ€lt Ballerprofis immer noch ganz nett auf Trab. Die Steuerung ist fĂŒr Einsteiger sicher etwas gewöhnungsbedĂŒrftig - das automatische “Treiben“ ist nicht jedermanns Sache. Am Anfang werdet Ihr sicher in einige Feinde hineintrudeln. Musikalisch werden witzige Themen in technischer Einfachheit prĂ€sentiert. Ich hab‘ mich immer wieder beim mittappen erwischt. Positiv finde ich auch, daß die Feinde nicht nachwachsen. Wer sich Zeit lĂ€ĂŸt schafft die SĂ€uberung des aktuellen Levels. Master-System-Besitzer sollten Fantasy Zone im Regal haben.

Jun 1993 · SEGA Master System

Tilt (14 out of 20) (70%)

Fantasy Zone est un jeu fort réussi et attrayant, irréprochable à tous points de vue. Evidemment, il ne plaira pas à tous...

Dec 1987 · SEGA Master System · read review

TigerChainsaw (6.3 out of 10) (63%)

Colorful, cute, and quick. You’ll beat it in no time once you discover that buying three engines makes your main weapon infinite. I liked the boss rush at the end, something that was very common in 80s games.

Mar 22nd, 2020 · SEGA Master System · read review

Retro Archives (12.5 out of 20) (62%)

S’il fallait Ă©tablir un classement des portages rĂ©ussis sur consoles 8 bits, Fantasy Zone sur Master System occuperait probablement une place quelque part vers le sommet: difficile d’imaginer une adaptation plus satisfaisante sur la machine de SEGA. Pratiquement tout le jeu est toujours Ă  sa place, avec une rĂ©alisation de haute volĂ©e, et tout ce qui Ă©tait au-dessus des capacitĂ©s de la console a Ă©tĂ© trĂšs intelligemment remplacĂ©. Un vrai bonheur pour les possesseurs de la Master System.

Aug 5th, 2018 · SEGA Master System · read review

Sega Does (C+) (58%)

So Fantasy Zone: sometimes I’m captivated by your nonsensical stylings, other times I want to Smart Bomb every copy of the game out of existence. The conflict remains.

Oct 29th, 2014 · SEGA Master System · read review

Player Reviews

Fast, colorful and fun. One more reason to own a Master System.

The Good
There's not much to not like about Fantasy Zone. It's cutesy presentation is deceptive. Underneath is a tough but balanced shooter.

The Bad
Short ending.

The Bottom Line
Judging by it's looks, Fantasy Zone is deceptive. What appears on the outside is not what awaits you inside. Your job is to destroy all the bases within a level, then to fight the boss. While you are attempting to do this, there are tons of on-screen enemies that will either float on past, or open fire on you. You are armed with two weapons, a cannon and bombs. For each enemy you destroy, a small (or large) coin will fall. Collect this money and eventually it adds up so you can buy faster engines, bigger bombs or cannons. Defeating an end level boss will award you with a lot of coins. There are a total of 8 bosses, the last one being the most difficult. The best way to tame this game, is with a turbo controller. If you can grab one of these it's a walk in the park. If not, be prepared for a long battle.

by Ash_1 (74) on Dec 13th, 2004 · SEGA Master System

Plus 19 player ratings without reviews

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Critic reviews added by coenak, ryanbus84, Riemann80, Alsy, SlyDante, Kayburt, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger, RetroArchives.fr, â˜șâ˜șâ˜șâ˜șâ˜ș.