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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 SEGA Master System Shopping for parts
Fantasy Zone SEGA Master System Starting a new game
Fantasy Zone SEGA Master System The second level
Fantasy Zone SEGA Master System This guy looks a bit angry...

Promo Images

Fantasy Zone Screenshot
Fantasy Zone Screenshot
Fantasy Zone Screenshot
Fantasy Zone Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers" -- 3DS Japanese title
  • "3D Fantasy Zone" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "3D ファンタジーゾーン オパオパブラザーズ" -- 3DS Japanese spelling
  • "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. Ash_1 (76) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 Jun 22, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 1987 88 out of 100 88
1UP! Nov 14, 2008 86 out of 100 86 Feb 23, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer Nov, 1986 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Oct 01, 2001 B 75
Video Games Jun, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Tilt Dec, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Retro Archives Aug 05, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62


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Oct 26, 2010



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.)
Servo (57418) added Fantasy Zone (SEGA Master System) on Jan 22, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21050), 666gonzo666 (61759), Martin Smith (66862), gamewarrior (5084), Terok Nor (27232), Katakis | カタキス (40065) and ケヴィン (4150)