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Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

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Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa
Publisher: Sega,
Nintendo Entertainment System
Sunsoft,
MSX
Pony Canyon
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega System E, Famicom, MSX, Virtual Console
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1987  ?
Nintendo Famicom
JP
1988 ¥?  ?


Sega Master System
JP
¥5,500 G-1329
Sega Master System
US
$? 7004
Sega Master System
UK
£24.95[1] MK-7004-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-7004-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-7004-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-7004-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-2329



MSX
JP
¥? R68Y5815



Wii Virtual Console
JP
500 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
500 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
500 pts ?



Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (ファンタジーゾーンII オパオパの涙) is the direct sequel to Fantasy Zone, initially released for the Sega Master System in 1987.

Fantasy Zone II is very similar to the original game, however makes a few important changes. Levels are now split up into sections, which can be travelled to and from via warp gates. Unfortunately the game lacks a radar, which makes navigating the levels more difficult than in its predecessor. It is also possible to visit the shop at any time, rather than relying on a balloon to appear.

Aside from this the game is much the same as before - the player controls Opa-Opa and must destroy "bases" littered throughout the level. When all the bases are destroyed, a boss will appear, and defeating the boss will allow the user to progress to the next level. The Japanese Master System version is compatible with the FM Sound Unit.

History

Legacy

Following the release of the Master System version, Sega brought Fantasy Zone II to the Sega System E arcade platform, whose internals are almost identical to Sega's home console. The System E version replaces the power meter with a radar, though is the only port to do so. Pony Canyon brought the game to MSX computers and Sunsoft released a copy for the Nintendo Famicom. Both home ports take a hit in terms of graphics and sound, and the MSX version has choppier scrolling. Sunsoft's port was renamed Fantasy Zone 2: The Teardrop of Opa-Opa.

In 2008 the game was re-released in volume 33 of the Sega Ages 2500 PlayStation 2 series in Japan, along with all the other main entries in the Fantasy Zone series. This collection is notable for the inclusion of Fantasy Zone II DX: The Tears of Opa-Opa, a full-fledged remake of the game to Sega System 16 arcade hardware.

The Master System version of the game has since been re-released through the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Production credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.

Master System version

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №1, p55[2]
88 №4, p96[3]
75 №3, p92[4]
100 №23, p56
100 №46, p100[5]
93 №3, p18[6]
Sega Master System
89
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, US
FantasyZoneII SMS US cover.jpg
Cover
FantasyZoneII SMS US cart.jpg
Cart
Fantasyzoneii sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
FantasyZoneII SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
FantasyZoneII SMS EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
FantasyZoneII SMS JP cover.jpg
Cover
FantasyZoneII sms jp cart.jpg
Cart
FantasyZoneIISMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
FantasyZoneII SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
FantasyZoneII SMS BR cart.jpg
Cart
FantasyZoneIISMSBRManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR

System E version

NES version

NES, JP
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Cover
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Cart

MSX version

MSX, JP
FantasyZoneII MSX2 JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Fantasy Zone II MSX JP Cart.jpg
Cart

External links


Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone series of games
Arcade
Fantasy Zone (1986) | Fantasy Zone (redemption game) (1998?)
Sega Master System
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (1987) | Fantasy Zone: The Maze (1987) | Galactic Protector (1988)
Sega Game Gear
Fantasy Zone Gear (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
Super Fantasy Zone (1992)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages Fantasy Zone (1997)
Java 2, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Fantasy Zone (2003)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone (2003) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (Fantasy Zone II DX: The Tears of Opa-Opa | Fantasy Zone Neo Classic (2008)
LCD handheld game
Fantasy Zone (2009)
Nintendo 3DS
3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. (2014) | 3D Fantasy Zone II Double (2014)
TurbografX-16/PC Engine Space Fantasy Zone (Unreleased)
Fantasy Zone related media
Music
Fantasy Zone Ultra Super Big Maximum Great Strong Complete Album (2008)
Book
Family Computer Game Hisshou-hou Series 43: Fantasy Zone (1987) | Fantasy Zone Hisshou Kanpeki Hon (1987) | Fantasy Zone II Kanpeki Hon (1989) | Fantasy Zone Isei Kara no Shinryaku-sha (19xx)
VHS Video
LaserDisc
Fantasy Zone (1987)
  1. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 164
  2. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 55
  3. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 96
  4. File:PowerPlay DE 003.pdf, page 92
  5. File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 100
  6. File:SegaPro UK 03.pdf, page 18