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Super Fantasy Zone
Publisher: Sunsoft
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Sound driver: Sunsoft custom
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1992-01-14 ¥6,800 T-15023
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1993 £34.99 1142


Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 pts ?



Super Fantasy Zone (スーパーファンタジーゾーン) is an entry in the Fantasy Zone series of games, and was initially released in 1992 for the Sega Mega Drive. Unlike previous outings, Super Fantasy Zone was handled entirely by Sunsoft (under license from Sega), who had previously brought Fantasy Zone and Fantasy Zone II to the Nintendo Famicom.

For unknown reasons the game was not released in cartridge form in North America, but is currently unconfirmed as being a Sega Channel title. It eventually saw a more widespread release as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Gameplay

Like others in the series, Super Fantasy Zone is a multi-directional side scrolling shooter. Players control Opa-Opa and are tasked with shooting and destroying "bases" littered across levels, before fighting a boss. For the most part, gameplay is identical to the original Fantasy Zone, ignoring features such as the warps from Fantasy Zone II.

B shoots. C drops a bomb (with unlimited stock). A uses the special weapon, which can be bought from a shop, found throughout each level as balloons which must be collided into to enter.

Levels

Super Fantasy Zone stage1.png Stage 1: Picknica
A bright forest with a mountain lake background.
Super Fantasy Zone boss1.png Stage 1 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage2.png Stage 2: Kazarne
This level is a fiery volcanic land.
Super Fantasy Zone boss2.png Stage 2 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage3.png Stage 3: Niagaro
Large waterfalls fall from the sky in this level with large clouds floating around the air.
Super Fantasy Zone boss3.png Stage 3 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage4.png Stage 4: Risscave
A very dark cavern, it's very hard to see in here. The Super Lights will enhance your visibility here.
Super Fantasy Zone boss4.png Stage 4 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage5.png Stage 5: Grandiuss
This level consists of a desert landscape, with canyons in the background.
Super Fantasy Zone boss5.png Stage 5 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage6.png Stage 6: Le-Picker
The floor glows bright with electric in this stage, and Opa-Opa will need the Rubber Boots to safely stand on it.
Super Fantasy Zone boss6.png Stage 6 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone stage7.png Stage 7: Aflorious
Big bubbles make up the floor, with a bright rainbow in the background.
Super Fantasy Zone boss7.png Stage 7 Boss
Super Fantasy Zone final1.png Stage 8: Menone
Big bubbles make up the floor, with a bright rainbow in the background.
Super Fantasy Zone final2.png Stage 8: Menone
Super Fantasy Zone final3.png Stage 8 Boss

Shop

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Speed Upgrades Weapon Upgrades Bomb Upgrades Special Weapons
  • Big Wings 200 Gold.
  • Jet Engine 5,000 Gold.
  • Turbo Engine 20,000 Gold.
  • Rocket Engine 100,000 Gold.
  • Wide Beam 1,000 Gold.
  • Laser Beam 4,000 Gold.
  • 7-Way Shots 10,000 Gold.
  • Cross-Rang 20,000 Gold.
  • Twin Bombs 200 Gold.
  • Quartet Missiles 1,000 Gold.
  • Ultra Bomb 2,000 Gold.
  • Heavy Bomb 2,000 Gold.
  • Thunder Volt 2,000 Gold.
  • Harricane 2,000 Gold.
  • Smart Bomb 2,000 Gold.
  • Back Fire 2,000 Gold.
  • Shower Bombs 2,000 Gold.
Other Items
  • Extra Ship 5,000 Gold.
  • Shield 40,000 Gold.
  • Rubber Boots 5,000 Gold.
  • Super Lights 4,000 Gold.

NOTE: These are the starting prices for the items in the shop. The prices for these items increase as you purchase more of them.
(Hurricane is misspelled as "Harricane" in this game)

Tips and tricks

  • Original Fantasy Zone Soundtrack:
The soundtrack from the arcade version of the first Fantasy Zone game is included as an easter egg and can be listened to in the sound test. To make the music play in-game, highlight "GAME START" on the title screen, hold down A+B+C together and press Start.

Production credits

  • Program: Kawa-Chan, Keroyon
  • Graphics: Akira, Masanori Hirose, Kazuhito Hosoe
  • Sound: Kodaka, About.SS, N.Hara
  • Special Thanks: Hirokun, K.Kozawa, M.Kawai
  • Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Super Fantasy Zone/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №6, p52/53
90
60 №6, p100/101
60 №25, p140
88 №1, p86
86 №5, p94
70 №3, p48/49[1]
90 №26, p92/93
70
80 №5, p56[2]
71 №18, p68
90 №13, p88/89[3]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
12 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
Super Fantasy Zone MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Superfantasyzone md jp cover.jpg
Cover
SuperFantasyZone MD JP CartTop.jpg
Superfantasyzone md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Superfantasyzone md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Super Fantasy Zone MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

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:MegaTech UK 03.pdf, page 48
  2. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 56
  3. File:SegaForce UK 13.pdf, page 88