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Fantasia
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,800 G-4061
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1021
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99 1021
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1021
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1021
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1021
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Fantasia, called Fantasia: Mickey Mouse Magic (ファンタジア ミッキーマウス・マジック) in Japan, is a 1991 game by Infogrames for the Sega Mega Drive made as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Disney's 1940 film Fantasia.

Gameplay

The game is a typical platformer where you play as Mickey Mouse the Apprentice Sorcerer as he tries to recover his master's stolen music notes. C jumps. To successfully stomp on enemy player must hold Down while in air. Mickey also attacks by performing spells. You can cast spells so long as you have enough magic hats — the number of magic hats is shown at the bottom left corner of the screen. A casts a little spell (costs one magic hat) and B casts a big spell (costs three). Collecting flying books recovers magic.

Game allows to change controls, swapping actions that are performed on A, B and C buttons around.

History

Development

Fantasia was rushed for release and poorly received at launch. Former Head of Product Development at Sega of America, Ken Balthaser has said on record that he regrets releasing it in its current "unplayable" state[3].

Release

Reportedly Roy Disney was unaware that Disney's licensing department had given Sega the rights to produce a Fantasia game[3]. Roy had promised his late uncle, Walt Disney, not to give out licenses for Fantasia, and having learnt of the news, requested that Sega of America pull all copies of the game from sale and destroy them. Sega were assured that this was the fault of Disney, and as well as being compensated for lost profits, were granted further licenses for Disney properties. In the end, all but 5000 copies of Fantasia were recalled by Sega of America and destroyed.

Magazine articles

Main article: Fantasia/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #118: "September 1991" (1991-08-15)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
71 №1, p94/95[4]
53 №119, p28/29[5]
92 №25, p42/43[6]
60 №18
94 №3, p30/31[7]
76 №1, p31-33[8]
85 №19, p182
46 №5, p91
11 №20, p65
80 №1, p65
49 №1, p77[9]
61 №12, p52-54[10]
79 №12, p38/39[11]
60 №23, p53
69 №24, p24/25
81 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Fantasia MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Fantasia md us cart.jpg
Cart
Fantasia MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Fantasia MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Fantasia MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Fantasia MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Fantasia MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Fantasia MD JP CartTop.jpg
Fantasia md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Fantasia md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Fantasia MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
Fantasia MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
Fantasia MD CA Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, FR

Fantasia MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fc43df2d
MD5 b0ecd4849a231fe70fe87532ff19913f
SHA-1 e3ba172d93505f8e0c1763b600f68af11b68f261
512kB 1991-06 Cartridge (US/JP) v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 34e04627
MD5 69f12c5d7b00175c258d56a09144a162
SHA-1 e1d84357eb8dfb972f22e80b8d26a0b66167f69e
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (US) v00
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d351b242
MD5 69c60599bcff0eb53a49dbaf09dbfc02
SHA-1 ce0f0813878700e78b3819ff0db49bd297add09e
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:EGM US 024.pdf, page 106
  2. File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 38
  3. 3.0 3.1 Interview: Ken Balthaser (2006-11-24) by Sega-16
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 001.pdf, page 84
  5. File:CVG UK 119.pdf, page 28
  6. File:GamePro US 025.pdf, page 60
  7. File:HobbyConsolas ES 003.pdf, page 30
  8. File:Joypad FR 001.pdf, page 31
  9. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 77
  10. File:MeanMachines UK 12.pdf, page 52
  11. File:PlayerOne FR 012.pdf, page 38


Disney games for Sega systems/Published by Sega
Sega Mega Drive
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | Fantasia (1991) | Quackshot Starring Donald Duck (1991) | World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (1992) | Goofy's Hysterical History Tour (1993) | The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie (1994) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Mickey Mania (1994) | Donald in Maui Mallard (1995)
Sega Master System
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1992) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1997) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1998)
Sega Game Gear
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1991) | The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (1991) | Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1993) | Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (1993) | Mickey's Ultimate Challenge (1994) | Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1995)
Sega Pico
Mickey no Yukai na Bouken (1993) | Donald no Obake Taiji (1993) | Mickey's Blast into the Past (1994) | Donald no TV Show (1995) | Mickey to Ooki na Furudokei (1996) | Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Stamp Rally (1996) | Tokyo Disneyland Toon Town Mickey no Boku wa Untenshu (1997) | Mickey to Utau Tori no Shima Minnie o Sagashite Waku Waku Daibouken! (1998) | Mickey no Boku wa Meitantei (2000) | Tokyo DisneySea Mickey to Asobou! (2002)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Disney's Donald Duck Quack Attack (2000)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Windows PC
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013)