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Fantasia MDTitleScreen.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥4,800 G-4061
Sega Mega Drive
$? 1021
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
£29.99[3] 1021
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1021
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1021
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1021
Sega Mega Drive
?PTE$ MDJ1021
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? ?

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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 of the same name.


The game is a typical platformer where you play as Mickey Mouse in his Apprentice Sorcerer attire 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.



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[4].


Reportedly Roy Disney was unaware that Disney's licensing department had given Sega the rights to produce a Fantasia game[4]. 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.

Critical reception

The game was panned by most critics due to its terrible, bland and unfair level design. For the delayed controls (Mickey takes too long to jump). And for the awful hit detection.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Fantasia Fantasia
English (US) Fantasia Fantasia
Japanese ファンタジア ミッキーマウス・マジック Fantasia: Mickey Mouse Magic

Production credits

  • SEGA Producer: Scott Berfield
  • Walt Disney Producer: Stephan L. Butler
  • Programming: Richard Bottet, Thibault LePoutre
  • Design and Coding: Didier Chanfray, Jean-Jacques Poncet, Philippe Agripnidis
  • Art Direction: Didier Chanfray
  • Artists: Jerome Guerry, Jean-Marc Torella
  • Music and Sound: Frederic Metzen
  • Project Management: Philippe Agripnidis
  • Game Concept: Bruno Bonnell
  • SEGA Test: Scott Rohde, Adam Sevillia, Jerry Markota, Bryan Beckstrand
  • Product Management: Madeline Canepa, Rebecca Grey
  • Manual: Carol Ann Hanshaw, Eric Smith
Source: US manual

Magazine articles

Main article: Fantasia/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

CoI-Fantasia MD US PrintAdvert.jpg

US print advert

CVG UK 118.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #118: "September 1991" (1991-08-15)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №156
63 [5]
42 [6]
71 [7]
53 [8]
92 [9]
60 №18
60 №1991-12, p88
94 [10]
76 [11]
85 №19, p182
46 №5, p91
11 [12]
80 №1, p65
49 [13]
61 [14]
79 [15]
60 [16]
69 №24, p24/25
81 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
20 reviews

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

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

Mega Drive, PT
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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)


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)