Fantasia

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Fantasia
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥4,8004,800 G-4061
Sega Mega Drive
US
1021
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1021
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1021
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[5] 1021
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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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.

Gameplay

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.

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[6].

Release

Reportedly Roy Disney was unaware that Disney's licensing department had given Sega the rights to produce a Fantasia game[6]. 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.

The game was on sale for roughly 100 days before being pulled[7].

Versions

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

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US print advert

page=64

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
63
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
71
[9]
Console XS (UK) PAL
81
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
53
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
58
[12]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
61
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[14]
Game Power (IT)
85
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[16]
Games-X (UK)
60
[17]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[18]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
94
[19]
Joypad (FR) PAL
76
[20]
Joystick (FR) PAL
85
[21]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
46
[22]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[23]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
11
[24]
Mega Action (UK)
80
[25]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[26]
MegaTech (UK)
49
[27]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
82
[28]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
61
[29]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
49
[30]
Player One (FR)
79
[31]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
50
[32]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
69
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
81
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
42
[34]
Video Games (DE)
62
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
29 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Fantasia md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
Fantasia MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Fantasia MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
Fantasia MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Fantasia MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Fantasia MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Fantasia MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR (NTSC)

Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
Fantasia MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Red Hot)
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover

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:Fantasia MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 106
  4. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 38
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-04), page 24
  6. 6.0 6.1 Interview: Ken Balthaser (2006-11-24) by Sega-16
  7. MegaTech, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-20), page 6
  8. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1991" (JP; 1991-11-08), page 39
  9. Consoles +, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-04), page 94
  10. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 129
  11. Computer & Video Games, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-15), page 28
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  13. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 44
  14. Famitsu, "1991-12-13" (JP; 1991-11-29), page 1
  15. Game Power, "Gennaio 1992" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 46
  16. GamePro, "August 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 60
  17. Games-X, "22nd-28th August 1991" (UK; 1991-08-22), page 38
  18. Hippon Super, "December 1991" (JP; 1991-11-05), page 88
  19. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 30
  20. Joypad, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-17), page 31
  21. Joystick, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 182
  22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  23. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 89
  24. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  25. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  26. Mega Force, "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-13), page 82
  27. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  28. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 78
  29. Mean Machines, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-29), page 52
  30. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  31. Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 38
  32. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  33. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  35. Video Games, "3/91" (DE; 1991-09-06), page 92


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)