Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa
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|Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa|
|Publisher: Sega, Sunsoft, Pony Canyon|
|Developer: Sega R&D2, Sanritsu, Jastec, Atelier Double|
|System(s): Sega Master System, Sega System E, Famicom, MSX, Virtual Console|
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.
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.
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Master System version
- Main article: Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa/Magazine articles.
Master System JP TV advert
Master System version
|Sega Retro Average|
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|Master System, KR|
System E version
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