Super Fantasy Zone

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

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 T-15023
Sega Mega Drive
£39.99More...[1] 1142
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1142
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1142
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1142

Wii Virtual Console
Wii Virtual Console
Wii Virtual Console
Wii Virtual Console

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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 and was included on the Mega Drive Mini.


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.


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Stage 1: Picknica
A bright forest with a mountain lake background.
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Stage 2: Kazarne
This level is a fiery volcanic land.
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Stage 3: Niagaro
Large waterfalls fall from the sky in this level with large clouds floating around the air.
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Stage 4: Risscave
A very dark cavern, it's very hard to see in here. The Super Lights will enhance your visibility here.
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Stage 5: Grandiuss
This level consists of a desert landscape, with canyons in the background.
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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.
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Stage 7: Aflorious
Big bubbles make up the floor, with a bright rainbow in the background.
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Stage 8: Menone


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)

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Speed Upgrades
Big Wings 200 Gold.

Jet Engine 5,000 Gold.
Turbo Engine 20,000 Gold.
Rocket Engine 100,000 Gold.

Weapon Upgrades
Wide Beam 1,000 Gold.

Laser Beam 4,000 Gold.
7-Way Shots 10,000 Gold.
Cross-Rang 20,000 Gold.

Bomb Upgrades
Twin Bombs 200 Gold.

Quartet Missiles 1,000 Gold.

Special Weapons
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.

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.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1991-11.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-11: "November 1991" (1991-10-08)

BeepMD JP 1992-02.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-02: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 More...[8]
85 More...[9]
91 More...[10]
60 №1992-02, p96
60 More...[11]
60 More...[12]
88 №1, p86
86 №5, p94
70 More...[13]
90 №26, p92/93
80 More...[14]
71 №18, p68
90 More...[15]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Superfantasyzone md jp manual.pdf

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK, AU


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Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone series of games
Fantasy Zone (1986) | Fantasy Zone (redemption game) (1998?) | Fantasy Zone II DX: The Tears of Opa-Opa (2008) | Medal de Fantasy Zone (2012)
Sega Master System
Fantasy Zone (1986) | 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 W (2014)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages Fantasy Zone (TBD)
TurbografX-16/PC Engine Space Fantasy Zone (Unreleased)
Fantasy Zone related media
Fantasy Zone Ultra Super Big Maximum Great Strong Complete Album (2008)
Fantasy Zone Ura Manual‎ (198x) | Fantasy Zone Kanzen Kouryaku Guide‎ (1987) | 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
Fantasy Zone (1987)