Super Fantasy Zone

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Super Fantasy Zone
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sunsoft
Developer:
Licensor: Sega
Sound driver: Sunsoft sound driver
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[2] T-15023
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1142
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3] 1142
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[8]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
900pts900[4]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[5]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[9]
OFLC: G
Nintendo Switch Online
JP
Nintendo Switch Online
US
Nintendo Switch Online
EU
Nintendo Switch Online
UK

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 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 all regional variants of the Mega Drive Mini.

Story

In the Space Year 623X, an irregular gravitating phenomenon was detected near the planet Menon, located in the frontier of the Fantasy Zone. A science patrol was sent on a mission to investigate this phenomenon, but during their voyage they were attacked by a military troop. Being unequipped for battle, the science patrol's communication with the operation base back home was lost.

The military troop that attacked the science patrol turned out to be the "Dark Menon Force", a large-scale invasion force planning to conquer the Fantasy Zone that has been taking over many planets en-route, plundering their currency and brutally bringing the planets' metropolises to ruin. Despite his advanced age and waning skills, O-Papa, father of the hero, Opa-Opa, led a defense squadron to ward off the Dark Menon Force, though this attempt turned out to be futile. As valiantly as they fought, the defense squadron was completely wiped out, and O-Papa was mortally wounded in battle...

Opa-Opa watched as his father was brought home for the final time. With tear-filled eyes, it is now up to him to avenge his father and restore peace to the Fantasy Zone once more.

Gameplay

Like other games 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.

The default controls are as follows: B fires the main weapon, C drops a bomb (with unlimited stock), and 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. All upgrades are lost if the player loses a life.

Rounds

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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 Opa-Opa's 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 electricity 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
As with previous Fantasy Zone games, the final round is a boss rush against all the previous bosses, culminating with the final boss.

Shop

These are the starting prices for the items in the shop. The prices for these items increase as the player purchases 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


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Super Fantasy Zone/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-11: "November 1991" (1991-10-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-02: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
85
[14]
Consoles + (FR)
91
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
81
[16]
Game Power (IT)
90
[17]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[18]
Joypad (FR)
60
[19]
Joypad (FR) PAL
70
[20]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
60
[21]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
86
[22]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
86
[23]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
70
[24]
Player One (FR)
90
[25]
Play Time (DE)
58
[26]
Play Time (DE)
70
[27]
Power Play (DE)
77
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
80
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
71
[30]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
90
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
85
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
57
[33]
Video Games (DE)
77
[34]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
21 reviews

Super Fantasy Zone

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Super Fantasy Zone MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 927975be
MD5 bd52a3c0097986a473f42dd58279408e
SHA-1 ed4f8a98eed7838d29fa31a6f34d11f6d8887c7f
1MB 1992-07 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 767780d7
MD5 f5683f3b2c24cdd7bc6771ea87efeacf
SHA-1 14dc8568205f3b1b89ce14b9412541ce4ae47f91
1MB 1992-01 Cartridge (JP)

External links

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 25
  3. Sega Force, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 89
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/GRNFWY2mPxicCad67jpTgrsXby5sHBc8 (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-23 00:51)
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/super_fantasy_zone (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 12:24)
  6. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Super-Fantasy-Zone--279492.html (archive.today)
  7. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  8. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_sfz/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-05-10 10:38)
  9. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19779&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 02:25)
  10. https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/5120ebe5-d853-47f9-a69f-8a7a5034d0a9 (archive.today)
  11. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1504262814986293259 (archive.today)
  12. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1504382048529694724 (archive.today)
  13. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1504382688547024899 (archive.today)
  14. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 35
  15. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 52
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 134
  17. Game Power, "Settembre 1992" (IT; 1992-0x-xx), page 56
  18. Hippon Super, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-07), page 96
  19. Joypad, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-02-1x), page 100
  20. Joypad, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 180
  21. Joystick, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 140
  22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 80
  23. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  24. MegaTech, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 48
  25. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 92
  26. Play Time, "(8/9)/92" (DE; 1992-07-08), page 92
  27. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 117
  28. Power Play, "4/92" (DE; 1992-03-11), page 130
  29. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 56
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  31. Sega Force, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 88
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 252
  34. Video Games, "2/92" (DE; 1992-04-06), page 26


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Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone series of games
Arcade
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)
Mobile phone
Fantasy Zone: Boss no Gyakushuu (2001) | Fantasy Zone P1 (2002) | 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
Space Fantasy Zone (Unreleased)
Fantasy Zone related media
Music
Fantasy Zone Ultra Super Big Maximum Great Strong Complete Album (2008)
Book
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
LaserDisc
Fantasy Zone (1987)