Fantasy Zone [Model H49G-1001]

The NEC PC-Engine Game by NEC Avenue, Ltd.

Fantasy Zone [Model H49G-1001] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game

Fantasy Zone © 1988 NEC Avenue, Limited.


Fantasy zone is a side scrolling shooter by NEC Avenue, conversion of Sega's arcade game originally released in 1986. The player takes control of a cute little flying ship called Opa-Opa and his mission is to restore peace to Fantasy Zone and to find out who is behind the invasion. Fantasy Zone actually borrows some core gameplay mechanics from Atari's Defender and Opa must destroy a given number of bases in each stage in order to proceed to the boss. Opa can use to different weapons - the first one is a standard vulcan-twin-gun that fires quickly and decimates enemies, the second one is a powerful bomb that can only be dropped downwards. Defeated foes drop coins that the player can collect to purchase upgrades in various shops hidden inside red floating balloons. There, Opa can purchase goods such as speed boosts (big wings, jet engine, turbo engine...), extra lives, upgrade his main weapons (wide beams, laser beams, 7 ways shots...) or his bombs (twin bombs, smart bombs...). New weapons, however, have a time limit and need to be purchased again at a higher cost.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

[Model H49G-1001]

TRIVIA

Fantasy Zone for PC-Engine was released on October 14, 1988 in Japan for 4900 Yen.

Fantasy Zone is an arcade game originally released by Sega in 1986.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Invincibility:
During the game, pause (by pressing Run) and press I once, II twince, up 3 times, down 4 times, right 5 times and left 6 times. Unpause the game and you are now invincible. You must repeat this tip for every new stage though.

STAFF

Producer: Shigenobu Nanbu
Director: Toshio Tabeta
Assistant Director: Kouji Matsuda
Programer: Bit's MASAS.
Graphic Designer: Bit's-Tadashi Sou, Toshio Tabeta
Rescorer: Yukihiro Too
Assistants: Takashi Ozama, Kaoru Murohoshi
Special Thanks To: Noriyuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Fukuda, Takako Aoki, Yoshiko Ikeda

SOURCES
See Goodies section.
Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com

Page last modified on January 02, 2014