The Fairyland Story

Arcade Video game published 37 years ago by Taito

The Fairyland Story screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

The Fairyland Story © 1985 Taito Corp.

A precursor to 1986's "Bubble Bobble", the player controls a spell-casting elf who turns evil wizards, witches and other enemies into cakes and either pushes them from the platform ledges, or shoots then repeatedly to destroy them. If an enemy touches the player character, the elf becomes entrapped in a magic bubble and floats away. Each level takes place inside a variety of castles.


Board Number : M4300034B
Prom Stickers : A45

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 5.3665 Mhz), Motorola M68705 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), MSM5232 (@ 2 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 2


The Fairyland Story was released in July 1985.


- Insert Coin and select a one or two player game.
- Use Ptolemy's magic to turn monsters into cakes. Keep sprinkling magic on the cakes to destroy them, or drop them onto other monsters for bonus points.
- Destroy all the monsters to clear the level.
- If a monster touches Ptolemy, or a cake falls on her, a life will be lost.
- Enemy wizards can shrink Ptolemy. If they hit Ptolemy while she is already shrunk, a life will be lost.
- Ptolemy can stand on top of monsters.
- Picking up an item will cause various effects, including upgrading Ptolemy's magic.
- When all Ptolemy's lives are lost, the game will end.
- On levels 8 through to 98 there is a continue option.


From highscore table : (KBT), (MAD), Onijust (ONJ), (KMJ), Ishida (ISD)


[JP] Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
[EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
[US] Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
[JP] Sony PSP (jan.5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
Sony PSP [KO] (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
[EU] Sony PSP (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
[AU] Sony PSP (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
[US] Sony PSP (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

[JP] MSX (1987)
[JP] Sharp X68000 (sept.27, 1991)
[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"


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