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Fantasy Zone (Japan New Ver.)

| 1986

Release type:
Units produced: Sega
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: fantzone

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver segas16a.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 6144; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Fantasy Zone (c) 1986 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

The Fantasy Zone is under attack by an army of ruthless, yet undeniably cute, alien enemies. A fearless space fighter by the name of 'Opa-opa' (a craft that is as cute as the game's enemies, featuring wings and feet - the latter appearing whenever the player flies down to ground level at the bottom of the screen) must stop the alien invasion to restore peace to the Fantasy Zone, as well as finding his missing father, 'Opapa', in the process.

Each level has a number of large, enemy generating ships, that produce a constant stream of enemies to attack the player. While the enemies the generators produce can either be shot or avoided, the generators themselves MUST be destroyed. Once the generators are gone, an end-of-level ship will appear that must be beaten to complete the level.

Fantasy Zone is rendered with the surreal, brightly coloured graphics that typify many Japanese videogames; with an equally abstract approach to in-game weapons: with that cartoon comedy staple, the 'anvil', making an appearance.


Runs on the Sega "System 16A" hardware.
Game ID: 317-5000

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Fantasy Zone was released in March 1986.

The game's main character Opa-opa makes a cameo in 'Zillion' a science fiction anime T.V. series from the 80's, and in the Sega Dreamcast games Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue 2 (2001) as a collectable figurine.

The Stage 1 music was recycled in the Sega Mega Drive role-playing-game "Phantasy Star 4".

The shop music in Fantasy Zone, is recycled in several other Sega games such as 1988's Hot Rod, 1989's Out Run Turbo, and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive port of Super Hang-On (the tune plays in the shop which is in the console exclusive career mode).

Soundtrack releases :
[JP] Feb 25, 1987 - Sega Game Music Vol.2 [28XA-108]
[JP] Oct 18, 2000 - Sega Game Music Vol.2 [Legend Series] [SCDC-00052]
[JP] Sep 11, 2008 - Fantasy Zone Ultra Super Big Maximum Great Strong Complete Album [WM-0604~7]


The music is incomplete in early Japanese version and completed in the US version.


1. Fantasy Zone (1986, ARC)
2. Fantasy Zone II - Opa Opa no Namida [Model G-1329] (1987, Mark III)
3. Opa Opa [Model G-1343] (1987, Mark III)
4. Fantasy Zone Gear - OpaOpa Jr. no Bouken [Model T-44017] (1991, Game Gear)
5. Space Fantasy Zone (1991, PC-Engine CD)
6. Super Fantasy Zone (1993, Mega Drive)
7. Fantasy Zone II - The Tears of Opa-Opa (2008, PS2)


Director/Main Planner: Yoji Ishii
Main Programmer: Shuichi Katagi
Music : Hiroshi Miyauchi


* Consoles :
Sega Mark III [JP] (June 15, 1986) "Fantasy Zone [Model G-1301]"
Nintendo Famicom [JP] (July 17, 1987) "Fantasy Zone [Model SS8-5300]"
NEC PC-Engine [JP] (October 14, 1988) "Fantasy Zone [Model H49G-1001]"
Sega Saturn [JP] (February 21, 1997) "Fantasy Zone [Sega Ages] [Model GS-9136]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 28, 2003) "Fantasy Zone [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.3] [Model SLPM-62366]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (September 28, 2008) "Fantasy Zone Complete Collection [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.33] [Model SLPM-62780]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (February 10, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [Model 68034]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [KO] (February 10, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection" by SCEI
Sony PlayStation 3 [US] (February 10, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [Model BLUS-30259]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [EU] (February 20, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model 384-40210]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [EU] [AU] (February 20, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model BLES-00475]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (February 26, 2009) as an unlockable extra in "Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection"

* Computers :
MSX [JP] (1986) "Fantasy Zone [Model R55X5812]"
Sharp X68000 [JP] (August 4, 1989) "Fantasy Zone [Model DP-3205012]"
Microsoft Windows 98 [JP] (1998) "Memorial Selection [Model HCJ-0147]"

* Others :
Mobiles phones (2002)


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=810&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FFC003 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
20900000 008582 00004E71 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20910000 00B134 00004E75 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) 1st = Fire, 2nd = Enemy
00000000 FF03BB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Shot
00000000 FF03DB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Bomb
00000001 FFC23B 00000010 00000010 Stage clear in 7 seconds Now!
00000001 FFC23B 00000080 00000080 Go to Parts Shop or Menu Now!
00000001 FFC23B 00000004 00000004 Switch to PL2 Now!
00000001 FFC23B 00000000 00000004 Switch to PL1 Now!
00000001 FFC23B 00000001 00000001 Switch DEMO Mode "ON" Now!
00000001 FFC23B 00000000 00000001 Switch DEMO Mode "OFF" Now!
00000000 FFC3FE 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Shop Time
00000000 FFC00B 00000030 FFFFFFFF Infinite Menu Time
00000000 FFC4AD 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Weapon Time
00000000 FFC065 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Fire Bomb
00000000 FFC067 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Smart Bomb
00000000 FFC069 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Heavy Bomb
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Upgrade
00010000 FFC2FB 00000000 FFFFFFFF Small Wing
00010000 FFC2FB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Big Wing
00010000 FFC2FB 00000002 FFFFFFFF Jet Engine
00010000 FFC2FB 00000003 FFFFFFFF Turbo Engine
00010000 FFC2FB 00000004 FFFFFFFF Rocket Engine
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bomb
00010000 FFC2EB 00000000 FFFFFFFF Single Bomb
00010000 FFC2EB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Twin Bombs
00010000 FFC2EB 00000002 FFFFFFFF Fire Bomb
00010000 FFC2EB 00000003 FFFFFFFF Smart Bomb
00010000 FFC2EB 00000004 FFFFFFFF Heavy Bomb
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Shot
00010000 FFC2DB 00000000 FFFFFFFF Twin Shot
00010000 FFC2DB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Laser Beam
00010000 FFC2DB 00000002 FFFFFFFF Wide Beam
00010000 FFC2DB 00000003 FFFFFFFF 7-way Shot
00000001 FFC023 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now!
00010001 FFC025 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (02/11)
00010001 FFC027 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (03/11)
00010001 FFC029 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (04/11)
00010001 FFC043 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (05/11)
00010001 FFC045 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (06/11)
00010001 FFC047 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (07/11)
00010001 FFC063 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (08/11)
00010001 FFC065 0000000A FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (09/11)
00010001 FFC067 0000000A FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (10/11)
00010001 FFC069 0000000A FFFFFFFF Get All Parts Now! (11/11)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00300000 FFC40C 99999999 FFFFFFFF Infinite Gold PL1
00300000 FFC41C 99999999 FFFFFFFF Infinite Gold PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file