Super Fantasy Zone – Childhood Memory
Being a kid of the 90’s I fondly remember some absolute blockbuster classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog and the original Super Mario Bros. But there was one game I remember playing at my friends on his Sega Master System that I used to love to play, that game was Fantasy Zone. We used to play this for hours and I remember during the school holidays we would be on these games for ages. When the Megadrive turned up, this was one of the first titles released for the console.
The game follows Opa-Opa as he fights to avenge the death of his father, O-papa, who was killed defending the Fantasy Zone against the invading Dark Menon. Opa-Opa must rid the Fantasy Zone of the minions of the Dark Menon and restore peace.
Opa-Opa must clear the levels by moving through them and shooting down all of the “Enemy Generators”. Once every “Enemy Generator” in the level has been destroyed a “Menon Guardian” will appear. These are essentially the bosses of each level. In order to obtain better weapons/equipment, etc., the player needs to collect gold. Gold coins can be collected when an enemy is destroyed. Vast amounts of Gold will also be given when Menon Guardians are defeated.
The game does start off easy and then does get progressively harder. From when I used to play this game as a kid to now when I’m an adult I must admit I do find it harder now than I did way back when. Maybe my reactions have slowed down a little in my old age he he.
So whilst I was playing this one again I made use of my retropie to play this game. If I was trying to play this without state saves in this day and age I would honestly have no chance of completing it. This is especially true with the final boss level. It is setup as a boss endurance level so you have to defeat the bosses you’ve already beaten once again just to get to the final boss. The final boss is another example of game trolling which the 80’s/ 90’s was famous for. Once you’ve beaten the game you’re treated to a little cut scene exaplining what happens.
For me this game will always stay with me as it was one of them special games I fondly remember as a child, yes it was hard but dam it was a good game.