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Berto, thanks for the introduction to the series. I am in a little weird position here because I have never had any console just Commodore and Amiga and then PC, but I always wanted to. I am now an adult, an old to it but I finally have both time and money to dive into console gaming. I like the Fantasy Zone series the most I think and so if you could give me a heads up - what console should I purchase and which part of Fantasy Zone to start my console adventure?

Hi Harpoon, glad to know that there are still some who still love Fantasy Zone.

The best Fantasy Zone games are strangely enough are on Nintendo 3DS (3D Fantasy Zone and 3D Fantasy Zone II).
Both Fantasy Zone I and II were being remake perfectly with new feature that made it more fun and also easier with savestate.
Their 3D graphic are awesome too.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO71kzStYNE

If handheld like 3DS isn't your thing and more prefer to play on TV here's other alternative :
- PS2 - Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone (Japanese only, had to import the game)
- Switch - Sega Ages: Fantazy Zone (digital only)
- Sega Genesis Mini / Sega Mega Drive Mini - Super Fantasy Zone (included in the console)
- Sega Master System - The original Fantasy Zone I and II (old way and hard way)

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"Welcome to the Fantasy Zone" Fanart by BenignChaos



Source : https://www.deviantart.com/benignchaos/art/Welcome-to-the-Fantasy-Zone-621306504

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SEGA PlayStation 3 PSN Titles To Buy Before Sony Shuts Down the Store




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Most of the titles we talked about here are available via the English PlayStation Network Store, since that is how most of us buy games.
But if you are daring and want to dive into some Japanese PSN goodies, you should totally check out some of the PS2 Japanese only releases especially the long running ‘SEGA Ages 2500’ titles:
- Phantasy Star Generation Complete Collection
- Bonanza Bros.
- Gain Ground
- Dragon Force
- Space Harrier Complete Collection
- SEGA Memorial Selection (Obscure titles!)
- Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (MUST HAVE)
- Dynamite Deka
- Galaxy Force II – Special Extended Edition
- Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (MUST HAVE)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/13/sega-playstation-3-psn-titles-to-buy-before-sony-shuts-down-the-store/

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Chinese Exclusive Astro City Mini Revealed,
Red Buttons and Gold Limited Edition




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You thought SEGA was done releasing variants of the Astro City Mini? Think again!
China will be seeing a release of the machine, featuring a red joystick and buttons as well as an accompanying controller. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/23/chinese-exclusive-astro-city-mini-revealed-red-buttons-and-gold-limited-edition/
Pic from : https://segaretro.org/Fantasy_Zone

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"3D Fantasy Zone" & "3D Fantasy Zone II W" (3DS) are currently on sale in Japan
Also Other 3D Classic Series (3DS) Games too



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Nintendo 3DS eShop "Golden Week Sale" until May 12th (Wednesday), 2021 :

3D Altered Beast (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Space Harrier (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Super Hang-On (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Power Drift (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D The Super Shinobi II (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Bare Knuckle (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Bare Knuckle II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Fantasy Zone (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Fantasy Zone II W (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen)

3D Afterburner II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen) 
3D Ecco the Dolphin (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Galaxy Force II (3DS) : 400 yen (was 838 yen)
3D Thunder Blade (3DS) : 400 yen (was 1,019 yen)
3D Puyo Puyo 2 (3DS) : 500 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) : 300 yen (was 628 yen)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) : 400 yen (was 880 yen)

Source : https://sega.jp/topics/210428_1/

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Sega Forever - Official Opa-Opa Discord Emoji



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Courageous hero Opa-Opa has joined the SEGA Forever Discord emoji roster after a long journey from the Fantasy Zone!
Come on over to the SEGA Forever Discord server to talk all things SEGA, vote for port requests, and enter our latest code giveaway!
Discord Link : https://discord.com/invite/SEGAForever

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1391123011017773057/photo/1

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Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition launches August 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTo0Bjf6v14

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Enjoy drawing nostalgic pixel art characters while solving Picross puzzles!
The compilation includes a total of 59 titles :

Action Fighter
After Burner
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Columns III
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Dynamite Headdy
Enduro Racer
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fantasy Zone
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Kung Fu Kid
Light Crusader
Out Run
Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Puyo Puyo
Puzzle & Action:Ichidant-R
Puzzle & Action:Tant-R
Quartet
Record of the Bahamut War
Rent A Hero
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic the hedgehog CD
Space Harrier
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Hang-On
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Ooze
The Revenge of Shinobi
Turbo Out Run

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/07/picross-s-mega-drive-mark-iii-edition-launches-august-5

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8 SEGA Master System games playable in Lost Judgment are Revealed !



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Here are the 8 SEGA Master System games playable in Lost Judgment!
Which of these classic gems will you dive into first?

1. Alex Kidd in Miracle World
2. Fantasy Zone
3. Penguin Land
4. Quartet
5. Enduro Racer
6. Woody Pop
7. Maze Hunter 3-D
8. Secret Command

Source : https://t.co/HP7ZVhlraS

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4 SMS games added for Lost Judgment :

9: Fantasy Zone II Opaopa's Tears
10: Alien Syndrome
11: SDI
12: Darius II

Source : https://sega.jp/topics/210903_4/

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Khinsider Has Removed 500+ Albums Related to Sega



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"Segapocalypse!
Wave Master, the company that manages Sega's music, has contacted me and asked me to remove lots of albums related to Sega.
At the end of the day, over 500 albums were removed, including Sonic, OutRun, and others.
Unfortunately, this even included fan made compilation albums for games that have no commercial releases, which, quite frankly, makes absolutely no sense.
If you were wondering why some albums have disappeared on the site, this is why." 

Link : https://downloads.khinsider.com/

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SEGA is Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab



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Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab! 🔬
Help shape our games by providing feedback, there’s even rewards for those who participate!
Sign-up & FAQ: https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19

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Super Fantasy Zone - ENGLISH translation v1.0



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The European version was launched in English, but it runs slow (PAL50 / 50Hz),
so I decided to have the English version of the game in real full speed.
With this "translation" patch you can play the game "Super Fantasy Zone" for
Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive in English (only text and menus are in English).

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/translations/6329/

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Three SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive Titles Coming To Nintendo Online Expansion Pass
Inlcuding Super Fantasy Zone


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkDhI7qStP4







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It’s worth noting all three games were technically previously released on the SEGA Genesis Mini, albeit Alien Soldier was exclusive to the Asian (Korean and Chinese) market.
But the lineup is still a solid reveal regardless, especially since Alien Soldier and Super Fantasy Zone are expensive on third-hand markets.

http://segabits.com/blog/2022/03/16/three-sega-genesis-mega-drive-titles-coming-to-nintendo-online-expansion-pass/

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SEGA / Atlus Spring 2022 sale live on the Switch / 3DS eShops
until April 17 at 11:59 PM PT / April 18 at 2:59 AM ET








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Switch
– Team Sonic Racing – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– SEGA Ages Virtua Racing – $4.79 (was $7.99)
– SEGA Ages Out Run – $4.79 (was $7.99)
– SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone – $2.79 (was $7.99)
– Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game – $9.99 (was $39.99)
– and many more

3DS
– Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– 3D Fantasy Zone – $2.99 (was $5.99)
– 3D Fantasy Zone II – $2.99 (was $5.99)

– and many more

Full list : https://nintendoeverything.com/sega-atlus-spring-2022-sale-live-on-the-switch-3ds-eshops/

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Super cute three-dimensional Opaopa Figure!
Scheduled to be released: September-October 2022




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From GEEK LIFE, a new work of "Sega Retro Game Soft Vinyl Collection" that three-dimensionalizes the characters of Sega masterpieces has appeared!
The fifth is the main character "Opaopa" from the popular shooting "Fantasy Zone". Is a lineup!
Opaopa's colorful pop cuteness goes well with soft vinyl materials.

Link : https://yamakichiya.com/products/fantasyzone-opaopa
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