SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone releasing on November 28th in Japan

SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone has a release date. You’ll be able to visit the Fantasy Zone once again this coming November 28th in Japan. It will be available on the Nintendo Switch Japanese eShop for ¥999.

SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone is based on the SEGA 3D version on the 3DS, Fantasy Zone Opa-Opa Bros. Like that version of the game, SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone will give you the ability to hoard coins and optionally use them in repeated playthroughs, and brings back the Upa-Upa mode. In Upa-Upa mode, you play as Opa-Opa’s titular brother, as you have every weapon freely available to you, but using these weapons uses up money as ammunition. In addition, players can also potentially fight the bosses from the Master System version under certain conditions, and there’s a new time attack mode which tasks the player to beat the game in the fastest time possible.

[Source: Official Website]

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8 responses to “SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone releasing on November 28th in Japan

  1. Adam says:

    I hope Sega doesn’t drop the Switch support after years like Sega Forever. Also Sega Ages on all consoles would be nice. And some more 80s and 90s arcade games. THEN Saturn and Dreamcast. But no more Genesis, we got enough collections of them already. Maybe for popular or hard to get games. Not Sonic The Hedgehog which is in every collection and on every console even in online stores, ya know? Why not an uncomon Sonic game like SEGA SONIC THE HEDGEHOG?

    • Eck says:

      Rather see Sega bring out a Saturn mini and a Dreamcast mini than put them on a digital platform like Ages which is consigned to the switch of all places as exclusives.
      Sega software on Nintendo hardware just ain’t right.

    • me says:

      The entire Ages lineup is just glorified romhacks and none of the games are worth paying for. It’s really not something you should be losing sleep over.
      Saturn or Dreamcast mini are also not going to happen any time soon simply because they can’t be made on the cheap like the MD Mini. Saturn and Dreamcast emulation is still imperfect and demanding on the hardware so you can’t just put everything on a cheap generic SoC and rip off open source emulation projects. They’d have to make an emulator from scratch and actually take a financial risk. Not gonna happen.

  2. anon says:

    Fantasy Zone. Truly a game everyone wants to play. Just like Columns 2 which is objectively worse than Columns 1. And Ichidant-R nobody gives a damn about. And the millionth port of Sonic 1.
    Who decides this crap? Who cares about these games?
    You have the infinite potential to re-release and remaster any game in Sega’s vast library and this is your selection? At least Shinobi and G-loc are coming, but that makes it like 4 worthwhile titles in the entire lineup.
    Not to mention the ridiculous price of 8 bucks per game.

    • OriginalName says:

      I’m actually think Fantasy Zone and Ichidant-R are great choices.

      Fantasy Zone was huge success in Japan. To compare to Namco’s stable, if Sonic is Sega’s Pac-Man then Fantasy Zone is its Galaga over there.

      People should give a damn about Tant-R and Ichidant-R. The formula inspired everything from WarioWare to Point Blank to Mario Party. Unfortunately, Sega of America and Europe didn’t bring it over on home consoles, so it’s too little too late. Still, the games have real merit. They did well in Japan and deserved to.

      Personally, I’d like to see games that either weren’t ported at the time or that were held back by hardware restraints.

      Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
      Virtua Fighter
      SegaSonic the Hedgehog
      Last Survivor

      Last Survivor is a stretch since as a pre-Wolfenstein proto-FPS it’s more significant to western audience.

      We’re probably gonna get something like Arabian Fight instead just to spite me, though.

    • OriginalName says:

      Wow, typo on the first word.


    • anon says:

      Just because it was popular then, doesn’t mean it is worth 8 bucks now.
      The games may have their merit but they’re not good re-release choices, certainly not as standalone games. Especially if you take a look at all the other games they could’ve chosen. Fantasy Zone aged like milk and Ichidant-R is just a collection of mediocre minigames designed to entertain casual arcade goers. Not something you play for high score or solo.

    • Adam says:

      I can get a lot of mileage out of their arcade games. Especially when you barely see them compared to their Genesis versions. Shinobi is freaking amazing. So is OutRun. How about OutRunners? Its 2 players! You also get multiple cars to pick from plus freedom to go anywhere around the world as if all the continents are connected by endless roads looping the planet.

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