Lost In Translation/Fantasy Zone

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Fantasy Zone
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
524,288 bytes (512.00 KiB)
MAME ID fantzone · fantzon1

About The Game

Fantasy Zone is an arcade video game.

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.


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".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sega Game Music Vol.2 - 28XA-108) on 25/02/1987.


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


  1. Fantasy Zone (1986)
  2. Fantasy Zone II (19??)
  3. Fantasy Zone - The Maze (1987, Sega Master System)
  4. Fantasy Zone Gear (1991, Sega Game Gear)
  5. Space Fantasy Zone (1991, NEC PC-Engine CD)
  6. Super Fantasy Zone (1993, Sega Mega Drive)


Music By
Hiroshi Miyauchi


Sega Master System (1986)
NEC PC-Engine (1988)
Nintendo Famicom (1989)
Sega Saturn (1997)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 3 - Fantasy Zone")
MSX (1986)
Sharp X68000 (1989)
Mobiles phones (2002)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00014[1] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 28XA-108[2] 1987-02-25 Alfa Records CD version.
SEGAROCK VOL.02 WWCE-31035[3] 2004-06-09 Wave Master Entertainment CD version.
SEGA Arcade 80's Vol. 1 SCDC-00245[4] 2003-02-19 Scitron Digital Content CD version.
Sega Ages Sound Track the Best Plus KDSD-00051~2[5] 2004-10-20 TEAM ENTERTAINMENT 2 CD version.
Beep Special Project - Sega Game Music Sono Sheet N/A[6] 1986-11-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[7] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[8] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.2 SVWC-7095~7[9] 2001-11-21 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 ALC-22909[10] 1987-02-25 G.M.O. Records / Alfa Records Cassette version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 ALR-22909[11] 1987-02-25 G.M.O. Records / Alfa Records Vinyl version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 SCDC-00052[12] 2000-10-18 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
BLAST! - SHOOTING GAME SOUND OMNIBUS Vol.1 KDSD-00022[13] 2003-12-17 Team Entertainment CD version.
Fantasy Zone: Ultra Super Big Maximum Great Strong Complete Album WM-0604~7[14] 2008-09-11 Wave Master 4 CD version.
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCTB-00003[15] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon Cassette version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.