vdub_bobby Posted December 19, 2008 Share Posted December 19, 2008 (edited) We're keeping the coin-op hits rolling! Let's play Fantasy Zone! Post a score and let's get this thing rolling! Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point. No continues - only games played from the beginning count! And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it. This week's competition ends in a weekish on Thursday (December 25) at approximately evening sometime PST. Actually, it is fairly unlikely that I will be online to update this on Christmas; go ahead and keep posting scores until I get around to it, hopefully sometime on the 26th. Please, no leeching! It is possible, in this game, to fly around endlessly on level 1, shooting enemies and never passing the level. Please do not do this! Keep moving through the game, we're competing on skill, not on inhuman endurance. This week's scores: 61,400 Jess Ragan (+10 pts +1 pt for best tip) 52,200 darthkur (+8 pts) 24,000 LarcenTyler (+6 pts) Twin Galaxies High Scores 145,800 Eric Cummings Standings 1. darkthur (154 pts) 2. vdub_bobby (80 pts) 3. LarcenTyler (79 pts) 4. Wickeycolumbus (70 pts) 5. RJ (22 pts) 5. Jess Ragan (22 pts) 7. aikainnet (20 pts) 8. shadow460 (11 pts) 9. atari2600land (10 pts) 10. Atari5200 (8 pts) 10. figgler (8 pts) 12. Shannon (4 pts) 12. Jibbajaba (4 pts) 12. gdement (4 pts) 12. ClassicGMR (4 pts) 16. ratfink (2 pts) Game Info Coin-op original released in 1985 by Sega. Ported to the NES by Tengen in 1989. I always thought it rather odd that a bunch of Sega coin-op games (Alien Syndrome, Shinobi, After Burner) ended up being ported to the home console that was directly competing with Sega's console. I've never understood why Sega allowed that. Other platforms: Game Gear, MSX, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii Prequels/sequels/spinoffs: Fantasy Zone II (1987 coin-op), Fantasy Zone: The Maze (1987 SEGA Master System), Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (1987 MSX, NES, SEGA Master System), Super Fantasy Zone (1992 Genesis, Wii), SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.3: Fantasy Zone (2003 PlayStation 2) Tips Jess Ragan: The only tip I've got is that the laser is way, waaay more powerful than the wide beam. It cuts through the normally resilient target enemies like butter! * The largest amounts of money are dropped at the start of the stage, or after you leave a shop. When the stage begins, concentrate on farming money from the tiny enemies. Then when they stop dropping large coins, go about the business of hunting for the larger target enemies.* Move the cursor to the rightmost side of the screen when you're in the shop to gain access to more weapons. * Your ideal weapons payload is the Jet Engine, Twin Bombs, and Laser Beam. The other bombs in the shop have limited use, but you can drop Twin Bombs as much as you like without ever exhausting your supply. The Laser Beam is the crown royale of the main weapons, making short work of bosses. Jet Engine gives you just enough speed without making you too fast to precisely control. * You slow way, way down during the boss fights. If you don't have a Jet Engine, you'll be at a decided disadvantage. * When you start hunting for target enemies, go to the right and pick off each target in order. Edited January 3, 2009 by vdub_bobby Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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