SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2020

If you're looking for a fun simple shooter that has a nice difficulty curve and a bit of strategy in how you play (namely in how you spend your coins), Fantasy Zone is worth checking out.

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65 / 100
Jan 23, 2020

Fantasy Zone is an excellent, and difficult shoot ‘em up. For fans of any Gradius-style game, I highly recommend you play this classic that still holds up. Its cartoony visual aesthetic gives it a charm, and its difficulty will keep fans shooting for a long time.

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8 / 10
Jan 24, 2020

Fantasy Zone is a charming game which might not be as flashy as Space Harrier or Out Run, but is right up there where it matters: gameplay. It's hard to recommend this over Shinobi, which also releases this week, but this is a perfect addition for anybody remotely interested in all things Sega.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2018

It should hardly come as a surprise, Sega Ages: Fantasy Zone is another solid release that retro gamers should strongly consider picking up

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8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2020

SEGA AGES gets yet another stellar addition to its range: whether you’ve played it before or not, SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone needs to be in any self-respecting shooter fan’s game library.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Sega Ages Fantasy Zone is yet another great port from developer M2. The game has a wealth of new features that should help anyone who struggled to make it through the game in the past. It still looks great and since all of the Sega Ages titles are priced at just $7.99 it’s hard to not recommend giving it a shot if you enjoy shoot’em ups.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

If you've never experienced Fantasy Zone before, this is the perfect entrypoint. And if this is a return trip to this bright pastel world, it's never looked better. Fantasy Zone might be the best Sega Ages game on Switch right now.

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8 / 10
Jan 23, 2020

Fantasy Zone itself is a title that was designed from the ground-up to be a short, but intense arcade romp. In this day and age, this wouldn't stand a chance by itself, but such a meaningful re-release, packed with all the features any old fan could want, makes this a thoroughly recommended classic to revisit in 2020, for both old and newer fans of Sega.

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Jan 24, 2020

It may be cute and simple but Fantasy Zone remains one of the most enjoyable shoot 'em ups with its distinctly rewarding gameplay.

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3.5 / 5.0
Feb 10, 2020

SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone isn’t anything fancy. But it doesn’t have to be. What we have here is a beloved SEGA classic with a few fun, new implementations thrown in, adding up to a retro experience that’s sure to add up to a fun at-home or on-the-go arcade experience with a decent amount of replayability. Whether you’ve visited Opa-Opa’s world before, or want to finally set foot into it for the first time, for $8, it’s pretty hard wrong with a game like this one.

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