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Video: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoots Down The Competition

Posted by Kerry Brunskill

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We gave you a brief overview of Sega's latest 3D Classic Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers last week, but now we've finally got our hands on it we can show you some real footage of our own.

It should come as no surprise at this point to hear that M2 has once again produced an exceptional port, arcade accurate in the most minute ways while still adding extra options and modes to keep the game fresh and accessible to new and old Sega fans alike.

A full article will be up on Nintendo Life soon, but for now click on the video below and enjoy a quick romp through the first level.

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Are you looking forward to seeing this arrive on the US and EU e-shops? What other Sega classics do you want to see ported to the 3DS? Let us know in the comments section below.

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RichRadEx said:

I'm sorta looking more forward to 3D After Burner II but this looks great in its own way too



DreamOn said:

I'm melting inside by the very existence of this and that it's so out of my reach! Ahhhghg!



DreamOn said:

Had to stop watching this beautiful video. I want it too bad. Oh the torture.



chiptoon said:

I always found the sfx really annoying in this. They're too shrill. I don't find any of them, especially the player shots and the enemy death explosions at all satisfying. Nor do they compliment the music. Personally I find this to be a very important aspect of shmups, even more so than in other games.



Kirk said:

I love the Fantasy Zone games but I wish they'd add the floating pound notes that appeared when you killed the bases in the Sega Master System version of Fantasy Zone II. There was just something really satisfying about both the movement of the coins and the notes in that version of the game.

This still looks really cool though.

Maybe [hopefully] they'll do a 3D Classics version of Fantasy Zone II at some point in the near future anyway...

I wish Sega would actually make a modern Fantasy Zone game using proper 3D graphics but still with the same 2D gameplay and lovely vibrant, clean and bold visuals (so, 2.5D basically). Now that could be very cool and there's really not many games like Fantasy Zone these days.



unrandomsam said:

I don't remember the sound being so grating either. (M2 are not good at sound though).

Regardless I will get it given the opportunity. (Are they only doing ones that are already done as part of the Sega Ages 2500 collection ? in some form)



Windy said:

I can't wait to see the beautiful 3dizing of this one Nintendo where are you? You guys should be doing this too instead of abandoning it.



Knuckles said:

@Windy It is like building a completely new game from the ground up each time. It isn't as simple as throwing a 3D layering effect on. When they did that, bullets weren't hitting the enemy in Xevious. Nintendo said it took 3 times the initial time they thought it would to make the games. Sure, I'd like Nintendo to make 3D Classics again, but they most likely won't.



Windy said:

@Knuckles I realize that. But sega is doing it. Nintendo should get on the ball as well. Its just disappointing that Nintendo has pretty much abandoned Classic 3d on their own system. thank God for sega. If it weren't for them it would be dead platform.



JJtheTexan said:

It's like Parodius Da! meets Yoshi's Island... though this title predates them both (I think).

Agreed with others - I LOVED every one of the previous SEGA 3D titles, and hope to see many more (assuming sales were strong enough to convince SEGA to keep 'em coming). And yeah, what happened to the Nintendo 3D Classics line? We got Kirby's Adventure, Urban Champion, Excitebike and Kid Icarus... and then nothing. I guess they devoted those energies to bringing out more Virtual Console titles... OH WAIT NO THEY'RE CLEARLY NOT BUSY DOING THAT.



Steviis_Father said:

After Burner (arcade)
Outrun (arcade)
Out runners (arcade, with local WiFi multiplayer functionality)




SparkOfSpirit said:

Yes! Also hoping they get around to Fantasy Zone II after this. The PS2 version has never left Japan and most Sega fans would love a portable version of it!

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