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John73
28th October 2012, 08:55 AM
Fantasy Zone


MGL 15 Game 3


Nominated by: kane



http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/fant1.png

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/fant2.png



Game Settings

ROM Name: fantzone.zip

DIP Switches:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/fantzonedips.png

Game Info

Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Alternating
Control Panel Layout: Single Player
Sound: Amplified Mono (one channel)

Controls:

Joystick: 8-way
Buttons: 2 [Shoot, Bomb]


Game Introduction

The player controls a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa who fights nonsensical invader enemies in the titular group of planets, full of settings atypical of the traditional scrolling shooter and pastel colors; for that reason, it is occasionally dubbed a "cute 'em up".

In the game, the player's ship is placed in a level with a number of bases to destroy. When all the bases are gone, the stage boss appears, who must be defeated in order to move on to the next level.

More detailed information on Fantasy Zone and game play can be found here: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7755

To qualify for MGL points you will need to have submitted a score by stating your score in the subject line of your message, and posting a screenshot in this thread. Submit scores as many times as you like, please post a new message for each new score. Fantasy Zone comp closes Sunday 7PM November 11th.

Check back here for progress scores..... Good Luck :cool:



Progress Scores




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
ED_209
188,240
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
RMacauley
187,480
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Pelly
180,180
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
Taverner
165,840
13



5
casperthefriendly
139,600
11


6
nicko71
139,100
10


7
kane
124,880
9


8
Mikie
102,980
8



9
Mameshane
78,540
7


10
Brad
96,580
6


11
bkltgr44
62,900
5


12
MonoJoker
54,880
4


13
John73
47,160
3


14
Foot
23,800
2

blontic
28th October 2012, 09:04 AM
Nice, I just added this to my favs list a few days ago.

Pelly
28th October 2012, 09:33 AM
Don't know anything about this game, however just curious as to why we aren't going with a parent rom? (fantzone.zip)

Either way.. crazy little shooter... I think I like! :p

Brad
28th October 2012, 09:40 AM
I've never played this one either.

Brad

Rat
28th October 2012, 10:00 AM
Played this a fair bit on the Sega Mega Drive BITD :)

RMacauley
28th October 2012, 10:23 AM
Never played this before. Must have been smoking some serious shit at SEGA when they came up with this game.

kane
28th October 2012, 10:37 AM
I was playing this on the Master System recently around the MGL nomination time and thought it might make an OK MGL round, the Arcade version seems much tougher though.


just curious as to why we aren't going with a parent rom? (fantzone.zip)

If you look at page 5 of the nomination thread you'll notice that I specifically nominated the 'fantzone' romset, but whatever, probably doesn't make a difference.

John73
28th October 2012, 01:03 PM
Don't know anything about this game, however just curious as to why we aren't going with a parent rom? (fantzone.zip)

Either way.. crazy little shooter... I think I like! :p

Sry, My version of WolfMame didn't have fantzone.zip so I assumed fantzon1.zip was the current version.

I have edited the first post -

Everyone that is already playing, please swap ROM to fantzone.zip

Sorry for any confusion.

RMacauley
28th October 2012, 06:04 PM
On the fantzone romset. Still figuring this one out

Pelly
28th October 2012, 09:01 PM
I think I have figured out what you are meant to be doing in this one... :P

44684

John73
28th October 2012, 09:13 PM
6,400

44685

Just a very quick first game. Can you tell I have zero idea how to play this? :lol

John73
29th October 2012, 06:50 AM
20,000

44689

Only time for one quick game this morning, still trying to work out what the hell is going on in this game :lol

Mameshane
29th October 2012, 04:27 PM
Hi,

New to the forums, been watching the progress on some of these games the last week or so, thought i would give it a go.

I would like to submit this score.

44712

only played a couple times so far, hopefully i can improve on it and give you all a bit more competition.

thanks.

John73
29th October 2012, 05:57 PM
Hi,

New to the forums, been watching the progress on some of these games the last week or so, thought i would give it a go.

I would like to submit this score.

only played a couple times so far, hopefully i can improve on it and give you all a bit more competition.

thanks.

Welcome to the MGL Mameshane. :006:

Just to make things easier for me, can you post your score in the subject line or as the first line when you post a score - just saves lazy old me having to click on the screenshot to get your score. Note however if you post a screenshot with a score of say "2,500,000" then I or someone else will be looking at your screenshot to make sure you aren't B.S.ing us :lol Just remember to post a complete new post with each score submission as I and other MGL mods do not go back to see if you've edited an old post with a new score. Any other questions, just ask and someone will sort your out with the answer.

Check out page 1 of this thread, your name is now up in lights (well pixels) on the leaderboard for this game.

P.S. We have two games going at once in this comp, so 10 Yard Fight is in it's 2nd week and ends this Sunday night if you want to get a score in for that game too :cool:

ED_209
29th October 2012, 06:29 PM
44721

This was the first game I ever had on the Sega Master System :D

Pelly
29th October 2012, 06:57 PM
44721

This was the first game I ever had on the Sega Master System :D

1 Million points!!! turn it up! :p

RMacauley
29th October 2012, 06:59 PM
Yeah!!! Lay off the bloody zeroes will ya!!!! :lol

RMacauley
29th October 2012, 07:51 PM
Round 7 boss. Had enough for tonight

ED_209
29th October 2012, 07:52 PM
1 Million points!!! turn it up! :p

:lol oops! Guess we can strike a zero off that. Getting a bit ambitious.

kane
29th October 2012, 08:28 PM
On the SMS I can get to the end boss without too much trouble, probably not going to happen on this version though...

Blktgr74
29th October 2012, 08:57 PM
44400 don't mind this one. Might not go as mental as I did with 10 yard but time will tell. 44726

Brad
30th October 2012, 06:54 AM
I've had about 6 games of this and I'm just not feeling the love.

Brad

John73
31st October 2012, 01:52 PM
31,200

44747

Not really my sort of game this one. Will keep at it for a bit, maybe if the next game out is worse then I'll persist further :D

Pelly
31st October 2012, 03:05 PM
Off topic:
Maybe we should run a poll at the end of each MGL to rank the games in terms of popularity. Maybe run one for MGL's gone by as well and then at some stage run an MGL with the top 8 most popular games... :)

John73
31st October 2012, 03:40 PM
Off topic:
Maybe we should run a poll at the end of each MGL to rank the games in terms of popularity. Maybe run one for MGL's gone by as well and then at some stage run an MGL with the top 8 most popular games... :)

I actually thought about that last MGL, I'll try and remember to do it - probably in the last days of this MGL.

Mameshane
31st October 2012, 03:55 PM
50080

think i getting the hang this game. given 10 yard fight a go, its fun.. but cant get more then 1 touch down.

44749

Mameshane
31st October 2012, 04:43 PM
78540

should have waited till i stopped playing before posting. starting to creep up the score now :)

44750

Nicko71
31st October 2012, 08:16 PM
44756

John73
2nd November 2012, 06:50 AM
43,240

44795

Gonna need some tips getting passed Stage 2 Boss (yes I suck) - am I just supposed to blast away and dodge those bombs falling from the sky? Because I'm finding it increasingly frustrating.

Actually finding the game a bit better after a few games, but it' bloody hard to get a used to the controls and the the momentum the ship has.

Mikie
3rd November 2012, 02:00 PM
that was really fun, never seen this one before :) will have to have a few more goes!

44823

- - - Updated - - -

very cool, smart boss logic

44824

John73
3rd November 2012, 02:50 PM
that was really fun, never seen this one before :) will have to have a few more goes!

44823

- - - Updated - - -

very cool, smart boss logic

44824

Added your score 79,700 from the 2nd Pic you posted.

Nicko71
4th November 2012, 07:32 AM
Gonna need some tips getting passed Stage 2 Boss (yes I suck) - am I just supposed to blast away and dodge those bombs falling from the sky? Because I'm finding it increasingly frustrating.

Actually finding the game a bit better after a few games, but it' bloody hard to get a used to the controls and the the momentum the ship has.

Yep & Yep. Blast the green things and dodge the bombs.

ED_209
4th November 2012, 10:45 AM
43,240

44795

Gonna need some tips getting passed Stage 2 Boss (yes I suck) - am I just supposed to blast away and dodge those bombs falling from the sky? Because I'm finding it increasingly frustrating.

Actually finding the game a bit better after a few games, but it' bloody hard to get a used to the controls and the the momentum the ship has.

Stage 2 boss can be wiped out with a couple of heavy bombs. If you buy them from the shop just before hand, fly down to the bottom right corner under the boss and drop them. They fall through the top of the screen and take out a whole bunch of the spheres spinning round him.

John73
4th November 2012, 12:28 PM
Stage 2 boss can be wiped out with a couple of heavy bombs. If you buy them from the shop just before hand, fly down to the bottom right corner under the boss and drop them. They fall through the top of the screen and take out a whole bunch of the spheres spinning round him.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try and give that a go. I'm not sure if the keyboard is making it harder for me to control the ship, having heaps of trouble trying to dodge between the falling bombs.

Nicko71
4th November 2012, 01:58 PM
44903

ED_209
4th November 2012, 04:03 PM
44919

Brad
4th November 2012, 05:14 PM
I've cracked 60,000k or so but I have to say I really hate this game. Looking for todays new one instead.

Brad

John73
4th November 2012, 06:25 PM
I've cracked 60,000k or so but I have to say I really hate this game. Looking for todays new one instead.

Brad

Don't get too excited, I've random numbered the next game and my initial thoughts were "this is horrible" :lol Your taste may be different to me though ;)

Mikie
4th November 2012, 07:16 PM
bit like defender in bikini bottom lol

44942

Jed
5th November 2012, 09:14 AM
Just a heads up John - Mikie's clone is coming in 6th place :)

John73
5th November 2012, 09:22 AM
Just a heads up John - Mikie's clone is coming in 6th place :)

Okay you've totally lost me....

Mikie
5th November 2012, 01:33 PM
Lol that means I'm in first place ;)

John73
5th November 2012, 02:03 PM
Just checked the leaderboard for this game and fixed the double "Mikie" :lol Sry bout that :redface

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47,160

44987

Gets me out of last place for the moment, still can't get passed the stupid 2nd :realmad: boss

ED_209
5th November 2012, 02:19 PM
44988

Pelly
5th November 2012, 04:10 PM
44993

RMacauley
5th November 2012, 08:15 PM
Start of round 8. If you thought the round 2 boss was hard then wait until you see him here. Bastard's on steroids.

Nicko71
6th November 2012, 11:22 AM
45012
my arm hurts..

Blktgr74
6th November 2012, 08:16 PM
6290045019

Pelly
6th November 2012, 10:10 PM
200K doable... but will be tough...

45020

ED_209
7th November 2012, 03:59 PM
45035

Goddamn this gets hard. That penguin snowman boss sucks. Was only one base short of seeing the next boss.

Jed
7th November 2012, 04:42 PM
This game is caning me :( absolutely hopeless at it.

Taverner
7th November 2012, 06:40 PM
45047

Would AA think less of me if I said I'm starting to enjoy this more than R-Type :D

Interesting to see some bits Sega would use again in the wonderboy series, the shop in WB2 and the general gameplay/boss style is very similar to WB3.

I like how you're not completely stuffed after dying for the first time and losing your powerups but for me they missed a trick with being able to store weapons, that's fine but if they had added a third button so you could scroll through and activate your weapons it would have added some nice extra gameplay/strategy imo.

My only real grumble though is I rarely use the bombs as I've never liked pushing two buttons at once...... repeatedly I mean, I can do it once or twice.

Mikie
7th November 2012, 07:15 PM
couldn't get past bikini bottom :)
noticed a few interesting objects like from, pengo, moon patrol

45049

Nicko71
10th November 2012, 03:46 PM
I like this game, but I seem to have gotten into a rut with it.
Can't get past the penguin thingos. Have come within a bee's once or twice.
Have figured out (most of) which weapons wipe out ememies quickest, but my average score seems to have dropped back to around 120K as a result.

ED_209
10th November 2012, 07:48 PM
Has anybody tried the rocket engine yet? Seems like it'd be kinda ridiculous. Anything over big wings is hard to control. I've tried to save up enough for the rocket engine but didn't make it there.

Brad
11th November 2012, 10:05 AM
I can't stand this game.

Pelly
11th November 2012, 02:16 PM
Has anybody tried the rocket engine yet? Seems like it'd be kinda ridiculous. Anything over big wings is hard to control. I've tried to save up enough for the rocket engine but didn't make it there.

Yeah, got it once... Doesn't seem that much faster than Jet Engine...

casperthefriendly
11th November 2012, 02:45 PM
45243

Jed
11th November 2012, 03:54 PM
Poor show I only played this a couple times but it didnt really grab me at all plus I got scores not even worth posting to get a few lousy points.

Roll on the new game, please, no more shooters :sleep

ED_209
11th November 2012, 03:55 PM
45244

Foot
11th November 2012, 04:19 PM
Meh

45245

MonoJoker
11th November 2012, 05:57 PM
Holy crap, nearly forgot all about this one. Had a big day cleaning up the yard, etc. Anyway, excuses aside here is my hastened effort - not even sure if I will get a point LOL.

45248

John73
11th November 2012, 06:00 PM
Holy crap, nearly forgot all about this one. Had a big day cleaning up the yard, etc. Anyway, excuses aside here is my hastened effort - not even sure if I will get a point LOL.

45248

We're running on Qld time - you still have an hour left :D

MonoJoker
11th November 2012, 06:03 PM
We're running on Qld time - you still have an hour left :D

Haha yeah I know but TBH that was my first and last game. I'm rooted and about to have dinner, maybe a beer and settle into a movie :) Cheers.

RMacauley
11th November 2012, 06:42 PM
Unless someone else pulls a huge score out of their fundamental orifice in the last 20 minutes it's all yours ED_209.

I kept telling myself that I needed to play this some more today but couldn't drag myself away from Aliens.

Then went to the pub (surprise surprise) :40s:

Taverner
11th November 2012, 06:47 PM
Apart from the rediculously fast power ups this is a suprisingly well balanced game imo, I like the spread of weapon power ups and how you can still survive with just wings which is ok thanks to the friendly balloon on death :)

But yeah please not a shooter next


45249

John73
11th November 2012, 07:03 PM
And game 4 is done & dusted.

Points will be up shortly and leaderboard adjusted.

Congrats to ED_209 for the win on this one.



Roll on the new game, please, no more shooters :sleep

Next game up in a sec - it has shooting in it, but not a shooter as such.... well I wouldn't consider it a shooter but your opinion may be different :lol I'm just getting random numbers and picking the game from the list. Perhaps there was an abundance of shooters nominated this time? :unsure

If you look at the final placings, you'll notice that no one is worse at shooters than me, perhaps this is something we will need to look at next MGL and discuss prior to the start - maybe list your game and it's genre and we don't play two of the same genre in a row or something.... anyway, something to think about before MGL 17 next year.

wingtipvortex
11th November 2012, 07:16 PM
maybe list your game and it's genre and we don't play two of the same genre in a row or something.... anyway, something to think about before MGL 17 next year.
The practice of RANDOM re selection sometimes comes in handy;)

John73
11th November 2012, 07:19 PM
Final standings:




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
ED_209
188,240
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
RMacauley
187,480
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Pelly
180,180
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
Taverner
165,840
13



5
casperthefriendly
139,600
11


6
nicko71
139,100
10


7
kane
124,880
9


8
Mikie
102,980
8



9
Mameshane
78,540
7


10
Brad
96,580
6


11
bkltgr44
62,900
5


12
MonoJoker
54,880
4


13
John73
47,160
3


14
Foot
23,800
2




Another good turn out for this game. Congrats to ED_209 and the other medal winners.

Pelly
11th November 2012, 07:23 PM
I wish I had time to play this one this weekend.. :( Would have definitely cracked 200K ;)

Well done Edward... Nice win.

John73
11th November 2012, 07:23 PM
The practice of RANDOM re selection sometimes comes in handy;)

Yeah I know. But a couple of times already games have come up, I've given them a quick look and thought Arggggg I don't want to play this - I don't want to not put a game up because my initial thoughts are that it sucks.

It's a hard one, no one wants to play the same type of game over and over, but I do think the randomness is important. Perhaps in future MGLs if we don't make changes to the selection criteria then I'll just stay completely out of the selection process. I'm more than happy to update scores etc, just leave the selection process to one or two people who may be able to have less moral objection to a purely random process :D

wingtipvortex
11th November 2012, 07:43 PM
I was just taking the piss on myself:lol

John73
11th November 2012, 07:58 PM
I was just taking the piss on myself:lol

Yeah I know, but even still, I think there is something to what you say. I think we would all like it to be completely random, but we also want a nice mix of different games. Anyway, I'll bring this up in the MGL 17 call for ideas thread next year for further discussion.

Jed
11th November 2012, 08:03 PM
Yeah I know. But a couple of times already games have come up, I've given them a quick look and thought Arggggg I don't want to play this - I don't want to not put a game up because my initial thoughts are that it sucks.

It's a hard one, no one wants to play the same type of game over and over, but I do think the randomness is important. Perhaps in future MGLs if we don't make changes to the selection criteria then I'll just stay completely out of the selection process. I'm more than happy to update scores etc, just leave the selection process to one or two people who may be able to have less moral objection to a purely random process :D

Careful now, you'll get Firepower all riled up again :D

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Yeah I know, but even still, I think there is something to what you say. I think we would all like it to be completely random, but we also want a nice mix of different games. Anyway, I'll bring this up in the MGL 17 call for ideas thread next year for further discussion.

We have already discussed and considered 'genre selections' in previous MGL's. And selecting from 'pools' but the keep it simple guideline ruled it out.

It's a very easy thing to do, and we have done for previous MGL's, if the same genre keeps coming up upon random selection, we would randomly select another one. No big deal.