SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone and Shinobi Announcement
Check this out my fellow gamers, Sega Ages is coming out with more titles to fill up the library and I am pleased to see Shinobi and Fantasy Zone make it to the list. Okay, more for Shinobi and this is the classic arcade-style of Shinobi that I remember back in the day. So, let’s give you those details.
It Starts With a Quarter Insert
The ’80s were the era for arcade games where you grabbed your friends to get a pack of quarters and get your game on. Yes, this was a time when gamers did leave the house. In this time there were two arcade titles that stood out from the rest and that would be Fantasy Zone and Shinobi. These will be the next set of games coming to the Sega Ages collection which is steadily growing on Nintendo Switch.
Fantasy Zone Info
Long before Sonic, there was an adorable sentient ship named Opa-Opa, the star of SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone! This update to the vibrant arcade hit includes a helpful Coin Stock assist feature for those not as well versed in shooters, a Time Attack mode perfect for speedrunners, extra bosses, and even the option to play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!
Hmmm, not sure how this slipped some of our gaming radars, but this looks like a cute game. This is actually not classified as a “Shoot’em Up” rather a “Cute’em Up” and I can see why. Playing as the sentient ship Opa-Opa who actually has a tragic story seeking revenge in this colorful world. That is a funny twist in which many games of the like have been. You know a beautiful game that kind of looks kid like but has a grim story within it.
There seems to be an RPG element to it as well which is nice. Upgrading your ship with boosters, and new weaponry is a shocker being that this game came out so long ago. I didn’t think it was that complex with games back then, but then again Phantasy Star was pretty complex.
Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. He has been sent on a mission to single-handedly find and rescue all the children of the Oboro clan who have been kidnapped by a criminal syndicate known as ZEED. Utilize your sharp sword, shurikens, throwing knives, and even magic to defeat the enemy and free the hostages.