Fantasia (video game)

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Fantasia
Fantasia
European cover
Developer(s) Infogrames
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis
Release date(s)
  • NA November 21, 1991
  • JP November 22, 1991
  • EU November 23, 1991
  • AUS November 23, 1991
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cartridge

Fantasia (ファンタジア ミッキーマウス・マジック?, lit. "Fantasia: Mickey Mouse Magic") is the title of a side-scrolling video game developed by Infogrames and produced by Sega for its own Mega Drive/Genesis system. The game was loosely based on the film of the same name.

Storyline[edit]

"While the Apprentice Sorcerer slept his master's music was stolen away. Now his dreams must restore the notes so the music again can play."

In the single-player game, the player controls Mickey Mouse through various side-scrolling levels in an attempt to collect various musical notes that somehow went missing. Each of the four worlds were based on the Fantasia film with each one based around one of the four elements: water (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dance of the Reed Flutes and Arabian Dance), earth (The Rite of Spring), air (Russian Dance, Pastoral Symphony and Dance of the Hours) and fire (Night on Bald Mountain, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). The player defeats various enemies by jumping on them or by collecting magical bubbles that could be used to shoot at enemies as projectiles. In each level, the player collects a certain number of hidden magical notes in order for the song to play once again.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
MegaTech 49%[1]
Allgame 2/5 stars[2]
EGM 5.75/10
Mega 11%[3]

The game was poorly received, with MegaTech magazine saying the game was "a massive disappointment. Poorly designed, bland and frustrating, with very little appeal". Mega placed the game at #6 in their list of the 10 Worst Mega Drive Games of All Time.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 6, page 77, June 1992
  2. ^ Allgame rating for Fantasia (Sega Genesis)
  3. ^ Mega rating, issue 20, page 65, May 1994
  4. ^ Mega magazine issue 1, page 85, Future Publishing, Oct 1992

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