Astro Fantasia

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Astro Fantasia
Promotional flyer
Developer(s)Data East
Publisher(s)Data East
  • NA: March 1981
Genre(s)Fixed shooter
Mode(s)1-2 player alternating
Arcade systemDECO Cassette System (32K)
CPUM6502, I8X41
DisplayRaster, 240 x 240 pixels, 32 colors

Astro Fantasia is a fixed shooter arcade game released by Data East in 1981.


The player gets to pilot a single fighter spaceship against an armada of enemies.

There are two different play screens that alternate:

  • Wave 1 uses pseudo 3D graphics and has a large red bit of what appears to be part of a very large spaceship as background on the bottom half of the screen. You can move your ship around anywhere on the red background, but the black area beyond is off limits. The game opens with a large mothership craft visible at the top of the screen, but your shots cannot reach it at this point. Red aliens quickly begin attacking you, swooping in line formations from the top area of the screen. They scale in size as they get closer to you. After the armada is gone, the mothership begins spewing out groups of red aliens, and a new green ship that fires at you. Eventually the mothership will stop spewing fighters at you, and the entire screen will scroll up, and the game will begin the second wave.
  • Wave 2 pits you against the mothership directly. You will find that your multi shot is gone, and you can only have one shot on the screen at a time. The mothership has three areas that must be blasted away.

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