I loved Fantasy Zone for the Master System. Back in the day I found it really hard but I loved it. And that is one of the reasons why I’m so pleased to add Super Fantasy Zone to the collection. An other reason is because it’s one of those few games that comes in a really cool small box. Not only do these Sunsoft games have the smallest cases but they also have the largest cartridges. This Super Fantasy zone cost me $34 (plus shipping). It’s a title that I was willing to pay extra for; beyond my typical $20 per game goal.
What I find funny is that I know exactly what these cases look like yet I didn’t notice that my Batman is in a normal cartridge and not the big fat one like Super Fantasy Zone. For a time I wondered if this one was a knock-off. But I’ve seen been told that it was common for some releases to receive changes for a particular region. This particular Batman is likely regionalized for Asia market and has a different plastic cartridge compared to the Japanese release.
Normally Japanese Mega Drive games will not fit in a Genesis. The Japanese Mega Drive carts are a little bigger and Sunsoft games are a lot bigger. Even though I had my Genesis modded to play Japanese Mega Drive games it is still not wide enough for these monster Sunsoft carts. I still have my original modded Genesis and I’m wondering how I use to play Batman because this Super Fantasy Zone cart does not fit at all and I remember having the same sized cart for my Batman. Anyways, speaking of modding my Genesis… when I first had this done I was told by a store called Video Connections that they had to carve the edges of the slot on the Genesis to make it a bit wider. This part was true. They also told me that they had to do “a little technical work here and there”. That part was a complete lie. So they took my $30 and off I went. It was many years later before I figured this out.