Mickey Mouse - Fantasia
by Infogrames Entertainment, S.A.
Fresh from his rousing success in Castle of Illusion, Mickey Mouse now plunges into another great Sega adventure. This time, he's re-creating his starring role as the Sorcerer's Apprentice from the animated Disney classic, Fantasia. With the imaginations of Disney and Sega together again, the result can't be anything less than a wonderfully unique, beautifully animated cart that's funny, a little goofy, and a real kick to play.
Following in the exemplary graphic footsteps of Castle of Illusion, Fantasia fills your screen with rich color and animation equal to the best Disney can offer. The foreground art is layered with detailed mid- and backgrounds for a lush, spell-binding 3-D effect that is fascinating to watch. The action begins when the Sorcerer's valuable notes are stolen. As Mickey, your task is to find them and get them back. With magic and some serious jumping powers at your service, you work your way through swamps, water, prehistoric jungles, cliffs, deserts, caves, mountains and ancient ruins. As you go, you can pick up extra points to build your score and extra lives to extend your playing time. And keep your mouse eyes peeled for secret doors along the way.
You run into dozens of unusual adversaries - some odd, some funny, and all hostile. Some you'll recognize from the movie: dancing mushrooms, walking brooms, floating flowers, ostriches, and a hippopotamus or two. Others will take you by surprise: giant frogs, pelicans, crocodiles, giant feet and heads, flying ponies, caged monsters, and plants that look like men. Each time you finish a level, Mickey strolls past the orchestra and tosses some mucisal notes.
- TIP: When you make it to the level 4 cave, take on one enemy at a time. Also, take your time when everything is dark.
Fantasia is an inspired, creative, and completely fun cart that's a breath of fresh air for any game collection. As well as great play, Fantasia is a visual treat, with a super soundtrack. What more can we say? Just please, don't miss this video game landmark.
You must guide Mickey through five lengthy levels based on settings from the film. These include the Sorcerer's Dungeon (where you battle the famous marching brooms from the movie), a mythical forest, a prehistoric wasteland crawling with dinosaurs, ancient ruins - home to giant hippos that dance ballet, and finally, the evil Bald Mountain. Each of the five giant areas are made up of many levels. On each level, Mickey can find numerous blue music notes scattered about. He must collect them all before he reaches the end of the stage. If he does not, he has to start the level over from the beginning. As mentioned earlier, the areas of Fantasia are huge, holding many secrets and hidden rooms. And you'll have to look everywhere for these notes.
Mickey has two main attacks at his disposal. He can do the traditional bounce on the heads of enemies, which has been featured in just about every side scrolling platform game. He can also rely on his magic powers, and shoot blasts of energy at his foes from a distance. This can be useful, but his magic power is limited, so use it wisely.
The character sprites are fairly large with some good detail. Anyone who's seen the movie will instantly recognize many characters straight out of the film. From the marching broomsticks, to the enchanted dancing mushrooms in the forest - they're all here.
Music is built around famous classical music, soundtrack based around these famous tunes (Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" or "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach).
Fantasia is one of the fun games featuring Mickey Mouse as the main character. Players have to control Mickey through many side-scrolling levels. The installment was unfortunately only released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and was based on the musical with the same name. Mickey had to defeat enemies by jumping on them or by shooting projectiles at them (however, he would have to pick up power-ups for this in advance), exactly like in the more popular installments from the Mario series.
If you like Mickey Mouse - Fantasia, try other games: Animaniacs, Mickey Mania - Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion.
2006-01-24 Fantasia is a series of arcade games of number one animated star, Mickey Mouse.