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Astro Fantasia

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Release date(s)  NA: March 1981
Cabinet  Vertical
Initial release date  March 1981
Publisher  Data East
Platform  Arcade game
Mode(s)  1-2 player alternating
CPU  M6502, I8X41
Developer  Data East
Genre  Shoot 'em up
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Arcade system  DECO Cassette System (32K)
Display  Raster, 240 x 240 pixels, 32 colors
Sound  General Instrument AY-3-8910
Similar  Data East games, Shooter games

Arcade game astro fantasia 1981 data east

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


Astro fantasia for the arcade


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.
  • References

    Astro Fantasia Wikipedia

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