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Shack's Arcade Corner: Fantasy

Greg Burke is back to talk about another old school arcade game. Fantasy!


We take a look at Fantasy, an old school arcade game from 1982, on this week's Shack's Arcade Corner. The game was developed by SNK and published by Rock-ola, a company who's specialty was in coin-operated jukeboxes, slot machines and pinball machines. Fantasy was one of their first attempts at creating an arcade cabinet and it shows. The game also featured some of the first real voice work seen in the arcade. The soundtrack in Fantasy was mainly a midi loop of the 70's hit song Funky Town. The story was pretty simple. Pirates capture your girlfriend, and you have to get her back. Please take a look at this episode for more info about Fantasy.

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    March 29, 2017 6:00 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner: Fantasy

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      March 29, 2017 9:16 PM

      I have never heard of this game before. It looks awful. lol

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      March 29, 2017 10:17 PM

      Gorf and Tac-Scan would both be perfect followups. The multiple game types in one game and voice synthesis really relate. Then too, Tac-Scan would segue beautifully into Major Havoc with multiple game types and Color Quadrascan in common.

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        March 30, 2017 12:26 PM

        Omg tac-scan is great- maybe not to play more than a few minutes but something about the presentation is really interesting. It looks different than a lot of the contemporary vector games.

        And then yeah Major Havoc does NOT get enough love. I wish it was easier to set up a vectormame laser display- I'd just leave it running the attract mode for major havoc and star wars on a cycle.

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      March 29, 2017 10:21 PM

      I like the segment logo