Data Discs opens orders for remastered Fantasy Zone vinyl soundtrack

Jerry on 2022-10-22
London-based publisher Data Discs has opened orders for the remastered Fantasy Zone vinyl soundtrack album, also shipping from distributor Mondo in Austin, Texas.

The record label previously published composer Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi's 1985 score for Space Harrier and 1987 arcade soundtrack for OutRun. The Fantasy Zone score—the Sega composer's middle entry composed in 1986—is described as "adopting a more light-hearted and pop-focused style, which perfectly complemented the game’s memorably cute and colourful art style."

The 180-gram analog record release features remastered audio, sourced from the original arcade cabinet, and will include new liner notes by Hiro. Previews of "Keep on the Beat" and "Saari" are streaming on the publisher's SoundCloud channel. Sega's previously published digital soundtrack is streaming on Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited in three separate volumes.

Back in March, Nintendo added Fantasy Zone to the library of Sega Genesis titles for the Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack. Sega's classic shoot-em-up will be a featured title included in the Sega Genesis Mini 2 when the collectible console goes on sale on October 27th. Arcade Archives Fantasy Zone is also available for Nintendo Switch.

From the product page:
An interplanetary monetary system collapses as its funds are mysteriously funneled towards the construction of a fortress in the Fantasy Zone. It's up to Opa-Opa to rescue the Fantasy Zone and find the culprit responsible!

Eliminate all the bases to reach the end boss and advance to the next level. Use lasers and bombs to destroy all enemies and take advantage of weapon and engine upgrades! Want a change in palette? Play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!
Data Discs - DATA026: Fantasy Zone

Mondo - Fantasy Zone - Original Video Game Soundtrack LP