Fantavision - PS2

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Viewed: 3D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Sony Soft. Co.: Sony
Publishers: Sony (GB/US/JP)
Released: 24 Nov 2000 (GB)
4 Mar 2000 (JP)
26 Oct 2000 (US)
Ratings: 3+, ESRB Everyone
Accessories: Memory Card, Dual Shock Joypad


Amazingly, a long time ago, graphics weren’t the priority development feature of a game. There were many years when gameplay was of utmost importance, since software houses had to convince players to put money into their arcade machines. When home consoles made an appearance everything turned to technology; a disappointing change in the history of video games. Because of this, it seems a little bewildering that such a technologically-based company like Sony would produce Fantavision; a graphically unimpressive title for such a powerful console.

Fantavision makes a return to days when games were played for points. How points are gained in this colourful game is a different matter altogether. Fantavision employs the bizarre concept of fireworks for the entirety of the game. The idea is to connect matching coloured fireworks together using the cursor provided, and then exploding them to collect the points. The more you can match, the more points you will score, it’s that simple. Introduce a friend to the game, and the competition can get pretty harsh. Just remember, it’s only a game.

Although not an essential title to own, Fantavision does have an addictive quality that will have you fighting over the top place in the leader board for a long time to come.