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Fantavision FAQ/Guide/Whatever
Ver. 1.00
August 20, 2000
By: Pnut
Email: [email protected]

Fanatavison etc belongs to their respectful owners

if you would like to use this FAQ for personal use go ahead
but if you wanna put it one your site just ask first.

Table of Contents

1. About this FAQ
2. Controls
3. Game System
4. Tips
5. Stage Descriptions
6. Secrets
7. Credits

1. About this FAQ

Well welcome to my FAQ. This is my first FAQ so please ignore any errors.
Fantavision is a unique and fun game that allows you play the role of that
guy who blows up the fireworks. I never thought that their job would be that
great but it turns out its a lot of fun. This guide was made for all the 
who imported a great game but don't know squat on what to do and just smash
the buttons wildy and watch what happens.

8-23-00 = finished FAQ. VER 1.00

2. Controls

Menu Controls

Directional Buttons = Move cursor
Left Stick = Move cursor
Circle = Select

Normal Game

Directional Buttons = Highlight shells
Left Stick = Highlight shells
X = Select shells
Circle = Detonate shells / let go
Triangle = Let go of last selected shell
Start Button = Pause game and access menu

Note - if you are using the analog you will not be able to use the
directional buttons

Replay Controls

Circle = Camera 1
X = Camera 2
Square = Camera 3
Triangle = Camera 4
Left = Camera 5
Right = Camera 6
Up = Camera 7
Down = Camera 8
L1 = Toggle Effects ( Snow x, Rain x)
L2 = Toggle Minimap / Chain Combo Display
R1 = Toggle Effects ( Normal, Overlap, Mist, Mood, Soft distance, Soft all,
Pychadelic 1, Pychadelic 2, Pychadelic mirror
R2 = Toggle Auto-Select / Colorful fire

Camera 1 = Does a Zooming 360 to the right on explosions
Camera 2 = Does a Zoom forward and through the explosions and outward to its
Camera 3 = Zooms out and does a 180 to the left of the explosions
Camera 4 = Move Cam. on op of the explosions spiraling down and to its left
Camera 5 = Pans to the left while zooming in o the center of explosions
Camera 6 = Zooms out to an overhead shot while moving in to the right
Camera 7 = Cam. does a overhead flip strait into the explosions (cool)
Camera 8 = Cuts to the most exciting explosions first, then other while
rotating to its right

Snow x = Snow starts to form and fall down
Rain x = Rain starts to form and fall down
X = is the variable that controls its intensity

Normal = View is like normal gameplay
Overlap = the explosions overlap your screen
Mist = A mist envelopes the screen
Mood = All the lights become a Red/Orange/Yellow hue
Soft distance = Background becomes blurry as if seen from afar
Soft all = everything becomes blurry

Pychadelic 1 = everything streaks to the upper left corner, leaving color
Pychadelic 2 = Everything streaks from the center outward
Pychadelic mirror = Mirrors explosions while adding streaks

-NOTE Pychadelic 1,2 and mirror can cause nauseousness and irratate the eyes 
to its vivid colors. Just be careful!

3. Game System

The object of the game in Fantavision is to keep the orange bar in the down 
corner full as possible. I call this the fan Bar it keep shows how much your 
fans are
enjoying the show, hehe. The fan bar decreases only when you miss a shell. 
It increases
when you start using combos, chains and other fancy stuff.

Shells = Are the fireworks that you must detonate. You require 3 or more of 
the same color shell to
detonate, this would be called a daisy. Shells come in green, blue, or red 
and the rainbow.
Daisy = A succesful explosion of 3 or more same color shells
Rainbow shell = A rainbow shell is the one that you see changes colors, it 
could act as a colorless
shell or be a link to any other shell. It is the start of a 2 daisy.

EX.  Lets say you have 2 reds a green and a blue and a rainbow

Red Red blue green rainbow

You could select the 2 red and the rainbow for a daisy

Red red rainbow
\     /
  \   /
   \ /
(Pls. excuse my crappy pics)

2 Daisy = 2 daisy of different colors link together with a rainbow  shell or 
2 linked shells

EX 1.

Red Red Red  Green Green  Rainbow
\        /   \                /
\      /     \              /
  \    /       \            /
   DAISY!         DAISY!

it would be like this on screen

Red Red Red Rainbow green green
\                           /
  \                         /
   \                       /
    \                     /
       2 Daisy!!

EX 2.

Red red red blue blue blue
\                  /
  \                /
   \              /
    \            /
       2 DAISY!!

3 Daisy = Same as 2 daisy with 3 different colors. DUH!!
4 Daisy = A 3 daisy with a another color at the end


Red red red green green green blue blue blue red red red

this is a 4 Daisy which means its just 3 different color with a daisy at the 
end that
does not match the last daisy. The reds at the end could be green but not 
Get it?

B Shell = its a any color shell that when used it gives bonus points and 
adds up the
Fan Bar.

S,T,A,R,M,I,N,E shells = Letters that when used in a daisy will allow you to 
go to the
bonust starmine stage!!
Starmine Stage = A bonus stage where your bombarded with so many shells!! 
enuff said

4. Tips

- Be patient if you can't get the right combo or if your missing one
- If you have a 3 daisy blow it don't waste it for the 4 daisy it extremely 
to do it.
- keep your "Fan Bar" above the S mark on it at all time just to have backup 
if you screw up
- Be careful when selecting Shells you might not want to use those shells so 
press triangle to let
go of the unwanted shells

5. Stage Descriptions
I'll add more descriptions in future versions.

1. Night of the South Island

1st stage its simple they wont confuse you with that many shells so just 
there is only about 6 daisies where you would have to hold back to get them 

Nice Stage remind me of New York with the statue of Liberty and everthing.

2. City Lights

2nd stage its simple they wont confuse you with that many shells so just 
there is only about 9 daisies where you would have to hold back to get them 

Its Seattle BABY!!

3. Into the Space
3rd stage is easy just dont be afraid when the shells come out from your 
or your right sides

We are floating into outer space.... =) but how do we detonate Fireworks??

4. Shooting Stars

4th stage gets a little tricky, I keep confusing the comet for a shell...
+they really want you to hold back so be careful.

Stage look great focusing on the stars etc and all.

5. Moon City

Same as 4th stage but looks WAY BETTER

Makes me think if it will really look like that 50 yrs from now....^_^
DAmn it look great.

6. Snow on the Moon

Nothing really has changed but they shells come out faster now so be wary.

Ahh we start our trip back to earth....

7. Unknown Space

Shells come out everywhere And a little more faster They also make you wait
some so be sure you have everything before you detonate on long combos

this stage is freaky.

8. Beyond the Infinite

Almost The EXACT same THING but different colors.

Now I'm dizzy....

6. Secrets

Beat the normal stages and get the Extra stages
I haven't tried em out so I'm sorry

Thats all for now!

7. Credits

I wanna thank God,

Jaleco for such a innovative game

You for reading

CJayC for posting it up

Any comments, thoughts, info E-mail me at

[email protected]

Thanks !!


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