* DirectToVideo: All of the games (except the first) were released directly to consoles.
* FanNickname: ''Fantasy Zone II DX'' for the Sega Ages port of ''Fantasy Zone II'', so as to differentiate it from the original Master System version.
* MarketBasedTitle: ''Fantasy Zone Gear'' was localized as simply ''Fantasy Zone'' in North America and Europe, but only on the cover and cartridge, as the title screen still uses the Japanese title.
* NoExportForYou: ''Super Fantasy Zone'' was ([[VirtualConsole originally]]) not released in North America.
** ''Fantasy Zone II DX'' had this for a while, which was only included in the final ''Sega Ages'' collection until it came to 3DS in 2015.
* ReferencedBy:
** A remixed version of ''Fantasy Zone'''s shopping music is featured in ''[[VideoGame/OutRun Turbo OutRun]]'' and the Genesis version of ''Super Hang-On''.
** One joke ending in the fan-made ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Remake'' has Opa-Opa make a cameo, and features music from ''Super Fantasy Zone''.
* {{Vaporware}}: A [[TurboGrafx16 TurboGrafx-CD]] game developed by NEC Avenue called ''Space Fantasy Zone'' which had ''Space Harrier''-style gameplay mixed with the setting from ''Fantasy Zone'', further bridging the gap between both franchises. Legal disputes with SEGA resulted in the game's cancellation. A prototype ISO of the game can be found online.