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Beyond Oasis

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
87
4.0
Wii
82
2.5
Windows
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Description

Prince Ali has found the magical Golden Armlet, which was used many years ago to defeat an evil wizard who wielded its counterpart, the Silver Armlet. The Prince has now to stop the evil sorcerer and save the island of Oasis. To do so, he will need his wits, skills ,and the powers of the four Wild Spirits.

Beyond Oasis (also known as The Story of Thor) is a fast-paced action game with RPG elements. The Prince's default weapon is the knife, which has unlimited uses. During the course of the game, the hero will also find other weapons, such as bows, swords, and bombs. All these weapons have limited uses and will eventually break.

The Wild Spirits are elementals the player can call to help to destroy enemies, heal the hero, or solve puzzles. These are the fire spirit, the water spirit, the plant spirit, and the shadow spirit.

The game has a large assortment of monsters, including massive creatures such as the Red Dragon boss or zombies that split in two, with their torsos continuing to crawl and attack the hero.


Screenshots

Beyond Oasis Genesis Title screen (US)
Beyond Oasis Genesis He finds the legendary Gold Armlet.
Beyond Oasis Genesis He is met with some unexpected opposition.
Beyond Oasis Genesis Ali hits the jackpot.

Alternate Titles

  • "ストーリー オブ トア ~光を継ぐ者~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Story of Thor - A Successor of The Light" -- European in-game title
  • "The Story of Thor" -- European/Japanese title
  • "La légende de Thor" -- French title

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User Reviews

Great action RPG for the MD/Genesis, one of the best! Genesis Tibes80 (1495)

The Press Says

The Virtual Console Archive Wii Feb, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameFan Magazine Genesis Mar, 1995 95 out of 100 95
1UP! Genesis Jun 26, 2012 95 out of 100 95
VicioJuegos.com Genesis Mar 23, 2008 94 out of 100 94
Shin Force Genesis Jan 10, 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 05, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Netjak Genesis Sep 24, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GamePro (US) Genesis May, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Apr, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76

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Trivia

Awards

  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Adventure Game of the Year

Contributed to by Sciere (268682) and Tony Van (2688)