User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Beyond Oasis

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
87
4.0
Wii
82
2.5
Windows
...
...

User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Genesis 39 4.0
Wii 3 2.5
Windows Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 42 3.9


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
GenesisPixel-Heroes.de
Zwar bietet die Geschichte an sich nichts Neues und Innovatives, das Leveldesign, die vielen Endgegner, die übrigens immer größer und imposanter werden, sowie die nahezu makellose grafische und technische Umsetzung sorgen für ein unvergessliches Spielerlebnis. Es macht einfach immer wieder Spaß, mit Ali und den vier Geistern auf die Jagd nach der silbernen Armschiene zu gehen. Ein Pflichtspiel für jeden Spieler.
100
WiiThe Virtual Console Archive
If you're an RPG fan you might find this a little lightweight, but for those of you that turn pale at the thought of indulging in a role playing adventure, this should serve as a gentle introduction to the genre. Regardless of your stance you'd have to be pretty sad and shambling not to enjoy this game. It represents one of the finest VC games yet seen and deserves to downloaded.
96
GenesisPlayer One
Bourrè d'idées originales, ce soft écarte les aspects rébarbatifs du jeu de rôle pour n'en conserver que l'intérêt. À consommer sans modération !
96
GenesisConsoles Plus
La Légende de Thor transcende la Megadrive. Mélange merveilleux d'action, de réflexion et d'aventure, ce jeu est un petit bijou.
95
Genesis1UP!
Il n'en est pas moins un jeu exceptionnel, que dis-je ! une grande oeuvre vidéoludique ! du jamais vu à l'époque sur Mega Drive, dont les incursions dans le domaine de l'aventure avaient été jusque-là beaucoup plus sages. Thor apporte au genre, par le biais du beat'em up, une force et une énergie rafraîchissantes, que communique également le graphisme. Il a bien vieilli justement parce que ce style dessin animé est indémodable, les films Disney en sont la preuve. Thor se démarque constamment par des idées audacieuses, un travail de programmation compliqué, qui met l'accent sur le réalisme des interactions, paradoxalement devenu une trop grande priorité de nos jours, et tout cela sans jamais perdre de vue le joueur moyen, ce qui fut trop souvent l'erreur fatale des jeux Sega. Il est l'hybride aussi réussi qu'improbable de deux genres antithétiques, de la finesse et de la brutalité, dans une sorte de no man's land où aucun des deux ne parvient à dompter l'autre.
95
GenesisGameFan Magazine
A true adventure game masterpiece int he same vein as Zelda and Landstalker. Everything...well, nearly everything (the music was actually just good...Yuzo must be going deaf) was handled perfectly, from the intricate puzzles to the fantastic artwork and special effects. An absolute must-buy for any RPG or adventure game fan.
94
GenesisVicioJuegos.com
Pues solo cabe decir que The Story of Thor (Beyond Oasis en USA) se erige por derecho propio como uno de los mejores títulos de Megadrive en cuanto al rol se refiere. Este Action RPG muestra una calidad técnica muy por encima de la media de los juegos de su momento y un estilo de juego que engancha desde el primer momento, aparte de una historia y argumentos absorbentes. La única pega es que está en inglés, si bien es un mal menor dado la época en la que llegó el juego, cuando pocos RPG's llegaban a Europa y casi ninguno traducido. Si te gusta el rol y tienes la Megadrive, no lo dudes e intenta hacerte con esta magnífica joya de la primera mitad de los 90.
93
GenesisMean Machines
Arcade adventures - don't ya just love 'em? Well, in the case of Thor it's amore at first sight. This is one hell of a game.
93
GenesisShin Force
The Story of Thor / Beyond Oasis is one of the best Action/RPGs available for the Genesis next to Landstalker, Crusader of Centy / Soleil, and Light Crusader. If the game was twice as long, I'd rank it as the best one among them. The 16 bit Sega console certainly has no shortage of great RPGs.
90
GenesisJeuxvideo.com
Vous aimez les jeux d’action/aventure à la sauce Zelda ? Eh bien vous pouvez sauter les yeux fermés sur ce jeu. Les graphismes, la jouabilité, la musique, tout est réuni pour vous offrir la meilleure expérience possible. Il tient tête sans problème aux meilleurs jeux de sa catégorie. Malgré un scénario un peu faiblard et une quête principale un peu courte, il s’impose comme un des meilleurs jeux de la Megadrive. A noter également qu’une unique suite est présente sur Sega Saturn.
90
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
La Légende de Thor est un jeu unique, à la réalisation somptueuse et au level design impeccable. On prend plaisir à refaire le jeu car même si la durée de vie est bien au-dessus de la moyenne des jeux MD, (il n'atteint pas les sommets d'un Landstalker). Les gars de chez Ancient nous on fait là un jeu original, entre le beat?em all et l'aventure, Thor ne perd pas son identité en cours de route et le joueur profite là d'un des meilleurs jeux de la Megadrive, tout simplement.
90
GenesisSega-16.com
This is definitely a jewel of the Genesis treasury but unfortunately it isn't super common, so don't expect to find it at your average garage sale. It may require a little hunting and cash, but unless you hate RPGs, it is well worth it. If you buy it, you've found yourself a priceless nugget buried in the sands of time...
87
GenesisSega Force
Sammanfattningsvis är Thors äventyr ett lättspelat (men inte enkelt!) lir med fin grafik, mycket bra ljud och mer känsla än vanligt i fighterna. Inga klumpiga stridsmenyer - bara på´rom! Thors äventyr är klart rekommenderat till alla utom kanske de mest rutinerade äventyrsfansen, som behöver hårdare nötter att knäcka.
87
GenesisNetjak
Despite it's relatively short length and lack of replay value, I loved Beyond Oasis. It's not really a rare game any more than typical Genesis fare (Streets of Rage, Sonic The Hedgehog) are, so pick it up while there's still copies lying around. The Saturn prequel is probably harder to find.
86
GenesisVideo Games
Mit The Story of Thor hat Sega zweifellos einen Meilenstein in die Welt der Action-Adventures gesetzt. Dazu kann ich nur sagen: Thor-heit schützt vor Sega nicht. Das Spiel muß man einfach gespielt haben!
81
GenesisRPGFan
Although Disney beat Sega to the punch when it came to heroes named Ali in the entertainment industry (Aladdin and Ali are close enough, and later in the movie, they did call him prince Ali), Sega did produce a nice little cartridge-shaped package of Arabian joy called Beyond Oasis, starring that lovable and blond warrior Ali. Although this game doesn't have many similarities to the movie, I did find it to be an interesting little pile of programming, and here's my review.
80
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
Only some occasionally clunky collision detection during combat holds Ali's adventure back from the status of lost legend, but for those with a taste for large scale melodramatic Japanese RPG bombast this is an essential download.
80
GenesisLegendra
Depuis, les fans de Story of Thor ont été gâtés par un deuxième épisode, plutôt réussi, sur Sega Saturn. Les néophytes, eux, peuvent d'ores et déjà entrer de plain pied dans la saga avec ce premier volet réussi à tous points de vue.
80
WiiNintendo Life
If you're an RPG fan you might find this a little lightweight, but for those of you that turn pale at the thought of indulging in a role playing adventure, this should serve as a gentle introduction to the genre. Regardless of your stance you'd have to be pretty sad and shambling not to enjoy this game. It represents one of the finest VC games yet seen and deserves to downloaded.
80
GenesisVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Magic, swordplay, big bosses, great graphics...what more could a gamer ask for? Beyond Oasis has it all. This new title from Sega is one of the most enjoyable games released this year.
80
GenesisIGN
It's its stylishness that makes Beyond Oasis a hit. It's not a timeless classic, and it could have used a bit more polish in several areas, but it is a solid representation of 16-bit era action-RPGs. Does Beyond Oasis deserve to be mentioned alongside such classics as Secret of Mana? Sure! Check it out, genre fans, you'll be surprised.
80
GenesisGamePro (US)
The different gameplay aspects create a nice mix, but beginning and intermediate players will easily finish the game and be left wondering what's beyond Oasis. And the game has way too little true role playing to interest serious fans. It's an ideal game, though, for players who want a taste of RPG or beginners who aren't ready for a heavy-duty quest.
80
WiiIGN
It's not a timeless classic, and it could have used a bit more polish in several areas. But it is a solid representation of 16-bit era action RPGs. Does Beyond Oasis deserve to be mentioned alongside such classics as Secret of Mana? Assuredly so. And since a lot of Nintendo-only gamers would have missed this one back in the '90s, it also appeals as a hidden gem that those players can unearth for the first time here on the Virtual Console. Check it out, genre fans. You'll be surprised.
76
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Beyond Oasis is a Zelda-type RPG with the main character loaded with attacks (although the crunch/jumping technique takes a little getting used to). This one is pretty enjoyable (you should use a six-button controller with this one) with the standard fare of menacing enemies and creative boss characters. The best elements is probably the gigantic are you cover and the plot twists throughout the game. For those looking for a good action/RPG, this is one to check out.
75
GenesisRealm of Gaming
Beyond Oasis is still a fun adventure, but it's flaws are not negligible. Its dungeons, with the exception of a couple of poorly implemented platformer sequences, are worthwhile, its challenge factor is on the tough side, and it's an action-packed thrill ride. Despite the lack of exploration and weak cast of villains, I would say it plays well enough to receive my approval. It's just not the awesome Zelda-killer I once took it to be.
75
GenesisGame Players
But in the end, it looks great, packs a high level of challenge and it sure occupied my time painlessly enough. To get this review in under the wire, I had to play it straight for a long stretch - which usually leaves me testy and bored. In this case, I kept wanting to go back. Get the picture?
75
WiiRPGFan
Overall, Beyond Oasis was a nice title when it was released at the end of 1994 and provided gamers with a type of Action/Adventure RPG they had not yet seen on the Genesis console. Its use of elements and their interactivity with the world provided a new twist that made up the bulk of the game's experience. Because the game fails to include a compelling narrative that drives the action, Beyond Oasis remains a title that is ultimately style with no substance. As the years go by and graphics continually improve, style-dominated games that lack depth will be forgotten, while the titles that properly synergize the two areas will remain as thestaples for all to play. It's sad to say, but save your money. Beyond Oasis is just another title.
75
WiiGameSpot
Beyond Oasis moves along at a brisk pace. There's not much backtracking, the map always points you to the next objective, and some events will whisk you to the next region of the island without forcing you to walk there. As a result, the game doesn't have many dull moments. However, because you don't have to waste time exploring, the quest doesn't take very long to complete. Your first time through may take about eight hours, and subsequent plays will require half that. The game provides four slots for saves and ranks your best times. In 1994, its $50 price tag might have been hard to swallow given the quest's brief length. Now that the game costs 800 Wii points ($8) from the Wii's Virtual Console shop, the price seems about right. You probably won't mind forking over the cash if you've been looking for a game like The Legend of Zelda that's not so much about wandering the countryside as it is slaughtering hordes of ugly monsters.