DescriptionA long, long time ago, the legendary king Jamseed defeated the evil Ahriman, the spirit of darkness. But just before, Ahriman managed to send into the world his most horrifying servant: the dragon Zahhark. Years have passed, Zahhark was defeated by the descendants of Jamseed, but its own descendants continued menacing the kingdom of Shanadar. Many generations later, you, the young Prince of Shanadar, has to confront the evil. Zahhark's offsprings plan to destroy the kingdom, and the Prince must first seek aid in a neighboring country, accompanied by a beautiful Princess, by the Genie from a lamp, and other friends.
This is a traditional Japanese-style RPG. You control the Prince and his party members, visiting various locations, buying and finding items, and fighting random enemies and bosses in a turn-based combat viewed from first-person perspective.
- "シャダム・クルセイダー 遙かなる王国" -- Japanese spelling
- "Shadam Crusader: Harukanaru Oukoku" -- Japanese title
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|Mean Machines||Feb, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)||Apr 23, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|RPGFan||Jun 08, 1999||89 out of 100||89|
|MaXoE Games||2000||8.7 out of 10||87|
|1UP!||Oct 26, 2002||87 out of 100||87|
|Mega Fun||Jan, 1993||84 out of 100||84|
|neXGam||2006||8.4 out of 10||84|
|GamePro (US)||Oct, 1993||4 out of 5||80|
|Megablast||1993||72 out of 100||72|
|Video Games||Mar, 1993||71 out of 100||71|
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NamesThe background story of Defenders of Oasis is based on ancient Iranian mythology. Unfortunately, some names are not spelled very precisely and suggest a slightly wrong pronunciation, for example Zahhark instead of Zahak and Jamseed instead of Jamshid. You can read about Ahriman, his servant, the dragon Zahak, the legendary king Jamshid and his descendant, the brave Faridun, in the famous epic poem Shahnameh by the great Iranian poet Ferdowsi.
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