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Release year: 1994 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Ancient
Beyond Oasis (Sega Genesis)
Beyond Oasis (AKA The Story of Thor: Hikari wo Tsugu Mono – ストーリー オブ トア 〜光を継ぐ者 in Japan or The Story of Thor: A Successor of The Light in Europe) is a 2D action-RPG video game developed by Ancient and published by Sega for the Mega Drive / Genesis console in 1994.
The game is about Prince Ali from the kingdom of Oasis. While digging one day, he finds a beautiful Gold Armlet that he takes on upon the request of the previous owner’s spirit, the good sorcerer Reynhart. Agito, an evil sorcerer, is wearing the antithesis of the Gold Armlet — the Silver Armlet, which is used for evil.
The Silver Armlet has been found as well, so to stop the enemy, Ali searches for the four spirits that the Gold Armlet controls. For him to survive against the different minions, he will soon receive help from Bow, Shade, Efreet, and Dytto — the four distint but charming and useful spirits.
Beyond Oasis has a simple but perceptive style of play. You control Ali starting with a dagger, which never loses its helpfulness because of the various moves that Ali can do with it. As you go along, you can pick up powerful weapons like bows, swords, and bombs, but your inventory will only let you carry seven more weapons at a time.
Therefore, before picking up a weapon, think first if you need it because you may already be carrying one that is more useful. Plus, all weapons (except for the dagger) will wear out after several uses.
Sega Genesis showcases a world filled with beautiful architecture and nature in Beyond Oasis. The enemies are remarkable and quite diverse. Starting with armored enemies and then rat-like enemies, you will eventually become familiar with raptors and large armored knights.
The spirits are outstanding, particularly Efreet (the fire spirit), as he strikes enemies and, at your command, can even go supernova. The graphics are really quite excellent, making Oasis come alive like a stunning animated movie.
The soundtrack is amazing. It has tunes that are soothing, inspiring, dark, and terrifying.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Beyond Oasis is one of the most original RPGs you can play. It’s recommended for casual RPG gamers given its limited challenges and rather simple game world.
Beyond Oasis game has been ported to Sega Genesis and Nintendo Virtual Console.