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Podcast: Beyond Oasis/Story of Thor Game Club

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One of the latest Sega Genesis/Mega Drive releases is a top down action RPG and brawler from Ancient, the team also responsible for Streets of Rage 2.  It was known as Beyond Oasis in North America and The Story of Thor in all other regions, and it tells the tale of Prince Ali as he recruits elementals to assist him in defeating an ancient evil.  Jam and Fred delve deep into the development, gameplay elements, and main campaign of this late, but great, 16-bit Sega game.


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Written by Fred Rojas

April 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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  1. Ancient is still around. They’ve done the Protect Me Knight / Gotta Protectors games on Xbox 360 and 3DS (e-shop):

    http://www.ancient.co.jp/

    Matt

    April 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    • Thanks for the clarification. Despite the Director being labeled as “Yuzo Ancient” it is clear that it’s Yuzo Koshiro. Wow, Ancient has returned, thanks for informing us!

      Fred Rojas

      May 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      • I think “koshiro” means “ancient” in Japanese, but not sure. So the company name is his own. His sister did the art in Streets of Rage 2, Beyond Oasis and others, and iirc, it was his mother who implored him to get a copyright clause in with the game companies to have his name appear (C) that way on the title screens… 🙂

        Matt

        May 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm


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