The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light

From Sega Retro

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  • NTSC-U
  • PAL

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The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light/Beyond Oasis
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Ancient Music Driver MD
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: RPG[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥8,8008,800 G-5543
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $79.9979.99[5] 1354
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    1354-18
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    1354-06
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    1354-09
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    NL
    1354-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £59.9959.99[7] 1354-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $99.9599.95[8]
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM94023JG
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[14]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[9]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[10]
    PEGI: 7+
    Wii Virtual Console
    DE
    800pts800[10]
    USK: 6
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[15]
    OFLC: PG
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[17] 211200
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[17] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[17] 211200
    USK: 6
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[17] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[17] 211200
    OFLC: PG
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[19] 211200
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[19] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[19] 211200
    USK: 6
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[19] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[19] 211200
    OFLC: PG
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[19] 211200
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[19] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[19] 211200
    USK: 6
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[19] 211200
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[19] 211200
    OFLC: PG
    Google Android OS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Google Android OS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Google Android OS
    DE
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Google Android OS
    AU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: PG
    iOS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    12+
    iOS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    12+
    Nintendo Switch Online
    JP
    Nintendo Switch Online
    US
    Nintendo Switch Online
    EU
    Nintendo Switch Online
    AU

    The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light, called The Story of Thor: Hikari o Tsugumono (ストーリー・オブ・トア 光を継ぐ者) in Japan, La Legende de Thor in France, and Beyond Oasis in North America, is a 1994/1995 role-playing action game developed by Ancient for the Sega Mega Drive. It was followed by a prequel, The Story of Thor 2, on the Sega Saturn. In Japan, the game was labelled as being part of the Mega RPG Project, a brand to promote RPG games on the Mega Drive in Japan.

    Story

    Prince Ali has found the Gold Armlet, a magical artifact used by Reharl, a sorcerer, to defeat Agito, another sorcerer who wanted to destroy the Kingdom of Oasis with his Silver Armlet, a long time ago. Both sorcerers died and the armlets were lost until now. The Gold Armlet governs the four spirits of Oasis, which Ali must find in order to stop the person who has found the Silver Armlet from destroying Oasis.

    Gameplay

    Pressing C jumps, and holding C crouches while walking. B attacks. How long you hold B for, how many times you have it pressed, whether or not you are jumping, and whether or not you are moving all determine which attack you perform (though it will always be either using your sword or kicking). B is also used to talk to villagers.  START  opens up a menu where you can equip weapons and items, check your progress, look at a map, and save.

    Six Button Control Pad buttons are also used for shortcuts:
    X - Open Map menu.
    Y - Open Weapons menu.
    Z - Open Items menu.
    Furthermore,  MODE  button is also used in this game. Pressing  MODE +B switches between dagger and chosen weapon.
    Some cheats require use of buttons that aren't available on Three Button Control Pad.

    Glitches

    Due to the way the maps are coded, it is possible to go out of bounds in the forest area, allowing the player to get access to the mountain area early. But you won't be able to progress further in the game unless you've unlocked Dytto and Efreet before doing this.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light
    English (US) Beyond Oasis Beyond Oasis
    Japanese ストーリー・オブ・トア 光を継ぐ者 The Story of Thor: Hikari o Tsugumono
    French La Legende de Thor The Legend of Thor

    Version history

    Main article: The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light/Changelog.
    System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
    Google Android OS
    0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 65MB 201912032019-12-03 [3] BeyondOasis Android icon 410.png
    Download.svg (info) (64.65 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 53MB 201906032019-06-03 [25] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (53.41 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 53MB 201901312019-01-31 [26] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (52.6 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000020000030000000000001.2.3 52MB 201810312018-10-31 [27] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (51.62 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 50MB 201808062018-08-06 [28][29] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (49.88 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 50MB 201712202017-12-20 [30][29] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (50.15 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 49MB 201710112017-10-11 [31][29] BeyondOasis Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (48.78 MB)
    iOS
    0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 154.3MB 201912122019-12-12 [32]
    iOS
    0000020000000000020000000000002.0.2 160.7MB 201906032019-06-03 [33]
    iOS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 201901312019-01-31
    iOS
    0000010000020000030000000000001.2.3 148.3MB 201810312018-10-31 [34]
    iOS
    0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 142.1MB 201808062018-08-06 [35]
    iOS
    0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 141MB 201712202017-12-20 [36]
    iOS
    0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 186MB 201710112017-10-11 [37]

    Downloadable content

    Main article: The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light/Downloadable content.

    Production credits

    • Main Program & System Design: Yukio Takahashi
    • Monster, Event & Sound Program: Hideki Koyama
    • Monster & Visual Program: Akitoshi Kawano
    • Game Design & Main Planning: Kataru Uchimura
    • Map Design & Event Design: Tetsuya Kawabata
    • Art Direction & Character Design: Ayano Koshiro
    • Object Art & Illustration: Hitoshi Ariga
    • Background Graphic Art: Hiroki Tatemukai, Hajime Chikami
    • Story & Script Writer: Juri Ogawa
    • Producer & Music Composer: Yuzo Koshiro
    • Special Thanks To: Steaven C Vlam
    • Special Thanks To Sega Staff: Kunihiro Shirahata
    ©1995 Sega
    Music ©1994 Yuzo Koshiro

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Keep Devilishly Warm This Winter flyer NL.png
    NL flyer
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1995-01: "January 1995" (1994-12-08)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #42: "Avril 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #46: "Julio 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    93 №27, p54/55
    88 №100, p55
    Sega Mega Drive
    91
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    90
    [39]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    80
    [40]
    CD Consoles (FR)
    56
    [41]
    Consoles + (FR)
    96
    [42]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    90
    [43]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    89
    [6]
    Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
    58
    [44]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    76
    [45]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    90
    [46]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    60
    [47]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    95
    [48]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [49]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    88
    [5]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    93
    [50]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    79
    [51]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    93
    [52]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    84
    [53]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    93
    [7]
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    25
    [54]
    Player One (FR)
    96
    [55]
    Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
    76
    [56]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    90
    [57]
    Sega News (CZ)
    82
    [58]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    93
    [59]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    90
    [60]
    Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
    82
    [61]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    82
    [62]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    91
    [63]
    Tricks (RU)
    81
    [64]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    89
    [65]
    Ultimate Future Games (UK) PAL
    84
    [66]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    86
    [67]
    VideoGames (US)
    80
    [68]
    Sega Mega Drive
    82
    Based on
    33 reviews

    The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light

    Mega Drive, JP
    BeyondOasis MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    TheStoryofThor MD JP CartTop.jpg
    StoryofThor MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Storyofthor md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, US

    Beyondoasis md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
    BeyondOasis MD US Box Back.jpgBeyondOasis MD US Box Spine.jpgBeyondOasis MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Beyondoasis md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Beyondoasis md us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, UK
    StoryofThor MD UK Box.jpg
    Cover
    StoryofThor MD UK Cart.jpg
    Cart
    The Story of Thor MD UK Manual.pdf
    Manual
    StoryofThor MD UK pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, FR
    StoryofThor MD FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    StoryofThor MD FR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Story of Thor MD FR Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Story of Thor MD FR Inlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Story of Thor MD FR Collector Cards.PDF
    Collector Cards
    Mega Drive, DE
    StoryofThor MD DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, ES
    StoryofThor MD ES cover.jpg
    Cover
    The Story of Thor MD ES Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, NL

    Mega Drive, PT
    StoryofThor MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    StoryofThor MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, KR
    StoryofThor MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    StoryofThor MD KR carttop.jpg
    StoryofThor MD KR cartback.jpgStoryofThor MD KR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 c4728225
    MD5 5a79de198ed6b1ece2518574fe78d962
    SHA-1 2944910c07c02eace98c17d78d07bef7859d386a
    3MB 1994-11 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 1110b0db
    MD5 475519d9cbdeb91db301780bff83d81e
    SHA-1 178ef742dad227d4128fa81dddb116bad0cabe1d
    3MB 1994-10 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 fa20d011
    MD5 cdf86f0b16a6ace5fec68762e2719a91
    SHA-1 a82ffb7c4bf4b0f89f42a9cdc6600bc5bac1c854
    3MB 1994-12 Cartridge (DE)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 4631f941
    MD5 2d860cc07bc8a6bbdb0d73a09678c279
    SHA-1 0fcc02355176e1c96043f4d827a3ff88d2d272df
    3MB 1994-12 Cartridge (ES)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 4f39783c
    MD5 3285ef5a23fdb908d77da525e694af03
    SHA-1 54296f5cf1917c568bb29b0086641c282b8884bd
    3MB 1994-10 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 ee1603c5
    MD5 492833310cf6106bc3db3a0167cce79a
    SHA-1 e0a43fb3d6da940b1fda449753bffae637a802cd
    3MB 1994-10 Cartridge (KR)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 bfc11649
    MD5 3a219f08b7ab4cc29489ba15210636ff
    SHA-1 ac1952f2f7cd4109561376f3097c4daec2ae64ae
    1.68MB 1994-04 EPROM cartridge[69] Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 9e486f91
    MD5 b8c4377a4dea436fda90bd942201b380
    SHA-1 499dd47c325874a231a8d8430aca0bb6feeb3dcd
    3MB 1994-10-04 CD-R disc Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 aa43d34a
    MD5 987df3046f62d9b6c2140b688e3ef559
    SHA-1 e4b25941aefb58073784616acf7ca7458b213bee
    3MB 1994-10-17 CD-R disc Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 fa59f847
    MD5 568c6351fbf0a0a98800fc10f6f09163
    SHA-1 cb0606faeab0398244d4721d71cf7e1c5724a9ef
    3MB 1994-11-01 CD-R disc Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 c4728225
    MD5 5a79de198ed6b1ece2518574fe78d962
    SHA-1 2944910c07c02eace98c17d78d07bef7859d386a
    3MB 1994-11-15 CD-R disc Page

    External links

    References

    1. File:BeyondOasis MD JP Box.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. 3.0 3.1 Google Play (com.sega.beyondoasis) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-25 20:03)
    4. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 134
    5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 105
    6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 78
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-30), page 56
    8. Sega Megazone, "March 1995" (AU; 1995-0x-xx), page 22
    9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/RDgBF2mVVmLHGFKaI1Tfv_5yXk1D4eRq (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-23 00:38)
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    18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 https://steamdb.info/app/211200/history/?changeid=5755269
    19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 http://steamdb.info/app/211200/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-17 21:19)
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    29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 APKPure (com.sega.beyondoasis) (Wayback Machine: 2018-08-23 00:08)
    30. Google Play (com.sega.beyondoasis) (Wayback Machine: 2017-12-22 00:22)
    31. Google Play (com.sega.beyondoasis) (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-29 03:20)
    32. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beyond-oasis-classic/id1263090841 (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-07 19:05)
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    39. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 224
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    41. CD Consoles, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 132
    42. Consoles +, "Mars 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 92
    43. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 207
    44. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 84
    45. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 36
    46. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 313
    47. Famitsu, "1994-12-16" (JP; 1994-12-02), page 1
    48. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 3: March 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 18
    49. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 4 April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 46
    50. Games World: The Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 14
    51. MAN!AC, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-08), page 50
    52. Mega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-28), page 52
    53. Mega Fun, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-22), page 74
    54. Next Generation, "April 1995" (US; 1995-03-21), page 96
    55. Player One, "Mars 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 78
    56. Saturn Fan, "1995 March" (JP; 1995-02-xx), page 41
    57. Sega Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 94
    58. Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 25
    59. Sega Power, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 42
    60. Sega Pro, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-23), page 36
    61. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 24
    62. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
    63. Todo Sega, "Abril 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 30
    64. Tricks, "5/95" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 28
    65. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 8
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    69. Hidden Palace: Beyond Oasis (Apr 1994 prototype)


    The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light

    StoryofThor MD JP TitleScreen.png

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    Prereleases:
    Sega Mega Drive
    Prototypes: 1994-04 | 1994-10-04 | 10-17 | 11-01 | 11-15