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Floating Monastery (Quest 64)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2013 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is Magicant from Earthbound, a JRPG for the SNES.

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Proto Man’s Castle 3 (Rockman 5: Wily’s Dream Space)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2013 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is the third stage from Proto Man’s Castle from Rockman 5: Wily’s Dream Space, a Mega Man 5 hack by Tar.

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Magicant (Earthbound)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2013 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is Magicant from Earthbound, a JRPG for the SNES.

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Dragon’s Crown (PS3)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Pretty good for a budget downloadab-… wait, this is supposed to be a full-price release?” Good: Somewhat entertaining and playable: games are fun, Dragon’s Crown is a game, and therefore it’s inherently fun to an extent. Bad: Overloaded controls on an overly chaotic battle screen; several blatantly annoying elements; poor tutorial and player instruction; repetitive, generic, and restrictive game structure; lazy storytelling of a bland plot; outdated and over-sexualized graphics.

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Magicant (Mother)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2013 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is Magicant from Mother, a JRPG for the NES.

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