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World 3 (Valis 3)

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

January 2014 is the Four Elements Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry, representing Fire, takes a look at World 3 from Valis 3, a Platformer for the SEGA Genesis.

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Mushroom Hill Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

June 2013 is Forest Month for Oases of Beauty. Today’s featured world is Mushroom Hill Zone from Sonic & Knuckles, a Platformer for the Sega Genesis.

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Green Hill Zone (HyperX)

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

May 2013 is Palette Swap Month for Oases of Beauty, which takes a look at alternately colored worlds from elsewhere in a game. Today’s featured world is Green Hill Zone from HyperX, a Sonic the Hedgehog hack by Skaarg.

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Spring Yard Zone (HyperX)

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

It’s 2013, and all is not right; January 2013 is Rom Hack Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry takes a look at Spring Yard Zone from HyperX, a Sonic the Hedgehog hack by Skaarg.

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Door 3 (Castle of Illusion)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the world beyond the third door from Castle of Illusion, a Platformer for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive.

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