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Rydon’s Tower (Dragon Quest 8)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

June 2014 is 3D Month for Oases of Beauty, proving that Alice Kojiro does, in fact, play post-SNES games. This entry takes a look at Rydon’s Tower from Dragon Quest 8, a JRPG for the Playstation 2.

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World 3 (Excite Mario Bros.)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

March 2014 is Mario Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of the multifarious Mario hacks found about the web. Today’s featured world is World 3 from Excite Mario Bros., a Super Mario Bros. hack by Yoshi.

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Beach South of Argonia (Dragon Quest 8)

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

September 2012 is the Four Seasons Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry, Summer, looks at the beach south of Argonia from Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King, a JRPG for the Playstation 2.

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Way Out Of The Village (Kirikou)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the Way Out of the Village stage from Kirikou, a Platformer for the Game Boy Color.

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Lon Lon Ranch (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the Lon Lon Ranch from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, an Action-Adventure game for the N64.

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