Carl Williams writes, "Another integral title that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year is Beyond Oasis by Sega for the Sega Genesis. This was Sega’s answer to the Legend of Zelda series that Nintendo had been flogging them with in the console wars. Par for the course with these Sega answers to Nintendo questions, there is a much more mature nature about the game. While the Zelda games were more family friendly and easy to handle, Beyond Oasis went with a little darker theme that involved more violent actions against the enemies you encountered. This was just the way Sega skewed in the market, slightly older males. That is not saying that Beyond Oasis was a bad game or a Zelda rip-off, it is just another title in the action role playing game (RPG) genre."