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The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: XSEED Games
Developer: Media Vision
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2009

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by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT

The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, known in Japan as RIZ-ZOAWD, is an RPG inspired by the beloved tale of Dorothy and her magical journey through the Land of Oz, showing a unique new perspective on what happened after reaching the end of the Yellow Brick Road.

Dorothy, together with her dog, Toto, has been swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, only to realize that she has touched ground in an unfamiliar new land. A voice calls out to her to follow the Yellow Brick Road if she wishes to return home, but that path is an arduous one with multiple obstacles and foes. Three of the foes bested by Dorothy on this path; Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man, offer to join Dorothy on her journey.

As the four new friends complete the journey to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, they encounter the larger than life Wizard of Oz within his magical castle. Despite his almost limitless power, there are four witches running amuck within his land that he just can’t control. Dorothy and her friends are tasked with defeating the witches with a return trip to Kansas as the reward, but is this new mission beyond the Yellow Brick Road everything it appears to be?


The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is the latest creative interpretation on the much beloved tale of Dorothy and her magical journey through the Land of Oz. An accessible RPG created by Media.Vision (Wild ARMs series), all actions are performed with the use of a stylus, including movement which is performed by spinning the trackball on the Touch Screen. The high production values bring the colorful world of Oz to life, while the original soundtrack captures the spirit and environment of the magical land.

Key Features:

  • A New Take on a Beloved Story – A new interpretation on one of the most beloved tales of all time, showing what happens after Dorothy and her friends reach the Emerald City.
  • High Production Values – Ranking among some of the best visuals seen on a DS, the brilliant colors of the Land of Oz come to life, while the original soundtrack captures the spirit of the magical land.
  • Innovative Controls Requiring Only a Stylus – All inputs are performed using the stylus on the Touch Screen, including a revolutionary new trackball that controls Dorothy’s direction and speed based on how the trackball is rolled with the stylus.
  • Accessible for Beginners, Depth for Experienced Players – Turn-based combat can be automated with computer suggested moves for easy, one-touch implementation. For experienced RPG players, actions can be customized manually and additional hidden boss battles await.

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