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The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: Dorothy Gets Sonic Speed

By Ishaan . October 23, 2009 . 2:39pm

The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is such a unique mish-mash of ideas. It’s like Media.Vision decided to create a hotpot of random design elements and dub it an RPG.

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Xseed And Media.Vision Take Us Behind The Yellow Brick Road

By Spencer . September 28, 2009 . 2:19pm

image Media.Vision, out of a myriad of licenses, created a RPG based on the Wizard of the Oz. Why? We asked Nobuo Nakazawa, Director of Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road where the idea came from.

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What’s In A Name? Origins of “Riz-Zoawd”

By Spencer . September 25, 2009 . 3:46pm

Why did Media.Vision name it Riz-Zoawd in the first place? I brought the question to Nobuo Nakazawa, Director of Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road.

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Xseed Confirms The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

By Ishaan . July 20, 2009 . 10:30am

Speculation over! Xseed is localizing RIZ-ZOAWD as The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road.

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Riz-Zoawd: We’re Off To See The Wizard

By Spencer . January 8, 2009 . 2:38pm

The Wizard of Oz begins with Dorothy in Kansas before getting whisked off to the Land of Oz. Riz-Zoawd cuts to the chase. After you name Dorothy and Toto you start the game on the Yellow Brick Road. Dorothy’s fate is told by a virtual storybook. Most of the story scenes at the beginning are […]

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A Look At Combat In Riz-zoawd

By Spencer . October 28, 2008 . 12:00pm

The touch screen trackball controls are unorthodox, but work decently with Riz-zoawd. If you want to make Dorothy and Toto run towards the Yellow Brick Road you have to rapidly “spin” the trackball by drawing upwards lines with the stylus. In battle everything is controlled with the touch screen too.   Similar to Dragon Quest […]

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Ring In The New Year With Riz-Zoawd

By Spencer . September 30, 2008 . 6:41am

D3 Publisher said their RPG based on the Wizard of Oz was coming out this winter and its on target with an odd release date. Riz-Zoawd is tentatively scheduled to come out on January 1, 2009. Yes, this is New Year’s Day for Japan too.   In Japan, kids get pocket money to spend on […]

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More details on Riz-zoawd’s touch screen trackball

By Spencer . August 27, 2008 . 11:50am

Media Vision made an unorthodox decision when they decided players should move Dorothy with a virtual trackball. This was shown in a Riz-zowad trailer, but D3 Publisher came forward with additional information about how the trackball works. You roll it forward to make Dorothy run. If she moves too fast you can tap the center […]

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RIZ-ZOAWD or that Wizard of the Oz RPG in Japan

By Spencer . August 8, 2008 . 10:04am

Dorothy doesn’t casually stroll on the yellow brick road. Monsters like giant mushrooms attack her. It looks like there is a Dragon Quest style combat system where you choose characters and attacks with the touch screen. The top screen shows the monsters and minimal battle animations. Outside of combat RIZ-ZOAWD has vibrant graphics. The 3D […]

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