Golden Axe (1989)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  June 1989 (Japan)
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There are three different player characters and each of them uses a different kind of magic: Ax Battler, the barbarian uses earth magic; Tyris Flare, the amazon uses fire magic; and Gilius ... See full summary »

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There are three different player characters and each of them uses a different kind of magic: Ax Battler, the barbarian uses earth magic; Tyris Flare, the amazon uses fire magic; and Gilius Thunderhead, the viking dwarf uses lightning magic. Each player character also each has a different weapon: Ax Battler and Tyris Flare both use swords and Gilius Thunderhead uses the Golden Axe. The object of the game is to find and destroy Death Adder in order to rescue the king and princess whom he had kidnapped. Also, Death Adder killed Ax Battler's mother, Tyris Flare's mother and father and Gilius Thunderhead's brother. So, you must also help each player character avenge the deaths of their loved ones. Written by Anonymous

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June 1989 (Japan)  »

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Gôruden Akkusu  »

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Once the game has been beaten, the ending will show a view of an arcade where the characters "jump out" of the game, run out of the arcade and down the street. See more »

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A Magic Twist
16 June 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best remembered Genesis games, though it's absolutely nothing special. It's almost totally like Streets of Rage with magic spells instead of special kung-fu moves and set in the dark ages.

You can choose the big Conan lookalike Ax Battler, who uses earth magic, Tyris Flare, the She-Ra type amazon woman who uses fire magic or Gilius Thunderhead, the viking dwarf uses lightning magic (and the character who actually uses the Golden Axe) or team up in a two-player (the best way to play the game).

The story is a load of cobblers. Some dude called Death Adder (and his son Death Adder JNR) are up to some amount of evil and you've got to stop him. So on you go on your journey of hacking and slashing goblins, skeletons and various other guys in armor. It's fun, but not great.

The sound effects are pathetic and do not show off what the Genesis was capable of. David Whittaker's music, while being slightly tuneful and medieval, was pretty bad and wasn't as memorable as Yuzo Koshiro's effort on the Streets of Rage games.

A fun game to play right to the end once (in a two player) but not as memorable as it's following would suggest.


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