Golden Axe

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Description

The land of Yuria has been invaded and is now ruled by the iron fist of Death Adder, who secured his throne by seizing the Golden Axe™.

Three brave warriors now rise to the challenge of defeating Death Adder and his soldiers and returning peace to the Kingdom.

Customer reviews

86

Do you like my sword

Gojko | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »

This was one of the best Sega series of beat-em-ups. I played this game in arcades store, and always need to wait for a couple of hours just to came my turn to play.

This game have one of original concepts that you can see in new game as a standard. You have three characters, and all of them have a different combat moves and different special magic.

Buy it, try it, feel the spirit of arcades.

85

Classic, Trademark Beat-em-up Gameplay

PeppaJ6 | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all PeppaJ6's reviews »

This was one of my favorite beat-em-ups I've played as a kid. It's in very much a traditional setting, where a princess is kidnapped, and the main character or characters have to traverse through the game's storyline to get her back, and teach the main boss some manners. The gameplay can be seen as traditional today, but was intense in its day. My favorite parts in this title have to be when the heroes are camping, and goblins attempt to raid the campsite, getting away with the heroes' goods if they are not stopped. This adds some depth and life to the gamer's experience with the title, and keeps the gameplay from being too linear.

88

One of the first great games I have ever played

lucaswrite | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all lucaswrite's reviews »

I remember the early days of the Sega Genesis. All those black cartridges seemed like amazing little adventures to me. I used to pop in a game, and enter a new world. Of course gaming has changed since then, but Golden Axe still holds up to me. Each character has it's own unique merit (my personal favorite being the elf) and each level has it's own special feel to it. The characters include a barbarian, a warrior princess, and an elf. Each one has their own magical powers and different weapons. Every person I play with has their own favorite character, and it's guaranteed you'll love one of em.

The gameplay is extremely fun, and with another player, the fun only multiplies. Throughout different levels there's mythical beasts to take control of and use to your advantage that add to the fun of the gameplay. The bosses on each level are intimidating, and rewarding to beat. Between levels, a fun little mini game keeps the player(s) satisfied with extra health and magic potions up for grabs. Also, in multiplayer, friendly fire is on... so things can get pretty hectic with a friend.

If you love classic games, beat-em-ups, or just a good time, get this game.

80

Conan the Barbarian: The Video Game

CrimsonWizard | Jan. 10, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Golden Axe is the first one of Sega's storied brawling/beat 'em up series. A relatively early title on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Golden Axe lets you choose from either a male barbarian, the female amazon (and sorceress), or a viking dwarf?

Yes, while Golden Axe has a lot of inspiration from Conan the Barbarian, various elements from other fantasy stories are thrown in for extra fun. You can bash your foes in handily with your weapons, but you also have magic at your disposal as a screen wiping attack, or you can get riding animals who can attack your foes.

It's fairly simple and not particular long, but it's an overall fun romp through a fantasy world, just beating the crap out of evil amazons and giants. While I feel that Sega's later brawler efforts such as Streets of Rage 1 and 2 worked better, Golden Axe is a fun experience and great for its two player mode.

82

Hack n' Slash Arcade Classic

AkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »

The Conan the Barbarian inspired kingdom of Yuria is in danger, as the evil -and now classic- villain Death Adder has kidnapped the king and his daughter, and is in possession of the magical Golden Axe the title refers to. To stop him, you pick between an axe-wielding dwarf in green, a blue loin cloth clad barbarian with a broadsword, and a beautiful longsword-wielding amazon in a red and silver bikini.

In it's day, Golden Axe delivered a very enjoyable co-op adventure that was since repeated and emulated in numerous other games. While other games improved on the formula, Golden Axe was undeniably fun. Beyond the typical hack and slash, each character could use a magic spell to clear the screen if they were overwhelmed, and the addition of mounts contributed a lot to how fun this game was, as you could knock enemies off their mounts and get on them, and in turn they could knock you off and take it from you. The enemies thrown at you do get increasingly repetitive as the game progresses.

Golden Axe is a must have for collectors of Sega arcade classics.