we live in a castle dungeon, we here at DAC do not live in the
dark. If a person were to wander around enough on the Internet, you
will surely find that Golden Axe (and all its sequels) have been
emulated--torn from their original forms and crammed onto a computer
rainbows and waterfalls, Golden Axe is best played in its purist
form--inserting quarters into an upright cabinet, crouching in front of a
television, or holding a hand-held on a city bus. But not everyone
has the luxury of owning an upright arcade game (or even
wife/husband who would consider letting you buy one). And the
availability of Golden Axe on the Genesis or Master System is becoming
more and more rare.
what can a person do who is starved for Golden Axe excitement?
many turn to is emulation. Download the software and play the
game. What could be easier?
that's not the point of Golden Axe. It is a multi-player
game--wandering the forests with friends, slashing down enemies where ever
they lie. Sitting a desk, using a keyboard, and playing by yourself
wasn't how the game was intended. And let's face it, there are
enough versions out there on enough platforms, and
most of them, but not
all, are just as good as the original.
So shell out a few bucks and buy the real thing
while you're waiting for the
Xbox 360 and
Playstation 3 versions to come out.
But there is the one exception. What
about Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder?
Where do you get a copy of that? For those of you looking to play specifically
Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder, I will give you a few hints to save
you some time. The emulator (last I checked) is called
Modeler. The ROM to play the game is called ga2.zip. The
pictures linked below are both from an earlier version of the emulator that aren't near as sharp, and from the current, and beautiful, version. Good luck. You're on your own from here.
Trust me, though, it's not as fun as owning one.
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