from the arcade and onto the Sega Genesis, Golden Axe
set a new standard for home gaming. Nearly identical to its
counter-part, Golden Axe wowed home players with stunning graphics and
of the arcade game are familiar with the story: Death
Adder has kidnapped the royal family. Heroes armed with
weapons and magic
forge their way forward to seek revenge on the evil Death
Adder. Along the
way they free the civilians in Turtle Village, ride on the back of the
turtle, soar on the back of an eagle, and watch a spinning axe fall
a home game, Golden Axe provided a few alternatives
missing from the original arcade cabinet, most important among
those the "Duel"
mode allowing players to battle increasing numbers of enemies.
changed in the Golden Axe sequels on the Genesis. The
graphics saw some improvements, but game play remained consistent with
series. Death Adder is replaced in the first sequel
with Dark Guld--and
for my money, having a game without Death Adder is like having it
Golden Axe itself.
first encounter with Golden Axe on the Genesis came at a
Target store where the game was on display. I played for an
before being told to quit my loitering ways. The simplicity
game intrigued me. Kicking, jumping, and casting
could be easier than that?
those of you searching for a translation to you instruction booklet for
Golden Axe 3, it is finally here. Read about the character's
names and moves
Thanks to Jonny for sending the link.
you really, really need a new copy of your Golden Axe manual, you can
to get one.
you really, really need a Spanish translation of your manual, you can
to get one.
those of you who think the neo-skeletons that fight alongside Death
Bringer are immortal, guess again! Have have more HP than Death Bringer
himself, however, making them rather difficult to kill.
For a Golden Axe movies, head
see the pictures