Reviewed by Dyson Turner
Golden Axe was a very fun game and me and my friends use to
play this one for days. Everything about this game brings
back old memories of better times. This is truly one of the
better Genesis games. The graphics and everything about this
game is close to the arcade counterpart, if you loved the
arcade one be sure not to miss this one.
The graphics were great. Each character was nice and large,
well the Dwarf wasn't. The backgrounds looked great too, and
everything moved in arcade like speed. The enemies were
nothing more than pallet swaps at times, but you won't be
thinking about that, when your fighting against legions of
bad Silver guys.
Some memerable music played through out this game. I
especially enjoyed the music during the bonus stage when you
had to take the bottle from the little Green midget. Most of
it sounded like the arcade, a very good import on Sega's
part. The Sound Fx were pretty good too. With some screams
by dragons and such.
Game Play 10/10
This game was for 1 or 2 players. You had 3 characters to
chose from, and the game didn't give names but I will
describe them to you. Their's a lady she is fast and she is
a great Magic user. Then there is a guy who is Big and
muscled he can do magic and he is kind of strong and quick.
The last is the Dwarf he is fast and he is mega strong but
he isn't good with magic he was my favorite. Besides the
regular story mode their was a vs. mode. You had to fight
one on one with all the monsters in the game, this was a
great test of skill and it really helped you towards the
story mode. The story mode was real fun especially with a
friend, the coolest part would be riding monsters. Each one
had a different ability one whiped his tell, then their were
two dragons. One dragon blew flame the other shot 3 fire
balls. These guys really helped you in battle but if you get
off them for too long they will run away. The difficulty is
intermediate and their isn't any save or password features.
This is a truly great game, and one of the better old games
you can find for Genesis. You really can't go wrong with
this game and you will be playing it for while because this
game is just a fun game to rack up points and beat a lot. If
you like side scrolelrs and you want one that is fun with
friends then you can't go wrong with Golden Axe.