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Golden Axe (ゴールデンアックス)

Released in 1987

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

***** (1 total votes)

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Game Summary

Fantasy / medieval hack 'n' slash..

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 2080 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 10 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 4 Mhz
uPD7759 audio

Hardware Platform

Sega System 1B

Mame ROMs

goldnaxe, Golden Axe (Version 1)
goldnabl, Golden Axe (bootleg)
goldnaxa, Golden Axe (Version 2)
goldnaxb, Golden Axe (Version 2 317-0110)
goldnaxc, Golden Axe (Version 2 317-0122)

Game Details

Choose one of three characters (Barbarian, female barbarian and a dwarf) and go storming through the level killing all in your path. You can jump onto the backs of strange beasts and use their special powers, eg baby dragons who spit fire.. You collect potions which accumulate, which when released can kill all enemies on screen. you can use them as soon as you get them, or save them up to see different magic attacks.. Each of the characters has lost someone close to them at the hands of 'Death Adder', be it mother, brother, father or something and are out for revenge. Sega System 16 game, available in two flavours of pinouts... Early boards are SEGA-56 pin, but later boards are JAMMA.

Golden Axe control panel
control panel

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Golden Axe title screen
title screen
Golden Axe gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
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promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Letraix. Comment: "As this is the ONLY arcade game I could finish on one coin, I'm naturally quite biased. What made me do it? Obviously the two player aspect added much, but I think the variety in available attack strategies made it interesting, challenging and very playable. Slashing, airborn slashing, special moves, magic, ramming and hitching a ride on a dragon gave it enough variety to be a hit. For it's time, gfx were pretty classy as well." 2001-01-24 04:31:27Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/22/2000 4:14:45 PM