Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #8 – Golden Axe
Golden Axe series is a side-scrolling, beat ’em up, hack and slash arcade video game developed by Sega in 1989. The series takes place in a medieval-fantasy world where several heroes have the task of recovering the legendary Golden Axe. The game focuses on three playable characters. One of them is a dwarf, Gilius Thunderhead, a male barbarian, Ax Battler and the last is a Longsword wielding Tyris Flare, each with their own reasons for revenge! Players are able to attack using their weapon, jump and cast spells that hurt all enemies on the screen.
Plot: The game takes place in the fictional/fantasy land of Yuria. An evil baddie known as Death Adder has captured the King and his daughter, and holds them captive in their castle along with the precious Golden Axe, (a magical emblem of Yuria). He threatens to destroy both the axe and the royal family unless the people of accept him as their ruler. The three warriors set out on a quest to save their land and avenge their losses ….
Highlights: Causing epic destruction riding dragons and that strange birdlike creature with a beak! Also the potion dropping imp mini-game.