I’ve fired up Metallica for this one. Not a bit of Metallica – I’ve cued up the entire 80′s and 90′s discography onto my iPod , but am focusing on the particularly nostalgic And Justice For All and the Black Album. Probably a few of you will remember a great and bloody pleasure that had younger versions of ourselves hacking at monsters back in the 90′s. Yes, you have it – Golden Axe has been released at the App Store. This is the Golden Axe that with the sweeping arcs of a lethal blade, dispelled cartoon-esque hero/villian games that dominated the beat ‘em up scene nigh on twenty years ago.
The Atari 2600 was my only console until I purchased the PC Engine Duo in 1995 and the local arcade did not do the Axe. Fortunately, an excellentDOS version was released in 1990 that got me hooked and that until today, remains for me, a strong pillar among PC gaming. So, when I hacked monsters and collected their remains in Golden Axe, I was not mashing buttons, but breaking keyboards. Thus, when I heard that that Sega were bringing the 20 year-old classic to the iDevice, I had to fire up the only music that would relieve my desire for
Three mighty heroes, a powerful Fighter, a female Amazon, and a mighty Dwarf have a score to settle with the evil Death Adder who has captured the King and his daughter, and holds them captive in their castle. choose your hero in this classic action game, as you fight through Adder’s henchman as you battle through dark castles, on the back of a giant turtle, and even on the wings of an enchanted eagle with weapon & magic; and even ride the fearsome fire-breathing beasts.
- Choose from any three different classes of heroes!
- Unique Magic attacks for each character
- Includes 2 more levels than the arcade version.
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