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Golden Axe (Amiga)

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3.7
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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90
The One
And the good news is that all the elements that make the Real Thing so much fun are all here in this conversion: the simplistic but entertaining gameplay, the great feel - even the arcade original's elaborate end sequence (which didn't appear on MegaDrive version). The fighting's straightforward, but not so simple as to make the going too repetitive. It's all down to timing, which means if the more elaborate moves prove too much you can always resort to using a few basic moves to see you through. The only minor gripe is the frequent disk accessing, although to be fair it doesn't actually affect the flow of the action to the point of frustration. What a diamond conversion. A better bout of combat you are unlikely to have seen this year. Unmissable.
90
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
A brilliant conversion of a great coin-op, and a stormer of a game in its own right. Buy today, or feel a complete pillock for the rest of the month,
90
WIZ
גרזן הזהב הוא משחק מעולה, שעלי לציין שלמרות שחיפשתי בו מגרעות - לא מצאתי.
82
Raze
Too slow for any longterm addiction.
78
Zzap!
Though nowhere near as technically impressive as the C64 game, Amiga Golden Axe benefits greatly from the simultaneous two-player mode. As in Shadow Warriors it's possible to hurt your partner -easily done by accident during the hectic fighting, or sometimes on purpose in the rush to get potions and food! (Don't I know it! -Ed). Even with a clumsy colleague (You! -Ed), the game is definitely more fun with two players, although it's made a lot easier -Stu and I got well into the game on our first attempt. Thankfully then, playing solo is considerably more challenging with effectively double the number of well-animated enemies to fend off. As with the C64 version, my favourite part of the game is riding the creatures, especially the fire-breathing dragon -great for roasting your 'colleague'! Generally good graphics -apart from the unbelievably crude magic effects -and a nice soundtrack to complement some highly enjoyable hack'n'slay action.
74
MegaZone
The arcade game, Golden Axe, was excellent in every way and I am somewhat disappointed at the Amiga conversion. Golden Axe, I imagine, must have been a very difficult game to convert and this is probably the best that could've been written. The graphics are very good but the game suffers from what we call the 'Double Dragon syndrome': the game was far too easy. We completed it on our first go.
74
Amiga Action
It all happened in one foul swoop. After conquering three other kingdoms, the evil and powermad Death Adder had decided that the peaceful land of Yuria would be the next link in his chain of power.
66
Power Play
Solche Hau- und Hack-Festivitäten aus der Spielhalle pflegen auf Computern oft heftig in die Hose zu gehen. Doch bei Golden Axe blieb der herzhafte Holzhammercharme des Originals weitgehend unverwässert. Die fünf Levels bieten eine Fülle an netten Gegnern, die man dank gewöhnungsbedürftiger, aber vielseitiger Steuerung auf elegante Weise vertrimmen kann. Die drei zur Wahl stehenden Spielfiguren erfordern verschiedene Vermöbelungsstrategien; der Zwei-Spieler-Modus sorgt für Bonusspaß. Da verzeiht man auch mal ruckliges Scrolling (Amiga) oder Farbtristesse (C 64). Eine solide Monsterklopferei.
56
Amiga Joker
Golden Axe hat dem anspruchsvollen Barbaren einiges zu bieten: Schöne Backgrounds, riesige Sprites, sehenswerte Animationen, ordentlichen Sound und ein erträgliches Horizontalscrolling. Leider währt die Freude nicht sehr lange, denn das Garne ist so simpel, daß die drei Bildschirmleben einem erfahrenen Monsterkiller genügen, um die sechs Level gleich beim ersten Anlauf durchzuspielen — meist reicht es, sich in der Nähe des Gegners zu plazieren und den Feuerknopf ein bißchen zu bearbeiten! Schade, denn besonders im Zwei-Spieler-Simultanmodus ist die Klopperei ganz lustig...
(page 52)
50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
So hat jede Version ihre Schwächen; damit ist jedoch auch das Ziel verfehlt, denn ein handlungsarmes Spiel wie Golden Axe sollte zumindest technisch einwandfrei sein. Für 50 beziehungsweise gar 90 Mark wird man also wesentlich Besseres für sein Geld bekommen. Macht Euch das klar, bevor Ihr den tiefen Griff in die Tasche tut!
50
Amiga Power
Visually stunning, but not different enough to separate it from the usual beat-'em-up.