Less than 150 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Golden Axe (Genesis)

84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  Daniel Esquivel (3)
Written on  :  Feb 16, 2009
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
write a review of this game
read more reviews by Daniel Esquivel
read more reviews for this game

Summary

One of the greatest arcade to home ports ever.

The Good

Classic beat em up action. Excellent graphics and sound for its time. The gameplay is somewhat addictive and the controls on the Genesis version are tighter than the original arcade release. This version also contains an extra stage at the end which is moderately difficult, and the Duel Mode give a little extra added replay value.

The Bad

I guess due to hardware limitations the graphics are not as good as the arcade version, although for a Genesis game they are still great. It also would have been nice if back then you could have more than two players.

The Bottom Line

This is one of the best arcade to console conversions out there. The game it self is a classic and fun to play. The added features of the Genesis version also make it worth your while. This is a MUST have for any Genesis owner or classic console game collector.