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Golden Axe: The Duel

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SEGA Saturn
80
3.3

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SEGA Saturn 6 3.3
Combined MobyScore 6 3.3


The Press Says

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92
SEGA SaturnGameFan Magazine
I love Golden Axe so you can imagine how I feel about The Duel. Quick pixel-free scaling backgrounds, traditional Sega Axe art and sounds, plus major supers you obtain by whacking those great little Golden Axe elves makes this a great game. It's at least four times faster than the coin-op and costs around $70 bucks, so who's complaining? So it isn't as complex as SF2, what is?
91
SEGA SaturnHobby Consolas
Sega se ha permitido el lujazo de ofrecer en Saturn un «Golden Axe, The Duel», que es un calco de la recreativa. Esta versión resulta realmente impresionante ya que su aspecto visual es muy atractivo, presenta unos escenarios trabajados a fondo y está protagonizada por unos personajes asombrosamente ágiles y que se controlan a la perfección. Precisamente en la rapidez reside gran parte de la gracia de este juego, que, a pesar de tener una competencia muy dura, conseguirá hacerse un hueco entre los grandes "monstruos" del género.
88
SEGA SaturnConsoles News
Bon, j'ai bien rigolé avec ce jeu, mais je déplore que l'animation rame un peu par moment, malgré sa fluidité dans les mouvements et que les combats sont un petit peu lents. Golden Axe The Duel n'est pas mauvais, mais par rapport à Street Fighter Alpha et Vampire Hunter, il ne fait pas le poids. A posséder donc si vraiment vous êtes un collectionneur de jeux de baston.
86
SEGA SaturnMega Fun
Axe Project 3 hat seine Schulaufgaben äußerst gründlich gemacht. Sie nahmen einfach die Steuerung und das Gameplay von SF II, ferner das Waffenarsenal von Samurai Shodown und garnierten die ganze Balgerei mit einem Schuß Innovation, fertig ist ein weiterer Beat'em Up-Ableger. Mir persönlich hat der neue Golden Axe-Aufguß von Anfang an sehr gut gefallen. Das Gameplay wirkt durch die faire Kollisionsabfrage und vielen spielerischen Möglichkeiten vollkommen ausgereift, sprich, auch der Prügel-Freak dürfte hier ansprechend unterhalten werden.

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80
SEGA SaturnHigh Voltage Online
The game is another welcome addition to my already incredibly smug Saturn collection, but it’s not something I’d go out of my way to play, and as such isn’t really worth the undoubted effort and cost associated with rare Saturn software.
76
SEGA SaturnShin Force
Golden Axe: The Duel has nostalgic value, nice zooming graphics and decent gameplay. It's no Street Fighter II replacement, but it's not a drink coaster either. I can only recommend this game to fans of vs. fighting games and the Golden Axe series.
75
SEGA SaturnElectric Playground
I'd stand behind a recommendation to rent this one in a second, although I'd have a little difficulty encouraging gamers to spend more than $30 to buy the game. It does have quite a bit of playability unto its own but it's impossible to ignore how many games like this we've all played before and how many good ones are currently available for the Saturn.
42
SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
The animation is fair, but the fights lack flow and feel stiff and mechanical. The camera scales in and out (a la Samurai Shodown) but is never really a factor. The mage can transform you into a frog, but this frog can still kick some ass! Little elves run across the screen periodically, dropping potions when you strike them. When you gather enough potions, you can "power-up" for a short period of time. The Duel's backgrounds reflect the medieval flavor of the series, but they look grainy and boring. The best aspects of this game are the sound effects and splattering blood. Otherwise it is completely forgettable.