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Golden Axe: The Duel (SEGA Saturn)

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This is a one-on-one fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter 2 and Samurai Shodown featuring the cast of Sega's Golden Axe games (actually their fictional descendants). The game's story is that Death Adder has been resurrected and stolen the legendary Golden Axe from Gilius Thunderhead's family. For some reason Death Adder decided to set up a Street Fighter-like tournament to give his enemies an opportunity to slay him and prevent the end of the world.

The game play formula follows Street Fighter 2 closely with several playable characters that are essentially the same as the cast of the original Golden Axe (for all extents and purposes).

It’s essentially an elimination tournament with each character having special moves similar to that of Street Fighter 2 characters. You can play against another player or against the computer. It does feature scaling backgrounds similar to Samurai Shodown.


Golden Axe: The Duel SEGA Saturn It takes a generic dwarf to defeat a generic barbarian!
Golden Axe: The Duel SEGA Saturn Continue? More frustration please!
Golden Axe: The Duel SEGA Saturn Intro shot 1.
Golden Axe: The Duel SEGA Saturn The prologue.

Alternate Titles

  • "ゴールデンアックス・ザ・デュエル" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Where is Revenge of Death Adder? Majestic Lizard (655) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Dec, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Hobby Consolas Jan, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Consoles News Jul, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 86 out of 100 86
High Voltage Online Oct 01, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Shin Force Dec 28, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Electric Playground Nov 11, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Apr 30, 2004 C- 42


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