User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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The animation of the sprites is unbelievably good: the figures, move, fight and walk in exactly the same way as the original, and the superb backgrounds add a great deal of atmosphere and excitement. It's one of the best two-player games around, and my only hesitation is over it's lastability; it's not hard to complete, and after that, interest in the game will wane dramatically. Still, it's hugely enjoyable and graphically stunning, so if you've got an ST, this one has got to be on your Christmas list!
ST Format (Jan, 1991)
Golden Axe is a tremendously sophisticated game but this sophistication is used to improve gameplay rather than slow it. The set moves each character carries out to look excellent, although they become a bit repetitive eventually. The weighting of the game is well thought out, with the action getting progressively harder the nearer you get to Death-Adder. Jumping is the main problem with the game: it's just too difficult when you need it most. Golden Axe is a fluid beat-'em-up and one of the most playable games of this genre since Strider.
Tilt (Feb, 1991)
Cette conversion du célèbre jeu d'arcade de Sega fera le bonheur des fans de beat-them-all, car c'est l'une des meilleures réussites du genre. Toutefois, il convient de signaler qu'elle est quand même nettement inférieure à celle de l'Amiga, car la fenêtre graphique est plus petite, le scrolling est saccadé et les chargements en cours de jeu sont plus fréquents. En dépit de ces quelques défauts, l'action est passionnante grâce à une excellente jouabilité.
Retro Archives (Jul 27, 2018)
Aussi proche qu’elle parvienne à être du portage sur Amiga, cette version Atari ST de Golden Axe doit malheureusement composer avec de nombreuses limitations techniques (ralentissements, chargements) qui n’étaient pas présentes chez son concurrent direct. L’essentiel de l’expérience est heureusement toujours présent, mode deux joueurs inclus, ce qui fait que le titre est toujours agréable à parcourir – mais cette bataille entre les deux machines reines des années 80 est malgré tout remportée par l’ordinateur de Commodore.