Golden Axe II

Available Platform: Genesis - Alias: Golden Axe 2

Golden Axe II is a fantasy side-scrolling beat 'em up created by SEGA in 1991 as a sequel to one of the most famous arcades of all time.

Year1991
GenreBeat-'em-up
Rating4

77/100 based on 7 editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherSEGA
DeveloperSEGA
OS supportedWin7 64bit, Win8.1, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated10 December 2019
TAGS2 players co-op fantasy genesis original game hack and slash sword and sorcery

Game Review

Golden Axe II is a fantasy side-scrolling beat 'em up created by SEGA in 1991 as a sequel to one of the most famous arcades of all time.

While the original Golden Axe was first released as a coin-up, and then ported to several home computers and console, Golden Axe II was created for the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive, and it was never ported to other home consoles or computers. Golden Axe 2 was a Genesis exclusive.

The reception was not so positive, many criticized the lack of originality. As a matter of fact, Golden Axe II is more an enhanced version, rather than a sequel. But "enhanced version" means there are improvements, right? In fact there are quite a few of them: you can now decide the anount of mana you want to use for your magic; the spells are different (the dwarf has a kind of earthquake, which is much more appropriate); the back attack is now more powerful; enemy AI is a bit better (not exceptional), and you can decide where to throw the enemies. The gameplay if also faster, and the controls more responsive.

Add to this, a new mode called Duel, that will put you in an arena where you can challenge the computer or your friend. Useful for the ones that were missing a competitive mode.

Golden Axe was hack 'n' slash at its best, and this sequel is faithful to the formula, just better. If you prefer the original nobody will complain, but you should also try this one. The choice is yours!

Review by: Manu
Published: 11 December 2019, 11:26 am


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