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Golden Axe
ゴールデンアックス
May 1989

 
 
 
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Golden Axe
ゴールデンアックス
MEGA DRIVE
DETAILS
Format Mega Drive
Released 23 Dec 1989
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-4018
Size (cm) 17.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Aside from a few missing details the Mega Drive handles a superb version of the arcade classic. Two extra levels and a 'Duel' versus game spice things up nicely.
A Mega Drive milestone!

Standard MD case, 4Mbit cartridge, 34-page colour booklet.

Golden Axe
ゴールデンアックス
PC ENGINE CD-ROM²
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 16 Mar 1990
Publisher Telenet
Product ID TJCD0005
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The PC Engine Golden Axe is such a hack-job of a game it's scary.
Some might find solace in the (admitedly nice) animated intros and CD soundtrack, but be warned: the game itself is an absolute disgrace.

CD case, PC Engine CD-ROM² disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Sega Classic
セガクラシック
MEGA-CD
DETAILS
Format Mega-CD
Released 23 Apr 1993
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-6012
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
4-in-1 Mega-CD compilation featuring the Mega Drive versions of:
- Golden Axe
- Bare Knuckle
- The Super Shinobi
- Columns
A very slick package - for the curious, Bare Knuckle and Super Shinobi are presented in their 'US ver.', while Golden Axe has an exclusive remixed CD soundtrack (but for some obscure reason is 1-player only).

Double CD case, Mega-CD CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

Golden Axe
ゴールデンアックス
WONDERSWAN COLOR
DETAILS
Format WonderSwan Color
Released 28 Feb 2002
Publisher Bandai
Product ID SWJ-BANC2B
Size (cm) 17.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Golden Axe makes a surprise appearance on Bandai's handheld console in a rather dumb and pointless version: the visuals are jerky and the playability is poor (you can't run!).
Only worth a look to satisfy your curiosity and/or collection.

Cardboard WS packaging, 32Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Golden Axe
ゴールデンアックス
SEGA AGES 2500 SERIES Vol.5
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 25 Sep 2003
Publisher Sega
Product ID SLPM-62385
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
The first few Sega Ages 2500 releases take the premise of remaking classic Sega arcade games in 3D, and here the end result is a little half-hearted.
It's not a bad tribute by any means, but Sega should've done a lot better with such quality source material.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, 'Sega Ages 2500' card, colour booklet.

 



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