Golden Axe is a faithful port of the super-popular arcade classic by Sega. Although its axes aren't golden, it adds an extra stage, a boss fight, and a credit sequence at the end of the game.
Death Adder invaded the castle and has taken the king and princess prisoners. My good friend Alex was also killed in the battle. To defeat them is a must and bringing peace to the land is my duty!
For some reason, Gilius's golden axe was changed to a steel one in this version. It's implied that Death Adder has the Golden Axe, but it's clearly more brown than gold.
This game is playable as part of the Sega 6-Pak cartridge, along with Streets of Rage.
Golden Axe is weird. It seems really archaic and ghetto, which it is, but it's somehow extremely charming. Maybe it's the weird and flashy magic animations, maybe it's the mountable pink chickens, or maybe it's the part where you ride on a giant turtle and then ride on a giant bird. It's short, easy, and simple, yet extremely entertaining while it lasts.