Golden Axe 2a game by Sega
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The three champions of truth, justice, and the Sega way -- Gilius Thunderhead, Ax-Battler, and Tyris-Flare -- were bored to pieces. Since they double executed Death Adder and Death Bringer in Golden Axe they had little to do but sit around campfires and brag about their accomplishments to disbelieving audiences.
Then suddenly a cloaked messenger stepped out of the shadows and proclaimed, "The Golden Axe has been stolen from the weapons vault once again. Our king has summoned you to defend our country from the deranged creatures of Dark Guld". The companions slowly nodded, fastened their sheaths, and prepared for a return to Golden glory.
Old hacks will find Axe IPs gameplay nearly identical to its predecessor, a side- view blade-buster set in a medieval fantasy-land. Two versions of "Axetion" are available: the Duel, a player-versus-player or player-versus-computer practice session and, of course, the Normal arcade-style game. You can go it alone, but the two-player simultaneous mode is twice as fun and double trouble for the enemies. Unfortunately, it's also doubly difficult for you because two heroes must share all three continues.
Combatants choose between Gilius Thunderhead, a dwarfish mini-axe ace; Ax-Battler, a fearsome sword-slinger; and Tyris Flare, a master of amazon fighting techniques. Each character has personalized moves and attacks, including some a bit different from the original Axe.
ProTip: Gilius and Tyris work better as a team.
Dark Guid's Do-Badders
A long trek through thick and thin terrors awaits our main monster-mashers. You must complete six stages of action which span ransacked towns, creepy caverns, and a heavily fortified castle, before you even get a glimpse at evil incarnate himself, Dark Guld.
- Stand next to a cliff to draw enemies off the edge.
- Pull off a jump-slash or a flying kick to counter enemy charge attacks.
- If you're hit while riding a beast, you lose the mount, but you won't be hurt.
It's not clear if Dark Guld is a new- name version of Death Bringer or a different villain altogether, but he's got great taste in royal weaponry plus a batch of brutes to back up his foul deeds. Of course basic "cannon fodder" (humanoids) pollutes the beginning levels of the game, but as you progress to higher levels you'll bang shields with grave-robbing skeletal warriors, tail-whipping lizard men, and spell-chanting magicians. The steroid-case bosses include twenty-foot tall trolls and headless knights in shining armor.
Some of the smaller nasties ride mythical creatures, like a fire-breathing wyrm and a tail-snapping beast, but you can mount them once you dispatch their riders. Make it a point to capture these scaly critters because your lives could depend on it.
Try Gilius' ring-around-the-axe spin to trap giants wielding clubs against the edge of the screen. Avoid close-quarters combat or they'll shoulder-flip you.
Enchantment of the Axe
One of Axe I's most innovative features is back -- each character has a different sorcerous ability which you can use as a last-chance neck saver. Knock out the wizards and grab their spell books -- each one boosts your magical strength. Gilius can master Earth magic up to a power of three, Ax-Battier's tornados reach level four, and Tyris knows fire to the power of seven. The speiis look different from Axe I but have the same damaging effects. A new option enables you to use only a portion of your incantations instead of the whole collection at once.
Use minor magic against wizards and your spell points are restored immediately as the wizards drop spell books.
Axes to Grind
We know you've been "axeing" for Golden Axe II for ages, and yes, it's a welcome addition to the Genesis library.
But before you pay for your play, there are a few things you should know. Although the graphics and animation are pretty nice by 16-bit standards, in some places they don't live up to Axe Ps reputation. The music is able but sounds compared to the emotional, hard-rockin' beats from the chapter in Axe history. One particular the spine-tingling death scream from Axe I, has been watered down to an obnoxious "blah" here. Axe IPs challenge can be adjusted, but the game is no longer than the original game. A final cut against the sequel is the unduly booooring end sequence.
In a nutshell, Axe II is a fun free-for- all which may not be a step forward for Axoholics, but isn't a step backward, either. Any complaints are in the “too bad” department and don't overly detract from an otherwise solid slice-n- dicer. So if you've got an axe to grind, even if it's a bit rusty, grab a friend and take a swing at Golden Axe II!
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