Golden Axe (ARC)

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Golden Axe
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Platform: System 16-B
Year: 1989
Developer: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

Golden Axe is game from the golden era of side-scrolling beat-em-ups. You play as either Ax Battler, Tyris Flare, or Gilius Thunderhead in an attempt to rescue the king and his daughter from the vile Death Adder, a fiend who has slain your family. Most of the moves for each character are the same, attack, jump, and combinations therein. Each character also has special magic. Ax uses magic explosions, Tyris wields fire, and Gilius controls lightning. Gilius is the best at combat, but the weakest at magic, Tyris is the weakest fighter, but the best at magic, and Ax is the middle ground. The game only has 4 stages, but it makes up for being short by being exceptionally difficult.

Golden Axe is one of the many games to use Sega's popular System 16 arcade hardware.

Screenshots

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Title screen.

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Choosing my favorite character, Tyris Flare, the amazon.

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Oh no he didn't!

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I ain't afraid of no mustache!

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That little booger is stealing my potions!

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Making progress.

Music

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Golden Axe has a very apt score. Lots of emphasis is placed on drums and brass giving the game an epic battle sound. However, there are a couple light-hearted tunes like the Thief's Theme and the ending arcade sequence music, Sutakora, Sassa!.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 The Battle Tohru Nakabayashi 1:10
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02 Wilderness Tohru Nakabayashi 5:06
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03 Battle Field Tohru Nakabayashi 4:38
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04 Thief's Theme Tohru Nakabayashi 1:43
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05 Old Map Tohru Nakabayashi 1:06
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06 Turtle Village 1 Tohru Nakabayashi 4:24
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07 Turtle Village 2 Tohru Nakabayashi 4:51
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08 Road of the Dead Tohru Nakabayashi 1:31
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09 Nemesis! Death Adder Tohru Nakabayashi 5:12
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10 Game Over Tohru Nakabayashi 0:03
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11 Battle Axe March Tohru Nakabayashi 1:07
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12 Conclusion Tohru Nakabayashi 0:19
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13 Sutakora, Sassa! Tohru Nakabayashi 1:14
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Credits

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Golden Axe: The Music lists "You Takada" for "Wilderness" while Super Sonic Team -G.S.M. SEGA 3- says that Tohru Nakabayashi wrote the music. The Genesis port credits Sound to Nankyoku, Decky, and Imocky. The TG-16 port credits Music to Yuonjin, Composition & Arrangement to Shinobu Ogawa and Hiroto Otsubo, and Sound Effects tp Takaharu Umezu and Minoru Yuasa)


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The music was logged to VGM format during game play. A true audio program rip does not yet exist. It was recorded with VGM Input v0.40 in Winamp.

Audio Devices

The game music is synthesized on the YM2151 chip (clocked at 4 MHz) and the sound effects play on a UPD7759 clocked at (640 kHz).

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ゴールデンアックス (Golden Axe)
Platform: System 16-B
Released: 1989-06-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Golden Axe
Platform: System 16-B
Released: 1989-06-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  World.svg   World
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Title: Golden Axe
Platform: System 16-B
Released: 1989-06-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

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