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Offline Berto

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 03, 2023, 02:09:57 am »
Way I figure, since Nintendo has various flagship franchises other than Super Mario, Sega should of established some flagship franchises to compete with those Nintendo franchises.

I don't think Golden Axe should of matched wits with Zelda given Zelda is more high-fantasy and Golden Axe is more hyborian, but I can imagine Alex Kidd being the counter to Zelda.

There is one franchise that was supposed to be the counter to Zelda : Story of Thor / Oasis series.
The franchise was labelled as being part of the Mega RPG Project.
Sadly it only got three games, one for Mega Drive, the sequel for Saturn, and one spin-off for Game Gear.






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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #391 on: November 03, 2023, 09:30:50 am »
There is one franchise that was supposed to be the counter to Zelda : Story of Thor / Oasis series.
The franchise was labelled as being part of the Mega RPG Project.
Sadly it only got three games, one for Mega Drive, the sequel for Saturn, and one spin-off for Game Gear.






It's a cool idea to go with a Zelda-Arabian direction, but I can see why it didn't catch on.

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #392 on: November 13, 2023, 01:08:25 am »
Golden Axe Tyris Flare Skecth Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1723906029719789846

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #393 on: November 13, 2023, 01:10:05 am »
Golden Axe Gilius Thunderhead Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1723543643821346976

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #394 on: November 13, 2023, 01:10:59 am »
Golden Axe Ax Battler Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1722818864554049957

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« Reply #395 on: November 13, 2023, 07:52:48 am »
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Golden Axe Tyris Flare Skecth Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1723906029719789846
Golden Axe Gilius Thunderhead Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1723543643821346976
Golden Axe Ax Battler Fan Art by SWW



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1722818864554049957
How come the boys get cool fan art profile pictures, but Tyris only gets a sketch?

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #396 on: November 13, 2023, 09:40:03 pm »
How come the boys get cool fan art profile pictures, but Tyris only gets a sketch?

It just mean the artist hasn't finished working on Tyris.
The boys got the sketches too before.




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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #397 on: November 14, 2023, 12:05:02 pm »
It just mean the artist hasn't finished working on Tyris.
The boys got the sketches too before.




Wlel, curious to see her final design.
Looks like the artist made her bikini more armour-like and curious how it looks.

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #398 on: November 14, 2023, 07:28:06 pm »
Wlel, curious to see her final design.
Looks like the artist made her bikini more armour-like and curious how it looks.

And turned out it didn't take long to wait.
The final design has just been posted.



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1724268417572807135

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #399 on: November 15, 2023, 05:15:53 am »
And turned out it didn't take long to wait.
The final design has just been posted.



Source : https://twitter.com/SWWHENRY/status/1724268417572807135
Pretty cool design. While stil not much balance in armour-wise as I thought, still pretty cool.

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #400 on: November 20, 2023, 09:56:56 pm »
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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #401 on: December 05, 2023, 03:39:34 am »
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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #402 on: December 05, 2023, 09:57:23 pm »
OVGA Podcast Episode 04: The Art of Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell

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I always loved Mega Drive box art, some of them were on par with movie poster art at the time.

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #403 on: December 06, 2023, 03:56:15 am »
I always loved Mega Drive box art, some of them were on par with movie poster art at the time.

Indeed. One of my favorite is Hardball (by Boris Vallejo too).



I mean ... this image is really powerful, like a barbarian holding a sword.
They could choose easier way by having a photo of baseball players but they choose to go this route.

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Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
« Reply #404 on: December 06, 2023, 09:32:39 pm »
Indeed. One of my favorite is Hardball (by Boris Vallejo too).



I mean ... this image is really powerful, like a barbarian holding a sword.
They could choose easier way by having a photo of baseball players but they choose to go this route.
Pity we don't have video game covers or movie posters like this any more.