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Title: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2015, 11:37:04 pm
GOLDEN AXE

Post anything you want (pics, memories, opinions, game collection) about Golden Axe here.

(https://i.ibb.co/bB1kGRL/Golden-Axe-Pics.png)

GOLDEN AXE games
(not counting ports and collection bundles)
and games with playable Golden Axe characters :

1989 - Golden Axe
1991 - Golden Axe II
1991 - Golden Axe Warrior
1991 - Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe

1992 - Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
1993 - Golden Axe III
1994 - Golden Axe: The Duel
1999 - Dynamite Deka (Tyris Flare & Ax Battler as playable chars)
2003 - Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5 : Golden Axe (Remake)

2008 - Golden Axe: Beast Rider
2008 - Sega Superstars Tennis (Gilius as playable chars)
2012 - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Gilius as playable chars)
2012 - Kingdom Conquest II (Gilius as playable chars)

2018 - Sega Heroes (Tyris Flare, Ax Battler, Gilius, and Death Adder as playable chars)
2018 - Sega Slots (Golden Axe Theme)
2020 - Golden Axed (a Cancelled Prototype)

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So sad to know that there are no plans for 3D Golden Axe for 3DS.
It was one of my favorite classic hack and slash game.  :(

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Okunari:
See, we really wanted a side-scroller in the [Sega 3D Classics] line-up.
We had Golden Axe as one of our candidates and were told that it would be extremely difficult to get it to work in 3D because,
in addition to the backgrounds being tricky to covert to 3D, the game moved in a gummy way―so that was a no-go.

Source : http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/m2-int1/ (http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/m2-int1/)
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: Jumbomax on May 06, 2015, 12:21:30 pm
Aww, what a shame. I was hoping for 3D Golden Axe. :(
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: Berto on May 07, 2015, 02:41:12 am
Aww, what a shame. I was hoping for 3D Golden Axe. :(

Yeah, sad news indeed. This is down to the fact that it―and most games from the pixel art generation, actually―used visual tricks to achieve a sense of depth. If they tried to convert that as-is to 3D then it would destroy the illusion.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: George on May 07, 2015, 02:43:12 am
Tho they said they wouldn't do SOR 2 for the same reason and they just announced that. You never know.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: Berto on May 07, 2015, 03:28:52 am
Tho they said they wouldn't do SOR 2 for the same reason and they just announced that. You never know.

Not quite same reason I think, SOR2's problem if I remember correctly is more into any paths that go up or down the screen (vertical and horizontal problem), but for Golden Axe, there are stages that had different height, for the example : at the middle of stage 1 (before facing the boss), at the beginning of stage 2, and the bridge at stage 3.

(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242120102.png)

But yeah, I understand your points, they could surprise us later, just like 3D SOR2. We may never know.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: crackdude on May 11, 2015, 11:26:18 am
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/goldenaxe/goldenaxe-ps2.jpg)
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: Berto on May 11, 2015, 08:03:34 pm
Haha, yeah, I played it too back then on PS2.
What I meant is 3D Golden Axe as 3D Classic Series.
Given their problem, porting the PS2 version to 3DS is a lot more easier than making 3D version of the classic's sprites.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: pirovash88 on May 11, 2015, 09:21:18 pm
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/goldenaxe/goldenaxe-ps2.jpg)

That looks awesome, the hell is that?
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Berto on May 11, 2015, 11:37:50 pm
That looks awesome, the hell is that?

It's one of PS2's SEGA AGES 2500 series Line-up.
Exclusive for Japan only though.

(http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/0/0/3/55003_front.jpg)
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: crackdude on May 12, 2015, 04:23:55 am
Exclusive for Japan only though.
Lies!
Some were released in PAL and US. Golden Axe is one of them :D

(http://www.coverportal.com/PS2/Grafikps2/sega_classics_collection_a.jpg)
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: TruthEnigma on May 12, 2015, 04:53:41 am
I just bought that a few days ago for PS2. Haven't played it yet, but methinks I will be this evening.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: crackdude on May 12, 2015, 10:09:39 am
I just bought that a few days ago for PS2. Haven't played it yet, but methinks I will be this evening.
Some claim the Golden Axe remake plays like shit. Then again, so did the original.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
Post by: Jumbomax on May 12, 2015, 01:22:32 pm
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/goldenaxe/goldenaxe-ps2.jpg)

This is really a thing and I didn't even know about it?!
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: pirovash88 on May 12, 2015, 04:41:23 pm
It's one of PS2's SEGA AGES 2500 series Line-up.
Exclusive for Japan only though.

(http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/0/0/3/55003_front.jpg)

That's bad ass. I have a Japanese backwards compatible PS3, so i think i'm gonna look that up on EBay.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Berto on May 12, 2015, 07:48:05 pm
Lies!
Some were released in PAL and US. Golden Axe is one of them :D

It doesn't had the word "2500", that number is exclusive for Japan only  ;-D
Btw, some of you probably knows already, there are Tyris & Ax too in Die Hard Arcade / Dynamite Deka.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/232394281149530116/1026347903821828147/diehard-arcade.jpg)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/232394281149530116/1026347904090259496/diehardarcade.jpg)

Pic from http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/die-hard-arcade/ (http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/die-hard-arcade/)
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Jumbomax on May 13, 2015, 11:59:42 am
It doesn't had the word "2500", that number is exclusive for Japan only  ;-D
Btw, some of you probably knows already, there are Tyris & Ax too in Die Hard Arcade / Dynamite Deka.

(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dynamitedeka/diehard-5a.jpg)

(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dynamitedeka/diehard-6a.jpg)

Pic from http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dynamitedeka/dynamitedeka.htm (http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dynamitedeka/dynamitedeka.htm)

Whoa seriously?! I've been wanting to buy that game for sometime now and I didn't even know they were on it! :))
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 13, 2015, 12:04:37 pm
PS2 Dynamite Deka only I imagine?
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: SuperSonicEX on May 13, 2015, 04:33:57 pm
PS2 Dynamite Deka only I imagine?

Yep...personally I really enjoy the fact that Segata Sanshiro is in the game too.

If you have access to Japanese PSN, you can get it there since it's a PS2 classic release.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: George on May 13, 2015, 09:18:00 pm
I always got mad that the Phantasy Star 1/2 SEGA Ages remake never made it here:
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/segaages/phantasystar2-2.jpg)
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/segaages/phantasystar2ps2-2.jpg)
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/segaages/phantasystar2ps2-3.jpg)

hardcoregaming101 had a good comparison:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/segaages/segaages5.htm
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 14, 2015, 09:22:36 am
Yep...personally I really enjoy the fact that Segata Sanshiro is in the game too.

WHAT
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: SuperSonicEX on May 14, 2015, 11:13:36 am
WHAT


Yep, in Deadline mode (my own video!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUL9V9hSRs0
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Jumbomax on May 14, 2015, 05:46:25 pm

Yep, in Deadline mode (my own video!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUL9V9hSRs0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUL9V9hSRs0)

Seriously?! That's awesome!
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 14, 2015, 06:11:28 pm
New 3D Classics themes hit the North American 3DS today!

http://segabits.com/blog/2015/05/14/sega-3d-classics-space-harrier-and-fantasy-zone-themes-now-on-north-american-nintendo-eshop/
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Berto on May 14, 2015, 07:44:09 pm
New 3D Classics themes hit the North American 3DS today!

http://segabits.com/blog/2015/05/14/sega-3d-classics-space-harrier-and-fantasy-zone-themes-now-on-north-american-nintendo-eshop/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2015/05/14/sega-3d-classics-space-harrier-and-fantasy-zone-themes-now-on-north-american-nintendo-eshop/)

Never though it made stateside.
Already had it months ago (along with other SEGA's theme, around 15 of them) in my Japanese 3DS.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: SuperSonicEX on May 14, 2015, 08:01:42 pm
at least it's something, I'm hoping more are released.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Barry the Nomad on May 14, 2015, 08:07:54 pm
From what I've heard, some themes will require localization due to region specific stuff (namely the console versions). Personally, I think there is enough of an audience who will gladly take Japanese Saturn even if they live in the US or UK. My guess is the Fantasy Zone and Space Harrier themes were easy to bring over and had the most name recognition of the themes - perhaps they based it on game sales? Anyway, hoping we get more of them. I already have them downloaded and on my randomizer with the Sonic theme.
Title: Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
Post by: Berto on March 24, 2019, 07:56:35 pm
Hopefully there'll be Sega Ages version.

(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190325/tqyxyimv.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 09, 2020, 10:13:15 pm
(https://i.ibb.co/VNpXrWD/Golden-Axe-Comic-by-ESPI.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 01, 2020, 10:36:18 am
The second release in the Golden Axe line is now available from Storm Collectibles.
After Ax Battler and Red Dragon Set, here comes the Skeletons 2-Pack.

(https://i.ibb.co/0MsRm00/Golden-Axe-Skeleton.jpg)

Article : https://news.toyark.com/2020/08/26/golden-axe-skeletons-2-pack-by-storm-collectibles-toyark-photo-shoot-400215
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2020, 08:21:32 pm
"Choke me harder, daddy."

(https://i.ibb.co/D1KmD9H/Golden-Axe-Ax-battler-and-Skeleton.jpg)

Article : https://news.toyark.com/2020/08/26/golden-axe-skeletons-2-pack-by-storm-collectibles-toyark-photo-shoot-400215 (https://news.toyark.com/2020/08/26/golden-axe-skeletons-2-pack-by-storm-collectibles-toyark-photo-shoot-400215)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2020, 08:43:22 pm
Final Games in Astro City Mini Lineup Announced
There are two GA games : Golden Axe & Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder (never get home releases before this)

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SoulfulTalkativeKodiakbear-size_restricted.gif)

http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/03/final-games-in-astro-city-mini-lineup-announced-arcade-stick-revealed/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/03/final-games-in-astro-city-mini-lineup-announced-arcade-stick-revealed/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 06, 2020, 11:53:02 pm
Back then a North American version of Golden Axe III was released only for Sega Channel.
What is Sega Channel? Let’s explore Sega Channel on this episode of SEGA Talk!

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/WholeAmpleAlaskankleekai-size_restricted.gif)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/2c7fa0a7934bd503d6721578d5c604cb/tumblr_oy15nlSfzw1qbr8zoo4_500.gifv)

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/05/sega-talk-podcast-52-sega-channel-1994/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 22, 2020, 08:09:14 pm
Segabits Retrospective : Golden Axe

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/1779508cf34df698b406baa95bca1713/tumblr_p5kgng4UQ61v4u49oo1_400.gifv)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/05/28/sega-sequel-saturdays-golden-axe/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2011/05/28/sega-sequel-saturdays-golden-axe/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 22, 2020, 08:16:15 pm
Arcade1up’s Golden Axe cabinet up to order featuring Golden Axe, GA The Revenge of Death Adder, Shinobi, Altered Beast, and Wrestle War

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ENodXucWsAAf5Zd.jpg)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/09/18/arcade1ups-golden-axe-cabinet-up-to-order-featuring-golden-axe-the-revenge-of-death-adder-shinobi-altered-beast-and-wrestle-war/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 01, 2020, 11:18:14 pm
Trivia : In the early-1990s Golden Axe II sequel comic serialized in Sonic the Comic,
Tyris Flare is the leader of the trio (depicted on the issue #5 cover).

(https://i.ibb.co/cv2WMLJ/Tyris-Flare-3-D.jpg)

Link : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4370.0
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: ChopChop on October 02, 2020, 02:54:33 am
That was an awesome game. I first played the PC version but the magic was still there. I wish we got a remake or wait, remaster. I would be afraid they would change too much attempting to recreate the game. Although I wonder, would it still hold gamers' attention if the graphics was remastered but the gameplay left untouched? That was the gist, the joy. But times have changed significantly, and people, in general, prefer easier solutions.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 06, 2020, 10:06:12 pm
That was an awesome game. I first played the PC version but the magic was still there. I wish we got a remake or wait, remaster. I would be afraid they would change too much attempting to recreate the game. Although I wonder, would it still hold gamers' attention if the graphics was remastered but the gameplay left untouched? That was the gist, the joy. But times have changed significantly, and people, in general, prefer easier solutions.

Actually my first Golden Axe was PC version (DOS) too. Played it on my IBM PC XT.  ;-D
The graphic was using CGA at the time, but it's still more impressive among other DOS games that I had.

(https://i.ibb.co/0yjRg59/Golden-Axe-for-PC.jpg)

Ben Fiquet (Wonder Boy Dragon's Trap and Streets of Rage 4 lead artist) few months ago posted a Golden Axe artwork in his website (http://www.benfiquet.com/golden-axe-tyris-flare/).
A tease or may be still just an interest for Golden Axe remake? Either way I'm in.  :)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 12, 2020, 09:32:47 pm
Golden Axe Sequels Retrospective

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Segabits-Golden-Axe-Current1.jpg)

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Even if you see Beast Rider as a misstep for the franchise, there’s no question that Golden Axe holds a special place in quite a few gamers’ hearts.
With the proper execution, I have no doubt that SEGA could bring back the Golden Axe franchise in a big way.
If SEGA could develop a Golden Axe title similar to the Arcade and Genesis games, I’m positive it would do pretty well.
Many people like the Golden Axe games for the the co-op aspect, so bringing this back would be essential.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/05/28/sega-sequel-saturdays-golden-axe/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 12, 2020, 09:33:58 pm
SEGA's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Save 91% on SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics BUNDLE on Steam
Over 50 classic games in one great bundle including Golden Axe 1,2,3.
Offer ends 20 October 2020

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Segabits-Golden-Axe-Retro.jpg)

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/13945/SEGA_Mega_Drive_and_Genesis_Classics/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 13, 2020, 07:33:36 pm
Golden Axe: The Duel composer, Kazuhiko Nagai, shares Ghostbusters and Rambo III Music Demo Tracks.
The tracks are labeled as rough sketches and “maybe rejected”, with Nagai providing his best guess at times for what the intention of the track was.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/578b15901543425c6a33fd19409987f8/tumblr_p8jq9wGkZm1x5ft3ho1_400.gifv)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/10/13/former-sega-sound-designer-kazuhiko-nagai-shares-ghostbusters-and-rambo-iii-music-demo-tracks/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Superglue on October 13, 2020, 08:14:15 pm
I have played Golden Axe before, but based on the photos, this new version is giving me Dragon Age vibes for some reason. It also looks a bit like Conan Exiles. I guess there have been a lot of third person medieval games and not so many third person games in other genres besides GTA clones. I wish CyberPunk 2077 was third person because of how you create your own character. I mean, what's the point of creating a character if you never get to see them?
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 13, 2020, 09:25:39 pm
I have played Golden Axe before, but based on the photos, this new version is giving me Dragon Age vibes for some reason. It also looks a bit like Conan Exiles. I guess there have been a lot of third person medieval games and not so many third person games in other genres besides GTA clones. I wish CyberPunk 2077 was third person because of how you create your own character. I mean, what's the point of creating a character if you never get to see them?

You meant GA Beast Rider, right? Gameplay-wise basically they're the same : hack and slash.
Medieval games are usually only using limited weapons (sword, axe), unlike modern setting which could use various guns.
Also the graphic : they are all look browny. Almost all is brown (clothes, lands, rocks, trees, mountains, buildings).
If there is another sequel of Golden Axe later, I would prefer if graphically they're as colorful as Dragon's Crown :

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/c758c438020daaa60dd858e0e15045cf/tenor.gif?itemid=16561216)


I wish CyberPunk 2077 was third person because of how you create your own character. I mean, what's the point of creating a character if you never get to see them?

Because people love to customize their character (like on PSO2).
But, yeah, they're really unnecessary  third person game.  ;-D
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 07:50:43 pm
SEGA Australia’s pre-alpha prototype pitch for Golden Axe remake

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/segaaussie.jpg)

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Seems that the studio pitched for a series of remakes, most notably ‘Golden Axe’ and all to be in a new label called ‘SEGA Reborn’.
That’s not all though, the company thought that all these classics should take place in the same universe.
Yes, we are talking about Marvel movie treatment with retro games.
That would mean that a game like Out Run takes place hundreds of years after Golden Axe.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2013/08/27/sega-australias-crazy-pitch-for-remaking-sega-classics/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 07:52:46 pm
Four Free Mini Games including Golden Axed (a Cancelled Prototype from SEGA Australia)
coming to PC for a limited time


(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/GoldenAxeSEGAReborn-600x337.png)

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While SEGA of Japan kicked off the SEGA 60th anniversary celebrations earlier this year, SEGA West has officially started celebrations today with a 60 day long GO SEGA event and a dedicated website, SEGA60th.com.
During the next 60 days, there will be let’s plays, competitions, employee interviews and content covering the company’s history.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/10/14/sega-west-celebrates-60-years-with-limited-mini-games-and-60-days-of-content/

Armor of Heroes (a Retro Take on Company of Heroes) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368440/Armor_of_Heroes/
Golden Axed (a Cancelled Prototype) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368460/Golden_Axed_A_Cancelled_Prototype/
Endless Zone (a Homage to Fantasy Zone) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368450/Endless_Zone/
Streets of Kamurocho (a Mashup of Streets of Rage 2 and Yakuza) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368430/Streets_Of_Kamurocho/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2020, 10:29:45 pm
Golden Axed (a Cancelled Prototype) Announce Trailer :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIag_n0G0Bo
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 15, 2020, 07:47:27 pm
SMS Golden Axe Tyris Flare Edition Project
Hack of Golden Axe for Sega Master System


(https://i.postimg.cc/8CpLGPrv/Golden-Axe-SMS-Tyris-Flare.jpg)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/sms_golden_axe_tyris_flare_005_208.png)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/sms_golden_axe_tyris_flare_004_787.png)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/sms_golden_axe_tyris_flare_009_511.png)

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This is a ROM hack that replaces Ax Battler (Tarik), with Tyris Flare, for the Sega Master System version of Golden Axe.
This hack also replaces pretty much every graphic in the game, as well.
It's currently in a WIP state, but there isn't much left to do.

Link : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack (https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 16, 2020, 03:09:01 am
Sega "didn't mean to dredge up painful memories" by releasing Golden Axed game made during crunch
Steam listing edited to remove "slur"

(https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/1368460/extras/GA1_resized.gif?t=1602752807)

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"We certainly didn't mean to dredge up painful memories for Mr. Dawson and his former colleagues or appear disrespectful.
We've removed the line from the Steam copy that could have been taken as a slur on the development and would like to reassure everyone that it was intended as a comment on the build we had ported to PC, not the quality of the original work.
We're hoping lots of fans play the prototype and can appreciate the work he and his colleagues put into this developing this prototype."

Article : https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-15-sega-sorry-for-dredging-up-painful-memories-after-releasing-golden-axed-game-made-during-crunch
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2020, 09:58:27 am
Analogue Duo All-in-One NEC System Will Launch in 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8QeKPigxUk

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The Analogue Duo is described as an all-in-one NEC system, as it can use CD Roms, HuCards, Super CD Roms, and TurboChips to play PC Engine, SuperGrafx, and TurboGrafx-16 games. (It is region-free.)

Some of SEGA games on PC Engine, SuperGrafx, and TurboGrafx-16 :    After Burner II, Altered Beast, Columns, Fantasy Zone, Golden Axe, OutRun, Power Drift, Shinobi, Space Harrier, and Thunder Blade

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/analogue-duo-all-in-one-nec-system-will-launch-in-2021/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2020, 01:52:44 pm
Golden Axed is out now, you only have one day chance to keep the game to make it yours.

(https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/1368460/ss_6973725bf76ce52292d2c830936845a71d499eff.600x338.jpg?t=1602752807)

Download the game here : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1368460/Golden_Axed_A_Cancelled_Prototype/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2020, 11:40:44 pm
The Analogue Pocket Is Designed To Play Games From All Game Boy Systems
and Through Adapters It Could Play Game Gear Games
including Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe


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Essentially, the system is able to play 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games, and through adapters, other systems like Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and more.
The Analogue Pocket is also set to have a dock that will connect it to the TV via HDMI.
In TV mode, 8BitDo controllers can be connected via Bluetooth, as well as wired USB controllers.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/the-analogue-pocket-is-designed-to-play-games-from-all-game-boy-systems/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 19, 2020, 09:29:54 pm
xfixium has managed to finish SMS Golden Axe Tyris Flare Edition ROM Hack's last stage.
The last thing would be handling the compressed images, and trying to fit them into the rom.
Expect to get a beta test ROM soon. :)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/download.php?id=17595&sid=6f5c319892bcb1c011b7c11b4b8b8d16)

Source : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 20, 2020, 07:29:27 pm
SEGA News Bits: SEGA 60th Anniversary Mini Games Reviewed

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On this SEGA News Bits, we share our thoughts on the newly released mini games as a part of SEGA’s 60th anniversary.
How do the games play, which is our favorite and what is all this drama around the Golden Axe game?

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/10/20/sega-news-bits-sega-60th-anniversary-mini-games-reviewed/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/10/20/sega-news-bits-sega-60th-anniversary-mini-games-reviewed/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 23, 2020, 04:25:13 am
xfixium has managed to finish SMS Golden Axe Tyris Flare Edition ROM Hack's last stage.
The last thing would be handling the compressed images, and trying to fit them into the rom.
Expect to get a beta test ROM soon. :)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/download.php?id=17595&sid=6f5c319892bcb1c011b7c11b4b8b8d16)

All the stages has been done.  :-D
Now xfixium's currently touching up game objects.
Here's Lt. Bitter and Death Adder comparisons :

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/screen_40_422.png)

Source : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 25, 2020, 08:46:02 pm
SEGA's 60th Anniversary Sale Celebration
For a limited time save up to 50% on some of Officially Licensed SEGA Products on SEGA SHOP UK
All of your favourite brands including : Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and Sonic The Hedgehog
Free delivery on all orders over £50

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Link : https://www.segashop.co.uk/collections/sale
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2020, 11:42:20 pm
Interview with Sanatana Mishra and Tim Dawson (“Golden Axed” developers)

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Digital Foundry’s John Linneman live streamed a play through of the title, while he chatted to the developers, Sanatana Mishra and Tim Dawson, about some of the “behind the scenes” things that went into it’s creation.
It’s rare that we get to hear about these sorts of things from the developers’ points of view, and this interview is packed with great information not just about the game itself, but some of the juicy tales of the games industry in general.

Article : https://www.retrorgb.com/golden-axed-developers-talk-to-digital-foundry.html
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 02, 2020, 06:53:28 pm
Trivia : Sega Scrapped A Golden Axe Remake With Odin Sphere-Style 2D Visuals

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"This was different with Golden Axe remake by Sega Australia.
I mean, I've seen the one you mean, but this one I'm talking about had graphics that looked like Odin Sphere.
The characters were of that quality, and the animation had that same kind of jaunty fluidity."

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/11/sega_scrapped_a_golden_axe_remake_with_odin_sphere-style_2d_visuals
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2020, 07:19:06 pm
All the stages has been done.  :-D
Now xfixium's currently touching up game objects.
Here's Lt. Bitter and Death Adder comparisons :

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/screen_40_422.png)

"Beta" release for testing will be available soon.
When this project's completed, the source code for the editor would be available via github as well as the project file for the Tyris Flare hack.

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/sms_golden_axe_tyris_flare_013_124.png)

Source : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack (https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2020, 10:11:25 pm
Xbox Series X/S Launches Today
These Are 17 Sonic Games You Can Play Right Now
Including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Where Gilius is playable)

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The following games are all Sonic the Hedgehog (or Sonic-related) games that are currently playable on Xbox Series X or S as of Tuesday 10 November, 2020.
Microsoft and/or SEGA may add more titles to the Xbox Backwards Compatibility list in the future, and we’ll try to update this whenever that happens.

Article : https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/ (https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/11/xbox-series-x-s-launches-today-these-are-the-sonic-games-you-can-play-right-now/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 27, 2020, 07:33:06 pm
Golden Axe Series Retrospective - SEGA 60th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MknNihPoG4
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 11, 2020, 01:16:09 am
Bluefin has Teased Storm Collectibles' Death Adder Action Figure !!!

(https://i.ibb.co/7V28fqw/Death-Adder-Figure.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/StormCollectUs/status/1337083728665821184 (https://twitter.com/StormCollectUs/status/1337083728665821184)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 14, 2020, 02:23:25 am
SMS Golden Axe Tyris Flare Edition Project
Hack of Golden Axe for Sega Master System


(https://i.postimg.cc/8CpLGPrv/Golden-Axe-SMS-Tyris-Flare.jpg)

(https://www.smspower.org/forums/files/sms_golden_axe_tyris_flare_005_208.png)

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This is a ROM hack that replaces Ax Battler (Tarik), with Tyris Flare, for the Sega Master System version of Golden Axe.
This hack also replaces pretty much every graphic in the game, as well.
It's currently in a WIP state, but there isn't much left to do.

Link : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHac (https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack)

DEMO ROM PATCH IS OUT NOW !!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohtU3tdRYo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohtU3tdRYo)

Download the demo patch here:
http://www.pyxosoft.com/projects/sms_golden_axe/golden_axe_tyris_test.bps (http://www.pyxosoft.com/projects/sms_golden_axe/golden_axe_tyris_test.bps)

How to Use BPS and IPS Patch Files :
https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/HowToUseBPSAndIPSPatchFiles (https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/HowToUseBPSAndIPSPatchFiles)

Golden Axe Editor (GitHub, needs to be updated however):
https://github.com/xfixium/SMSGoldenAxeEditor (https://github.com/xfixium/SMSGoldenAxeEditor)

Source : https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack (https://www.smspower.org/forums/18151-SMSGoldenAxeTyrisFlareEditionROMHack)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 16, 2020, 09:08:53 pm
Bluefin has Teased Storm Collectibles' Death Adder Action Figure !!!

(https://i.ibb.co/7V28fqw/Death-Adder-Figure.jpg)

Source : https://twitter.com/StormCollectUs/status/1337083728665821184 (https://twitter.com/StormCollectUs/status/1337083728665821184)

Storm Collectibles: Golden Axe Death Adder Promo Images and Pre-Order

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DEATH ADDER is the main antagonist of the Golden Ax series, having multiple appearances throughout the games.
A fearsome descendent of the evil giants that survived the battle against the gods many years ago, the serpentine Death Adder seeks nothing more than to conquer the world and rule as emperor.

Article: http://thefwoosh.com/2020/12/storm-collectibles-golden-axe-death-adder-promo-images-and-pre-order/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 29, 2020, 03:38:52 am
Golden Axe III for NES - Russian Translation

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEAjVhuwRZg

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Golden Axe III, a pirate port of the Sega Genesis game of the same name.
Although the port is crooked, but it can be considered more or less complete, it has forks (only one) and bonuses with knocking out magic from dwarves.
In addition to the translation, the names of locations that were not in the port were added (cutscenes were shown without text).
The game is fully translated from Chinese into Russian, including the final credits.

Link : https://www.romhacking.net/translations/5839/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on February 17, 2021, 02:57:26 am
Golden Axe III (Genesis) - Color Hack

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All backgrounds are recolored, in some cases changes are quite heavy.
Just use this patch with any .ips patcher and rom file with CRC32: C7862EA3
Enjoy.

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5736/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 21, 2021, 10:58:54 am
Y'know what I like about the Golden Axe lore that I believe most take for granted?
I liked that from all the medieval weapons they could of chosen, they chose an axe.

Think about it. They could of chosen a sword. Why? Because swords are popular and of elegant shape such as Excalibur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur), Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi_no_Tsurugi), Master Sword (https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Master_Sword), Heavenly Sword (https://heavenlysword.fandom.com/wiki/Heavenly_Sword_(Weapon)), Soul Edge (https://soulcalibur.fandom.com/wiki/Soul_Edge) and Soul Calibur (https://soulcalibur.fandom.com/wiki/Soul_Calibur) and every other legendary sword out there. But no, Sega chose a rather heavy, rather brutish weapon known to be used by burly types such as vikings, barbarians and executioners and made this particular axe to be golden and heavenly.

Makes me wish the Golden Axe series was more popular because as I mentioned in my list of examples there are many fantasy games where a legendary sword plays a big role but rarely are the less conventional medieval weapons play any such significance.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on February 21, 2021, 07:51:22 pm
I never thought of it before, but I believe you're right.
There was also game titled "Legendary Axe" but it's not well known as Golden Axe.

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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 22, 2021, 06:00:08 am
I never thought of it before, but I believe you're right.
There was also game titled "Legendary Axe" but it's not well known as Golden Axe.
In The Legendary Axe there was a barbarian named Gogan who was out to rescue his girlfriend. While his axe "Sting" may not be golden, his girlfriends name was Flare... Perhaps an old flame of Tyris?

But yeah, perhaps a factor of why Golden Axe isn't so popular is because swords are more popular than axes. But a game with another legendary sword would be just as generic so I think it's still a bold and creative decision for the game to have a revered axe.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on February 22, 2021, 06:36:20 pm
Legendary Axe as title also sounded much cooler compared to Legendary Staff or Legendary Boomerang.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on February 22, 2021, 06:45:36 pm
Golden Axe Warrior - Spanish Translation Patch

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Complete translation of the game with some edited graphics to add characters from Spanish and some new graphics.
Release Date : 19 February 2021

Link : http://www.romhacking.net/translations/5965/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 23, 2021, 09:12:36 am
"Legendary Boomerang", I can imagine that to work as an australian aboriginal fantasy game.

>Golden Axe Warrior
One of my fan projects is a (sort of) remake of this game. I would like to talk about my Sega fan games but given I doubt I'll ever get round to making them I dunno how off-topic they will be.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 22, 2021, 10:22:30 pm
"Legendary Boomerang", I can imagine that to work as an australian aboriginal fantasy game.

>Golden Axe Warrior
One of my fan projects is a (sort of) remake of this game. I would like to talk about my Sega fan games but given I doubt I'll ever get round to making them I dunno how off-topic they will be.

If there is a remake of Golden Axe Warrior, be prepared to be compared to TLOZ: Link's Awakening a lot.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 22, 2021, 10:23:20 pm
Limited Run Games releasing an English package version of the SEGA Astro City Mini

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The Limited Run version of the SEGA Astro City Mini will only be limited to 3,500 units, which will probably make this version sought after in the collectors market compared to the regular Japanese version.
As far as I know, the SEGA Astro City Mini unit included inside the English packaging is exactly the same as the Japanese retail unit.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/03/22/limited-run-games-releasing-an-english-package-version-of-the-sega-astro-city-mini/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/03/22/limited-run-games-releasing-an-english-package-version-of-the-sega-astro-city-mini/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 30, 2021, 10:03:46 pm
PS3 and PSP Stores Shutting Down Permanently in July With Vita Following In August

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The PS3 and PSP stores will permanently close on July 2, 2021, while the Vita store will remain available until August 27, 2021.
That's according to The Gamer, which claims a "source familiar with the situation" revealed details about the closure.

Article : https://www.ibtimes.com/ps3-psp-stores-shutting-down-permanently-july-vita-following-august-3167152 (https://www.ibtimes.com/ps3-psp-stores-shutting-down-permanently-july-vita-following-august-3167152)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 30, 2021, 10:08:22 pm
Golden Axe Fan Art from Rusty Shackles

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Source : https://insertquarterbin.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 31, 2021, 09:40:23 am
OMG NEW GOLDEN AXE COM-
Fan Art
Oh...💔
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 14, 2021, 12:00:18 am
SEGA PlayStation 3 PSN Titles To Buy Before Sony Shuts Down the Store

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Most of the titles we talked about here are available via the English PlayStation Network Store, since that is how most of us buy games.
But if you are daring and want to dive into some Japanese PSN goodies, you should totally check out some of the PS2 Japanese only releases especially the long running ‘SEGA Ages 2500’ titles:
- Phantasy Star Generation Complete Collection
- Bonanza Bros.
- Gain Ground
- Dragon Force
- Space Harrier Complete Collection
- SEGA Memorial Selection (Obscure titles!)
- Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (MUST HAVE)
- Dynamite Deka
- Galaxy Force II – Special Extended Edition
- Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (MUST HAVE)
- SEGA Vintage Comix Zone
- SEGA Vintage Juoki (Altered Beast)
- SEGA Vintage Golden Axe
- SEGA Vintage Bare Knuckle II (SOR2)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/13/sega-playstation-3-psn-titles-to-buy-before-sony-shuts-down-the-store/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 20, 2021, 12:50:36 am
PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita Will Continue Operations
PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned


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Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment :
"Recently, we notified players that PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita devices was planned to end this summer.
Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here.
So today I’m happy to say that we will be keeping the PlayStation Store operational for PS3 and PS Vita devices.
PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2, 2021 as planned."

https://blog.playstation.com/2021/04/19/playstation-store-on-ps3-and-ps-vita-will-continue-operations/ (https://blog.playstation.com/2021/04/19/playstation-store-on-ps3-and-ps-vita-will-continue-operations/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 25, 2021, 09:31:03 pm
Chinese Exclusive Astro City Mini Revealed,
Red Buttons and Gold Limited Edition


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You thought SEGA was done releasing variants of the Astro City Mini? Think again!
China will be seeing a release of the machine, featuring a red joystick and buttons as well as an accompanying controller. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/23/chinese-exclusive-astro-city-mini-revealed-red-buttons-and-gold-limited-edition/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 30, 2021, 12:42:24 am
SEGA GOLDEN WEEK SALE Until May 7, 2021
Including SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics Bundle


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The Steam Golden Week sale is here!
Feeling bored? Get up to 85% off amazing titles like Shenmue I & II, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Binary Domain, Yakuza 0, Sonic Mania, Shining Resonance Refrain, and many more.
Offer ends 7 May 2021.

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek (https://store.steampowered.com/curator/36333614-Sega-Promotions/sale/segagoldenweek)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2021, 08:28:32 pm
Happy 32 Years Anniversary for Golden Axe !

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This month marks the 32nd anniversary of arcade classic Golden Axe’s Japanese debut!
Who did you hack and slash at Death Adder’s forces with?

Link : https://t.co/JNfLmEABJ1
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 02, 2021, 12:26:06 am
Ax Battler and Skeleton

(https://i.ibb.co/D1KmD9H/Golden-Axe-Ax-battler-and-Skeleton.jpg)

Article : https://news.toyark.com/2020/08/26/golden-axe-skeletons-2-pack-by-storm-collectibles-toyark-photo-shoot-400215 (https://news.toyark.com/2020/08/26/golden-axe-skeletons-2-pack-by-storm-collectibles-toyark-photo-shoot-400215)

Storm Collectibles: Golden Axe Death Adder Promo Images and Pre-Order

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Article: http://thefwoosh.com/2020/12/storm-collectibles-golden-axe-death-adder-promo-images-and-pre-order/ (http://thefwoosh.com/2020/12/storm-collectibles-golden-axe-death-adder-promo-images-and-pre-order/)

First look of Tyris Flare, Gilius Thunderhead, and Chickenleg figures from Storm Collectibles :

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Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1409662884292947968
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 16, 2021, 02:13:29 am
Storm Collectible Tyris Flare & Blue Dragon Release Date: Q4 2021
Storm Collectible Gilius & Chicken Leg Release Date: Q3 2021


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TYRIS FLARE is the former princess of the Firewood Kingdom, where she lived happily with her parents, the king and the queen.
One fateful day, an evil army led by Death Adder invaded her kingdom.
Her father and the kingdom's army tried to fight them off, only to be defeated.
Only three citizens of Firewood Kingdom escaped the terrible carnage that ensued: Tyris, Gillius Thunderhead and Ax Battler.
FEATURES:
Blue Dragon
2 x Interchanging Head-Sculpts
6 x Interchanging Pairs of Hand
Tyris's Sword
Blue Dragon's Flame
Release Date: Q4 2021

GILIUS THUNDERHEAD is one of the main characters in the Golden Axe franchise, a white haired and bearded dwarf who is one of the original warriors to rise up and fighting against Death Adder's army.
Gilius's weapon is a silver coloured broad axe.
Chicken Leg is a rideable monster attacks by swinging its tail and also dashing at opponents.
FEATURES:
Chicken Leg
2 x Interchanging Head-sculpts
3 x Pairs of Hand
1 x Axe Estimated
release date: Q3 2021 

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 22, 2021, 01:36:52 am
Storm Collectibles: Golden Axe Death Bringer and Death Adder Jr (Limited Edition) Promo Images

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Death Bringer is the secret master of Death Adder (and SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive and MS-DOS Golden Axe's final boss after Death Adder) while Death Adder Jr. is the final boss from the beginner mode of Golden Axe, replacing Death Adder.
In Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe for SEGA Game Gear, Death Adder Jr. appears as a common enemy near the end of the game.
The "Jr." in his name was removed in the English version, making it look like Death Adder, the main antagonist, is a common enemy. 

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 01:19:36 am
Golden Axe III Dead Frame's Spotted in one of Storm Collectibles' Shared Images

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Dead Frame is an enemy from Golden Axe III.
It mostly uses jump attacks in combat, but can also dash attack and block.
They often appear in pairs, trios and even larger groups. 

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/
Wiki : https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Dead_Frame
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 02:57:09 am
Golden Axe - Death Adder Variant Exclusive - Storm Collectibles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JFg2oXmGw
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 30, 2021, 11:55:25 pm
Sega Atlus Channel Will Be Held During TGS 2021

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Sega and Atlus announced their Tokyo Game Show events, and it’s kicking things off with a Sega Atlus Channel, official website, and social media campaign.
There will be Sega and Atlus TGS 2021 news offered between October 1-3, 2021.
Also, people who share pictures on Twitter with #Love_Sega until September 12, 2021 might have those photos included in promotional efforts for the companies and their events.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sega-atlus-channel-will-be-held-during-tgs-2021/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 12:03:46 am
Golden Axe - Dead Frame 2-Pack Action Figure - Storm Collectibles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klb0NV199Ew
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 31, 2021, 11:50:16 am
You think maybe these toys will garner more interest towards the Golden Axe franchise for possible remakes or reboots?
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 08:06:24 pm
You think maybe these toys will garner more interest towards the Golden Axe franchise for possible remakes or reboots?

I hopefully so but I doubt it.
Golden Axe fans were rather quiet,
unlike some Shenmue fans back then who spams SEGA's facebook page asking for Shenmue 3
or Sonic fans who asked for Sonic Adventure 3.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 31, 2021, 08:37:23 pm
I think the reason why Golden Axe fans are quiet is because they're dwindling in numbers. Kind of like fans who want another Conan the Barbarian movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tey've been barking up that tree since 1984.

It's why if Sega ever decided to make a Golden Axe movie I'd rather it be the spiritual successor to Conan the Barbarian.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 10:04:25 pm
Gamer Remakes SEGA’s Golden Axe Inside DOOM,
and You Can Play the FPS Mod Now


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Currently, only a pre-alpha build of the mod is available to the public, which includes the first stage of the game, called ‘Village Outskirts’.
The original Golden Axe game doesn’t use any firearms or long-range weapons, so this mod keeps it that way, but adds a few jump-attacks, spinning attacks and alternate-fire kicks.

Articles :
https://www.techeblog.com/sega-golden-axe-doom-video-game-remake-fps/
https://apkrig.com/zkuste-si-first-person-golden-axe-v-doomu-vortex/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 31, 2021, 10:06:20 pm
It's why if Sega ever decided to make a Golden Axe movie I'd rather it be the spiritual successor to Conan the Barbarian.

Something like this then?  ::)

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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 01, 2021, 07:08:35 am
Gamer Remakes SEGA’s Golden Axe Inside DOOM,
and You Can Play the FPS Mod Now


(https://i.ibb.co/wdh90n9/Golden-Axe-in-Doom.jpg)

Articles :
https://www.techeblog.com/sega-golden-axe-doom-video-game-remake-fps/ (https://www.techeblog.com/sega-golden-axe-doom-video-game-remake-fps/)
https://apkrig.com/zkuste-si-first-person-golden-axe-v-doomu-vortex/ (https://apkrig.com/zkuste-si-first-person-golden-axe-v-doomu-vortex/)
Golden Axe: Robo Blast II
Something like this then?  ::)

(https://pics.me.me/golden-axe-o-filme-maldicao-se-death-adder-cto-tohle-43860655.png)
I would write out my fan cast for a Golden Axe movie. In fact I did, forgot I ran out of time and lost all I've written. So I can't be bothered to write it all out again.
Karen Gillan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Gillan) for Tyris Flare, Andreas Cahling (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Cahling) for Gilias Thunderhead, forgot who I chosen for Ax Battler, Dwayne Johnson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_Johnson) for Death=Adder.

And yes, I would purposely age my movie like what Robert Rodriguez (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rodriguez) and Quentin Tarantino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino) did for their Grindhouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindhouse_(film)) films. But I would make my movie look more like Conan's 1982 movie in age while still retaining it's HD quality.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 10:24:58 pm
would write out my fan cast for a Golden Axe movie. In fact I did, forgot I ran out of time and lost all I've written. So I can't be bothered to write it all out again.
Karen Gillan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Gillan) for Tyris Flare, Andreas Cahling (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Cahling) for Gilias Thunderhead, forgot who I chosen for Ax Battler, Dwayne Johnson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_Johnson) for Death=Adder.

And yes, I would purposely age my movie like what Robert Rodriguez (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rodriguez) and Quentin Tarantino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino) did for their Grindhouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindhouse_(film)) films. But I would make my movie look more like Conan's 1982 movie in age while still retaining it's HD quality.

I had a spot for 80's and classic movies since I grew up with them, so I like your pitch.
I kinda hate Ben Hur and Clash of Titan remake.
I still think the originals were better.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 10:30:14 pm
Tyris Flare & Gilius Thunderhead are Sold Out
Few Stocks Left for Dead Frame

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(https://i.ibb.co/8jyGWrf/Dead-Frame-Segabits.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/LkNVhtW/Storm-Collectibles-Golden-Axe.jpg)

Links :
Dead Frame : https://www.stormco.com.hk/collections/1-12-scale/products/dead-frame-2-pack-golden-axe
Tyris Flare & Blue Dragon : https://www.stormco.com.hk/collections/1-12-scale/products/tyris-flare-blue-dragon-golden-axe
Gilius Thunderhead and Chicken Leg : https://www.stormco.com.hk/collections/1-12-scale/products/gilius-thunderhead-chicken-leg-golden-axe
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 02, 2021, 04:43:31 am
I had a spot for 80's and classic movies since I grew up with them, so I like your pitch.
I kinda hate Ben Hur and Clash of Titan remake.
I still think the originals were better.
I hate Conan the Barbarian remake.

I think what made the oldies better was because while they had action scenes, they were not trying to be EPIC. They were not trying to be badass! They were not trying to be Hollywood blockbusters! Or maybe they were but at the time but still, they were movies that were mostly about the journey than the action.

1982 Conan the Barbarian was that warm spot between what makes it a classic and what makes it a blockbuster. It had badass action scenes expected of modern blockbusters of the time, but it paced itself the right way so that we could enjoy the journey of the adventure along the way. It didn't "BEHOLD! THE CHITY OF WHATEVER!", Instead we got scenes of them casually passing through such cities and magnificent locations that made us appreciate them more better.

That's why if I ever made a Golden Axe movie, I'd want it to be the spiritual successor to 1982 Conan the Barbarian.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 05, 2021, 10:33:37 pm
I hate Conan the Barbarian remake.

I think what made the oldies better was because while they had action scenes, they were not trying to be EPIC. They were not trying to be badass! They were not trying to be Hollywood blockbusters! Or maybe they were but at the time but still, they were movies that were mostly about the journey than the action.

1982 Conan the Barbarian was that warm spot between what makes it a classic and what makes it a blockbuster. It had badass action scenes expected of modern blockbusters of the time, but it paced itself the right way so that we could enjoy the journey of the adventure along the way. It didn't "BEHOLD! THE CHITY OF WHATEVER!", Instead we got scenes of them casually passing through such cities and magnificent locations that made us appreciate them more better.

That's why if I ever made a Golden Axe movie, I'd want it to be the spiritual successor to 1982 Conan the Barbarian.

I hate that remake too.
Spiritual successor to 1982 Conan the Barbarian's Golden Axe is the one that I'd glady to support.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 05, 2021, 10:34:30 pm
Happy 29 Years Anniversary for Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder !

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Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder made its way to the Japanese arcades 29 years ago this month, featuring unique characters like Goah the giant and Dora the centaur!

Have you played this classic brawler in the arcades or on the Astro City Mini?

Link : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1434300062457339904
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 23, 2021, 08:34:47 pm
New Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Membership lets you play N64 and SEGA Genesis games

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The SEGA Genesis will launch with the following games:

– Castlevania: Bloodlines
– Contra Hard Corps
– Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
– Ecco the Dolphin
– Golden Axe
– Gunstar Heroes
– MUSHA
– Phantasy Star IV
– Ristar
– Shining Force
– Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
– Sonic the Hedgehog 2
– Streets of Rage 2
– Strider 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/23/new-nintendo-switch-online-expansion-pack-membership-lets-you-play-n64-and-sega-genesis-games/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/23/new-nintendo-switch-online-expansion-pack-membership-lets-you-play-n64-and-sega-genesis-games/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 23, 2021, 09:26:07 pm
I hate that remake too.
Spiritual successor to 1982 Conan the Barbarian's Golden Axe is the one that I'd glady to support.
I'll add it to the list of teasers I'll probably never make. But yes if Sega does ever decides to expand the Sonic movies into a Sega CInematic Universe, I hope they will experiment in different cinematography and camera filters for each game adaption than just... well, Conan the Barbarian remake.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 09:26:31 pm
Khinsider Has Removed 500+ Albums Related to Sega

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"Segapocalypse!
Wave Master, the company that manages Sega's music, has contacted me and asked me to remove lots of albums related to Sega.
At the end of the day, over 500 albums were removed, including Sonic, OutRun, and others.
Unfortunately, this even included fan made compilation albums for games that have no commercial releases, which, quite frankly, makes absolutely no sense.
If you were wondering why some albums have disappeared on the site, this is why." 

Link : https://downloads.khinsider.com/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 12:39:30 am
SEGA is Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab

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Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab! 🔬
Help shape our games by providing feedback, there’s even rewards for those who participate!
Sign-up & FAQ: https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa (https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19 (https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 12:41:14 am
Happy 20 Years Anniversary for "Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe" !

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Use your wits and your razor sharp sword to recapture the Golden Axe from the diabolical Death Adder.
Defeat skeletons and giant bats in dark, deep chasms and caves.
And summon Earth, Thunder and Fire Magic to fight gargoyles that come to life before your eyes! 

Link : https://segaretro.org/Ax_Battler:_A_Legend_of_Golden_Axe
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 01, 2021, 12:57:05 am
Happy 3 Years Anniversary for SEGA Heroes !

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COMPETE IN EPIC ADVENTURES !
Battle classic SEGA bosses and minions in tactical Match-3 combat.
Go on an epic adventure through SEGA history, as you build an all-star team.

Link : http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0 (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4352.0)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 02, 2021, 10:53:25 pm
Sega Channel Revival v1 for Megadrive released by Billy Time

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Sega Channel Revival is a 32 MegaByte rom designed to emulate an offline version of Sega Channel.
Using the SSF2 mapper and bank switching, The collection features 40 unique selections to choose from across all genres.

Games Included:
Streets of Rage
Castlevania - Bloodlines
General Chaos
Road Rash 2
Street Fighter 2 SCE
Mega Man - The Wily Wars (USA Version)
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sunset Riders
Ghostbusters
Batman
Gunstar Heroes
Toejam and Earl
X-Men (Ultimate X-Men hack by BillyTime! Games)
Shinobi III
Sega Soccer
NHL Hockey
Madden 92
Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
Golden Axe
Jewel Master
Revenge of Shinobi
Populous
Gauntlet 4
Super Hang On
Super Monaco GP
Micro Machines
Zoop!
Columns
Marble Madness (Tengen Version)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Home Alone
Tiny Toon Adventures
Monopoly
The Flintstones
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure
Williams Arcade Greatest Hits
Arcade Classics
Bonanza Bros.
Decap Attack
Dick Tracy
Sega Channel Help Menu (Nov. 94')"

Link : https://segaxtreme.net/threads/sega-channel-revival-v1-for-megadrive-released-by-billy-time.25087/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 28, 2021, 12:58:10 am
Storm Collectibles teased Golden Axe's Bad Brother statue
on Comic Con Special Edition at San Diego, Booth #2218


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Comic-Con Special Edition is currently being held on November 26–28 at the San Diego Convention Center.
In conjunction with Special Edition is the limited opening of the Comic-Con Museum on Friday, November 26, 2021, and also planned is the grand opening scheduled in July of 2022.

Link : https://www.comic-con.org/ccse
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 16, 2021, 12:28:00 am
"Golden Axe III Redux" (GAIII Balance & SRAM Patch)

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GA3 Redux is a balance and SRAM upgrade patch for Golden Axe III

Changes:
- All four characters have overall increased attack strength
- Enemies no longer block
- SRAM function to save progress
- Removed Region lockout

Saving: Game saves at the map screen
Loading: Enter Options, Press up and select exit. Then start your game.

Download the patch here : https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6417/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 23, 2021, 08:36:42 pm
Happy 32 Years Anniversary for Golden Axe (MD/GEN) !

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Golden Axe brawled its way onto the SEGA Mega Drive 32 years ago today! 🪓
Who did you play as most: Ax Battler, Tyris Flare, or Gilius Thunderhead?

Link : https://t.co/hrr5GfoSWe
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 30, 2021, 12:12:03 am
Golden Axe Hard Edition for SEGA Genesis (Rom Hack)

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This is a simple hack to make the game more difficult. Changes:

    All your attacks now do half the damage
    You start the game with only one life
    No continues

Download the patch here : http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6445/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 30, 2021, 11:11:53 am
Man,w e really need a new Golden Axe game. I would settle for a Dynasty Warriors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_Warriors) rip-off.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 30, 2021, 07:07:07 pm
Man,w e really need a new Golden Axe game. I would settle for a Dynasty Warriors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_Warriors) rip-off.

This is the closest that we get for right now I think :

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https://numskullgames.com/game/battle-axe/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 30, 2021, 08:42:17 pm
I might give it a go. I should find games that satisfy the viking blood in me. (At least I think I might have viking decent, not confirmed but almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent.)

I just wish there were barbarian games. I did consider Conan Exiles but the fact it doubles as a town construction game doesn't seem all that barbaric to me.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 30, 2021, 11:15:51 pm
Well there is a barbarian game..
But it's platformer hack and slash,
not beat em up style...

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d7/f4/7b/d7f47bf5a7a6b343d20e39167f169372.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 30, 2021, 11:19:58 pm
Well there is a barbarian game..
But it's platformer hack and slash,
not beat em up style...

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d7/f4/7b/d7f47bf5a7a6b343d20e39167f169372.jpg)
I'm sure there are a few barbarian games out there, just dunno any I may like. It's why I wish we had a new Golden Axe game.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 31, 2021, 12:16:45 am
I'm sure there are a few barbarian games out there, just dunno any I may like. It's why I wish we had a new Golden Axe game.

Have you tried Dragon's Crown?
Gameplay-wise it's heavily inspired by Golden Axe.
One of my favorite games back then.
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/4d21cab5f6624dac37fd5365c47240fe/tumblr_mk3sxtmUEm1rt6jibo2_250.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/Q7kvACG_-kAAAAAd/dragons-crown-vanillaware.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/YfAmYUJ1mkUAAAAd/vanillaware-dragons-crown.gif)

It also has barbarian, amazon, dwarf, dragon, and even a killer rabbit as a boss.

(https://i.imgur.com/34lCrfe.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 31, 2021, 12:50:38 am
Have you tried Dragon's Crown?
Gameplay-wise it's heavily inspired by Golden Axe.
One of my favorite games back then.
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(https://c.tenor.com/Q7kvACG_-kAAAAAd/dragons-crown-vanillaware.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/YfAmYUJ1mkUAAAAd/vanillaware-dragons-crown.gif)

It also has barbarian, amazon, dwarf, dragon, and even a killer rabbit as a boss.

(https://i.imgur.com/34lCrfe.jpg?1)
A killer rabbit?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6H94s
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 31, 2021, 01:06:15 am
A killer rabbit?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6H94s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6H94s)

Yep, definitely inspired from Monty Python's Killer Rabbit.
I was laughing when the first time I fought the boss
since that was really an unexpected boss.

This game is really gold,
taking many inspiration from many classic games, movies, and literatures.
Definitely recommended.

(http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DragonsCrownDC.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 31, 2021, 01:18:55 am
Can't find it on Steam.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on December 31, 2021, 01:33:54 am
Can't find it on Steam.

Really?
I guess it's still exclusive for PS Vita and PS4 now.
Atlus games did sure take a long time to hit PC.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 31, 2021, 02:19:39 am
Damn, I'll have to stifle my viking rage and barbarian hero fantasy for another time.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on January 28, 2022, 12:06:18 am
Golden Axe's Spiritual Succesor "Dragon’s Crown Pro" is a Japanese PlayStation Plus Game Next Month

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Dragon’s Crown Pro is the PS4-exclusive, updated version of the beat’em up.
It looks and sounds different, due to a 4K upgrades and rerecorded soundtrack.
It is also compatible with the PS3 and Vita versions of the game.
This means someone can take part in cross-play regardless of platform.
The DLC, like the additional narrators, is also included in it.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/dragons-crown-pro-is-a-japanese-playstation-plus-game-next-month/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 11, 2022, 12:08:01 pm
Continuing on from our previous discussion (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4617.msg102308#msg102308), what would you like to see in a Golden Axe game?

Gameplay in mind:
Here are three games in which I would bring to examples what kind of Golden Axe game I'd like.
Dynasty Warriors (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4617.msg102308#msg102308)
If Hyrule Warriors taught me anything is that Omega Force and Koei maybe willing to collab with other producers to make "Warrior" games using to franchises other than Dynasty Warriors. And honestly I think Dynasty Warriors gameplay would compliment Golden Axe on account of individual warriors taking on hordes of enemies. Often in stylish or flashy attacks.

Elden Ring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elden_Ring)
Latest installment to the Soul series, Elden Ring is regarded less difficult for new fans to get into the series while still offering the same challenge and gameplay as before, all the while allowing the player to freely explore the open-world map known as the Land Between. The game offers you to make your own character and throughout the adventure you can find armour, weapons and other items and equipment to alter your stats as you progress.

For a Golden Axe game in this manner, instead of customizable character, instead I'd just have Ax, Tyris and Gilius playable but perhaps each with their own class and preference of weapons, armour and magic. This would offer more replayability when it comes to exploring or when you're playing with two other friends and you get to work together as a team.

But I wouldn't oppose if, like Elden Ring, you can simply create a new character from scratch. Maybe offer various playable races and classes such as Barbarians, Amazons or Dwarves.

Brütal Legend
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%BCtal_Legend) or Zelda: Breath of the Wild (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Breath_of_the_Wild)
While similar in gameplay to Elden Ring, what differs is that they forego statistics for traditional action-adventure gameplay. This allows players to enjoy the journey more over that having to build their characters strengths.
Granted these games still have forms of progression which is used to regulate the players access throughout the map for story sake.

 In BotW, Link needs to trade four Spirit Orbs for a Heart Container or Stamina Vessel which allows him to be more durable and the use of food, potions and armour that offer various forms of protection, such as more endurance or protection from hear, sun or cold.

Brütal Legend is an older game, but has gameplay similar to BotW, however Eddie Riggs has a fixed ammount of health, an axe for primary attacks and guitar for ranged attacks and for interacting with musical elements in the game. He also has a car to quickly travel the world around him.
Eddie can upgrade his axe, guitar and car bt spending fire tributes at the motor forge. These upgrades allow him to deal with more dangerous enemies as more places open up for him to travel to.

These gameplay examples would be good fit if a new Golden Axe game keeps Ax Battler, Tyris Flare and Gillius Thunderhead. Allowing fixed variations amongst these three particular characters with room for upgrades or progression in order for them to be able to access more areas of the open-world.

Ideas for games:
Golden Axe reboot
This was attempted before with Beast Rider (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe:_Beast_Rider) and what pretty much put the bullet in the franchise. I propose a game more like the original trilogy of Golden Axe games, style and design of 1982 Conan the Barbarian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian_(1982_film)) but not afraid to use some colour to make the characters stand out more amongst the world they inhabit. Such as Tyris wearing red, Ax wearing blue and Gilius wearing green. The game can still introduce character from Golden Axe III (maybe as supporting characters than playable) but still faithful to the story for the player to follow as they venture through Yuria.
Golden Axe Warrior remake or Spin-off
Golden Axe Warrior (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe_Warrior) was the first Golden Axe game where you play as an anonymous hero under the assumption this hero represents the player. The game also takes place after an undisclose time after (or maybe before) the original trilogy of the game as you can visit Ax, Tyris and Gilius as NPCs who give you magic in exchange for horns (the in-game currency). It's implied they're training for the upcoming encounter of Death Adder so it's unclear if the game takes place before, after or seperate from the Golden Axe continuity.
While the game was released for the Game Gear making it a limited market, as well as the game being a rip-off of The Legend of Zelda for the NES, I believe the game would be ideal for a modern remake on account the player gets to play as an anonymous hero. In a remake this hero could perhaps be customizable to allow the player to feel more involved in the story.

My idea for a Golden Axe spin-off game would be called GoldEdge.
GoldEdge would be a retelling of Golden Axe Warrior but my main inspiration was Brütal Legend. The story in mind starts off in the "real world" about a group of youths breaking into an abandoned Sega arcade only to find an old Golden Axe arcade cabinet still working and pwoered up despite the desolution and lack of electricity of the arcade. You choose an individual of the group to play as (I'm imagining them like the Scooby Doo gang but without the dog) as well as further customization options to make your choice of character more unique in apperance.

The character you choose as finds a mysterious golden token on the dash board of the machine, puts it in and a surge of magic from the machine causes them to end up in some dungeon.
There they find a golden sword and use it to fight their way out the dungeon only to find they've been isekei's to Yuria, the world of Golden Axe.

There they find the legend of the Golden Axe and how it was stolen from Death Adder only for his defeat by the blades of three heroes, a barbarian, an amazonian and a dwarf. The heroes then used the axe to slay Dark Guld, the killing blow causing the axe to shatter into nine pieces.
The heroes decided instead of restoring the axe, they will take three of the nine pieces and take them far away to prevent such a pwoerful weapon ever being restored. These fragments were melted down and forged into new weapons, the nine Gold Edge Weapons.

As the hero, you are charged with collecing the nine Gold Edge weapons and restoring the Golden Axe in order to defeat Death Adder who has returned. All the while a mysterious individual is encouraging you to restore the axe for their own motives.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 14, 2022, 12:28:23 am
Okay.. I finally read them all..

And as for me I still prefer Elden Ring than Dynasty Warriors as we know as Musou-style.
Why? Because there are already tons of game like that from Koei Tecmo alone.
Also many franchises had a spin-off with that kind of gameplay,
including Zelda, Dragon Quest, Persona, Fire Emblem, Touken Ranbu, and even Neptunia.
It's hard to make it stand out or unique.
The only game with musou-style that's unique probably is just Persona 5 Strikers with its RPG and summon system.

For the game idea, GoldEdge is more interesting than GA Reboot or GA Warriors Remake..
Still it provides me the question.. Why were the villains so obsessed of using Golden Axe?
Was it just because an ultimate powerful weapon? Nothing more?
They're still being defeated even when using Golden Axe.
I meant dragon balls seem more fun to collect because it could grant wish. Almost any wish.
But a weapon that doesn't seem useful even when being wielded by the already powerful Death Adder?
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 14, 2022, 05:18:47 am
Okay.. I finally read them all..

And as for me I still prefer Elden Ring than Dynasty Warriors as we know as Musou-style.
Why? Because there are already tons of game like that from Koei Tecmo alone.
Also many franchises had a spin-off with that kind of gameplay,
including Zelda, Dragon Quest, Persona, Fire Emblem, Touken Ranbu, and even Neptunia.
It's hard to make it stand out or unique.
The only game with musou-style that's unique probably is just Persona 5 Strikers with its RPG and summon system.
I didn't know "musou-style" was a thing. I wish I knew that word over Warrior spin-offs. I just think a Golden Axe remake as a musou-style game could work given the original game is about fighting a small wave of enemies before moving onto the next area.
For the game idea, GoldEdge is more interesting than GA Reboot or GA Warriors Remake..
Still it provides me the question.. Why were the villains so obsessed of using Golden Axe?
Was it just because an ultimate powerful weapon? Nothing more?
They're still being defeated even when using Golden Axe.
I meant dragon balls seem more fun to collect because it could grant wish. Almost any wish.
But a weapon that doesn't seem useful even when being wielded by the already powerful Death Adder?
I think it's because an ultimate powerful weapon, nothing more.

As said I think the Golden Axe is like the Triforce of Yuria, though I don't know if it grants wishes or anything, just ultimate power. When villains like Death Adder or Hellstrike obtain it they're able to conquer Yuria with it. Whenever they're able to amass an army by themselves or by the influence of the axe is unknown. But like the Triforce, the Golden Axe does not guarantee invincibility to it's holder. The Golden Axe may also have the power to enhance the weilders strength, endurance and magic also making them formidable bosses as well as conquerers.
It could also be a matter of "status" I suppose. The Golden Axe being regarded a powerful artifact and important mcguffin in the series that anyone may feel intimidated if some hardened warrior like Death Adder steps onto the field with a weapon that shimmers with ancient divine power. Even if that warrior had a chance to defeat Death Adder they would still probably be intimidated, distracted or unprepared to deal with Death Adder. Tyris, Ax and Gillius succeeded because they were more prepared when they encountered Death Adder.

It makes me think a little of arthurian artifacts like Excalibur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur) or the Holy Grail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail). These items are regarded "holy" and "legendary" and if you find anyone who possessed any of these items would perhaps be regarded as "worthy".
But Excalibur doesn't guaranteed invincibility or advantage given Mordred kills Arthur in the end.
And the Holy Grail restored youth.
But it's not like these things can make you invincible or godlike. These are items given by god after all, not to make god amongst men. For all we know these objects may had been real at one point and perhaps genuinely divine, but despite their divine properties were eventually broken and lost by time.

I think it's like that with the Golden Axe. The axe is definitely a divine weapon and grants it's holders various physical and magical advantages enough for them to become powerful but not entirely godlike.

At least that's how I percieve the weapon. I regard it as a divine instrument of the gods with powers like that of the triforce while Sega probably just really liked Conan's movie at the time and made up some mcguffin for their sword and sorcery game.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 14, 2022, 10:14:40 pm
I didn't know "musou-style" was a thing. I wish I knew that word over Warrior spin-offs. I just think a Golden Axe remake as a musou-style game could work given the original game is about fighting a small wave of enemies before moving onto the next area.

It works, it's just hard to stand out and the gameplay was always easily panned by critics.
Remember Valkyria Revolution?
The story, character design, and graphic was so good.
But because of the musou gameplay, the game was overhated.
It also debuts as worst selling entry in Valkyria franchise history.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/VAR_Oct282016_07-750x422.jpg)


If the goal is reviving the franchise, musou would be a bad choice.
But if the franchise is already established,
and if it done right (like Persona 5 Strikers),
having a musou spinoff game of it will be nice.


I think it's because an ultimate powerful weapon, nothing more.

As said I think the Golden Axe is like the Triforce of Yuria, though I don't know if it grants wishes or anything, just ultimate power. When villains like Death Adder or Hellstrike obtain it they're able to conquer Yuria with it. Whenever they're able to amass an army by themselves or by the influence of the axe is unknown. But like the Triforce, the Golden Axe does not guarantee invincibility to it's holder. The Golden Axe may also have the power to enhance the weilders strength, endurance and magic also making them formidable bosses as well as conquerers.
It could also be a matter of "status" I suppose. The Golden Axe being regarded a powerful artifact and important mcguffin in the series that anyone may feel intimidated if some hardened warrior like Death Adder steps onto the field with a weapon that shimmers with ancient divine power. Even if that warrior had a chance to defeat Death Adder they would still probably be intimidated, distracted or unprepared to deal with Death Adder. Tyris, Ax and Gillius succeeded because they were more prepared when they encountered Death Adder.

It makes me think a little of arthurian artifacts like Excalibur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur) or the Holy Grail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail). These items are regarded "holy" and "legendary" and if you find anyone who possessed any of these items would perhaps be regarded as "worthy".
But Excalibur doesn't guaranteed invincibility or advantage given Mordred kills Arthur in the end.
And the Holy Grail restored youth.
But it's not like these things can make you invincible or godlike. These are items given by god after all, not to make god amongst men. For all we know these objects may had been real at one point and perhaps genuinely divine, but despite their divine properties were eventually broken and lost by time.

I think it's like that with the Golden Axe. The axe is definitely a divine weapon and grants it's holders various physical and magical advantages enough for them to become powerful but not entirely godlike.

At least that's how I percieve the weapon. I regard it as a divine instrument of the gods with powers like that of the triforce while Sega probably just really liked Conan's movie at the time and made up some mcguffin for their sword and sorcery game.

I still want to try to make it more just a powerful weapon.
What if the Golden Axe is also the weapon could also bring back dead people to life?
That would explain many living skeletons coming from the ground.
It was summoned alive by the game boss.

(https://c.tenor.com/bwwo0MCj81MAAAAC/tyris-flare-amazon.gif)

Also remember final stage in arcade version?
Death Adder's started as corpses with a helmet and Golden Axe on top of it which had many snakes crawling to them?
And suddenly they merged to become alive as Death Adder?
It's like the Golden Axe was used to revive him.

(https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/greygelgoog/8349194/138784/138784_original.png)

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/12-20-2017/MD6ksl.gif)

(https://archive.kontek.net/goldenaxe.classicgaming.gamespy.com/daimages/Images2/worm5.jpg)

And he's also dead by the Golden Axe.
It's like that the only thing that really could kill him.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/d040c969227d8903927b6a09c523e115/tumblr_orwm5cMO9Q1qd4q8ao1_500.gif)

I think it's not on Genesis / Mega Drive version, since it's kinda hard to animate in 16 bit pallete with limited rom size.
But Genesis / Mega Drive version came with extra final level with Death Bringer as a final boss.
Death Bringer's probably the one who rises Death Adder from his grave.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/a47b5150797112a10c19e8464847adb4/tumblr_mvstk2aSG91sfivguo10_r1_400.gif)

So my story version is ... protagonist's not just wanted to defeat the bad guys.
He also wanted to revive his/her loved one/ones by restoring Golden Axe who have the power to rise people from their graves.
After collecting many fragments from various places, he finally succeed.
Both in defeating the bad guys and resurrect the ones he/she loved.
But something went wrong...
His/her loved ones are different and are not what they used to be...
They now seems to be kinda .... evil.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/56/13/6a/56136a7e0801715bfe7a94eb122df193.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 15, 2022, 06:15:18 am
It works, it's just hard to stand out and the gameplay was always easily panned by critics.
Remember Valkyria Revolution?
The story, character design, and graphic was so good.
But because of the musou gameplay, the game was overhated.
It also debuts as worst selling entry in Valkyria franchise history.

(http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/VAR_Oct282016_07-750x422.jpg)


If the goal is reviving the franchise, musou would be a bad choice.
But if the franchise is already established,
and if it done right (like Persona 5 Strikers),
having a musou spinoff game of it will be nice.
I guess you're right. Other than my GoldEdge suggestion, what would you suggest as a reboot to the Golden Axe franchise?
I still want to try to make it more just a powerful weapon.
What if the Golden Axe is also the weapon could also bring back dead people to life?
That would explain many living skeletons coming from the ground.
It was summoned alive by the game boss.

(https://c.tenor.com/bwwo0MCj81MAAAAC/tyris-flare-amazon.gif)
We cannot say for sure if the power of the Golden Axe did this. Given Yuria is a magical world/country/kingdom (Yuria is never really clearly stated what body of land it is, other than the Kingdom of Firewood being a part of Yuria) we dunno if it's just general dark magic that could be the standard of the world. I believe those skeletons were based after the skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqRjDGAJ5dc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqRjDGAJ5dc)
Though what I find curious about these skeletons is that they show up on the giant eagle stage (I believe the eagle is actually a roc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology))) Pressuming the back of the roc is flesh, that means the human-like skeletons are coming up from the birds back. What's up with that?

Eitherway, we dunno if these skeletons are risen directly from the power of the Golden Axe or not. Yuria is suppose to be a world of sorcery so this could be something some or most wizards could do without the axe.
Also remember final stage in arcade version?
Death Adder's started as corpses with a helmet and Golden Axe on top of it which had many snakes crawling to them?
And suddenly they merged to become alive as Death Adder?
It's like the Golden Axe was used to revive him.

(https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/greygelgoog/8349194/138784/138784_original.png)

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/12-20-2017/MD6ksl.gif)

(https://archive.kontek.net/goldenaxe.classicgaming.gamespy.com/daimages/Images2/worm5.jpg)
Again, I believe this scene is a reference to popular fantasy movie at the time, that being Conan the Barbarian with Thulsa Doom's ability to turn into a snake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKtMygiCVs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKtMygiCVs)
It might be possible that Death Adder had the power to become many snakes as he pleases and reforms himself afterwards. If he lived in Hyborian Age he would definitely be a Set worshipper along with Thulsa Doom.
And he's also dead by the Golden Axe.
It's like that the only thing that really could kill him.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/d040c969227d8903927b6a09c523e115/tumblr_orwm5cMO9Q1qd4q8ao1_500.gif)
It's likely he was hoisted with his own petard, but I still think he wasn't invinclible with the axe or else the fight would just go on indefinitely until the heroes loose.
I think it's not on Genesis / Mega Drive version, since it's kinda hard to animate in 16 bit pallete with limited rom size.
But Genesis / Mega Drive version came with extra final level with Death Bringer as a final boss.
Death Bringer's probably the one who rises Death Adder from his grave.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/a47b5150797112a10c19e8464847adb4/tumblr_mvstk2aSG91sfivguo10_r1_400.gif)
Honestly, I don't remember much how the Mega Drive version ended. It's been a long time.
So my story version is ... protagonist's not just wanted to defeat the bad guys.
He also wanted to revive his/her loved one/ones by restoring Golden Axe who have the power to rise people from their graves.
After collecting many fragments from various places, he finally succeed.
Both in defeating the bad guys and resurrect the ones he/she loved.
But something went wrong...
His/her loved ones are different and are not what they used to be...
They now seems to be kinda .... evil.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/56/13/6a/56136a7e0801715bfe7a94eb122df193.jpg)
If I recall, in the PC version of Golden Axe, Gilius did had a brother named Garī (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Gar%C4%AB).

To resurrect the dead, I believe would be too much for the Golden Axe to do (As stated in varous endings of The Duel). I believe however the Golden Axe would have the power to enhance magic and strength. As in give spells as boost or make the most advance spells more easy to cast.

For example, for an average necromantic wizard, raising a group of skeletons is perhaps an advance spell to master. Whenever Death Adder knew of this spell or had a warlock in his ranks to cast the spell for him is unknown, but the power of the Golden Axe would of made that spell easy to summon a whole army of skeletons.

If the Golden Axe could resurrect the dead it would just be too conveniant to the plot to restore Gilias brother, Ax's mother and Tyris royal parents. But as you suggested if it was done with a spell that goes wrong and turn the resurrected becomes corrupted, undead or an abomination, I can imagine that happening with using the axe for such a ritual than the axe itself.

Also, if Golden Axe is ever made into a "Sega Cinematic Universe" movie, I like the idea of the axe being literally made from rings (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Ring_(Paramount)), and because of the if the weilder wishes to leave Yuria and visit another planet, they can use the axe to literally cut a rift to other worlds.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 15, 2022, 10:17:02 pm
I guess you're right. Other than my GoldEdge suggestion, what would you suggest as a reboot to the Golden Axe franchise?

I want to be surprised so I'm hopeful for a new gameplay.
Still what I wanted back then was many characters with different gameplay-style that could blend together.
And that's already achieved in Dragon's Crown.
I kinda like how fighter could change his sword to almost any weapon he found
how archer could pick arrows that were used by enemies before
and was surprised how Sorceress could revived fallen enemies to make them our partners in fight.
Riding a sabretooth or a raptor instead of dragons and interesting enemies (including killer rabbit boss).
So many things that made me surprised. I like to be surprised.

(https://c.tenor.com/JGKZs_KMO-sAAAAC/dragons-crown-fantasy.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/YfAmYUJ1mkUAAAAC/vanillaware-dragons-crown.gif)

It's just a shame back then Atlus wasn't part of SEGA yet.
Because if it was, I'm pretty sure SEGA would let Vanillaware to make this game as Golden Axe's sequel,
not just spiritual successor.

(https://c.tenor.com/WhrUzVSw5uwAAAAC/dragons-crown-fighter.gif)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/78539fc46859445789cd10592d0b723a/d9521b25a6350c49-22/s400x600/de8629bf11c6da0d7e07d7da2f51e7c52a733757.gifv)

We cannot say for sure if the power of the Golden Axe did this. Given Yuria is a magical world/country/kingdom (Yuria is never really clearly stated what body of land it is, other than the Kingdom of Firewood being a part of Yuria) we dunno if it's just general dark magic that could be the standard of the world. I believe those skeletons were based after the skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqRjDGAJ5dc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqRjDGAJ5dc)
Though what I find curious about these skeletons is that they show up on the giant eagle stage (I believe the eagle is actually a roc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology))) Pressuming the back of the roc is flesh, that means the human-like skeletons are coming up from the birds back. What's up with that?
Eitherway, we dunno if these skeletons are risen directly from the power of the Golden Axe or not. Yuria is suppose to be a world of sorcery so this could be something some or most wizards could do without the axe.

I think they're showing up only on where the heroes are... since they were revived by Golden Axe (my opinion).
Before the giant eagle stage, some of them were already showing up in the end of stage 2.

Again, I believe this scene is a reference to popular fantasy movie at the time, that being Conan the Barbarian with Thulsa Doom's ability to turn into a snake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKtMygiCVs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDKtMygiCVs)
It might be possible that Death Adder had the power to become many snakes as he pleases and reforms himself afterwards. If he lived in Hyborian Age he would definitely be a Set worshipper along with Thulsa Doom.

The snakes probably yes, what about the corpses?

Honestly, I don't remember much how the Mega Drive version ended. It's been a long time.

 PC version version's also the same with Mega Drive.
You got one more final stage and Death Bringer as final boss.

(https://i.redd.it/c78e72ra55i61.jpg)

I guess they change the ending for the home version
because the arcade version's ending is too comedic.

If I recall, in the PC version of Golden Axe, Gilius did had a brother named Garī (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Gar%C4%AB).

To resurrect the dead, I believe would be too much for the Golden Axe to do (As stated in varous endings of The Duel). I believe however the Golden Axe would have the power to enhance magic and strength. As in give spells as boost or make the most advance spells more easy to cast.

For example, for an average necromantic wizard, raising a group of skeletons is perhaps an advance spell to master. Whenever Death Adder knew of this spell or had a warlock in his ranks to cast the spell for him is unknown, but the power of the Golden Axe would of made that spell easy to summon a whole army of skeletons.

If the Golden Axe could resurrect the dead it would just be too conveniant to the plot to restore Gilias brother, Ax's mother and Tyris royal parents. But as you suggested if it was done with a spell that goes wrong and turn the resurrected becomes corrupted, undead or an abomination, I can imagine that happening with using the axe for such a ritual than the axe itself.

Also, if Golden Axe is ever made into a "Sega Cinematic Universe" movie, I like the idea of the axe being literally made from rings (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Ring_(Paramount)), and because of the if the weilder wishes to leave Yuria and visit another planet, they can use the axe to literally cut a rift to other worlds.

No, it's not because the spell goes wrong.
My version is golden axe basically is an evil weapon.
He's not really ressurecting the dead ones, he tricked them.
Those are evil creatures in disguise who's granted the memory of the dead one.
It's like the worms on Kamen Rider Kabuto TV series, aliens who pretended to be human they gained memories from.
To give a conflict to the protagonist, not just the ususal good vs evil story.

Why would Death Bringer let Death Adder in the front and take all the glory while he wanted to be remained unknown (at least until the heroes found his existence after being told by the king that they saved).
My version is because Death Bringer is the evil Golden Axe's spirit himself turned into flesh.
He manipulated Death Adder to get what he want.
Death Adder is also the closest one to his ideal version of evil,
that's why he copied his form (but with different color).

(https://i.ibb.co/CJHsx3J/Death-Adder-Death-Bringer-Death-Adder-Jr.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 16, 2022, 05:57:32 am
I want to be surprised so I'm hopeful for a new gameplay.
Still what I wanted back then was many characters with different gameplay-style that could blend together.
And that's already achieved in Dragon's Crown.
I kinda like how fighter could change his sword to almost any weapon he found
how archer could pick arrows that were used by enemies before
and was surprised how Sorceress could revived fallen enemies to make them our partners in fight.
Riding a sabretooth or a raptor instead of dragons and interesting enemies (including killer rabbit boss).
So many things that made me surprised. I like to be surprised.

(https://c.tenor.com/JGKZs_KMO-sAAAAC/dragons-crown-fantasy.gif)

(https://c.tenor.com/YfAmYUJ1mkUAAAAC/vanillaware-dragons-crown.gif)

It's just a shame back then Atlus wasn't part of SEGA yet.
Because if it was, I'm pretty sure SEGA would let Vanillaware to make this game as Golden Axe's sequel,
not just spiritual successor.

(https://c.tenor.com/WhrUzVSw5uwAAAAC/dragons-crown-fighter.gif)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/78539fc46859445789cd10592d0b723a/d9521b25a6350c49-22/s400x600/de8629bf11c6da0d7e07d7da2f51e7c52a733757.gifv)
Never played Dragon Crown but it does look spot on in side-scrolling beat 'em up gameplay. And the girls are sexy as well. Dragon Crown would likely get that movie deal over Golden Axe... though probably be better off as an animated movie. Can't imagine they can get actors with those badonka-donks and bazookas.
I think they're showing up only on where the heroes are... since they were revived by Golden Axe (my opinion).
Before the giant eagle stage, some of them were already showing up in the end of stage 2.
I guess so. Maybe if someone scattered hydra's teeth in advance on the eagles back. I still believe the Golden Axe was the source of power for the skeleton spell and not that cause of it.
The snakes probably yes, what about the corpses?
I think it was just a pile of corpses. Maybe past victims or so. We see the snakes slither through the corpses, form his body and the corpses just explode out the way. After all, it wouldn't make sense to pressume Adder was one of those corpses at the beginning of the fight given he's the one who stole the axe to begin with and conquered Yuria. One of his minions would be like "Oh! The boss just died and left this axe here. I guess I'll take it and rule Yuria now."

I think the corpses were just for show.
PC version version's also the same with Mega Drive.
You got one more final stage and Death Bringer as final boss.

(https://i.redd.it/c78e72ra55i61.jpg)

I guess they change the ending for the home version
because the arcade version's ending is too comedic.
Yeah but is it "canon" though? And does that mena Death Bringer was the master mind, not Death Adder? The ending isn't that clear on the matter. Plus it skips the cool snake scene.
No, it's not because the spell goes wrong.
My version is golden axe basically is an evil weapon.
He's not really ressurecting the dead ones, he tricked them.
Those are evil creatures in disguise who's granted the memory of the dead one.
It's like the worms on Kamen Rider Kabuto TV series, aliens who pretended to be human they gained memories from.
To give a conflict to the protagonist, not just the ususal good vs evil story.
I can imagine your version of the axe once belonging to Dark Guld (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Guld). Dark Guld wasn't just a titan/giant, but he was present at the very war of the titans where the legend of the Golden Axe began. And given the sound of his name and the armour he wears, I wouldn't be surprised if he wa the original owner of the axe.

For your version of the axe, I can understand. I regard my version of the Golden Axe like the Triforce (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Triforce).
For my version of the golden axe:
As for how I imagine the "Sega Cinematic Universe" version of the axe:
Why would Death Bringer let Death Adder in the front and take all the glory while he wanted to be remained unknown (at least until the heroes found his existence after being told by the king that they saved).
My version is because Death Bringer is the evil Golden Axe's spirit himself turned into flesh.
He manipulated Death Adder to get what he want.
Death Adder is also the closest one to his ideal version of evil,
that's why he copied his form (but with different color).

(https://i.ibb.co/CJHsx3J/Death-Adder-Death-Bringer-Death-Adder-Jr.jpg)
Going with my Dark Guld theory, Death Bringer could of been an "avatar" of Dark Guld. But Death Bringers inclusion was still a little confusing. I still think the Arcade version is more "canon".
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 17, 2022, 01:30:00 am
Never played Dragon Crown but it does look spot on in side-scrolling beat 'em up gameplay. And the girls are sexy as well. Dragon Crown would likely get that movie deal over Golden Axe... though probably be better off as an animated movie. Can't imagine they can get actors with those badonka-donks and bazookas.

It could always be toned down.
Movie's character design rarely to be game /comic accurate anyway.
Hollywood always changing heroine's costume in the movie version.
Examples :

Kitana

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/6d/cc/4b/6dcc4b04c8d74f8a616a6094ccc5de31.jpg)

Mai Shiranui :

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/6ee2fe898fd11306fe63877487cd094b/tumblr_inline_n6cuvhR7NH1sgefef.png)

Red Sonja :

(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/b8/01/07/b8010704dc83ffc4dcf0a3d45f36df85.jpg)

While of course it's always better to have this, we're still got to be realistic

(https://i.imgur.com/DEDe1Ts.jpg)


I guess so. Maybe if someone scattered hydra's teeth in advance on the eagles back. I still believe the Golden Axe was the source of power for the skeleton spell and not that cause of it.I think it was just a pile of corpses. Maybe past victims or so.

Or may be it's from previous heroes that challenging him before Gillius, Ax, and Tyris came.

We see the snakes slither through the corpses, form his body and the corpses just explode out the way. After all, it wouldn't make sense to pressume Adder was one of those corpses at the beginning of the fight given he's the one who stole the axe to begin with and conquered Yuria. One of his minions would be like "Oh! The boss just died and left this axe here. I guess I'll take it and rule Yuria now."

I think the corpses were just for show.Yeah but is it "canon" though?

Since I think Mega Drive and PC version was the canon one,
Death Adder's just showing up normally is the right approach.
That's why the Mega Drive version skip the cool snake scene, because it make no sense to the story.
He should be wandering around ordering his minions,
not hiding himself by changing into snakes.

Quote
And does that mean Death Bringer was the master mind, not Death Adder?
The ending isn't that clear on the matter.
 Plus it skips the cool snake scene.

They could be just working together for the same goal.
Death Bringer wanted to see the world in chaos, but not interested in ruling it.
Death Adder wanted to rule the world, whatever it takes.
Just like Jedah and Gill (https://64.media.tumblr.com/456902034f7d299fb8cc2769857bd400/tumblr_p4dk0qTgqT1qk3kq5o1_1280.jpg) in Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers.

I can imagine your version of the axe once belonging to Dark Guld (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Guld). Dark Guld wasn't just a titan/giant, but he was present at the very war of the titans where the legend of the Golden Axe began. And given the sound of his name and the armour he wears, I wouldn't be surprised if he wa the original owner of the axe.

For your version of the axe, I can understand. I regard my version of the Golden Axe like the Triforce (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Triforce).
For my version of the golden axe:
  • Was forged during a titanomachy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy) on Yuria. Likely created by powerful gods to end the wart in their favour. As for how the ae was made is unknown but it's powers can be used for good or bad, regardless the intentions of the weilder.
  • Gives the holder of the axe great strength and endurance. Near-invulnerable endurance makes them boss-tier characters and their newfound strength makes swinging the axe with such ease and deadly precision. The axe maybe provide invincibility with the acception of harm from the axe itself but the opponent will have to turn the axe against the holder, either with trickery or skilled to make the axe fly out the holders hand and fall on them.
  • The axe is a source of great magic. I pressume sorcery is common in the land of Yuria with some spells and rituals more complicated than others. Spells however will be much more powerful and easier to cast with the golden axe as a source of power or conduit for spells. Perhaps the axe is capable of turning the holders will into magic (such as limited wish-granting) and maybe perform some miracles such as healing and maybe resurrecting the recently deceased but I wouldn't want "and they all came back to life and live happily ever after" sort of endings with the axe.
  • The axe can be destroyed, with it's powers divided amongst the fragments. The axe can also be melted down and used for other things such as Zoma (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Zoma)'s potion or Panchos (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Panchos)' armour. (In my GoldEdge game idea, nine fragments of the Golden Axe are melted down and added into the forging of nine seperate weapons, each weapon with a various power. When all nine weapons are reunited they will magically reform the axe.)
As for how I imagine the "Sega Cinematic Universe" version of the axe:
  • Yuria once being a country or a continent on Wachowski's Earth (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_(Paramount)) along time a go, somewhen during the bronze age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age) (or better yet the "hyborian age" if it's not a copyrighted thing). The axe was created during a titanomachy by three "gods", who were actually travellers from another world.
  • The golden axe is made from the same metal the rings (https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Ring_(Paramount)) are made from. The three gods believed that the fate of this world was more important than their means to return home and thus melted down all their rings to forge the axe and bestowed the metal with divine powers. (Or maybe they saved at least one ring each to go home with.)
  • Same as the above powers I mentioned, but the axe may also have the ability to create portals like the rings did. Only instead of rings, the axe can create rifts by concentrating on the desired location and swinging the axe through the air to "cut" a rift through space.
Going with my Dark Guld theory, Death Bringer could of been an "avatar" of Dark Guld. But Death Bringers inclusion was still a little confusing. I still think the Arcade version is more "canon".

Dark Guld theory seems possible.
It's just I don't like him, his design was too bland and forgetable.
I doubt fans have long lasting impression of him.
Unless those who grew up with Sonic The Comic of course.
Even his bodyguard (Headless Death Armor) was more memorable than him.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/292db4648cb15cc82a1f4f8169602188/tumblr_n1euql2Rb91sfivguo9_400.gif)

Arcade version's ending was too wacky
Characters came up from arcade screen.
Tyris and friends suddenly isekai-ed to our world.
There's no way it's canon for me.
Though Golden Axe characters in modern world wasn't a bad idea.

(https://i.ibb.co/svKwptZ/Golden-Axe-Arcade-Ending.jpg)

Still there's drawback of making Mega Drive / Genesis as a canon one
Tyris Flare's canon costume would be weirder :

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/953821424517251072/FB_IMG_1647478203606.jpg?width=302&height=595)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 17, 2022, 06:43:53 am
I can't be bothered to keep breaking down the quotes all the time so I'll summerize the bits.
It could always be toned down.
Movie's character design rarely to be game /comic accurate anyway.
Hollywood always changing heroine's costume in the movie version.
True but judging from those screenshots of Dragon Crown, the characters (mostly the females) look somewhat exaggerated in their voluptous figure. Even the fairy and the elf firl with more slender bodies are a bit exaggerated in posture. and the knight is just a wall of muscle. Makes me wonder if the thief is also there to steal the hearts of the ladies than just the treasures. I think a movie of Dragons Crown would be better off animated so that they may stick to some of it's exaggerations.
Like the Bayonetta movie. I bet they knew they couldn't make that live action because Bayonetta ups the antics by a hundred so making it animated would be better off.
Or may be it's from previous heroes that challenging him before Gillius, Ax, and Tyris came.
That could work. The hydra's teeth brought on the skeletons of those who had fallen from the hydra. Though I think it's useful to carry an army in your pouch to produce anywhere you need it.
Since I think Mega Drive and PC version was the canon one,
Death Adder's just showing up normally is the right approach.
That's why the Mega Drive version skip the cool snake scene, because it make no sense to the story.
He should be wandering around ordering his minions,
not hiding himself by changing into snakes.
The snakes makes him look more unearthly. Kind of like Thulsa Doom's ability to turn into a large serpent. Thulsa Doom was still very much human but his sorcery allowed him to achieve occult status.
Maybe Death Adder turns into many snakes in order to spy on the heroes or find it more efficient to travel? Or simply because it terrifies his minions or shows his divinity which keeps them in line.
They could be just working together for the same goal.
Death Bringer wanted to see the world in chaos, but not interested in ruling it.
Death Adder wanted to rule the world, whatever it takes.
Just like Jedah and Gill (https://64.media.tumblr.com/456902034f7d299fb8cc2769857bd400/tumblr_p4dk0qTgqT1qk3kq5o1_1280.jpg) in Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers.
At least Jedah and Gill had seperate character models. The fact Death Bringer was simply a recolour of Death Adder and both using the word "Death" in their name, to me it feels like Death Bringer was a last minute decision in the development of the game. It's why I regard the Arcade version the original continuity. The things you criticize about the Arcade version I find cool and we vice-versa on the Mega Drive/PC versions.
Dark Guld theory seems possible.
It's just I don't like him, his design was too bland and forgetable.
I doubt fans have long lasting impression of him.
Unless those who grew up with Sonic The Comic of course.
Even his bodyguard (Headless Death Armor) was more memorable than him.
It's just he wears this bright gold armour that to me makes it look like he had the armour and axe made as a matching set at the time. And with a name like "Dark Guld" makes it sound like has more of a connection to the axe.

In my GoldEdge game idea, I like the idea of the hero being haunted by a mysterious figure who turns out to be Dark Guld, a spirit bounded to the axe and wants to see it restored. Think of it like Joker from Arkham Knight, though maybe doesn't show up as often.
Arcade version's ending was too wacky
Characters came up from arcade screen.
Tyris and friends suddenly isekai-ed to our world.
There's no way it's canon for me.
Though Golden Axe characters in modern world wasn't a bad idea.
As much as I believe the Arcade version is the canon version. Even I admit the post-credit scene was perhaps there for a laugh and not really canon ending.

However that post-credit scene did inspire me for how GoldEdge starts. A bunch of youths find an abandoned Sega arcade, you get to choose and customize one of the youths to play as. Despite no power and how run down it is they find an oricinal arcade machine of Golden Axe still operatable and mysteriously powered. On the dash board is a golden arcade token. When your character starts to play the machine they are isekei'd to Yuria where they must reassemble the Golden Axe.
This introduction is a slight nod to the funny post-credit scene. Only instead of Golden Axe coming to the modern world at the end of the game it's a modern hero entering the Golden Axe world at the beginning.
Still there's drawback of making Mega Drive / Genesis as a canon one
Tyris Flare's canon costume would be weirder :
As much as I like skimpy amazon warriors I'm not that hung up over the difference of Tyris Flare's chainmail thong. They added bones and leather straps to her Beast Rider design anyway so they could probably redesign our heroes if they ever remade Golden Axe. I prefer it if they lean toward more classic based designs than Beast Rider designs and I like the use of colour than just browns and dull red.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 17, 2022, 08:46:59 pm
I can't be bothered to keep breaking down the quotes all the time so I'll summerize the bits.True but judging from those screenshots of Dragon Crown, the characters (mostly the females) look somewhat exaggerated in their voluptous figure. Even the fairy and the elf firl with more slender bodies are a bit exaggerated in posture. and the knight is just a wall of muscle. Makes me wonder if the thief is also there to steal the hearts of the ladies than just the treasures. I think a movie of Dragons Crown would be better off animated so that they may stick to some of it's exaggerations.
Like the Bayonetta movie. I bet they knew they couldn't make that live action because Bayonetta ups the antics by a hundred so making it animated would be better off.

It has barbarian-theme, of course it full of wall of muscle.

(https://c.tenor.com/Ks8XD5N7JIIAAAAC/dragons-crown-dwarf.gif)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/94/56/8f/94568f45629fc2ffd121efbf5847cfc4--dragons-crown-game-environment.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a8/e8/85/a8e885ee69cba43f65c86bdbbea806c6.jpg)

(https://c.tenor.com/kwsEZ2uX-J4AAAAC/dragons-crown-dwarf.gif)

That could work. The hydra's teeth brought on the skeletons of those who had fallen from the hydra. Though I think it's useful to carry an army in your pouch to produce anywhere you need it.The snakes makes him look more unearthly. Kind of like Thulsa Doom's ability to turn into a large serpent. Thulsa Doom was still very much human but his sorcery allowed him to achieve occult status.
Maybe Death Adder turns into many snakes in order to spy on the heroes or find it more efficient to travel? Or simply because it terrifies his minions or shows his divinity which keeps them in line.At least Jedah and Gill had seperate character models. The fact Death Bringer was simply a recolour of Death Adder and both using the word "Death" in their name, to me it feels like Death Bringer was a last minute decision in the development of the game. It's why I regard the Arcade version the original continuity.

It's simply a recolour because of rom size limitation.
If it wasn't limited, I'm sure they'll have different design.
For example in SEGA Heroes :
Death Adder, Death Adder Jr, and Death Bringer each has different design.
Too bad Death Bringer (and bunch of other characters) didn't manage to show up because the game was already terminated at the half the story.

Also some trivia :
SEGA of America sometimes has a different version of story that's different than SOJ.
Remember Sonic CD? They changed the manual with their own version.
Amy Rose's name was changed into Princess Sally.
That's happened with Golden Axe on Genesis too.
The changed Death Adder into Death Adder Jr
and changed Death Bringer to Death Adder.

So according to Genesis manual...
This one is Death Adder Jr :

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/a1b0d9424190355691111feb79bca594/66561f3370c62609-19/s540x810/45bd85a1b17177ac8bcc0b19d7fce34f71691841.jpg)

While this one is Death Adder :

(https://appstickers-cdn.appadvice.com/319600514/837415333/cacc9a37fa76e48fec6556ce292e1bc2-7.png)

So Genesis canon is even different than Mega Drive canon.
Mega Drive canon is still the original creator's vision :
The green and violet version is Death Bringer
and Death Adder Jr is only a boss in easy mode,
and also a boss in Game Gear version.
(though the US version changed the story again,
so that in Game Gear version it's Death Adder, not DA Jr.)

The things you criticize about the Arcade version I find cool and we vice-versa on the Mega Drive/PC versions.It's just he wears this bright gold armour that to me makes it look like he had the armour and axe made as a matching set at the time. And with a name like "Dark Guld" makes it sound like has more of a connection to the axe. In my GoldEdge game idea, I like the idea of the hero being haunted by a mysterious figure who turns out to be Dark Guld, a spirit bounded to the axe and wants to see it restored. Think of it like Joker from Arkham Knight, though maybe doesn't show up as often.

I always think if we treat Golden Axe II with Dark Guld on Mega Drive as canon,
then the prequel on Mega Drive is the canon one, not the arcade version.
Because Golden Axe II on Mega Drive is the sequel of Golden Axe on Mega Drive.

As much as I believe the Arcade version is the canon version. Even I admit the post-credit scene was perhaps there for a laugh and not really canon ending.

However that post-credit scene did inspire me for how GoldEdge starts. A bunch of youths find an abandoned Sega arcade, you get to choose and customize one of the youths to play as. Despite no power and how run down it is they find an oricinal arcade machine of Golden Axe still operatable and mysteriously powered. On the dash board is a golden arcade token. When your character starts to play the machine they are isekei'd to Yuria where they must reassemble the Golden Axe.
This introduction is a slight nod to the funny post-credit scene. Only instead of Golden Axe coming to the modern world at the end of the game it's a modern hero entering the Golden Axe world at the beginning.As much as I like skimpy amazon warriors I'm not that hung up over the difference of Tyris Flare's chainmail thong. They added bones and leather straps to her Beast Rider design anyway so they could probably redesign our heroes if they ever remade Golden Axe. I prefer it if they lean toward more classic based designs than Beast Rider designs and I like the use of colour than just browns and dull red.

Well... Let's agree to disagree then.
You prefer the arcade version to be canon
I prefer the Mega Drive and PC version to be canon
Some people may prefer Beast Rider to be canon.
Other prefer Golden Axe Myth (where Death Adder used to be one of the heroes) to be the canon one.
That's fine. They all have own charm and merit.
We don't have to always agree to each other.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/09065f5fcca21d8551da5704752d35ea/54f2f0bc6f28e7b5-38/s500x750/d6f74d86144d3a08a47aa6e8c97134626518ebca.gifv)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 18, 2022, 12:14:28 am
Golden Axe mock-ups fan art for the pico8 by castpixel

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKIRopqXEA4bm26?format=png&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKIRpdHXIAEsqJW?format=png&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKIRrkbXsAsKIVg?format=png&name=small)

Quote
"my Golden Axe mock-ups for the pico8.
RTs appreciated!
128x128px 16 color"

Source : https://twitter.com/castpixel/status/1486770712740339712 (https://twitter.com/castpixel/status/1486770712740339712)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 18, 2022, 07:03:21 am
It has barbarian-theme, of course it full of wall of muscle.

(https://c.tenor.com/Ks8XD5N7JIIAAAAC/dragons-crown-dwarf.gif)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/94/56/8f/94568f45629fc2ffd121efbf5847cfc4--dragons-crown-game-environment.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a8/e8/85/a8e885ee69cba43f65c86bdbbea806c6.jpg)

(https://c.tenor.com/kwsEZ2uX-J4AAAAC/dragons-crown-dwarf.gif)
It's like trees took manly shapes and were around three-quarters done when they did the muscles.
It's simply a recolour because of rom size limitation.
If it wasn't limited, I'm sure they'll have different design.
For example in SEGA Heroes :
Death Adder, Death Adder Jr, and Death Bringer each has different design.
Too bad Death Bringer (and bunch of other characters) didn't manage to show up because the game was already terminated at the half the story.

Also some trivia :
SEGA of America sometimes has a different version of story that's different than SOJ.
Remember Sonic CD? They changed the manual with their own version.
Amy Rose's name was changed into Princess Sally.
That's happened with Golden Axe on Genesis too.
The changed Death Adder into Death Adder Jr
and changed Death Bringer to Death Adder.

So according to Genesis manual...
This one is Death Adder Jr :

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/a1b0d9424190355691111feb79bca594/66561f3370c62609-19/s540x810/45bd85a1b17177ac8bcc0b19d7fce34f71691841.jpg)

While this one is Death Adder :

(https://appstickers-cdn.appadvice.com/319600514/837415333/cacc9a37fa76e48fec6556ce292e1bc2-7.png)

So Genesis canon is even different than Mega Drive canon.
Mega Drive canon is still the original creator's vision :
The green and violet version is Death Bringer
and Death Adder Jr is only a boss in easy mode,
and also a boss in Game Gear version.
(though the US version changed the story again,
so that in Game Gear version it's Death Adder, not DA Jr.)
So... Death Bringer is Death Adders father?
(https://c.tenor.com/XUPHzjCyM_IAAAAC/search-your.gif)
I always think if we treat Golden Axe II with Dark Guld on Mega Drive as canon,
then the prequel on Mega Drive is the canon one, not the arcade version.
Because Golden Axe II on Mega Drive is the sequel of Golden Axe on Mega Drive.
That makes sense though I'm still not entirely sure the order of things. After all The Revenge of Death Adder (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe:_The_Revenge_of_Death_Adder) is technically the sequel to the first arcade game. So maybe the arcade contuniuty consist of those two games and The Duel.
Well... Let's agree to disagree then.
You prefer the arcade version to be canon
I prefer the Mega Drive and PC version to be canon
Some people may prefer Beast Rider to be canon.
Other prefer Golden Axe Myth (where Death Adder used to be one of the heroes) to be the canon one.
That's fine. They all have own charm and merit.
We don't have to always agree to each other.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/09065f5fcca21d8551da5704752d35ea/54f2f0bc6f28e7b5-38/s500x750/d6f74d86144d3a08a47aa6e8c97134626518ebca.gifv)
Isn't Golden Axe Myth a fan game? Thus non-canon?

Eitherway, this is why we need a proper reboot. Something all Golden Axe fans can enjoy and agree on while at the same time revitalizing the series. But that's never gonna happen.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 20, 2022, 08:44:48 pm
It's like trees took manly shapes and were around three-quarters done when they did the muscles.

Talking about trees, it's kinda spoiler but there's this tree (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/df/85/57df8563df8dde21c87f87fb935d7dd2.jpg) in Dragon's Crown.

So... Death Bringer is Death Adders father?

If Disney bought SEGA, it could be reality.

That makes sense though I'm still not entirely sure the order of things. After all The Revenge of Death Adder (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe:_The_Revenge_of_Death_Adder) is technically the sequel to the first arcade game. So maybe the arcade contuniuty consist of those two games and The Duel.

The Duel art direction is so different compared to the previous two, it's like a separated universe already.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e7/68/17/e7681782fc924cf3f1e4f49bbe110961.jpg)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/953821424726978610/FB_IMG_1647478279558.jpg)

But story-wise yes,  arcade continuity might consist of GA, Revenge, and The Duel.

Isn't Golden Axe Myth a fan game? Thus non-canon?

Eitherway, this is why we need a proper reboot. Something all Golden Axe fans can enjoy and agree on while at the same time revitalizing the series. But that's never gonna happen.

Definitely non canon, but when fans don't like the official canon, they could make their version of it.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 21, 2022, 12:13:54 am
Gillius Rockhead (Golden Axe: The Duel) joins Samurai Shodown 2 DUEL!
(Homebrew/Fan Game for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JanLLKNNgc

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/ce1af98964f40d9b1552f696c20de321/c4debe175c116a82-ed/s540x810/b54a3cf4905c68280125f163a0d769dd6f035eb3.gifv)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 21, 2022, 05:51:49 am
Talking about trees, it's kinda spoiler but there's this tree (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/df/85/57df8563df8dde21c87f87fb935d7dd2.jpg) in Dragon's Crown.
Surprised they didn't put boobs or sex appeal on it.
If Disney bought SEGA, it could be reality.
Doubt that will ever happen, or if I even want it to happen. My problem with Disney is that they've become to big for their own good, that "Disney Magic" is a façade for cutthroat corproate tactics.
The Duel art direction is so different compared to the previous two, it's like a separated universe already.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e7/68/17/e7681782fc924cf3f1e4f49bbe110961.jpg)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/953821424726978610/FB_IMG_1647478279558.jpg)

But story-wise yes,  arcade continuity might consist of GA, Revenge, and The Duel.
Yeah The Duel was probably made by a diffrent team who only had a few reference of the original series and just went anime because everyone liked anime at the time even if at the expense of the cinematic-realism the series was trying to go for. I will admit including elves, bomb experts and leather-clad doctors with swords somewhat breaks the immersion. After all Golden Axe is suppose to be based in it's own hyborian age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyborian_Age), or at least an early bronze age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age) of sorts which I've seen rarely done in fantasy-genre which usually favours middle-age settings. The Duel just feels like it threw in generic gantasy settings crap in regardless of what the previous arcade games set up for itself.

This is why if we ever get a Golden Axe reboot, if they can't use the "hyborian age" for copyright reasons then the very least insistant on setting it in the bronze age. There's loads and loads of middle-age fantasy so let's settle with early-age instead.
Definitely non canon, but when fans don't like the official canon, they could make their version of it.
True... but I think it's only canon if Sega approoves of it. That or it makes logical sense.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 21, 2022, 10:29:52 pm
Surprised they didn't put boobs or sex appeal on it.

Actually.. Okay I need to stop spoiling this game..
I still kinda regret spoiling about killer rabbits before.
That's one of the biggest surprises in the game.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/1594501333e30547ae52aeffc40994f7/tumblr_mi3jvopqRy1s5aup5o1_400.gif)

Doubt that will ever happen, or if I even want it to happen. My problem with Disney is that they've become to big for their own good, that "Disney Magic" is a façade for cutthroat corproate tactics.

Evolve or die.
That's how Disney choose on how to adapt in the modern world.
We may not like it but that's how they chose to survive.

(https://c.tenor.com/Pg8UPK1tQ8UAAAAM/we-adapt-or-die-janet-mcteer.gif)

Yeah The Duel was probably made by a diffrent team who only had a few reference of the original series and just went anime because everyone liked anime at the time even if at the expense of the cinematic-realism the series was trying to go for. I will admit including elves, bomb experts and leather-clad doctors with swords somewhat breaks the immersion. After all Golden Axe is suppose to be based in it's own hyborian age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyborian_Age), or at least an early bronze age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age) of sorts which I've seen rarely done in fantasy-genre which usually favours middle-age settings. The Duel just feels like it threw in generic gantasy settings crap in regardless of what the previous arcade games set up for itself.

This is why if we ever get a Golden Axe reboot, if they can't use the "hyborian age" for copyright reasons then the very least insistant on setting it in the bronze age. There's loads and loads of middle-age fantasy so let's settle with early-age instead.

I wonder how many hundred years have passed from Golden Axe to Golden Axe: The Duel.
All I know that Gillius Rockhead (Golden Axe: The Duel) is the grandson of Gillius Thunderhead (Golden Axe)
And Dwarves could live hundred years..

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c9/f8/20/c9f82028f8e3f843a58c7dbd587b86b6.jpg)

True... but I think it's only canon if Sega approoves of it. That or it makes logical sense.

Yep, or treat it as multiverse.. since SEGA's version of canon is sometimes changing..
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 22, 2022, 12:34:50 am
Milan Flare fan art by Zab Zarock

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/62d7d00ac3cdccd2ca73b8fe45ba3a82/e0ef2a064124f850-9b/s640x960/53a3bf327bedde1d80f0a97d26bb4542911903d9.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/d29b215522f526d15fbd4f11668331f4/e0ef2a064124f850-4c/s540x810/96343a4d0eaba6e2617576207fcb850c6c4db260.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/77d839853ad32c38ced8a3dea61e8713/e0ef2a064124f850-d4/s540x810/3cb3623ebfa7fc6a0aede95c247aed21e90b2e1d.jpg)

Link : https://www.instagram.com/zabzarock/?hl=en
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 22, 2022, 04:58:24 am
Evolve or die.
That's how Disney choose on how to adapt in the modern world.
We may not like it but that's how they chose to survive.

(https://c.tenor.com/Pg8UPK1tQ8UAAAAM/we-adapt-or-die-janet-mcteer.gif)
I know. I just find it hard to enjoy "Disney Magic" when it's an illusion to profit from our nostalgia.
I wonder how many hundred years have passed from Golden Axe to Golden Axe: The Duel.
All I know that Gillius Rockhead (Golden Axe: The Duel) is the grandson of Gillius Thunderhead (Golden Axe)
And Dwarves could live hundred years..

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c9/f8/20/c9f82028f8e3f843a58c7dbd587b86b6.jpg)

Yep, or treat it as multiverse.. since SEGA's version of canon is sometimes changing..
True, but even if a dwarf can live for say 300 years, th bronze-age lasted approximately 3300 BC to 1200 BC.
Given I believe Conan the Barbarian was the basis of the Golden Axe series, the Hyborian Age takes place "between the sinking of Atlantis to the beginning of recording ancient history", so maybe somewhen between the transition of stone to bronze age, which would make sense given some human races in the hyborian age look more primitive than others.

So The Duel taking big skips in civilized progress is a bit confusing. Especially Doc (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Doc) with his designer leather jeans and shoes.

Elves introduced into this fantasy world, I don't mind. We have dwarves, why not elves. Given Keel (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Keel) is the only example we have of elves... why do they look flamboyant? I mean, in most medieval fantasy that's normal but I always imagine bronze-age elves being more druidic than bedazzled.
Milan Flare fan art by Zab Zarock

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/62d7d00ac3cdccd2ca73b8fe45ba3a82/e0ef2a064124f850-9b/s640x960/53a3bf327bedde1d80f0a97d26bb4542911903d9.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/d29b215522f526d15fbd4f11668331f4/e0ef2a064124f850-4c/s540x810/96343a4d0eaba6e2617576207fcb850c6c4db260.jpg)

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/77d839853ad32c38ced8a3dea61e8713/e0ef2a064124f850-d4/s540x810/3cb3623ebfa7fc6a0aede95c247aed21e90b2e1d.jpg)

Link : https://www.instagram.com/zabzarock/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/zabzarock/?hl=en)
Not to be too inappropriate but there's something about those exposed thighs like that which is sexy. That and I'm a pygophilist.
(https://i.imgur.com/aqmZf.jpeg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 22, 2022, 08:54:37 pm
True, but even if a dwarf can live for say 300 years, th bronze-age lasted approximately 3300 BC to 1200 BC.
Given I believe Conan the Barbarian was the basis of the Golden Axe series, the Hyborian Age takes place "between the sinking of Atlantis to the beginning of recording ancient history", so maybe somewhen between the transition of stone to bronze age, which would make sense given some human races in the hyborian age look more primitive than others.

So The Duel taking big skips in civilized progress is a bit confusing. Especially Doc (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Doc) with his designer leather jeans and shoes.

Elves introduced into this fantasy world, I don't mind. We have dwarves, why not elves. Given Keel (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Keel) is the only example we have of elves... why do they look flamboyant? I mean, in most medieval fantasy that's normal but I always imagine bronze-age elves being more druidic than bedazzled.

Keel was definitely not represent what elves most look like
but I had no problem with Keel
He reminded me of Marvel's Malekith though,
the Dark Elf of Svartalfheim.
Comic version of course, not movie version.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/db5eb15b01dee03bd4de7f52eb475ede/2301d54e77f103a1-b2/s540x810/3c3397479f2485bdfb29632b63149adaa64821c0.jpg)

But Doc ....
Doc is really the one that feels out of place.
At first I thought he was some kind of time travel hero from future,
decendant of Ax or Tyris.
He reminded me of Kevin Sorbo's Hercules / Young Hercules.
That alone make the fact that he's not fit in "Conan The Barbarian" movie approach.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f7/87/86/f78786ffd8173db2ea028826ef96bcbc.jpg)

Not to be too inappropriate but there's something about those exposed thighs like that which is sexy. That and I'm a pygophilist.
(https://i.imgur.com/aqmZf.jpeg)

I think ZabZarock (the one who made the arts) is more into that too..
Usually fanartists emphasize on boobs, but not him.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/77/61/6a/77616a5c015ccc4288bdcb4d0dbc8b33.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/be/66/fabe66c64ad79bc585c7f36758a911cb.jpg)

(https://preview.redd.it/swwocpooakg21.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=cb89447a666893ef3147d3a9d96e3a9d59b0d834)



(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0e/94/70/0e9470627f1ab0e7060a424e8940ed40.jpg)

Especially this one : Cammy (NSFW!) (https://64.media.tumblr.com/fad391c306cc8c810312a23a4eca5849/18fe69c0c6b222dd-49/s1280x1920/274a019da53eafdee64cbaa1f37f6d0adf69f7a9.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 23, 2022, 07:28:09 am
Keel was definitely not represent what elves most look like
but I had no problem with Keel
He reminded me of Marvel's Malekith though,
the Dark Elf of Svartalfheim.
Comic version of course, not movie version.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/db5eb15b01dee03bd4de7f52eb475ede/2301d54e77f103a1-b2/s540x810/3c3397479f2485bdfb29632b63149adaa64821c0.jpg)
Yeah I can't help but find The Duel rather wishy-washy because of it.

If I were to introduce elves into Golden Axe, I would make them celtic druidic. Druids have been around since 4th century BCE, maybe older. Plus it would fit in with the theme of the stereotypical love for nature, trees and such.
Keel being from "Crystal Haven" is described a place of ice. So I can imagine Keel from the northern cold regions. Maybe Iceland, north of Greenland or Scandinavia.
But Doc ....
Doc is really the one that feels out of place.
At first I thought he was some kind of time travel hero from future,
decendant of Ax or Tyris.
He reminded me of Kevin Sorbo's Hercules / Young Hercules.
That alone make the fact that he's not fit in "Conan The Barbarian" movie approach.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f7/87/86/f78786ffd8173db2ea028826ef96bcbc.jpg)
All the more reason why I believe The Duel was moade from popular fantasy tropes at the time.
"Everyone likes Tolkein elves, let's throw that in."
"Xenaverse (https://hercules-xena.fandom.com/wiki/Xenaverse) shows are popular with tighht leather jeans and warrior women, let's add that in."
"Guy with 10-12th century bombs that look cartoony? Sure why not."

Meanwhile games like The Revenge of Death Adder (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe:_The_Revenge_of_Death_Adder) and Golden Axe III (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe_III) introduce a new cast of characters more fitting to the era they could of worked with.
I think ZabZarock (the one who made the arts) is more into that too..
Usually fanartists emphasize on boobs, but not him.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/77/61/6a/77616a5c015ccc4288bdcb4d0dbc8b33.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/be/66/fabe66c64ad79bc585c7f36758a911cb.jpg)

(https://preview.redd.it/swwocpooakg21.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=cb89447a666893ef3147d3a9d96e3a9d59b0d834)



(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0e/94/70/0e9470627f1ab0e7060a424e8940ed40.jpg)

Especially this one : Cammy (NSFW!) (https://64.media.tumblr.com/fad391c306cc8c810312a23a4eca5849/18fe69c0c6b222dd-49/s1280x1920/274a019da53eafdee64cbaa1f37f6d0adf69f7a9.jpg)
(https://i.imgflip.com/3fd37z.gif)

Me gusta asside, is she an actual cosplay model? Because checking ZabZarock's devART account (https://www.deviantart.com/zabzarock) it might be a guy who is the photographer or director and some of these pictures look kinda CGI.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 23, 2022, 08:05:42 pm
Yeah I can't help but find The Duel rather wishy-washy because of it.

If I were to introduce elves into Golden Axe, I would make them celtic druidic. Druids have been around since 4th century BCE, maybe older. Plus it would fit in with the theme of the stereotypical love for nature, trees and such.
Keel being from "Crystal Haven" is described a place of ice. So I can imagine Keel from the northern cold regions. Maybe Iceland, north of Greenland or Scandinavia.All the more reason why I believe The Duel was moade from popular fantasy tropes at the time.
"Everyone likes Tolkein elves, let's throw that in."
"Xenaverse (https://hercules-xena.fandom.com/wiki/Xenaverse) shows are popular with tighht leather jeans and warrior women, let's add that in."
"Guy with 10-12th century bombs that look cartoony? Sure why not."

Meanwhile games like The Revenge of Death Adder (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe:_The_Revenge_of_Death_Adder) and Golden Axe III (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Golden_Axe_III) introduce a new cast of characters more fitting to the era they could of worked with.

Yeah... Duel is like Smash Bros then but using OC...

A : Let's gather all these stars into one vs fighting games..
B : But sire, they are all from different era..
A :

(https://c.tenor.com/aHnv-6hPp_sAAAAC/avengers-thanos.gif)

Me gusta asside, is she an actual cosplay model? Because checking ZabZarock's devART account (https://www.deviantart.com/zabzarock) it might be a guy who is the photographer or director and some of these pictures look kinda CGI.

Yep, they are all CGI. ZabZarock is the artist who made all those pictures.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 24, 2022, 11:03:36 am
Yeah... Duel is like Smash Bros then but using OC...

A : Let's gather all these stars into one vs fighting games..
B : But sire, they are all from different era..
A :

(https://c.tenor.com/aHnv-6hPp_sAAAAC/avengers-thanos.gif)
Golden Axe really needs a jump start because of it, as well as a stable established continuty.
Yep, they are all CGI. ZabZarock is the artist who made all those pictures.
I wonder what they'll be like in games?
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 25, 2022, 12:06:25 am
Golden Axe really needs a jump start because of it, as well as a stable established continuty.

How about Golden Axe cartoon series?
Like ThunderCats Roar?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/8a/bf/bb8abfdcc89fc506ffb8a2bda4a28ca0.png)

I wonder what they'll be like in games?

With SJW were constantly attacking the way female character dressed (https://img.ifunny.co/images/865a2d7d56a9e7436554bb2e3ad45fca649a2fd1b9e81acb3097f1e4ec1762ff_1.jpg),
I don't think they'll put risque costume like those in popular franchise anymore.
They're now designed with more realistic approach.

(https://preview.redd.it/v97547nrgld21.jpg?auto=webp&s=01ffcedd808e4d81f80ba9f5e9b8a3e96be8a60d)

Or at least given many options of costumes to put on,
with risque costumes are just few of many options.

(https://preview.redd.it/t7stwom0arv31.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=8f99cfec3230737eaa80148a9819af626868c032)

Still depended on the company of course.

Capcom might toned down Juri costume a little
From this :

(https://i.imgur.com/g1QZ1ZH.jpg)

To this :

(https://abload.de/img/tumblr_o9yegaqdyl1usr41k1f.gif)

But SNK that's used to remove Mai's bounciness in US version of KOF games doesn't give a damn about it anymore :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1CYbJiZ_8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1CYbJiZ_8)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 25, 2022, 07:59:45 am
How about Golden Axe cartoon series?
Like ThunderCats Roar?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/8a/bf/bb8abfdcc89fc506ffb8a2bda4a28ca0.png)
I... hhng- Y'know what? Victor Courtright, the guy who designed Thundercats Rawr as it is, he also made Aquaman: King of Atlantis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaman:_King_of_Atlantis). And honestly, I think the Aquaman cartoon is alright. It's not "great" but I like the dynamic between Aquaman and Mera, the energy of the show, the voice casting etc. I can see why, like Thundercats, there would be Aquaman fans who wouldn't like this rendition of Aquaman, but I've given King of atlantis a go and I honestly enjoyed the energy and characters of the show much more than Thundercats Rawr.

So yeah while a Golden Axe cartoon series will be the most left-field out-of-place, craziest thing Sega would ever commision... it may still not be entirely  abad thing and would be enjoyable. And besides it would still offer more developed story than the games where you just go kill some evil bad guy for his axe.

Plus, I can so totally imagine that cartoon Gilius being voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray (https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Brian-Doyle-Murray/). He would nail the role.
With SJW were constantly attacking the way female character dressed (https://img.ifunny.co/images/865a2d7d56a9e7436554bb2e3ad45fca649a2fd1b9e81acb3097f1e4ec1762ff_1.jpg),
I don't think they'll put risque costume like those in popular franchise anymore.
They're now designed with more realistic approach.

(https://preview.redd.it/v97547nrgld21.jpg?auto=webp&s=01ffcedd808e4d81f80ba9f5e9b8a3e96be8a60d)

Or at least given many options of costumes to put on,
with risque costumes are just few of many options.

(https://preview.redd.it/t7stwom0arv31.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=8f99cfec3230737eaa80148a9819af626868c032)

Still depended on the company of course.

Capcom might toned down Juri costume a little
From this :

(https://i.imgur.com/g1QZ1ZH.jpg)

To this :

(https://abload.de/img/tumblr_o9yegaqdyl1usr41k1f.gif)

But SNK that's used to remove Mai's bounciness in US version of KOF games doesn't give a damn about it anymore :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1CYbJiZ_8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1CYbJiZ_8)
I ment if ZabZarock made these models, could they be imported into Unreal or Unity engine?

But yeah as mucha s I believe barbarians and amazons should stick to the stereotypes, Tyris will probably be given more clothing even if I find the Red Sonja like bikini armour iconic.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 28, 2022, 12:18:14 am
I... hhng- Y'know what? Victor Courtright, the guy who designed Thundercats Rawr as it is, he also made Aquaman: King of Atlantis. And honestly, I think the Aquaman cartoon is alright. It's not "great" but I like the dynamic between Aquaman and Mera, the energy of the show, the voice casting etc. I can see why, like Thundercats, there would be Aquaman fans who wouldn't like this rendition of Aquaman, but I've given King of atlantis a go and I honestly enjoyed the energy and characters of the show much more than Thundercats Rawr.
So yeah while a Golden Axe cartoon series will be the most left-field out-of-place, craziest thing Sega would ever commision... it may still not be entirely  abad thing and would be enjoyable. And besides it would still offer more developed story than the games where you just go kill some evil bad guy for his axe.
Plus, I can so totally imagine that cartoon Gilius being voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray. He would nail the role.

Yes, Brian Doyle-Murray would be fit if Gillius had a comedic approach.
He seems always look so serious on the game.
One thing that I like if this style of cartoon happened with that art... at least they still kept their iconic costumes.

I ment if ZabZarock made these models, could they be imported into Unreal or Unity engine?

Depended whether he's familiar with the engine or not.
May be he could, but what for if nobody's gonna follow up with it.

But yeah as mucha s I believe barbarians and amazons should stick to the stereotypes, Tyris will probably be given more clothing even if I find the Red Sonja like bikini armour iconic.

Even He-Man was given more clothing (cape added) even in the movie version.

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-15-2019/u68BI6.gif)

Tyris original costume was thankfully unlockable in Beast Rider.
But it's still not enough for me since her long hair is gone.
She still looks like someone else cosplaying as Tyris.

And while we're at it..
Here's ZabZarock fanart of Beast Rider Tyris Flare with the unlockable classic costume :

(https://i.ibb.co/Jz2jzjB/Zab-Zarock-Beast-Rider-Tyris-Flare.png)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 29, 2022, 01:23:02 pm
Yes, Brian Doyle-Murray would be fit if Gillius had a comedic approach.
He seems always look so serious on the game.
One thing that I like if this style of cartoon happened with that art... at least they still kept their iconic costumes.
Yeah. And while Ax ad Tyris costumes appear skimpyish it's not that revealing for a cartoon. Honestly Tyris "modesty" and I guess her design reminds me a bit of Eris (https://grimadventures.fandom.com/wiki/Eris) from GAoB&M.
(https://i.imgur.com/6jBqKhU.gif?noredirect)
Depended whether he's familiar with the engine or not.
May be he could, but what for if nobody's gonna follow up with it.
Just would be nice to have video games... or at least simulations, with such quality models.
Even He-Man was given more clothing (cape added) even in the movie version.

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-15-2019/u68BI6.gif)

Tyris original costume was thankfully unlockable in Beast Rider.
But it's still not enough for me since her long hair is gone.
She still looks like someone else cosplaying as Tyris.
That's true. it just looked rather out of place and just there for fan service. Which is a pity because I bet with just a few modifications it would look more befitting for the Beast Riders world while still appealing to the classic.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWwt-StXQAA34TG.png)
And while we're at it..
Here's ZabZarock fanart of Beast Rider Tyris Flare with the unlockable classic costume :

(https://i.ibb.co/Jz2jzjB/Zab-Zarock-Beast-Rider-Tyris-Flare.png)
See now that isn't so bad as an example but perhaps can go a bit more to look more fitting. Like maybe her armour is made from dragon scales granted from the Great Dragon (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Great_Dragon). She could sli pin a joke saying "Isn't it rather impractical for armour?" in which cake the Great Dragon may ay the scales hold his power which will protect her.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/1b/85/e71b85bdbde1e80d33386a6b1dfe1227.jpg)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/030/562/031/smaller_square/rafaelo-sales-asset.jpg?1600966554)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/Red_Sonja.png)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on March 29, 2022, 09:47:09 pm
Yeah. And while Ax ad Tyris costumes appear skimpyish it's not that revealing for a cartoon. Honestly Tyris "modesty" and I guess her design reminds me a bit of Eris (https://grimadventures.fandom.com/wiki/Eris) from GAoB&M.

Eris feels kinda evilish though.

That's true. it just looked rather out of place and just there for fan service. Which is a pity because I bet with just a few modifications it would look more befitting for the Beast Riders world while still appealing to the classic.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWwt-StXQAA34TG.png)
Almost everything is brown in the game, the land, the enemies, and even the sky.

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/MisguidedSleepyAustraliansilkyterrier-max-1mb.gif)
 
Gillius should've been the main character there since his green costume would make our eyes fresher.

See now that isn't so bad as an example but perhaps can go a bit more to look more fitting. Like maybe her armour is made from dragon scales granted from the Great Dragon (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Great_Dragon). She could sli pin a joke saying "Isn't it rather impractical for armour?" in which cake the Great Dragon may ay the scales hold his power which will protect her.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/1b/85/e71b85bdbde1e80d33386a6b1dfe1227.jpg)
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/030/562/031/smaller_square/rafaelo-sales-asset.jpg?1600966554)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/Red_Sonja.png)

As for me the red and white colors are what make it iconic.
I even kinda dissapointed when they change the costume into just red in Golden Axe 2.
Changing it into scales would also make her look more like Sonja than Tyris.
Need a design that's still retain the red and white colors, but not too sexy.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on March 30, 2022, 04:35:10 am
Eris feels kinda evilish though.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWwt-StXQAA34TG.png)
Almost everything is brown in the game, the land, the enemies, and even the sky.
It was sort of a trend back then. For some reason game developers thought "if I put a shit-tainted filter on our game, it will look more real!".
I mean, I understand why ancient-times games often have furs and leathers of grown and grey, it's because dye was an expensive commoditiy back then so green tunics and blue loinclothes would of been regarded a waste of dye. I wanted to bring COnan the Barbarian movie in as an example but... it's kinda hard to say. I mean most of the characters wore brown or drab coloured clothing but it still had a pop of colour than what Beast Riders had.
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Gillius should've been the main character there since his green costume would make our eyes fresher.
All three of them should of been playable. But I guess Tyris was chosen because of sex appeal or something.
As for me the red and white colors are what make it iconic.
I even kinda dissapointed when they change the costume into just red in Golden Axe 2.
Changing it into scales would also make her look more like Sonja than Tyris.
Need a design that's still retain the red and white colors, but not too sexy.
While I know I just said dye was an expensive commodity back then and that such coloured clothing would of been regarded gaudish, at the same time I wholey agree with you.
Axe Battler
Tyris Flare
Gilias Thunderhead

Giving each character their own colour scheme makes them more individual and recognisable. In Beast Riders, they could of at least given the main three coloured cloth to decorate their armours with to make them more colour coded.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 17, 2022, 09:55:45 pm
It was sort of a trend back then. For some reason game developers thought "if I put a shit-tainted filter on our game, it will look more real!".
I mean, I understand why ancient-times games often have furs and leathers of grown and grey, it's because dye was an expensive commoditiy back then so green tunics and blue loinclothes would of been regarded a waste of dye. I wanted to bring COnan the Barbarian movie in as an example but... it's kinda hard to say. I mean most of the characters wore brown or drab coloured clothing but it still had a pop of colour than what Beast Riders had.

At least had 1 level that filled with grasses, there will be many green colors to compensate the brown outfits and weapons.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/3b/cb/2a3bcbcbe4e14c1cf24ef307c10c1fb9.gif)

All three of them should of been playable. But I guess Tyris was chosen because of sex appeal or something.

Yes, i remember she also showed up in adult men magazine.
And there is always cosplay of her in game convention that promote the game.

While I know I just said dye was an expensive commodity back then and that such coloured clothing would of been regarded gaudish, at the same time I wholey agree with you.
Axe Battler
Tyris Flare
Gilias Thunderhead

Giving each character their own colour scheme makes them more individual and recognisable. In Beast Riders, they could of at least given the main three coloured cloth to decorate their armours with to make them more colour coded.

Indeed. They are already given iconic colors in the original game, how could they ignore them later on.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 17, 2022, 11:17:51 pm
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 22, 2022, 12:21:15 am
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 22, 2022, 12:23:41 am
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 22, 2022, 06:07:11 am
At least had 1 level that filled with grasses, there will be many green colors to compensate the brown outfits and weapons.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/3b/cb/2a3bcbcbe4e14c1cf24ef307c10c1fb9.gif)
Yeah. Even Conan's movie which was mostly desert and canyon scenes, still had pretty lighting, blue skies and made it look natural given this was before filters. It's why I go on about if Golden Axe ever had a movie adaption it be based on this old movie.
Yes, i remember she also showed up in adult men magazine.
And there is always cosplay of her in game convention that promote the game.
I suppose sex sells more if it's done by a woman than a man, or a dwarf.
Indeed. They are already given iconic colors in the original game, how could they ignore them later on.
Probably regarded it as childish. Like how Power Rangers are conveniantly colour coded. To be honest I'd forget who's who if they weren't.
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D'aww. Though she probably wouldn't want to date someone who murdered her parents and ruined her kingdom.
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This is so cool, how I roughly imagine how a cinematic adaption of the three can look while keeping their colours.
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"Oh wow! Did you loose weight? You look great!"
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 24, 2022, 09:41:54 pm
Yeah. Even Conan's movie which was mostly desert and canyon scenes, still had pretty lighting, blue skies and made it look natural given this was before filters. It's why I go on about if Golden Axe ever had a movie adaption it be based on this old movie.

Agree to that.

I suppose sex sells more if it's done by a woman than a man, or a dwarf.

How time has changed.
Back then female protagonist in video game considered hard to sell to gamers.
SEGA even changed the protagonist Proncess Kurumi (Ninja Princess) into Hayate in SEGA Master System port.
And when Golden Axe port for Master System had memory limitation where the game had to only use one character as protagonist, they chose Ax Battler instead of Tyris and Gilius.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/92/b0/4e/92b04e164bfe8168f668c0b44b84dc81.jpg)

Probably regarded it as childish. Like how Power Rangers are conveniantly colour coded. To be honest I'd forget who's who if they weren't.

Childsh but helpful indeed.

D'aww. Though she probably wouldn't want to date someone who murdered her parents and ruined her kingdom.

"But Tyris... I'm your ...."

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"Oh wow! Did you loose weight? You look great!"

Lol... And then the boss came... "Get back to work you two!!!"

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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 25, 2022, 02:15:07 pm
How time has changed.
Back then female protagonist in video game considered hard to sell to gamers.
SEGA even changed the protagonist Proncess Kurumi (Ninja Princess) into Hayate in SEGA Master System port.
And when Golden Axe port for Master System had memory limitation where the game had to only use one character as protagonist, they chose Ax Battler instead of Tyris and Gilius.

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Yeah, it's like back then they figured it wouldn't sell because they regarded women weak, now they regard they will sell because they are regarded sexy. Not because these women could kick our asses.
Childsh but helpful indeed.
And iconic.
"But Tyris... I'm your ...."

(https://y.yarn.co/a52194dc-ba7e-4324-bfb7-050a7213bc60_text.gif)
Death=Adder isn't Tyris father... is he? I thought Tyris parents were king and queen that originally kept the Golden Axe. Death=Adder murdered them for the axe.
Lol... And then the boss came... "Get back to work you two!!!"

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Such lazy bones.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 25, 2022, 08:36:30 pm
Yeah, it's like back then they figured it wouldn't sell because they regarded women weak, now they regard they will sell because they are regarded sexy. Not because these women could kick our asses.

Then it's not progress after all.
Not that I'm against sexy characters.
The challenge is not to against it after all,
but to give more presence of strong and non-sexualized woman in video games to the point where they are as common as men.
And I think SEGA is already good on that.

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Death=Adder isn't Tyris father... is he? I thought Tyris parents were king and queen that originally kept the Golden Axe. Death=Adder murdered them for the axe.

Yeah, he isn't.
It's just a twist that I had in mind.
What if Tyris was adopted?
We never know much about Death Adder anyway..
How is his past?
What drives him to conquer the world?
What face he had under that helmet?

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Ooh... Never mind about the last question...
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 26, 2022, 06:46:45 am
Then it's not progress after all.
Not that I'm against sexy characters.
The challenge is not to against it after all,
but to give more presence of strong and non-sexualized woman in video games to the point where they are as common as men.
And I think SEGA is already good on that.

(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/171127/e3z9b5cr.jpg)

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Valkyria-AR_01-22-16_001.jpg)

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Yeah I'm not faulting Sega over it in particular, just how the change of things went. Commercialism doesn't follow what is moral, it follows what sells.
Yeah, he isn't.
It's just a twist that I had in mind.
What if Tyris was adopted?
We never know much about Death Adder anyway..
How is his past?
What drives him to conquer the world?
What face he had under that helmet?
From what I understand, Gilius manage to rescue Tyris when she was a baby and gave her to the Amazons (or in Beast Riders case, the Axirian Priestesses). When she was a full grown warrior woman, Death=Adder started his campaign to conquer Yuria.
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Ooh... Never mind about the last question...
Talk about black heads.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 27, 2022, 08:28:16 pm
From what I understand, Gilius manage to rescue Tyris when she was a baby and gave her to the Amazons (or in Beast Riders case, the Axirian Priestesses). When she was a full grown warrior woman, Death=Adder started his campaign to conquer Yuria.

Yes, and many didn't know that the baby/kid Tyris survived, including Death Adder.
I remember feeling shocked when playing Golden Axe Warrior, being informed that Tyris was already dead.
(Spoiler : turned out, she's still alive, we then met her later in the game)

(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/55/45/76/554576f45a0fa030d40c6f89eb44771c.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 28, 2022, 12:12:30 am
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on April 28, 2022, 04:48:18 am
Yes, and many didn't know that the baby/kid Tyris survived, including Death Adder.
I remember feeling shocked when playing Golden Axe Warrior, being informed that Tyris was already dead.
(Spoiler : turned out, she's still alive, we then met her later in the game)

(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/55/45/76/554576f45a0fa030d40c6f89eb44771c.jpg)
Golden Axe Warrior really needs a remake. Or the very least I could apply the story to my GoldEdge game idea given it's similar concepts.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on April 30, 2022, 12:22:43 am
Golden Axe Warrior really needs a remake. Or the very least I could apply the story to my GoldEdge game idea given it's similar concepts.

You meant a remake was like this?

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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 01, 2022, 05:56:46 am
You meant a remake was like this?

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Maybe, though when I imagine a Golden Axe remake, especially as a spin-off, I imagine it more like Brütal Legend.
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Or Breath of the Wild
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Or at least similar to the older Zelda games in game play.
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And of course with the fantasy bronze-age aesthetic.
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And what's a game with barbarians without barbarian violence?
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 01, 2022, 08:36:01 am
I meant for Golden Axe Warrior.
The game is really different from Golden Axe trilogy,
so if some kind of remake exist,
I kinda want it to be different with mainline remake.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 01, 2022, 09:22:53 am
I meant for Golden Axe Warrior.
The game is really different from Golden Axe trilogy,
so if some kind of remake exist,
I kinda want it to be different with mainline remake.
In my head, I imagine a new formula on how to reintroduce the Golden Axe series to a modern audience.

My first idea was to reintroduce the trilogy in full-3D with Musou-style gameplay. I figured it's because the original games were hack 'n slash beat 'em ups and that a Musou-style gameplay would compliment that. But I recall you saying that there are tons of Musou-style games on the market and I guess I've been under a rock for not really noticing them.
The second idea was Arkham (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Series)-style gameplay where the player can take on groups of enemies by dispatching individuals quickly, oftem with micro-QTE during the fight. That may work but recall Beast Riders doing something similar.
The games would be semi-linear similar to pre-BotW Zelda games where exploration is still encouraged but still a linear route to travel. Or the very least semi-open like Arkham Asylum (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Asylum) and Arkham City (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_City) was...  I mean those Arkham games were technically open-world but still set n a rather inclined space.

The story would be the same in the games, though I may expand on it to how the trio met and introduce Golden Axe III characters later on as allies or something like that.

At least if I worked with Sega, or was one of the third-party developers they've allowed to remake their games (Such as MegaPixel or Dotemu), that how I would introduce Golden Axe to today's audience.

Then there is my "GoldEdge" game idea which would be a spin-off sequel and re-adaption of Golden Axe Warrior. The gameplay in mind would be open-world, such as Brütal Legend or Elden Ring. It would take the enclosed areas in the main series and expand upon them in this revised open-world.
It could still roughly tell the same story as Golden Axe Warrior but I would want to replace those nine crystals with nine "Gold Edge weapons". You know how in post-classic Zelda games when you enter a dungeon you would find a weapon or a tool needed for progression and when you defeat the boss you get a mcguffin needed for the story? Gold Edge weapons are both of those.

At least that's how I would resurrect the Golden axe series.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2022, 11:15:06 am
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Hack of Golden Axe for Sega Master System


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This hack also replaces pretty much every graphic in the game, as well.

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Golden Axe Tyris Flare Edition for SEGA Master System is finished now
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2022, 11:20:13 am
In my head, I imagine a new formula on how to reintroduce the Golden Axe series to a modern audience.

My first idea was to reintroduce the trilogy in full-3D with Musou-style gameplay. I figured it's because the original games were hack 'n slash beat 'em ups and that a Musou-style gameplay would compliment that. But I recall you saying that there are tons of Musou-style games on the market and I guess I've been under a rock for not really noticing them.
The second idea was Arkham (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Series)-style gameplay where the player can take on groups of enemies by dispatching individuals quickly, oftem with micro-QTE during the fight. That may work but recall Beast Riders doing something similar.
The games would be semi-linear similar to pre-BotW Zelda games where exploration is still encouraged but still a linear route to travel. Or the very least semi-open like Arkham Asylum (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Asylum) and Arkham City (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_City) was...  I mean those Arkham games were technically open-world but still set n a rather inclined space.

The story would be the same in the games, though I may expand on it to how the trio met and introduce Golden Axe III characters later on as allies or something like that.

At least if I worked with Sega, or was one of the third-party developers they've allowed to remake their games (Such as MegaPixel or Dotemu), that how I would introduce Golden Axe to today's audience.

Then there is my "GoldEdge" game idea which would be a spin-off sequel and re-adaption of Golden Axe Warrior. The gameplay in mind would be open-world, such as Brütal Legend or Elden Ring. It would take the enclosed areas in the main series and expand upon them in this revised open-world.
It could still roughly tell the same story as Golden Axe Warrior but I would want to replace those nine crystals with nine "Gold Edge weapons". You know how in post-classic Zelda games when you enter a dungeon you would find a weapon or a tool needed for progression and when you defeat the boss you get a mcguffin needed for the story? Gold Edge weapons are both of those.

At least that's how I would resurrect the Golden axe series.

I like most of your story idea.
I'll probably add some twist (golden axe being evil being or Death Adder turned out to be Ax Battler's long lost brother) but of course if it's a twist it shouldn't be spoiled either.
The thing is if TMNT Shredder's Revenge is a success, there is a chance that Golden Axe Remake would be happened through them.
If it's happened, I bet the story would be as simple as SOR4. Just regular good vs evil story.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 03, 2022, 11:40:24 am
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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 03, 2022, 04:50:20 pm
I like most of your story idea.
I'll probably add some twist (golden axe being evil being or Death Adder turned out to be Ax Battler's long lost brother) but of course if it's a twist it shouldn't be spoiled either.
The thing is if TMNT Shredder's Revenge is a success, there is a chance that Golden Axe Remake would be happened through them.
If it's happened, I bet the story would be as simple as SOR4. Just regular good vs evil story.
Well, I don't want to spoil all my ideas, but given I doubt I'll do anything with it...

In my GoldEdge game idea, whenever you retrieve one of the Gold Edge weapons, you may run across a character who is like a cross between Ghirahim (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Ghirahim) and the Joker (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/The_Joker) from Batman: Arkham Knight (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Knight).
He suppose to raise red flags with his mannerisms but like most everyone in the game he encourages you to collect each of the Gold Edge Weapons. Every weapon retrieve he reappears to congratulate you while golden pieces of armour is added to him.

The big reveal turns out he is Dark Guld (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Guld), the spirit bound to the axe. He'll be a boss before or after Death=Adder as part of means of purifying the axe of evil or something like that.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 04, 2022, 12:28:46 pm
Well, I don't want to spoil all my ideas, but given I doubt I'll do anything with it...

In my GoldEdge game idea, whenever you retrieve one of the Gold Edge weapons, you may run across a character who is like a cross between Ghirahim (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Ghirahim) and the Joker (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/The_Joker) from Batman: Arkham Knight (https://arkhamcity.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Knight).
He suppose to raise red flags with his mannerisms but like most everyone in the game he encourages you to collect each of the Gold Edge Weapons. Every weapon retrieve he reappears to congratulate you while golden pieces of armour is added to him.

The big reveal turns out he is Dark Guld (https://goldenaxe.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Guld), the spirit bound to the axe. He'll be a boss before or after Death=Adder as part of means of purifying the axe of evil or something like that.

Now, that's a twist I can enjoy, though I don't like Dark Guld that much.
(I still prefer Death Bringer or the headless armor than him)

Has Dark Guld and Death Adder ever interacted to each other?
As far as I remember they never did in game version,
but I forgot about the STC comic book version.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 04, 2022, 02:30:41 pm
Now, that's a twist I can enjoy, though I don't like Dark Guld that much.
(I still prefer Death Bringer or the headless armor than him)

Has Dark Guld and Death Adder ever interacted to each other?
As far as I remember they never did in game version,
but I forgot about the STC comic book version.
I don't think Dark Guld and Death Adder has ever interacted. All I know about Dark Guld (and why I chosen him as the axe-bound spirit) is that he was one of the titans present at the titanomachy that the Golden Axe brought to an end. And I can't help but notice his black and gold armour and his name which makes me wonder if Dark Guld has something to do with the axe. Maybe the axe originally belonged to him? Maybe he forged the axe? Maybe he was the first warlord to take the axe? I dunno. Just his name and his armour makes me believe he has a deep connection with the axe. At least that's my thought on the matter. It's likely Sega just made him up to replace Death=Adder and that's it, nothing more.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 06, 2022, 06:35:39 am
I can't help but notice his black and gold armour and his name which makes me wonder if Dark Guld has something to do with the axe. Maybe the axe originally belonged to him? Maybe he forged the axe? Maybe he was the first warlord to take the axe? I dunno. Just his name and his armour makes me believe he has a deep connection with the axe. At least that's my thought on the matter.

Yes, black and gold armour does have matching color with golden axe.

It's likely Sega just made him up to replace Death=Adder and that's it, nothing more.

That's the nature of arcade games.
Well, Golden Axe II is console game, but it has arcade-like nature.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 06, 2022, 06:43:35 am
Yes, black and gold armour does have matching color with golden axe.

That's the nature of arcade games.
Well, Golden Axe II is console game, but it has arcade-like nature.
Eitherway, in my GoldEdge game idea, I like to imagine Dark Guld as some sort of eerie spirit bounded to the axe. He still encourages the player to progress, maybe even gives them advice or direction if it comes to collecting the weapons in a specific order of things.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 07, 2022, 07:11:02 am
Eitherway, in my GoldEdge game idea, I like to imagine Dark Guld as some sort of eerie spirit bounded to the axe. He still encourages the player to progress, maybe even gives them advice or direction if it comes to collecting the weapons in a specific order of things.

Like Navi in the Zelda OOT then? But with a twist.

(https://c.tenor.com/gfvZm2WrNqsAAAAM/navi-hey.gif)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 07, 2022, 07:30:29 am
Golden Axe Tyris Edition (SEGA Master System) - Final Version Gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl9nJLnwqUg
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 07, 2022, 04:02:16 pm
Like Navi in the Zelda OOT then? But with a twist.

(https://c.tenor.com/gfvZm2WrNqsAAAAM/navi-hey.gif)
More like Kaepora Gaebora (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Kaepora_Gaebora) and how h shows up as an owl after every dungeon or temple to inform Link where to go next.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 08, 2022, 08:38:29 pm
More like Kaepora Gaebora (https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Kaepora_Gaebora) and how h shows up as an owl after every dungeon or temple to inform Link where to go next.

Ooh.. Male version of Longclaw...

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/967126568273084486/FB_IMG_1650651310597.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 09, 2022, 12:01:59 am
Golden Axe - A Legacy of Missed Opportunities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr9Qo1iBMF4
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 09, 2022, 06:07:34 am
Ooh.. Male version of Longclaw...

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/967126568273084486/FB_IMG_1650651310597.jpg)
Male creepy version of Longclaw... and nothing like Longclaw I guess. Will wear golden armour.

I'm imagining Dark Guld more like Ghirahim.
Elegant...
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/49a017cbff721434fe48e1ef3acaf1fd/3574962b496f1fa8-cc/s540x810/26399d81452c3dd80d3614d69676cda6c3354303.gifv)


...yet creepy.
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HeartyLoathsomeAmethystinepython-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 09, 2022, 08:08:59 pm
Male creepy version of Longclaw... and nothing like Longclaw I guess. Will wear golden armour.

I'm imagining Dark Guld more like Ghirahim.
Elegant...
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/49a017cbff721434fe48e1ef3acaf1fd/3574962b496f1fa8-cc/s540x810/26399d81452c3dd80d3614d69676cda6c3354303.gifv)


...yet creepy.
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HeartyLoathsomeAmethystinepython-size_restricted.gif)

Man, he reminds me of Dark Falz Theatre from Idola Phantasy Star Saga.
Smart, wise, but creepy as hell....

(https://i.ibb.co/y0TkByF/Idola-Phantasy-Star-Saga-Dark-Falz-Theatre.png)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 10, 2022, 12:05:10 am
Golden Axe artwork by Mike Saputo

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3b/ca/ee/3bcaeeaa1a29b6d9eb76f4e67d0f417e.jpg)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0064/7532/files/Skuzzles---Golden-Axe---Art-by-Mike-Saputo---Animated-Foil-Variant.gif?v=1514397930)

Link : http://www.mikesaputo.com/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 10, 2022, 04:45:41 am
Man, he reminds me of Dark Falz Theatre from Idola Phantasy Star Saga.
Smart, wise, but creepy as hell....

(https://i.ibb.co/y0TkByF/Idola-Phantasy-Star-Saga-Dark-Falz-Theatre.png)
Pretty much, yeah.
Golden Axe artwork by Mike Saputo

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3b/ca/ee/3bcaeeaa1a29b6d9eb76f4e67d0f417e.jpg)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0064/7532/files/Skuzzles---Golden-Axe---Art-by-Mike-Saputo---Animated-Foil-Variant.gif?v=1514397930)

Link : http://www.mikesaputo.com/ (http://www.mikesaputo.com/)
Now that's cool!
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on May 19, 2022, 12:09:45 am
After Gillius, Now Pin the Tails Pin on Your Tails merch! 🦊

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(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/976496051479523328/goldenaxepin_segashop_pl_1_1000x.progressive.jpg?width=630&height=630)

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This officialTails pin is SEGA Shop Europe's Pin of the Month, making it only £1.99/€1.99 when bought with any other product!
With a charming enamel design of the twin-tailed fox himself mid-flight, this fantastic piece of merch is perfect for bringing some gaming flair to your coats, bags and accessories.

Link : https://bit.ly/3OEpDnL
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on June 12, 2022, 11:50:13 pm
Gauntlet & Golden Axe-Inspired “Battle Axe”is now 50% off in the Nintendo eShop & Steam!
Sale ends on June 23, 2022.

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“Battle Axe” is a top-down arcade adventure game which is largely inspired by Ed Logg’s 1985 classic, Gauntlet, but also draws from the likes of Golden Axe, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara, and Knights Of The Round.
Battle Axe can be played solo or in local co-op by two people, with players choosing their preferred hero before embarking on their quest.
Each hero has a projectile attack to tackle the enemy from afar, as well as a short-range attack, special abilities to give them a momentary advantage, and they can also can pickup items which have a variety of effects.

Links :
https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/battle-axe-switch/ (https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/battle-axe-switch/)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1167300/Battle_Axe/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1167300/Battle_Axe/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on June 22, 2022, 12:04:52 am
Happy Birthday SEGA Forever!

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June 22, 2022 is the fifth anniversary of SEGA Forever!
Which one is your favourite?

Link : https://discord.com/invite/segaforever
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on June 25, 2022, 04:08:25 am
The Steam Summer Sale is coming in HOT! 🔥

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In this sale there are amazing deals on over 40 Steam titles for a limited period of time!
Be sure to not miss this opportunity to get great SEGA and ATLUS games at great discounts to fully enjoy this summer!
Sales on titles such at Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon will last 🙌 until July 8, 01:00 (UTC+8)🙌!

Link : https://sega.link/SEGAsummer (https://sega.link/SEGAsummer)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on June 27, 2022, 08:57:16 pm
Happy Birthday for Golden Axe: The Duel, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Worms (NA Saturn)

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Happy Birthday!
26 years ago, Golden Axe: The Duel, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Worms are released for the Sega Saturn in North America

Source : https://www.facebook.com/sega.anthology (https://www.facebook.com/sega.anthology)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 21, 2022, 12:40:14 am
SDCC2022 Storm Collectibles Booth Teased Golden Axe and SOR4 Characters

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYJUrWpUsAEQVmQ?format=jpg&name=small)

Source : https://t.co/vDIrxDWm2b (https://t.co/vDIrxDWm2b)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on July 26, 2022, 12:13:03 am
A closer look of Storm Collectibles' Golden Axe Long Moan & Heninger at SDCC 2022

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/380049446412484608/1000106020292538519/FB_IMG_1658514108638.jpg?width=448&height=598)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/380049446412484608/1000106020510650458/FB_IMG_1658514112847.jpg?width=448&height=598)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/ (https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 01, 2022, 12:04:53 am
Link in Firewood ? (Golden Axe Warrior Hack V1 on Sega Master System)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPRz_DMC5k
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 01, 2022, 10:47:24 am
Link in Firewood ? (Golden Axe Warrior Hack V1 on Sega Master System)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPRz_DMC5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOtqGXnwFv8
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 01, 2022, 08:38:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOtqGXnwFv8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOtqGXnwFv8)

Still... Golden Axe Warrior is the better Zelda (spiritual) sequel than Zelda II.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/79757b706384bf9fade20e9f7d3c8445/1be135fa28f94795-73/s540x810/1fda97500b609d03f9b8d6a1b0b34a3cbe9600f1.pnj)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 02, 2022, 09:34:58 am
Still... Golden Axe Warrior is the better Zelda (spiritual) sequel than Zelda II.

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/79757b706384bf9fade20e9f7d3c8445/1be135fa28f94795-73/s540x810/1fda97500b609d03f9b8d6a1b0b34a3cbe9600f1.pnj)
That's true, even if it was mostly a rip-off of the first game.

But Golden Axe Warrior was the first game you play as an anonymous warrior, which in my eyes is close to playing as a customized character but without the customization.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 02, 2022, 08:24:00 pm
That's true, even if it was mostly a rip-off of the first game.

But Golden Axe Warrior was the first game you play as an anonymous warrior, which in my eyes is close to playing as a customized character but without the customization.

Weren't Dragon Quest I, III, and IV hero/heroine predate him?
We could even choose the gender, male or female.

For I & III sometimes he/she's called with his/her title (Erdrick) since he/she's Erdrick's descendant.
so DQ IV (released in 1990, GA Warriors released in 1991) hero/heroine probably the one that's more comparable since he/she's also an anonymous warrior, :

(https://preview.redd.it/uyl3dsbmpnw21.png?width=702&format=png&auto=webp&s=e1e76e54c46bd89391952eb641a7ee07852ed8d4)

(https://preview.redd.it/ic6n1x7npnw21.png?width=423&format=png&auto=webp&s=593d7b3507832983badb349d212d89f1e7a9905c)

(https://preview.redd.it/87d3xnhlpnw21.png?width=413&format=png&auto=webp&s=a4d8b892bd30a268df12992a84274c6790da06ca)

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Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 03, 2022, 06:27:33 pm
Weren't Dragon Quest I, III, and IV hero/heroine predate him?
We could even choose the gender, male or female.

For I & III sometimes he/she's called with his/her title (Erdrick) since he/she's Erdrick's descendant.
so DQ IV (released in 1990, GA Warriors released in 1991) hero/heroine probably the one that's more comparable since he/she's also an anonymous warrior, :

(https://preview.redd.it/uyl3dsbmpnw21.png?width=702&format=png&auto=webp&s=e1e76e54c46bd89391952eb641a7ee07852ed8d4)

(https://preview.redd.it/ic6n1x7npnw21.png?width=423&format=png&auto=webp&s=593d7b3507832983badb349d212d89f1e7a9905c)

(https://preview.redd.it/87d3xnhlpnw21.png?width=413&format=png&auto=webp&s=a4d8b892bd30a268df12992a84274c6790da06ca)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/480/203/c92.jpg)
By first game, I mean the first Golden Axe game to play as an anonymous warrior. Though I did forget about the dragon Quest games.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 03, 2022, 08:17:19 pm
Golden Axe "Tyris Flare" Cosplay by LadyLemonCosplay

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/4d/13/084d1312c1dd1a3316e020ef3c37f637.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ee/dc/aa/eedcaad71126031f25f763d417528d00--nintendo-videogames.jpg)

Link : https://www.facebook.com/LadyLemonCosplay (https://www.facebook.com/LadyLemonCosplay) 
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 03, 2022, 08:17:59 pm
By first game, I mean the first Golden Axe game to play as an anonymous warrior. Though I did forget about the dragon Quest games.

Aah.. I see. Yes then.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 04, 2022, 12:48:56 am
Golden Axe Myth (OpenBoR) All Bosses (No Damage!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkSuRQd2E0I
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 04, 2022, 11:44:27 am
Golden Axe "Tyris Flare" Cosplay by LadyLemonCosplay

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1004557750036090911/FB_IMG_1659575567269.jpg)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1004557750354841690/FB_IMG_1659575570622.jpg?width=427&height=601)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1004557750635872306/FB_IMG_1659575563697.jpg?width=400&height=600)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/756503521498759318/1004557750904299610/FB_IMG_1659575573739.jpg?width=451&height=601)

Link : https://www.facebook.com/LadyLemonCosplay (https://www.facebook.com/LadyLemonCosplay)
I know the dirt is fake... but kinda working for me here.😍

Golden Axe Myth (OpenBoR) All Bosses (No Damage!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkSuRQd2E0I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkSuRQd2E0I)
Is this a fan game?
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 04, 2022, 10:02:53 pm
I know the dirt is fake... but kinda working for me here.😍
Wait, that was fake?
I thought she's rolling on the ground first before taking a photo session.

Is this a fan game?

Yes, the game is available to download here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aeAU8xeMCZhe-qM-hkzZT6ZmAneN4sXt/view?fbclid=IwAR3ZQHwj5YD_OZ1xnjlZ9IdrgCwEMaGhWUZ7vR76znaDP6RQ14JKMl1H7Es).

The character designs and artworks were made by Oscar Celestini who's also known for Black Jewel and Last Beat.

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/037/870/985/c4cf495f05817cc3457e63e60f4a7930_original.png?ixlib=rb-4.0.2&w=680&fit=max&v=1657110953&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=fb41b9e615598fb1ded194ad337fe82d)

(https://img.itch.zone/aW1nLzQ3NzQ5OTcuanBn/original/OOviWD.jpg)

https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/ (https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 05, 2022, 07:44:00 am
Wait, that was fake?
I thought she's rolling on the ground first before taking a photo session.
Suely they would of taken photos of that if that were true.
Yes, the game is available to download here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aeAU8xeMCZhe-qM-hkzZT6ZmAneN4sXt/view?fbclid=IwAR3ZQHwj5YD_OZ1xnjlZ9IdrgCwEMaGhWUZ7vR76znaDP6RQ14JKMl1H7Es).

The character designs and artworks were made by Oscar Celestini who's also known for Black Jewel and Last Beat.

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https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/ (https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/)
Cool! More Golden Axe content.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 07, 2022, 04:15:15 am
Best short SEGA games!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlu28QWxaY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlu28QWxaY)

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Do you ever find that you don’t have enough time for gaming anymore?
Has your attention span seen better days?
Or do you just simply prefer brief games for some short and sweet video game sessions?

We got you!
Here are some SEGA games that you can enjoy in short bursts, so you can have time for other things in life… or maybe even more games!

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=SEGA (https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=SEGA)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Mystic Monkey on August 07, 2022, 09:04:49 am
Best short SEGA games!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlu28QWxaY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlu28QWxaY)

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=SEGA (https://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=SEGA)
I do have a short attention span... Anyway, on to the next forum thread.
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 08, 2022, 10:46:25 pm
Cool Toy : SEGA Arcade Coin Bank Featuring Fantasy Zone & Altered Beast (2020)

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Contain bonuses: SEGA clear files with Golden Axe and Bonanza Bros artwork.

Video : https://twitter.com/SEGA_OFFICIAL/status/1308942735609655296
Link : https://www.emporiumretrogamingshop.com/products/sega-arcade-bank-sound-coin-box
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 15, 2022, 09:16:24 pm
SEGA Talk #102: SEGA & Sonic All-Stars Racing (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVyQJn8F800

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Buckle up because on this SEGA Talk, we put the pedal to the metal and hit the road to talk about Sumo Digital’s Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing!
What are the origins of this racing franchise?
What characters didn’t make the cut?
What is a Bentley Jones?
Click play and find out!

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/08/15/sega-talk-102-sega-sonic-all-stars-racing-2010/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 22, 2022, 07:47:54 pm
thesketchsector's artwork celebrating 50K followers of SEGA Forever's Twitter Account

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Thanks so much for helping us reach 50K followers on Twitter! ✨

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/1561402054127525892
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 25, 2022, 02:24:03 am
See the complete SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Mini 2 lineup – European release confirmed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzE_oH-MDAM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzE_oH-MDAM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7X1yCypKU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7X1yCypKU)

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SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 (JP) has 62 Titles: 42 Mega Drive, 20 MEGA CD, 1 SEGA CD. 10 of the Mega Drive titles are New/Unreleased.
SEGA Genesis Mini 2 has 61 titles: 49 Genesis, 12 SEGA CD. 8 of the Genesis titles are New/Unreleased.
For SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 (JP), 35 of the 63 titles become US/UK versions when switching the language to English.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/08/19/see-the-complete-sega-mega-drive-genesis-mini-2-lineup-european-release-confirmed/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2022/08/19/see-the-complete-sega-mega-drive-genesis-mini-2-lineup-european-release-confirmed/)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on August 25, 2022, 03:17:50 am
Storm Collectibles' Golden Axe Gilius Thunderhead and Chickenleg action figure review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrsaUueBLFc
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 01, 2022, 12:49:19 am
Anime "Uncle from Another World (Isekai Ojisan)" Episode 7 is now Available!
It has References to Sonic, Golden Axe, and Alien Soldier.

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Uncle has just bought "SEGA Mega Drive" with his income as a YouTuber.
While playing the game, he triumphantly explains how to defeat the enemy.
He says that the experience he gained from playing SEGA games was useful even in a different world, and he begins to talk about when he cooperated with the novice adventurer Alicia and her party to subjugate a horde of goblins.
On the other hand, Takafumi, who goes out to deliver Fujimiya's smartphone she forgot to bring, witnesses Fujimiya walking with a Yankee.
He borrows the power of magic from her uncle and goes to help, but...

Link : https://isekaiojisan.com/story/07.html (https://isekaiojisan.com/story/07.html)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 07, 2022, 12:22:01 am
Golden Axe - 32X Edition Hack Patch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciW_-J9nCmk

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This hack enhances the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis version of Golden Axe by using the 32X’s graphics capabilities.

The maps are reworked based on the arcade version of the game and displayed using the 32X.
Eye animations for the turtle and eagle are back in
Uses the arcade version of the door open/close animation
Demo/Attract mode resembles the arcade game more closely
The cast screen had been moved to the main menu and is now interactive
Credits are skippable
The duel mode had been removed (for now).

The hack was developed using emulators. Unfortunately it does not run on original hardware (crashes after player selection). So for anyone that wants to take a shot at fixing it to run on original hardware the full source code is available.

Download the patch here : https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/7112/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 12, 2022, 12:21:28 am
Anime "Uncle from Another World (Isekai Ojisan)" Episode 7 is now Available!
It has References to Sonic, Golden Axe, and Alien Soldier.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/376010700985860116/1014771173155946496/20220901_123426.jpg)
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Uncle has just bought "SEGA Mega Drive" with his income as a YouTuber.
While playing the game, he triumphantly explains how to defeat the enemy.
He says that the experience he gained from playing SEGA games was useful even in a different world, and he begins to talk about when he cooperated with the novice adventurer Alicia and her party to subjugate a horde of goblins.
On the other hand, Takafumi, who goes out to deliver Fujimiya's smartphone she forgot to bring, witnesses Fujimiya walking with a Yankee.
He borrows the power of magic from her uncle and goes to help, but...

Link : https://isekaiojisan.com/story/07.html (https://isekaiojisan.com/story/07.html)

Isekai Ojisan x Sega popup store's coming to Nagoya, Osaka & Tokyo in September, October & November

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At the POPUP STORE, collaboration products with Uncle from Another World with the masterpiece games "Sonic the Hedgehog", "Golden Axe", and "Alien Soldier" will be available.
It will include goods such as “Ojisan” CM-style T-shirts with advertisement motifs, American comic-style acrylic figures and apparel of each character of “Isekai Ojisan”, 8-Bit, 16-Bit retro game-style products, etc. 
Not just limited to Uncle from Another World, it will also sell GAMES GLORIOUS x SEGA collaboration products.

Link : https://games-glorious.com/news/630ce53b32f7475fc8178d8f (https://games-glorious.com/news/630ce53b32f7475fc8178d8f)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on September 19, 2022, 12:45:55 am
Storm Collectibles has Announced The Bad Brothers Figure for Q1 2023

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The Bad Brothers, also known as Hammering Giants, are the giants in Death Adder's army from Golden Axe that use hammers as weapons. They are easygoing and are usually seen smiling, but are dangerous opponents. The duo are the bosses from the Old Firewood Kingdom.

Features:

A fully articulated unseen joints Bad Brother
2 x Interchanging Head Sculpt
4 x Pairs of Hands
1 x Hammer

Estimated Release Date: Q1 2023

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/posts/5561410920564562 (https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/posts/5561410920564562)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2022, 09:25:26 pm
Storm Collectibles has Announced HENINGER & LONG MOAN 2 PACK Figures for Q2 2023

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HENINGER & LONG MOAN 2 PACK - GOLDEN AXE Action Figures

Heninger is Brutish musclemen and LongMoan is lowly footsoldiers, they both are under Death Adder's army, also knowns as Club-Swinging Attacker, are one of the most common enemy types in Golden Axe.

Features:
Heninger's Mace
Long Moan's Wooden Mace
8 Pairs of Hand
 
Estimated Release Date: Q2 2023

Source : https://www.facebook.com/stormcollectibles/
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 19, 2022, 10:36:48 pm
SEGA Genesis Classics is now 70% off on US Playstation Store!
Offer ends 10/27/2022 01:59 PM GMT+7


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Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy!

New features also bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements.

The largest collection of retro classics on console in one great package!

Link :  https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-CUSA10828_00-SEGAGENESISCLSCS
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on October 26, 2022, 09:00:04 pm
Entertainment Earth has some solid discounts on a couple Storm Collectibles Golden Axe figures.
Use code PRETERNIA to take 10% off + free dispatch:

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Tyris Flare and Blue Dragon ($97.53) - https://bit.ly/3eBjE2n
Dead Frame Skeleton 2-pack ($47.89) - https://bit.ly/3FboUry

Source : https://twitter.com/preterniadotcom/status/1584600744035901441
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 03, 2022, 10:49:38 pm
Golden Axe - Black Dragon - “BBICN Store Exclusive” Limited 400pcs

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Source : https://twitter.com/stormcohk/status/1588198528522031105
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 04, 2022, 01:14:44 am
Golden Axe - Gold Dragon - “BBICN Store Exclusive” Limited 400pcs

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Source : https://twitter.com/stormcohk/status/1588198484376948737 (https://twitter.com/stormcohk/status/1588198484376948737)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 09, 2022, 07:43:37 pm
Streets of Rage/Golden Axe double-sided poster with a copy of SEGA Genesis Classics (PS4) is $10.99 on Amazon

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Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, puzzlers, old favorites and hidden gems.
New features bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls.
Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements.

Link : http://amzn.to/3DXRHiS
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2022, 07:54:14 pm
Fun Fact: The LIMS album Eons uses drum samples from the game Golden Axe (using the Korg Gadget OTORII expansion). 🎮🥁

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Source : https://twitter.com/lifeismysndtrck/status/1590792405267394561
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2022, 08:00:47 pm
Golden Axe Tyris Flare and Blue Dragon 1:12 Scale Action Figure is 39% Off Now at Entertainment Earth.

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The Golden Axe Tyris Flare and Blue Dragon 1:12 Scale Action Figure from Storm Collectibles presents Princess turned Amazon Tyris Flare, straight from the Firewood Kingdom! Standing roughly 8-inches tall, the lovely warrior includes 2 swappable heads and 6 pairs of interchangeable hands.
Best of all, Tyris comes with her Blue Dragon, complete with flame effect. And she can ride the dragon!
Golden Axe fans don't want to miss this!

Link : https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/golden-axe-tyris-flare-and-blue-dragon-112-scale-action-figure/blfstm87190 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/golden-axe-tyris-flare-and-blue-dragon-112-scale-action-figure/blfstm87190)
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2022, 08:01:59 pm
Golden Axe's Zuburoka Fan Art by Tatsurou Amakawa

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Source : https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/2477475
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 19, 2022, 02:03:48 am
"Sega Genesis Battle Coliseum" Fan Art by ALThedge

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Source : https://www.deviantart.com/althedge/art/Sega-Genesis-Battle-Coliseum-805108617
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2022, 01:36:57 am
Tech Artist Sheds Light On The Wild Development Of Golden Axe: Beast Rider

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According to Golus, the game at one point was also too hard that QA struggled to even beat the tutorial, and the (then) lead designer wouldn't budge on its difficulty.
Rather than confronting the dev about it, the management sneakily switched them to another repository, with another group working on the actual Gold candidate that would go to manufacturing.
The version eventually released to consumers was the retuned one that was also given colored flashes to indicate attacks present in the final game.

Article : https://www.timeextension.com/news/2022/11/tech-artist-sheds-light-on-the-wild-development-of-golden-axe-beast-rider
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 24, 2022, 01:42:54 am
Storm Collectibles Figures Black Friday Sale

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Our Black Friday sale has begun!
Save big on multiple Storm Collectibles Action Figures!
Order yours today.

Link : https://t.co/umareUBHB4
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 28, 2022, 02:30:20 am
Tyris Flare Fan Art by Quasimodox

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Source : https://twitter.com/Quasimodox/status/1421652733606735875
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 28, 2022, 02:31:26 am
Final Reminder! Gilius Thunderhead and Tyris Flare are both 45% OFF during Black Friday Sale, ending tonight!

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Our Black Friday deals are ending tonight.
Check out http://shop.bandai.com for all the Storm Collectibles action figures available during this event, before it's too late.

Link : http://shop.bandai.com
Title: Re: Golden Axe - Official Thread
Post by: Berto on November 30, 2022, 12:26:38 am
Golden Axe Tyris Flare Cosplay by Juby Headshot

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Hello everybody
Today I'm very happy to share with you my new cosplay: Tyris Flare from Golden Axe!🥰
If you like this cosplay, this month my patrons will have exclusive pictures done by the amazing @oriol_lamielsuch as this one😊 you have until 30th of November➡️!

Source : https://twitter.com/JubyHeadshot/status/1596950355765755904