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Offline Berto

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Golden Axe - Official Thread
« on: May 03, 2015, 11:37:04 pm »
GOLDEN AXE

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



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/
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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 12:21:30 pm »
Aww, what a shame. I was hoping for 3D Golden Axe. :(

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #4 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.



But yeah, I understand your points, they could surprise us later, just like 3D SOR2. We may never know.

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 11:26:18 am »
SEG4GES

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 09:21:18 pm »


That looks awesome, the hell is that?
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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #8 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.


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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #9 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


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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 01:22:32 pm »


This is really a thing and I didn't even know about it?!

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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #13 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.



That's bad ass. I have a Japanese backwards compatible PS3, so i think i'm gonna look that up on EBay.
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Re: There will be no 3D Golden Axe on SEGA's 3DS 3D Classic Series
« Reply #14 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.



Pic from http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/die-hard-arcade/
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