Golden Axe for the Master System was released by Sega in 1989. It was originally released for arcade, using the system System 16 the Sega. After was ported to Master System, Mega Drive, PCs, Atari ST, Friend, Zx Spectrum and Commodore 64. Later still had a remake released to the Playstation 2.
Sega did a good job of conversion to Master System the graphics and sound, considering that it comes to a console 8 bits. All levels and magical powers were kept. The enemies, the animals can ride during the game, It's all there. But, is a game of only one player and can play with only one character, the Tarik.
If Sega's work was good in graphics and sound, Unfortunately you can't say the same for gameplay. There's no fluidity of motion, and the controls give the impression of not responding as well as they should. The result is a beautiful game to watch, but a little painful to play.
Golden Axe It was available in stores I frequented, so I rented it a few times. Was also one of the few cartridges that I have. Remember to have negotiated with a store owner, dei 3 Cartridge 4 games (those of the Apple Vision or Dactar) from Atari 2600, console that at the time I was no longer, in Exchange the cartridge Golden Axe.
At the time I also don't notice it so much the defects. The arcade version I only got to know via MAME. And the version of Mega Drive, significantly higher than that of Master System and more faithful to the arcade, I also just went to meet a little later.
At the time I didn't have a lot of difficulty in reaching the end of the Golden Axe from the Master System. If memory serves me, I managed to complete it before you even have the cartridge. He ended up occupying the position number 6 my short list of completed games Master System, in the notebook I had on my childhood and keep until today.
Today, Unfortunately I have no more patience to try to complete this game. In the video at the end of this article you can see that I even tried, I started playing seriously and trying to avoid taking blows, but the controls and the lack of fluidity in movement does not allow me to make a second attempt after do not go very far in the first.
The tips of the Tec Toy for Golden Axe follow the pattern. Are two continuous form pages, where a short plot, the controls, Tips to get a “Go on” extra, and tips on how to go through each of the five phases.
Check out the scanned brochure:
Plot : Your goal is to defeat Death Adder before they exhaust the powers that have been assigned to you by the priest of Yuria.
Controlling the game
Directional knob – Moves Tarik in all eight directions. Button i – Does Tarik attack. srve as well to start the game. Button 2 – Does Tarik jump. Also starts the game.
Go on – Press the directional knob diagonally top left and the button already and 2 . (This procedure is only possible (i) time).
1 – The Forest
Kill all the creatures until you see a. Jump onto the porch and wait for the Warrior Amazon who will come on a dragon. You should strike it and take the Dragon you will defeat the 2 boys. Go right and apply a stroke with the tail of the Dragon at the dwarf, to get the magic force. After, go right until you find 2 giant with the hammer. Fight one at a time and don't let them trap him. Give ombradas to defeat them.
2 – Turtle Island
Go right to the next level. Be careful not to fall into the abyss. Stay in front of the porch, continue to the right and a blow to the shoulder on Amazon about the Dragon of fire. Take his dragon to defeat enemies.
3 – Leaving the Turtle Island
When you see the Amazon about the Dragon of fire, break it down. The Dragon is hard to use, So let the Amazon lot again and drop it when the Dragon is leaving. Go right until you reach a hole at the end. Run, jump the hole and you'll come across 2 Giants with hammer. To defeat them, hope one of them jump with you . Go to the right leaving- to your left. Then run and a blow to the shoulder or, simply tap. If you do this correctly, It will fall off the porch and die. Do the same with another giant. After you beat them, strike the 2 anôes and get the magic force. Go right to find a Knight in armor
and an Amazon. To kill the Knight, run in your díreçâo and strike with the shoulder. If you try to attack him with the sword, He will kill you.
4 – Water Island
Go right and jump on the landing. Get in there and throw punches in the air with the sword. the boys on the left subirâo on the landing and you will smite all the time. It will take a little, but you will win. After killing the 3 boys, continue to the right until you find 2 Skeleton soldiers. Make them go to the lower level and expect them to rise. When they rise, run and take a blow with a shoulder to throw them out. Repeat this operation until they die. Continue to the right and face 2 Skeleton warriors and i forward that wields a bacchanal. Face 1 at a time. Don't come between 2 their, You must defeat 2 their groups.
5- Temple Gallery
In the beginning, When you are jumping to face the 2 skeleton warriors, use the technique of air blow with the sword. After, continue to the right and face 2 peer groups of attackers who manage a bacchanal. After defeating them, you will face 2 knights in armor. To defeat them, run, give blows to the shoulder and when they start to hit him, use the technique of air blow with the sword. If you win, you may receive the magical power of bags. I entao, you will face a giant with hammer, e header with bat and 2 skeleton warriors. Use the technique of air blow with the sword to finish them. is the final confrontation with a skeleton with a warrior and deadly viper.
How to defeat deadly viper :
How many hits can the warrior and just so, a viper will appear. Then start to move around the screen and when you approach her, strike, and do not stop moving and strike die until it.
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To complete, the little video demonstrating the Golden Axe, all the original hardware and no emulation, as costume:
The equipment used for this capture was:
- Elgato - Game Capture HD60 - For capturing video in digital format and Full HD 60fps.
- Sega Genesis -the American model Mega Drive, console that has the original processor Master System, allowing to play the Master without emulation games.
- Mega Everdrive - The cartridge "magic" that reads my games from a simple SD card and works just like the original cartridges.
- Framemeister XRGB Mini - doing theupscale to the image Mega Drive para 1080p Full HD.
- SCART RGB cable for Mega Drive 1 / Sega Genesis 1 / Mega Drive 2 by Tec Toy with Stereo Audio (Pack-a-Punched!) - Leading to RGB, best image possible to extract a Mega Drive / Master System com hardware original, for the Framemeister.