Posts tagged Golden Axe
I don’t know if you saw my feature last year about the fabulous London Gaming Con, but it was a fun-filled weekend chock-full of laughs (or ‘laffs’ if you wanna be kooky about it). Well the ‘Animeleague’ are back once again this year with a convention that’s bound to delight fans of videogames (and Sega) to the core. To prove this a recent press release has stated that famed Sonic voice actor Mike Pollock will even be a guest. If you ever wanted to meet the voice of everyone’s favourite Sonic antagonist then now is finally your chance!
The event will also feature hundreds of other fans, cosplay events, and even a Golden Axe tournament to wet your lips. The promise from the event organizers is that the convention will be ‘better than ever’, with a ton to do and a big space to do it in. Indeed the convention this year is taking place in the Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University again. So there’ll be no shortage of space to get your game on. The con itself will take place on 4-5 May and you can get your tickets here. Also if you’re going make sure to find me and say hello as i’m more than happy to cover the event for the site. See you there!
In honor of Anarchy Reigns’ release this week, we’ve decided to take a look to the past and highlight 10 of the best beat ‘em ups to grace a Sega console. In the list below you’ll find all sorts of great ways to spend you time punching and kicking a variety of gang members, aliens, zombies, foot soldiers and much much more!
Hit the jump to read our top 10 list of beat ‘em ups!
Sumo Digital’s Sega All-Stars series have been extremely satisfying Sega character cross-over games for numerous reasons, but for many Sega fans it was the sound tracks that really helped give the games an air of cohesion. The fellows over at Destructoid were lucky enough to pick the brains of Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed producer Steve Lycett about the upcoming game’s soundtrack, arranged by Sega legend Richard Jacques, as well as having a sneak peak at some of the tracks.
Jet Set Radio
Steve Lycett had many things to say, about pubs, secret Japanese Sega vaults, dub-step and more! Check out his comments in full after the jump.
Have you ever found yourself playing Golden Axe but wanting for a more thrilling experience? Perhaps an electrical one? Well it seems that some maniacs have already done with a device known as the ‘Genezap’. The Genezap is a device created by two French gamers known as ‘Dyak’ and ‘Furrtek’. In the shortened video above you can see them test out the classic Sega beat em up, but with zaps of electrical currents sent through a shock collar every time they lose health.
They even have instructions (in French) on how to hook up your own! So who here is brave enough to try this? In fact screw Golden Axe, we should see what would happen if someone took on Shinobi or Comix Zone! Now the poor soul who tries that, I do feel sorry for.
How many copies of Golden Axe do you own? How many of those copies are actually cartridges? If you are anything like me then you have at least three different versions of the game, not for the sole purpose of being a fan of the series, but because Sega has a tendency to include their classic games on as many platforms as possible. Golden Axe has seen light on everything from Genesis and Gamecube, to Commodore 64 and even iOS. This begs the question, is this collection really worth your hard earned Bill Gates Bucks or Kevin Butler Dollars? Hit the jump button to find out, young beast rider! More >
Several months back, Sega released heaping handfuls of Genesis classics onto Steam. Being the upstanding young gentlemen that we are, my fellow Sega Addicts and I took the opportunity to offer up our suggestions for each title. If we liked the game, we stamped it with an emphatic “Get it,” but if we felt it wasn’t worth your time, we threw it in the waste bin and quietly uttered, “Don’t get it.”
Well, several new Genesis games have once again hit Valve’s download service, and while this particular batch of classics doesn’t carry any special title, it is easily one of the best groups of games we’ve yet seen on Steam. Since we’re suckers for these fun little punchy reviews (and we think you want to know our opinions because we are so important and everything), we’re bringing back this Sega Addicts past-time once again.
Each game is going on Steam for $2.99. Are they worth your hard-earned cash? Hit the jump to find out.
Considering all the Genesis classic packs that Sega has been pumping out on Steam in the last several months, it’s surprising that this latest (and arguably best) group of Genesis gems has received so little fanfare.
Yesterday, some of the very best games that the Genesis had to offer hit Valve’s loveable little download service, including:
- Dynamite Headdy
- Beyond Oasis
- Golden Axe III
- Phantasy Star II
- Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
- Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
- Streets of Rage III
- Revenge of Shinobi
- Wonder Boy in Monster World
- Vectorman 2
Quite a list indeed. All of these are going for $2.99, and most of them are definitely worth every penny and more. If you haven’t played Dynamite Headdy, drop whatever you are doing (I don’t care if it involves sharp or deadly objects, this is Dynamite freakin’ Headdy we’re talking about), and pick up that game right NOW.
Any classics from this list you folks have been aching to try? I might go for Vectorman 2 myself.
Even though Sega seems to have a giant pile of retro ports up in the Steam store already (40 in fact), it seems that they have a plan to add even more games to the service. That’s right due to an update in the Steam registry we have been pointed in the direction of 10 more classic games, due to be making their way to the online service. These games are:
Golden Axe 3
Phantasy Star 2, 3, and 4
Streets of Rage 3
The Revenge of Shinobi
Wonderboy in Monster World
As you can see, there’s a few gems in there including some classics which I would have assumed would already be on there. So what’s your favorite? Can you see any of your most valued games in that list? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Following the leaked information regarding the Monster World and Alex Kidd & Co. Vintage Collections’ release via XBLA, was the news that PEGI had officially rated several Golden Axe and Streets of Rage games, also for release via XBLA, giving rise to speculations of further Vintage Collection releases. Such suspicions have been confirmed, with both game series briefly popping up on Xbox.com as Sega Vintage Collections. Check out this link to gamefront.de for tons of juicy screenshots!
Each collection features all three of the mains games in each series, with the screenshots suggesting a mix of Mega Drive/ Genesis and arcade versions. This may be a disappointment to those expecting the arcade exclusive Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder to make an appearance, especially considering that all six home console versions of these games have been previously released on the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection/ Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. We’ll be sure to update you all as more details become available.
As mentioned a while back, Insert Coin Clothing is a company that makes video game-inspired clothing with inside jokes galore. They recently announced that they will be creating more clothing incorporating the following franchises: Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage and Shinobi. Do I smell possible cosplay opportunities, or an excuse to run around asking everyone where I can find some sailors? Granted these are all my own speculation. However, after seeing some of their awesome designs already, I for one am excited to see how they plan to incorporate these vintage, and not-so-vintage games into their own styles. Who else is excited to run around in nothing but a blue tunic while beating up gnomes? Oh, and who else is excited for these news shirts and hoodies?
[Source: Insert Coin Clothing]