Colorwind Reviews Golden Axe III–The Missing Link

  • 32452028Beat-‘em-up, Hack and slash
  • Developed by Sega AM7
  • Published by Sega
  • Available on Sega Genesis (via Sega Channel), Wii Virtual Console, iOS, Windows, PlayStation 2 (via Sega Genesis Collection), PlayStation Portable (via Sega Genesis Collection), PlayStation 3 (via Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection), Xbox 360 (also via Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection) [played]
  • Released on 1995 (Genesis), 2007-10-22 (Wii), 2012-11-29 (iOS), 2012-05-02 (Windows) 2006-11-07 (PS2) 2006-11-16 (PSP), 2009-02-10 (PS3, 360), 2012-05-30 (360)

Golden Axe III was once one of the most elusive games because although it was released in the Eastern territories, it was only available in the US and Canada on the Sega Channel service, where games were available to play through a TV cable connection. Nowadays, it’s really easy to find it as it has been rereleased numerous times on collections and digital stores. However, was the original scarcity of this game justified by its quality?

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Colorwind Reviews Golden Axe II–Even Better Than The First Thing

  • 47502_frontBeat-‘em-up, Hack and slash
  • Developed by Sega AM7
  • Published by Sega
  • Available on Sega Genesis, Wii Virtual Console, iOS, Windows, PlayStation 2 (via Sega Genesis Collection), PlayStation Portable (via Sega Genesis Collection), PlayStation 3 (via Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection), Xbox 360 (via Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection) [played]
  • Released on 1991-12-26 (Genesis), 2007-06-11 (Wii), 2011-04-21 (iOS), 2010-10-26 (Windows) 2006-11-07 (PS2) 2006-11-16 (PSP), 2009-02-10 (PS3, 360)

Sequels are supposed to improve on what has already been established in the first installment. This is true among books, movies, games, whatever. It sure is nice when that’s actually true. Golden Axe 2 is better than the original in almost every way. The controls are improved, the combat is fun, the graphics are better and there’s even more modes to play. However, none of the improvements go far enough to do more than fixing the issues with the first game. This makes Golden Axe II a better game than the first but not much else.

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Colorwind Reviews Golden Axe

21387_frontThe late 80s and early 90s was the Golden Age for side scrolling beat-em-up titles. With games like Double Dragon and Final Fight, the genre thrived in a way that hasn’t been seen since. Sega had thrown its hat into the ring with Altered Beast before but Golden Axe was the game that became its mainstay beat-em-up title. Well, at least until Streets of Rage appeared. But with the original game now 25 years old, does it hold up today?

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Man, it has been some time since I did just a blog!

I just wanted to write something though. No plans, no long winded editorial on Nintendo or my favorite game at the moment, no sharing links or videos, just me blabbering. The only guideline I have is to talk about video games only. Continue reading “Man, it has been some time since I did just a blog!”

Colorblind ► Chuck Rock (Genesis)

Originally a Colorwind Plays video. In this episode of Colorblind, I pop in Chuck Rock for the Sega Genesis via Kega Fusion and see why a game like this got a sequel and a racing game spin off. I’m still baffled as to why.
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Colorwind Plays ► Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis)

On this episode of Colorwind Plays, we take a look at a little known gem that is now better known thanks to a HD remake, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for the Sega Genesis (Megadrive) via the Kega Fusion emulator. Also, I test out some new technology! Continue reading “Colorwind Plays ► Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Genesis)”

Colorblind ► Thunder Force III (Genesis)

Originally a Colorwind Plays video. In this installment of Colorblind, I play a shoot-em-up classic, Thunder Force III for the Sega Genesis via the Kega Fusion emulator. I’ve never played this game and it shows. Watch as Thunder Force III brings me to my knees!
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Colorwind Plays ► Golden Axe (Genesis)

On this edition of Colorwind Plays, I desperately try to complete Golden Axe for the Sega Genesis via the Kega Fusion emulator. I’ve never completed this game. Do I complete it? Watch and find out! Continue reading “Colorwind Plays ► Golden Axe (Genesis)”

Colorwind Plays ► Eternal Champions (Genesis)

On this episode of Colorwind Plays, I show off one of my favorite fighters on the Sega Genesis, Eternal Champions. Recorded via the Kega Fusion emulator. Continue reading “Colorwind Plays ► Eternal Champions (Genesis)”

Colorwind Beats ► Haunting Starring Polterguy (Genesis) | Episode 3 “The End?”

Part 3 of my playthrough of Haunting Starring Polterguy for the Sega Genesis via the Kega Fusion emulator. My first Haunting playthrough comes to a humiliating end. Will I try again? Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Haunting Starring Polterguy (Genesis) | Episode 3 “The End?””