Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder is a side-scrolling beat'em up video game released in 1992 by Sega for the System 32 arcade board. It is part of the Golden Axe series of games. Despite its popularity, the game was never released to home consoles.
The Revenge of Death Adder
|Composer(s)||Makoto Uchida |
|Genre(s)||Hack 'n' slash|
|Arcade system||Sega System 32|
The player characters are Goah the giant, Stern Blade the barbarian, Dora the Kentauride, and Little Trix, a young elf lad who carries a pitchfork. None of the characters from the first game are playable, although Gilius Thunderhead from the first game rides on Goah's back, and casts the magic spells between the two, while Goah does the fighting. The main enemy is once again Death Adder. Multiple players could cooperate to complete wrestling moves on one enemy. Depending on the cabinet, the game allowed up to two, three or four simultaneous players.
As well as introducing multiple paths to the franchise, the magic aspect was adjusted. Though still found in the classic Golden Axe pots, the magic spells did not increase in power with the number of pots collected but required a set number to work. The Revenge of Death Adder was the only Golden Axe game in which one of the magic attacks was not offensive, as Trix grew apple trees with fruit that replenished health. The players are allowed to choose different pathways at two Three-way junctions. Depending on the version, the unchosen paths are skipped entirely or have to be passed later in the game.