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5:15 PM on 06.06.2012

E3: Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This is not an announcement that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is being renamed Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I wish, because Gilius Thunderhead is the greatest Sega character of all time, ...

Tony Ponce


9:20 AM on 08.17.2009

Amazon's 'beastly' Deal of the Day

Today, over on Amazon, the Xbox 360 version of Golden Axe: Beast Rider is on sale for fifteen dollars. I asked Jim Sterling, who reviewed the game when it released last October, if he thought that was a reasonable price to as...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:40 PM on 06.18.2009

Defeat Death Adder on the can: Golden Axe available on iTunes App Store

Sega has announced that Golden Axe is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch like, right now. You can hop on the iTunes Apps Store and grab the game for $4.99, and get your Amazon on. The classic game appears to be fully pla...

Nick Chester



Destructoid review: Golden Axe: Beast Rider photo
Destructoid review: Golden Axe: Beast Rider
by Jim Sterling

I'm an action game obsessive and nothing gets me going more than a solid, brainless, gory hack n' slash. Part of the blame for this love of action can be traced back to the good old days of the scrolling brawler, a genre to which Golden Axe once proudly belonged.

One of the most famous brawlers ever, Golden Axe was a huge arcade and Mega Drive hit, widely popular amongst kids for its violence and simple co-op formula. Although it really wasn't all that great a game, it remains a hugely nostalgic title for many gamers, and with nostalgia comes the lure of the cash-in.

Fast-forward to 2008, and our cash-in has arrived. Golden Axe: Beast Rider makes only the most tenuous of connections to the original franchise, throwing away the retro brawler style, the famous playable characters and even the staple co-op, providing instead an action game that is Golden Axe in nothing but name. 

A cash-in this most certainly is, but is Beast Rider a case of Golden Axe, or Moldy Slacks? Read on and find out ...

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8:03 PM on 10.15.2008

Tyris dismounts in Golden Axe: Beast Rider

[video]107609:550[/video]Pretty much everything we've seen of Golden Axe: Beast Rider has had returning character Tyris Flare riding atop the back of some creature or another. Now, we're getting a trailer devoted entirely to ...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:22 AM on 09.25.2008

Beastly Bonus: Meet the Lynth in Golden Axe: Beast Rider

[video]105041:421[/video] Yesterday, Conrad debuted what Sega is calling "Beastly Tuesdays," where the publisher will be unveiling various monsters that can be dominated in Golden Axe: Beast Rider. It seems, howeve...

Jim Sterling

6:26 PM on 09.23.2008

GA: Beast Rider making of video act one: I own you, purple chicken!

[video]104786:412[/video]With Golden Axe: Beast Rider hitting stores on October 17, Sega is ramping up the PR for its imminent monster-subjugating action game. Here's a video which bigs up the series and seems intent on reass...

Jim Sterling

3:38 PM on 08.20.2008

Golden Axe screens: Now with more ogres and arses

I grew up with Golden Axe, which is why I desperately want Golden Axe: Beast Rider to be good, even though the old school brawling sensibilities seem to have taken a back seat to vehicular monsters and there is STILL NO PLAYA...

Jim Sterling

8:25 AM on 11.27.2007

New Golden Axe = Lair? Lack of playable dwarf = FAIL, at any rate

As far as I'm concerned, it's hard to go wrong with a Golden Axe remake. Just give me a dwarf and a shedload of skeletons to fight and I'm happy. Of course, this is the games industry, and nobody ever does the right thing whe...

Jim Sterling

2:46 PM on 10.17.2007

Blue elves stole the code, but the new Golden Axe is still on the way

According to this thread at NeoGAF, an issue of Play Magazine set to be released a week from now has an exclusive story on the upcoming Golden Axe: Beast Rider. While it had been previously announced a year or so ago, news on...

Earnest Cavalli