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Old 18 May 2008, 14:20   #1
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Wink Golden Axe, which is the best version?

1. Amiga
2. Atari ST
3. arcade
4. Sega Mega Drive/Genesis (poor quality of samples)
5. PC
6. Sega Master System (looks like bad ST port )
7. WonderSwan Color (too slow & sluggish controls)
8. Amstrad CPC (this game is too much for old CPC)
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Old 18 May 2008, 14:24   #2
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1. Arcade
2. Sega Mega Drive
3. Amiga

Sorry to say it, but the Amiga version is not so good. Ive played the arcade version very often with my friends (spend too much money on that ) and when I got the Amiga version I was disappointed. The Mega Drive version is close to the arcade so it goes second.
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Old 18 May 2008, 14:47   #3
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1. Arcade
2. Amiga
3. Sega Mega Drive

Sprites looked better on the amiga than megadrive. More colours etc..
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Old 18 May 2008, 16:16   #4
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the pc version wasn't too bad, but using the beeper for samples, quite "what" were they thinking

Megadrive still seems like the best home version to me though
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Old 18 May 2008, 17:19   #5
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WonderSwan Color version: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UX-x5cjflbQ
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Old 18 May 2008, 17:47   #6
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1. Arcade
2. Megadrive
3. Amiga

Arcade version is great and is not hard,I have completed it without extra credits and only two lives,normal difficulty.

Generally I always prefer Arcade versions that Amiga versions,except for some exception.
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Old 18 May 2008, 18:08   #7
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the pc version wasn't too bad, but using the beeper for samples, quite "what" were they thinking

Megadrive still seems like the best home version to me though
Yeah, but if you like the speaker output into the speaker input on your sound card it doesn't sound too shabby

Here's my rating:

1. Arcade (played 5-10 times at a drive by diner newar my home when I was young)
2. Sega Megadrive (probably spent 20h with playing it with my cousin on his Sega Megadrive when I was young)
3. Amiga (First time I played it was 5-6 years ago)
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Old 18 May 2008, 19:22   #8
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That would be a great idea if not for the absence of a speaker input on the soundcard on the machine in question

I don't think any of my isa soundcards have squeaker input
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Old 18 May 2008, 20:18   #9
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That would be a great idea if not for the absence of a speaker input on the soundcard on the machine in question

I don't think any of my isa soundcards have squeaker input
Every Creative sound blaster from Sound Blaster Pro and onwards had this header
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Old 19 May 2008, 00:24   #10
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1. Arcade
2. Megadrive
3. Amiga

All versions are good though and Amiga version is the funniest .
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Were not many of these early Sega titles actually built around a custom A500 board inside the Arcade Machine ?!?
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Old 19 May 2008, 00:28   #12
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1. Arcade
2. Sega Mega Drive / the OpenBOR mods for Windows and Dreamcast
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1. Arcade
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Sorry guys control system was much easier on the Megadrive!
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Old 19 May 2008, 01:46   #14
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I've set up a trend here, eh?
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The megadrive version is missing Alex and colours, reason for choosing the megadrive version over the Amiga version? I understand the extra buttons, but it is well known the Amiga version is the most faithfull arcade port.

The Golden Axe isnt even golden on the megadrive... its silver... so it should be called Silver Axe.

The megadrive had the duel mode and extra levels though.

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The Atari ST and Amiga versions of the game were released in 1990 by Virgin Software. Unlike the PC version, the Amiga version was not a port of the Mega Drive version but was virtually identical to the arcade game with no loss of colors or animations.
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however one gameplay difference in the Mega Drive version is that none of the "large" enemies can throw the play at close range.(Which means at very close distances these enemies can't attack the player at all) Due to technical limitations (the media distribution was on a 4 megabit cartridge) the graphics took a noticeable hit, and some complex animations had to be cut. Fewer colors were used on-screen from a smaller palette, background detail was reduced, and parallax scrolling was removed.
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Old 19 May 2008, 04:18   #16
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Arcade, of couse. But I prefer Altered Beast.
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Old 19 May 2008, 04:24   #17
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The Amiga version suffers from crappy controls, even the C-64 game plays better. On the other side, all 8-bit versions have ugly graphics.

I prefer the Golden Axe remake (OpenBOR) on my Dreamcast, and the arcade version of course.
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Old 19 May 2008, 04:36   #18
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Were not many of these early Sega titles actually built around a custom A500 board inside the Arcade Machine ?!?
Golden Axe was on Sega System 16 hardware, which also used the Motorola 68000 CPU:
http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=701

Which, at the end of its lifecycle had evolved to this tricked-out system:
http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=699

Maybe you were thinking of the Arcadia system:
http://www.mameworld.net/maws/index....53%26by%3Dname

There was also an Amiga based platform with a laserdisc player in it:
http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/...ramrominfo.asp

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Old 19 May 2008, 08:30   #19
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Hi THB,

Arcade :



Mega Drive :



Amiga :



IMHO the Megadrive Version looks and plays better. The controls on Amiga (like Retro said) are not good.

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The Atari ST and Amiga versions of the game were released in 1990 by Virgin Software. Unlike the PC version, the Amiga version was not a port of the Mega Drive version but was virtually identical to the arcade game with no loss of colors or animations.

LOL look at the pictures and then dicide for yourself
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there is blur on mega drive version screenshot and some gfx filter on arcade
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