Sega’s arcade hack-‘n-slash coin-op spawned a franchise that has lasted for decades and became an instant classic. Released amid a flurry of Double Dragon clones, its fantasy setting and awesome magic effects gave it a strong identity that caused brought in tons of quarters. This is the one that started it all.
Taito’s sword-wielding barbarian hacks his way onto the Master System! A port of the popular arcade classic, the 8-bit version went through some graphical and gameplay changes in the process, but it does a surprisingly good job of capturing all the fun of the original. This is one adventure you’ll want to go on!
Blades of Vengeance is a classic side-scrolling hack-‘n-slasher that does exactly what it’s meant to. Gamers looking for some old school action should definitely check this one out. Interested? Then why not take a gander at our full review and see if this is a game you need to track down.
The sequel to the classic Golden Axe returns to the tried-and-true formula that made the original so much fun, but it’s lacking in a few areas. It’s still a great game worth playing, and any fan of the original should definitely try this one out.
Electronic Arts thought to compete with Golden Axe by releasing a slasher of its own. However noble the company’s intentions, however, the game it backed fell well short of the mark, and Sword of Sodan is forever associated with the worst in the genre.