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Golden Axe is a side-scrolling arcade hack 'n' slash game released in 1989 by Sega. It is the first game in the series. Makoto Uchida was the primary developer of the game and also was responsible for the creation of Altered Beast. The game places the player in control of one of three warriors each bent on revenge against the vile dictator Death Adder. Death Adder has taken over the once peaceful land of Yuria and murdered their friend and partner, Alex. According to the Killer List of Videogames, Golden Axe is the most important arcade game of the year 1989. Several ports of the game were created, most notably for the Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega Master System.

The game focuses on three heroes. One of them is a battle axe-wielding viking, Gilius Thunderhead, from the mines of Wolud whose twin brother was killed by the soldiers of Death Adder. Another is a male barbarian, Ax Battler, wielding a two handed broadsword looking for revenge for the murder of his mother. The last is a long-sword wielding Tyris Flare, a female amazon, whose parents were killed by Death Adder.

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"戦斧" -- Japanese spelling
"战斧" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Golden Axe - Cover Art Sega Genesis