Golden Axe II (1991)

Hi all

Golden Axe II was responsible for me reviewing Sega games on The Well-Red Mage, but (spoiler alert) I don’t think it’s very good. So much more could have been done with it, but alas you could say that about most Golden Axe games.

Still, I reviewed it on my quest to review every Golden Axe game…one day I’ll complete the set…

The Well-Red Mage


“I’m always surprised when a sequel is not as good or better than the first one. I never understand that. You’ve already set your own bar. You’ve already done the hard work. It should be easier to make the second one, but a lot of the times, it’s not.”
-Steven Van Zandt

HandheldMage1 “The following is a guest post by the Hopeful Handheld Mage.”

When I look to write for The Well-Red Mage, I look to write about the history of the game I’m reviewing. I like to discuss the origins of the game, it’s developers, it’s place in history and what it was aiming to achieve.

Title Screen

Thing is, I’m struggling with Golden Axe II. Unlike most games, it seems to have no recorded history, no fanfare… it just appeared in 1991. The Wikipedia entry for the Golden Axe series states, without citation, that the game was…

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Author: Gary Heneghan

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