11 Classic Arcade Games That Are Now Available on PC: Page 2 of 11

A simpler, yet joyous time...
A simpler, yet joyous time...

10. Golden Axe


Arcade fans were treated to high fantasy of the Conan kind when the sidescrolling, hack-and-slash beat ‘em up Golden Axe was released in 1989.

Golden Axe featured three playable heroes: a sweaty, half-naked muscle man; a woman in skimpy armor that provided absolutely zero protection; and a conservatively dressed dwarf with a really big head. Two players could cooperate to fend off a tide of club-wielding barbarians, skeletons, and other fantasy freaks. Aside from cutting foes up with blades, the heroes could also use magic for some major chaos, and even ride dinosaurs into battle.

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It was friggin’ awesome.

Thanks to its graphics, which were some of best in the late 80s, the game transported players to a world of magic and mayhem that was hard to forget. How often did you get to fight on the back of a giant turtle? Or call thunder from the sky to zap your enemies?

Golden Axe fans can now re-experience one of the best classic arcade games and its sequels through Steam.

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