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Golden Axe Returns

Golden Axe Returns 1.15

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Really good, only thing I wasn't keen on was the weapon drop mechanic. The original never had this and allowed use of mounts with weapon still equipped. If the game is ever revised can this be made optional.
Best Golden Axe !!!!!Zvitor=Genius!!!!
The game is something I've played on Android until I realized how much of a damage sponge they are. It's ridiculous and kills the fun out of the game. And no, this applies to all enemies, even in places where there are no bottomless pits. It would realistically be fine if they weren't so darn durable, but they are, and it turns the game into a tedious slog that I despise. And no, I shouldn't have to edit the files, however you do that. Whoever tested this game should have pointed this out; I wouldn't mind if you took more damage if it meant killing skeletons took, generously, 4 basic combo strings, instead of 15. If it wasn't for everything else being relatively decent, I would have given it a 1 star instead.
Absolutely brilliant!

Both fresh and familiar while being fun and exciting.

New mechanics, a fresh coat of paint, and some real characterization makes this take on a classic series shine.

There are quite a few recent mods that are must plays for any OpenBOR enthusiast and this one ranks right up there. I don't like tiered lists of best to worst when it comes to OpenBOR mods because many of the top games all have their own strengths and individuality, and many of the older mods are not so well regarded because the engine and how to use it has come a very long way since they were produced.

That said, this mod is great and if I were to produce lists of greatness it would be way up there.

Likewise, there are many great developers in this community and I wouldn't dare rank them but I will say ZVitor has been among the best of the best for years and it's games like this that has him there.

Great work from a great OpenBOR mod dev.
OpenBor has some of the best Golden Axe games ever created:

Golden Axe Warriors: great.
Golden Axe Myth: phenomenal.

And now we have this diamond gem added to the list.

Golden Axe Returns is by far the best Golden Axe game ever released either official or fan made. Hands down, that is a fact. The creator Zvitor has surpassed himself with this one. Each character is truly unique, by using their weapons or even fists and kicks (!!) and each character is using the weapons differently. Adding to that different magics, and paths and you have so much reliability that Golden Axe games was never known for.

One of Zvitors' past game issues is enemies placement, which has been so well addressed on this one. They are never overwhelming on the screen, and just enough and varied to keep the game going. Stages are a mix up of the originals with custom made touches, and they are so detailed and "live" in the 90s unique way. Truly impressed by that. Also, there is story in the game! A very basic one, but hey it there. Can you imagine?

Now, I won't lie, I personally edited the players to be faster, enemies slower, less energy (to die faster) and narrowed down their difficulty. This resulted to me enjoying the game to its fullest potential. But this is just me. The game is truly amazing as it already is. And that's why I love OpenBor engine so much. Each one of us can adjust the games enough to their personal preferences.

So there you have it. One of the best OpenBor games ever made, and the best Golden Axe game ever released. What are you waiting for 90s slash'em up gamers? Go and have some fun!!

6 stars out of 5, the game is that good.
Zvitor: THANK YOU!!
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