Proto:Golden Axe (Genesis)
This page details one or more prototype versions of Golden Axe (Genesis).
This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.
A prototype from Sega of America dated October 14, 1989, just over two months before the game's initial release in Japan.
- The intro demos play out differently.
- You start with 3 credits. The final upped this to 4.
The text was improved a bit: "next" was removed, and "your" was corrected to "you're".
The cast roll received several small changes:
- Heights were changed from centimeters to feet.
- Weights were changed from kilograms to pounds.
- "Henninger" → "Heninger"
- "Bud Brothers" → "Bad Brothers"
- "Heineken" → "Bitter"
- "Thunderhed" → "Thunderhead"
All of the bosses' names in this build are references to beer brands (Bud Brothers reference Budweiser, Heineken is self-explanatory, and Heartland is a Japanese brand of beer). Only Gen. Heartland remained in the final, probably due to it not being too obvious.
"Tsugu" is missing from the staff roll at this point.
The Golden Axe series
|Arcade||Golden Axe • Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder • Golden Axe: The Duel|
|Genesis||Golden Axe (Prototype) • Golden Axe II (Prototype) • Golden Axe III|
|Game Gear||Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe|
|Sega Saturn||Golden Axe: The Duel|
|WonderSwan Color||Golden Axe|
|PlayStation 2||Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe|