Video Game Music of the Week - 254

Golden Axe II (Sega Mega-Drive)


Intro Theme, Ravaged Village, Castle Gates, Credits

Naofumi Hataya

Golden Axe II released in 1992 and was a sequel to the original. However, this version was only released on Sega Genesis/Mega-Drive, while the arcade game received its own seperate sequel that never released on home consoles, titled Golden Axe: The Revenge Of Death Adder.

Intro Theme.
This track is the opening theme to
Golden Axe II, playing during the opening title screen and following menu. The song features a similar opening to the song Castle Gates, before heading into the main part of the theme.

Ravaged Village
This theme belongs to the first stage in Golden Axe II. It has a very similar sound to that of the previous game, also being heavily melody focused as many of the songs in the series are.

Castle Gates
Castle Gates features a pounding opening that then continues to build upon this. There is a theme that plays over this percussion, but the heavy pulsing beat is the songs major driving force.

This theme shows the differences between the original Golden Axe soundtrack and the second game. It features a level of funkiness, which is rarely present in the first game in the series.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.

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