Jeff Borsick writes: Recently, SEGA has been reviving the old classics for re-release on Xbox Live Arcade, and Golden Axe is among them. For those of you who don’t know, Golden Axe is a side-scrolling beat-em-up in a fantasy setting where you are to “vanquish the darkness” and “reclaim the king and princess.” This collection, SEGA Vintage Collection: Golden Axe, contains Golden Axe 1-3. In the stories of the second and third games the evil from the first game comes back, and you must vanquish it once again. Then in the third game, an evil has put a curse on some of your friends, and you must vanquish it to rid the world of the evil. Overall, the premises are pretty basic, and you are not here for the story.