New abilities and branching paths are weighed down by stiff controls and a lack of character, which leaves the mediocre Golden Axe III a sad shell of the original.
* Adds a significant amount of new combat moves
* Branching paths and co-op attacks add some replay and
* Magic spells still look way cool.
* Stiff, unappealing, and occasionally unreliable controls
* Boring, lifeless backgrounds, and grainy sprites
* Garbled sound effects
* The Golden Axe charm is gone.