Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!
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Mixed (18) - 44% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 29, 2021
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“An immersive and addicting experience.”
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“Battle Axe's high-res, vibrant pixel art is nothing short of stunning.”
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About This Game

Battle Axe

Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!


Story

For as long as you and your people can remember, your homeland of Mercia has been held in the tyrannical clutches of the malevolent sorceress, Etheldred. Some months ago, a party of mercenaries was dispatched to attempt to put a stop to Etheldred and her evil cohorts, but regrettably none of them have ever returned…




Will you meet the same unfortunate fate as their honourable predecessors, or will you return victorious and triumphant? That is all down to you!

Gameplay

Along with their own distinct traits, your selected hero not only has fierce close-range melee attacks, but also long-range projectiles to vanquish enemies from a distance. Each hero can move and attack in eight different directions and make use of various items.


Ælfwyn the Merchant

Accumulating gold from fallen enemies permits your hero to buy various items from Ælfwyn -the mysterious travelling merchant. Seek her out and upgrade your weapons to prepare yourself for the dangers that await!




Ælfwyn’s wares include health potions, power-ups, and devastating magic scrolls.

The Heroes

You have the choice between three courageous heroes: Fae the Elf, Iolo the Druid, or Rooney the Marauder. Each hero has their own traits, weapons, and special abilities.

Fae wields two deadly blades and swift throwing daggers; Iolo whips his enemies with his mighty beard and can conjure searing fireballs; Rooney carries a lethal cannon which he uses to bludgeon his enemies or launch cannonballs from a distance.



Your chosen hero must battle bravely with hordes of Etheldred’s evil minions before confronting the menacing bosses of each region - formidable guardians who are fiercely loyal to Etheldred.

Etheldred the Sorceress

Etheldred is an evil, domineering sorceress who dwells in a spire in the distant volcanic wastelands to the North. Every seven years she sends her armies South to handpick citizens from each township who will be subjected to a lifetime of servitude, and they are never heard from again…




With Etheldred’s next attack looming on the horizon, and the population becoming increasingly desperate, a call is sent out to champions across the land, pleading with them to put a stop to Etheldred’s plans once and for all!

This is where you come in, brave champion…help us save the kingdom of Mercia!

Features

  • Single-player or Local Co-op.
  • Arcade, Infinite, and New Game+ modes.
  • Superlative pixel art by games industry veteran Henk Nieborg.
  • Heroic soundtrack by the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae.
  • An epic adventure for pixel art fanatics, with beautifully designed characters and environments in every frame!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.x/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: 2 player requires at least one controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Metal capable Intel and AMD GPUs 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: 2 player requires at least one controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 (x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+, Vulkan capable
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: 2 player requires at least one controller

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