Hack and Slash - This is the nickname for action games in a Sword-and-Sorcery setting in which the game play is heavy on the combat like a beat-em-up while retaining many other play elements like platform jumping and exploration.

Games like Golden Axe, Rastan, King of Dragons and Legend (by Seika for the SNES) are prime examples of this.

On a side note, Rick Norton and Douglas Bild were renamed Hack and Slash for Brawl Brothers (the U.S. version of Rushing Beat Ran) despite the fact that neither can use edged weapons in the game.


Game list: Golden Axe (Arcade), Golden Axe (Genesis), Golden Axe II (Genesis), Golden Axe III (Genesis), The King of Dragons (Arcade), Magic Sword (Arcade)

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