Before video games were really a thing, in 1968 Sega made a mechanical amusement game that was called Duck Hunt.
Golden Axe was meant to be three players in the arcade but the team at Sega did not find a way to make this possible on the arcade hardware.
When characters die in Golden Axe, the audio of the screams were actually ripped from Conan the Barbarian or the Rambo movie First Blood.
Golden Axe was originally going to be titled Battle Axe but they didn’t have the rights to the name and had to go with something else.
Sega was inspired by Conan the Barbarian when making its Golden Axe game.