The Legendary Axe is a great platformer that was one of the TurboGrafx 16 launch games. It does not disappoint, the game received rave reviews for good reason. You are a barbarian who must free his girl, Flare, from the man-beast Jagu and his cult using your legendary axe, Sting!
You must battle through six levels with detailed 16 bit graphics. Crushing all that the evil cult can throw at you. Your axe has a strength meter which shows how much damage it will inflict with each strike. You gotta wonder... after you, just one guy does away with a hundred or so baddies single-handedly... why do any of the other bad guys think they can stand a chance? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
I would say that the game play for this cartridge rates 8-10, controls 8-10, and overall 8-10. I know you are just dying to try it out and find out why it was voted "game of the year" in 1989.