ShackStream: Indie-licious kills the ghouls & gets the jewels in Battle Axe

Today's Indie-licious is a throwback to top-down fantasy-fiction arcade adventure as we defeat dark denizens and claim treasure in Battle Axe.


It’s been a long time since the proper days of titles like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Gauntlet Legends, but these are still games that remain fond memories among many of us who played them. Today’s episode of Indie-licious is a welcome throwback to that style of game as we take on fantasy-fiction monster slaying arcade adventure in Battle Axe.

Battle Axe comes to us from developer Bitmap Bureau and publisher Numskull Games. Having launched on April 29, 2021, the game is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC via Steam. Inspired by the top-down arcade brawlers of the 1990s, such as Guantlet Legends, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and Herc’s Adventure, Battle Axe puts you in the role of one of three heroes as you fight back the evil sorceress Etheldred and her vast dark armies. Treasure and adventure awaits for the mighty, but defeat and death lies ahead of the unprepared.

Join us on the Shacknews Twitch Channel as we go live at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET with Battle Axe on Indie-licious, where every Monday we check out the latest and most interesting indie games.

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The golden bounties of a world that needs saving await us in Battle Axe. Join us on today’s Indie-licious shortly as we beat back evil, get rich, or die trying.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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