Apart from Double Dragon, Golden Axe was one of the best beat-em-up games for the Amiga. It featured three different warriors, all with their specialties - and it was one of the few games where you could play as a woman.
The setting of this game is what interests me. You are in a fantasy world with dragons, dwarves and bandits. This is much more appealing than back alley brawlers because it is a unreal mission in an unreal world, making it much more plausible.
The beat-em-up genre is today, pretty much dead. Even though, it is interesting to go back in time and resurrect these old masterpieces. Golden Axe features good graphics, fun gameplay and a nice story.