|Golden Axe III|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam, iOS|
|Number of players: 1-2|
The game is similar to previous entries in the series, but includes new characters, an expanded moveset and forks within levels where you can choose which path to take. The ability to determine magic strength by charging the attack, added in Golden Axe II, has been removed
Unlike previous entries, the game features an optional boss fight and a true ending, based on your performance in the game.
By changing RAM values while the game is running, it is possible to play as any standard enemy within the game (though many will cause the game to crash when their special move is activated, or will have glitched graphics/collision values when played).
Golden Axe III was at one point planned for a Western release, with Sega commissioning Boris Vallejo to create packaging artwork. While the piece was finished, the Western version of the game was never released, however the Japanese version's artwork is "inspired" by Vallejo's work.
It has since been brought to the Wii's Virtual Console service, was part of the Sega Mega Drive Collection and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection and has been made available for more regions of the world. iOS and Steam versions were also released in 2011 and 2012, although the iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.
Unused Western artwork titled "Silver Sword", by Boris Vallejo.
|Sega Retro Average|
| Based on|
|1MB||1993-06||Wii Virtual Console||PAL version|
|Golden Axe series of games|
|Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder (1992) | Golden Axe: The Duel (1994) | Golden Axe (slot machine) (2010)|
|Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe II (1991) | Golden Axe III (1993)|
|Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe Warrior (1991)|
|Golden Axe (1990)|
|Electronic Golden Axe (1990)|
|Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (1991)|
|Golden Axe: The Duel (1995)|
|Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe (2003)|
|Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)|
|Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (2012)|
|Golden Axe related media|
|Golden Axe The Music (2008) | Golden Axe I & II (2016)|
|Tatsujin & Golden Axe Attack Manual Book (1990) | Golden Axe (1992) | Golden Axe: Beast Rider Official Strategy Guide (2008) | The Art of Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)|