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Golden Axe
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, iPhone, TurboGrafx CD, Virtual Console, WonderSwan Color, Xbox Live Arcade, ZX Spectrum
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Genre: Action































Series: Golden Axe series
Number of players: 1-2

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Golden Axe is a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game originally released in the arcades as a System 16 title. Nearly identical to its arcade counterpart, Golden Axe wowed home players with stunning graphics and authentic arcade gameplay.

Players of the arcade game are familiar with the story: Death Adder has kidnapped the royal family. Heroes armed with weapons and magic forge their way forward to seek revenge on the evil Death Adder. Along the way they free the civilians in Turtle Village, ride on the back of the giant turtle, soar on the back of the eagle, and watch a spinning axe fall into Death Adder's chest.

Being a home game, Golden Axe provided a few alternatives missing from the original, most important among those the "Duel" mode allowing players to battle increasing numbers of enemies.

Golden Axe was one of three games included in the Sega Smash Pack compilation for the Game Boy Advance. It was also featured in Sega 6-Pak for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis which also included Sonic 1, and Sega PC Smash Pack for PC.

Technical Information

ROM Size: 512 Kilobytes
Sound Engine: pre-SMPS Z80
Art Compression: Nemesis Compression

Production Credits

Software Design: Takosuke, Moto Cbx1000, Ham Tak, Waka
Visual Effects: Kyonsy Kyonsy, Cane, Chisuke, Roco
Sound: Nankyoku, Decky, Imocky
Assistant Programmer: S2 , Yang Watt, Vinyl Boy
Producer: Kanako Kohyama
Director: BROS400
Assistant Director: Opa‑Opa
English Translation: Niya, Tsugu

Manuals

Mega Drive Version


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Physical Scans

System 16 Version

Mega Drive Version

Master System Version

Amiga Version

Commodore 64 Version


Golden Axe series of games
Arcade
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder (1992) | Golden Axe: The Duel (1994) | Golden Axe (slot machine) (2010)
Sega Mega Drive
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe II (1991) | Golden Axe III (1993)
Sega Master System
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe Warrior (1991)
Windows PC
Golden Axe (1990)
LCD handheld game
Electronic Golden Axe (1990)
Sega Game Gear
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (1991)
Sega Saturn
Golden Axe: The Duel (1995)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe (2003)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)
iOS
Google Android OS
Golden Axe (2009) | Golden Axe (2017)
Xbox Live Arcade
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (2012)
Golden Axe related media
Music
Golden Axe The Music (2008) | Golden Axe I & II (2016)
Book
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)