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| publisher=[[Sega]], {{PCECD}} [[Telenet Japan]], {{WS}} [[Bandai]]
 
| publisher=[[Sega]], {{PCECD}} [[Telenet Japan]], {{WS}} [[Bandai]]
 
| developer=[[Sega AM1]] {{SMS}} [[Sega R&D2]] {{PCECD}} [[Telenet Japan]]
 
| developer=[[Sega AM1]] {{SMS}} [[Sega R&D2]] {{PCECD}} [[Telenet Japan]]
| system=[[Sega System 16]], [[Sega Mega Drive]], [[Sega Master System]], CD-ROM², WonderSwan Color, [[PlayStation 3]] (PSN), [[Virtual Console]], [[Xbox Live Arcade]], [[iOS]], Windows, [[Steam]], PlayStation Now
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| system=[[Sega System 16]], [[Sega Mega Drive]], [[Sega Master System]], CD-ROM², WonderSwan Color, [[PlayStation 3]], [[Virtual Console]], [[Xbox 360]], [[iOS]], Windows PC, [[Steam]], PlayStation Now, [[Android]]
 
| sounddriver=
 
| sounddriver=
 
| peripherals=
 
| peripherals=
 
| players={{Arcade}}{{MD}} 1-2, {{MCD}}{{SMS}} 1
 
| players={{Arcade}}{{MD}} 1-2, {{MCD}}{{SMS}} 1
 
| genre=Action
 
| genre=Action
| releases={{releases
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| releases={{releasesArcade
| arcade_date_jp=1989-05{{ref|http://vc.sega.jp/vca_axe/}}
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| sys16_date_jp=1989-05{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20090623060907/http://vc.sega.jp:80/vca_axe}}{{ref|https://sega-interactive.co.jp/special/history/title/goldenaxe.html}}
| arcade_date_us=1989
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| sys16_date_us=1989
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| sys16_date_eu=1989
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}}{{releases
 
| pcecd_date_jp=1990-03
 
| pcecd_date_jp=1990-03
 
| pcecd_code_jp=TJCD0005
 
| pcecd_code_jp=TJCD0005
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| md_rrp_us_classic=29.95{{fileref|SegaVisions US 09.pdf|page=20}}
 
| md_rrp_us_classic=29.95{{fileref|SegaVisions US 09.pdf|page=20}}
 
| md_code_us_classic=1106C
 
| md_code_us_classic=1106C
| md_date_eu=1990-11
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| md_date_eu=1990-11{{magref|mm|1|44}}
 
| md_rrp_uk=34.99{{fileref|Raze UK 03.pdf|page=63}}{{fileref|ACE UK 37.pdf|page=51}}
 
| md_rrp_uk=34.99{{fileref|Raze UK 03.pdf|page=63}}{{fileref|ACE UK 37.pdf|page=51}}
 
| md_rrp_fr=369{{fileref|PlayerOne FR 003.pdf|page=39}}
 
| md_rrp_fr=369{{fileref|PlayerOne FR 003.pdf|page=39}}
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| md_code_kr=GM4005JG
 
| md_code_kr=GM4005JG
 
| md_date_au=199x
 
| md_date_au=199x
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| md_date_ca=199x
 
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{{releasesSMS
 
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| sms_date_eu=1989
 
| sms_date_eu=1989
 
| sms_code_eu=9004
 
| sms_code_eu=9004
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| sms_rrp_uk=29.95{{fileref|ACE UK 33.pdf|page=63}}{{fileref|CVG UK 100.pdf|page=56}}<!--29.99{{magref|segapower|16|44}}-->
 
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| sms_rrp_fr=329{{fileref|PlayerOne FR 001.pdf|page=47}}
 
| sms_date_kr=19xx
 
| sms_date_kr=19xx
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| vc_rrp_eu=800
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| vc_rrp_eu=800{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170705104658/http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/golden_axe}}
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| vc_rating_eu=12
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| vc_rrp_de=800{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170705104658/http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/golden_axe}}
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| vc_rating_de=6
 
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| vc_date_au=2006-12-07
 
| vc_rrp_au=800
 
| vc_rrp_au=800
| vc_date_us=2006-11-28
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| vc_date_us=2006-11-28{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20101122225157/http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pAbPyx7WoKc4YrIRGabr2DRlRFTyzJ9S}}
| vc_rrp_us=800
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| vc_date_jp=2006-12-02
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| vc_rating_us=e
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| vc_date_jp=2006-12-02{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20171123050340/https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/01.html}}
| vca_date_jp=2009-06-23
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| vc_rrp_jp=600{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20070209192541/http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_axe/}}
| vca_rrp_jp=800
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| vc_rating_jp=a
| vca_date_eu=2009-09-18
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| vca_date_jp=2009-06-23{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20180305233321/https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/10.html}}
| vca_rrp_eu=900
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| vca_rrp_jp=800{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20090623060907/http://vc.sega.jp:80/vca_axe}}
| vca_date_us=2009-10-26
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| vca_rating_jp=b
| vca_rrp_us=900
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| vca_date_eu=2009-09-18{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170905015914/http://www.nintendolife.com/games/vcarcade/golden_axe}}{{ref|https://archive.is/3rAga}}
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| vca_date_us=2009-10-26{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170905015914/http://www.nintendolife.com/games/vcarcade/golden_axe}}
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| vca_rrp_us=900{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20110209122507/http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/7rsXUbr1BNG5CiNPzfU1lHbQPJc_560f}}
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| pts=yes
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| xbla_date_us=2007-07-11
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| xbla_rrp_us=400
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| xbla_date_jp=2007-07-11
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| xbla_rrp_eu_Trial Game=free
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| xbla_date_au=2007-07-11
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| xbla_rrp_us_Trial Game=free
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| xbla_rrp_uk=400{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20110320034709/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-GB/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862}}
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| xbla_date_uk_Trial Game=2007-07-11{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20110320034709/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-GB/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862}}
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| xbla_rrp_uk_Trial Game=free
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| xbla_rrp_jp=400{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20090615195359/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/ja-JP/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862/}}
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| xbla_date_jp_Otameshiban=2007-07-11{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20090615195359/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/ja-JP/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862/}}
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| xbla_rrp_jp_Otameshiban=free
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| xbla_date_au=2007-07-11{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20110417032124/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-AU/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862}}
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| xbla_date_au_Trial Game=2007-07-11{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20110417032124/http://marketplace.xbox.com:80/en-AU/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862}}
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| ios_date_eu=2009
 
| ios_date_eu=2009
| ios_date_us=2009-06-18{{ref|http://blogs.sega.com/2009/06/18/golden-axe-now-available-on-iphone-ipod-touch/}}
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| ios_rating_eu=itunes9
| ios_rrp_us=4.99{{ref|http://blogs.sega.com/2009/06/18/golden-axe-now-available-on-iphone-ipod-touch/}}
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| ios_date_us=2009-06-18{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20150906073626/http://blogs.sega.com/2009/06/18/golden-axe-now-available-on-iphone-ipod-touch/}}
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| ios_rrp_us=4.99{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20150906073626/http://blogs.sega.com/2009/06/18/golden-axe-now-available-on-iphone-ipod-touch/}}
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| ios_rating_us=itunes9
 
| ios_date_jp=2009-06-23{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20100221111002/http://sega.jp/kt/apple/goldenaxe}}
 
| ios_date_jp=2009-06-23{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20100221111002/http://sega.jp/kt/apple/goldenaxe}}
 
| ios_rrp_jp=600{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20100221111002/http://sega.jp/kt/apple/goldenaxe}}
 
| ios_rrp_jp=600{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20100221111002/http://sega.jp/kt/apple/goldenaxe}}
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| ios_rating_jp=itunes9
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| ios_date_us_sf=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
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| ios_rrp_us_sf=free
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| ios_rating_us_sf=itunes12
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| ios_date_eu_sf=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
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| ios_rrp_eu_sf=free
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| ios_rating_eu_sf=itunes12
 
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| steam_date_eu=2010-06-01
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| steam_date_eu=2010-06-01{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170522195615/https://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
| steam_rrp_uk=1.99
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| steam_rrp_eu=2.49{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20130522212049/http://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
| steam_date_us=2010-06-01
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| steam_code_eu=34276
| steam_rrp_us=2.99
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| steam_date_uk=2010-06-01{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170522195615/https://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_rrp_uk=1.99{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20130522212049/http://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_code_uk=34276
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| steam_date_us=2010-06-01{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170522195615/https://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_rrp_us=2.99{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20130522212049/http://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_code_us=34276
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| steam_date_au=2010-06-01{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20170522195615/https://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_rrp_au=3.49{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20130522212049/http://steamdb.info/app/34276/}}
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| steam_code_au=34276
 
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| psn_date_eu=2011-07-20{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 FR PSStore.png}}
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| psn_date_eu=2011-07-20{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154204/https://store.playstation.com/fr-fr/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
| psn_rrp_eu=4.49{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 FR PSStore.png}}
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| psn_rrp_eu=4.49{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154204/https://store.playstation.com/fr-fr/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
 
| psn_code_eu=NPEB-00509
 
| psn_code_eu=NPEB-00509
| psn_date_uk=2011-07-20{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 UK PSStore.png}}
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| psn_rating_eu=12
| psn_rrp_uk=3.69{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 UK PSStore.png}}
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| psn_rrp_de=4.49{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20181127221942/https://store.playstation.com/de-de/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
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| psn_code_de=NPEB-00509
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| psn_rating_de=12
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| psn_date_uk=2011-07-20{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330153959/https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
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| psn_rrp_uk=3.69{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330153959/https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
 
| psn_code_uk=NPEB-00509
 
| psn_code_uk=NPEB-00509
| psn_date_us=2011-07-26{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 US PSStore.png}}
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| psn_rating_uk=12
| psn_rrp_us=4.99{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 US PSStore.png}}
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| psn_date_us=2011-07-26{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330153858/https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-NPUB30441_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
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| psn_rrp_us=4.99{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330153858/https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-NPUB30441_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
 
| psn_code_us=NPUB-30441
 
| psn_code_us=NPUB-30441
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| psn_rating_us=t
 
| psn_date_jp=2011-07-28{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20120927043915/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
 
| psn_date_jp=2011-07-28{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20120927043915/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
 
| psn_code_jp=NPJB-00129
 
| psn_code_jp=NPJB-00129
 
| psn_rrp_jp=571 (''600''){{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20120927043915/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
 
| psn_rrp_jp=571 (''600''){{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20120927043915/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
| psn_date_kr=2011-07-28{{ref|https://archive.is/YzOIF}}
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| psn_rating_jp=a
| psn_rrp_kr=5,500{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 KR PSStore.png}}
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| psn_date_kr=2011-07-28{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154253/https://store.playstation.com/ko-kr/product/UP0177-NPHB00380_00-GOLDENAXEFULLGAM}}
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| psn_rrp_kr=5,500{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154253/https://store.playstation.com/ko-kr/product/UP0177-NPHB00380_00-GOLDENAXEFULLGAM}}
 
| psn_code_kr=NPHB-00380
 
| psn_code_kr=NPHB-00380
| psn_date_au=2011-07-20{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 AU PSStore.png}}
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| psn_rating_kr=12
| psn_rrp_au=6.75{{fileref|GoldenAxe PS3 AU PSStore.png}}
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| psn_date_au=2011-07-20{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154116/https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
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| psn_rrp_au=6.75{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180330154116/https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX}}
 
| psn_code_au=NPEB-00509
 
| psn_code_au=NPEB-00509
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| psn_rating_au=pg
 
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| psnow_date_jp=2015-09-16{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20151226222655/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
 
| psnow_date_jp=2015-09-16{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20151226222655/http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html}}
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| android_date_us_sf=2017-08-31{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902195943/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe}}{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
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| android_rrp_us_sf=free
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| android_rating_us_sf=t
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| android_date_eu_sf=2017-08-31{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902195943/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe}}{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
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| android_rrp_eu_sf=free
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| android_rating_eu_sf=12
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| android_date_de_sf=2017-08-31{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902195943/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe}}{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
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| android_rating_de_sf=12
 
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'''''Golden Axe''''' (ゴールデンアックス) is a beat-'em-up developed by [[Sega]] and released in 1989 for [[Sega System 16]] arcade hardware. The development team was headded by [[Makoto Uchida]], who also led the team behind ''[[Altered Beast]]''.
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' (ゴールデンアックス) is a beat-'em-up developed by [[Sega]] and released in 1989 for [[Sega System 16]] arcade hardware. The development team was headded by [[Makoto Uchida]], who also led the team behind ''[[Altered Beast]]''.
  
 
The game was the first in the long-running ''Golden Axe'' series. It is said to be heavily inspired by the ''[[wikipedia:Conan the Barbarian|Conan the Barbarian]]'' films, and that the game took roughly one year to make. The game also "borrows" voice data from said movie and other Hollywood blockbusters.
 
The game was the first in the long-running ''Golden Axe'' series. It is said to be heavily inspired by the ''[[wikipedia:Conan the Barbarian|Conan the Barbarian]]'' films, and that the game took roughly one year to make. The game also "borrows" voice data from said movie and other Hollywood blockbusters.
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===Playable characters===
 
===Playable characters===
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| title=Ax-Battler
| image=GoldenAxe System16 AxBattler Sprite.png
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| sprite={{Sprite|GoldenAxe System16 AxBattler Sprite.png}}
 
| desc=Ax Battler is a male barbarian fighting to avenge the murder of his mother. Despite his name he uses a two handed broadsword and carries earth magic. Ax Battler is one of the constants of the series, appearing in most ''Golden Axe'' games (including ''[[Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe]]'', a game based entirely around him).
 
| desc=Ax Battler is a male barbarian fighting to avenge the murder of his mother. Despite his name he uses a two handed broadsword and carries earth magic. Ax Battler is one of the constants of the series, appearing in most ''Golden Axe'' games (including ''[[Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe]]'', a game based entirely around him).
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
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{{InfoRow
| name=Gilius-Thunderhead
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| title=Gilius-Thunderhead
| image=GoldenAxe System16 GiliusThunderHead Sprite.png
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| sprite={{Sprite|GoldenAxe System16 GiliusThunderHead Sprite.png}}
 
| desc=Gilius Thunderhead is a dwarf whose brother was murdered by Death Adder. Gilius is the only character to actually carry an axe, as well as thunder magic.
 
| desc=Gilius Thunderhead is a dwarf whose brother was murdered by Death Adder. Gilius is the only character to actually carry an axe, as well as thunder magic.
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
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{{InfoRow
| name=Tyris-Flare
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| title=Tyris-Flare
| image=GoldenAxe System16 TyrisFlare Sprite.png
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| sprite={{Sprite|GoldenAxe System16 TyrisFlare Sprite.png}}
 
| desc=Tyris Flare is an amazonian woman whose parents were killed by Death Adder. She also uses a sword but carries fire magic.
 
| desc=Tyris Flare is an amazonian woman whose parents were killed by Death Adder. She also uses a sword but carries fire magic.
 
}}
 
}}
|}
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}}
  
 
===Stages===
 
===Stages===
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{{InfoTable|imagewidths=200|
{{SectionsNew
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{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 1 - Wilderness
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| title=Stage 1 - Wilderness
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage1.png
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| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage1.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
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{{InfoRow
| name=Bonus Stage 1
+
| title=Bonus Stage 1
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage2.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage2.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 2 - Turtle Village
+
| title=Stage 2 - Turtle Village
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage3.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage3.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Bonus Stage 2
+
| title=Bonus Stage 2
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage4.png
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| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage4.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
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{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 3
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| title=Stage 3
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage5.png
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| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage5.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Bonus Stage 3
+
| title=Bonus Stage 3
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage6.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage6.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 4 - Fiend's Path
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| title=Stage 4 - Fiend's Path
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage7.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage7.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Bonus Stage 4
+
| title=Bonus Stage 4
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage8.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage8.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 5 - Death Adder's Castle
+
| title=Stage 5 - Death Adder's Castle
| image=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage9.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe System16 US Stage9.png
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 6 - The Palace Gates
+
| title=Stage 6 - The Palace Gates
| image=GoldenAxe MD US Stage6.png
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| screenshot=GoldenAxe MD US Stage6.png
 
| desc=The Mega Drive version of the game adds three more levels. This is the first, which is part of stage 5 in the arcade version.
 
| desc=The Mega Drive version of the game adds three more levels. This is the first, which is part of stage 5 in the arcade version.
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 7 - The Dungeon
+
| title=Stage 7 - The Dungeon
| image=GoldenAxe MD US Stage7.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe MD US Stage7.png
 
| desc=Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
 
| desc=Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew
+
{{InfoRow
| name=Stage 8 - The Battle with Death Bringer
+
| title=Stage 8 - The Battle with Death Bringer
| image=GoldenAxe MD US Stage8.png
+
| screenshot=GoldenAxe MD US Stage8.png
 
| desc=Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
 
| desc=Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
 
}}
 
}}
|}
+
}}
 +
 
 +
===Achievements===
 +
{{mainArticle|{{PAGENAME}}/Achievements}}
  
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
''Golden Axe'' has been ported to a number of systems over the years, though many cuts were made in the process.
 
''Golden Axe'' has been ported to a number of systems over the years, though many cuts were made in the process.
  
The game has enjoyed many years of success on the [[Sega Mega Drive]], and was used in the early days of the console to advertise the system's power over its then-main rival, the Nintendo Entertainment System. Some levels were shortened, but an extra level was added which includes another boss, "Death Bringer", a recolored version of Death Adder. Also in this version is a "duel" mode, which allows players to fight a succession of enemies one-on-one, 12 rounds. "Beginner" is another new mode, allowing you to play the first three stages with easier enemies. A single use of magic takes away only two magic pots and you fight "Death Adder Jr" as the last boss.
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The game has enjoyed many years of success on the [[Sega Mega Drive]], and was used in the early days of the console to advertise the system's power over its then-main rival, the [[Nintendo Entertainment System]]. Some levels were shortened, but an extra level was added which includes another boss, "Death Bringer", a recolored version of Death Adder. Also in this version is a "duel" mode, which allows players to fight a succession of enemies one-on-one, 12 rounds. "Beginner" is another new mode, allowing you to play the first three stages with easier enemies. A single use of magic takes away only two magic pots and you fight "Death Adder Jr" as the last boss.
  
 
This game saw a software revision. The original release had a graphical bug after defeating the final boss: his axe, while spinning around in the air, displays as garbage graphic data. Much of the text was also slightly rewritten to make more grammatical sense.{{ref|https://tcrf.net/Golden_Axe_(Genesis)#Revisional_Differences}}
 
This game saw a software revision. The original release had a graphical bug after defeating the final boss: his axe, while spinning around in the air, displays as garbage graphic data. Much of the text was also slightly rewritten to make more grammatical sense.{{ref|https://tcrf.net/Golden_Axe_(Genesis)#Revisional_Differences}}
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The Mega Drive ''Golden Axe'' was enhanced for the [[Sega Mega-CD]] and delivered as part of ''[[Sega Classics Arcade Collection]]''. This version is single-player only, although offers numerous improvements in terms of audio and some graphical tweaks.
 
The Mega Drive ''Golden Axe'' was enhanced for the [[Sega Mega-CD]] and delivered as part of ''[[Sega Classics Arcade Collection]]''. This version is single-player only, although offers numerous improvements in terms of audio and some graphical tweaks.
  
The [[Sega Master System]] version is also one-player only, forcing you to play as Ax Battler (named "Tarik"). You can still select one of the magic elements that each of the three original characters had.
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The [[Sega Master System]] version is also one-player only, forcing you to play as Ax Battler (named "Tarik" in this version and presented as a different character story-wise). You can still select one of the magic elements that each of the three original characters had.
  
 
There is also a NEC PC Engine CD port which takes a big hit in terms of aesthetics, has very poor sound effects and is only single-player. It was also ported to the WonderSwan Color and as part of ''[[Sega Smash Pack]]'' for the [[Game Boy Advance]].
 
There is also a NEC PC Engine CD port which takes a big hit in terms of aesthetics, has very poor sound effects and is only single-player. It was also ported to the WonderSwan Color and as part of ''[[Sega Smash Pack]]'' for the [[Game Boy Advance]].
  
''Golden Axe'' was also remade as part of ''[[Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe]]'', and has been brought to [[Xbox 360]] [[Xbox Live Arcade|XBLA]], [[Wii]] [[Virtual Console]], [[PlayStation 3]] [[PlayStation Network|PSN]], and is available for [[iOS]] and other mobile devices. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.{{ref|http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8622645/sega-pulls-games-from-itunes-app-store-google-play}}
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''Golden Axe'' was also remade as part of ''[[Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe]]'', and has been brought to [[Xbox 360]] [[Xbox Live Arcade|XBLA]], [[Wii]] [[Virtual Console]], [[PlayStation 3]] [[PlayStation Network|PSN]], and is available for [[iOS]] and other mobile devices. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20171108173927/http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8622645/sega-pulls-games-from-itunes-app-store-google-play}}
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 +
In August 2017, the game was added to the [[Sega Forever]] collection, bringing it back to iOS and adding a new Android version.{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}} Both versions are the Mega Drive game running on emulators.
  
 
===Version history===
 
===Version history===
 +
{{mainArticle|{{PAGENAME}}/Changelog}}
 
{{versiontable|
 
{{versiontable|
{{version|iOS|version=4.0|date=2012-11-29|size=4.8MB|changes=iOS 6 Support
+
{{version|iOS|version=5.3.2|date=2018-08-06|size=134.2MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180909162134/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=5.3.0|date=2018-04-18|size=
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180909162134/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=5.1.0|date=2017-10-09|size=175MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20171029021758/https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 +
|ref2=https://web.archive.org/web/20171029021641/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=5.0.3|date=2017-09-25|size=
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180909162134/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=5.0.2|date=2017-09-06|size=179MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20170906223736/https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 +
|ref2=https://web.archive.org/web/20170906223652/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=5.0.1|date=2017-08-29|size=181MB|comment=[[Sega Forever]]
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902200406/https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 +
|ref2=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902075004/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{version|iOS|version=4.0|date=2012-11-29|size=4.8MB|comment=iOS 6 Support.
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20140803034818/http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20140803034818/http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
}}
 
}}
  
{{version|iOS|version=3.0|date=2011-07-02|size=4MB|changes=Bug fixes<br>
+
{{version|iOS|version=3.0|date=2011-07-02|size=4MB
Removed status bar from the top.
 
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20111225082859/http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20111225082859/http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
}}
 
}}
  
{{version|iOS|version=2.0.0|date=2010-12-03|size=4MB|changes=MODO COOPERATIVO PARA 2 JUGADORES - Forma equipo con un amigo para enfrentaros a Death Adder y sus esbirros(se requiere conexión por Bluetooth; solo disponible para la tercero generación de iPhone y iPod touch, y OS 3.x o superior).
+
{{version|iOS|version=2.0.0|date=2010-12-03|size=4MB
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20110416003236/http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20110416003236/http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
}}
 
}}
  
{{version|iOS|version=1.2.7|date=2010-07-30|size=3.9MB|changes=La experiencia de juego en iOS4 y iPhone 4 ha mejorado significativamente.
+
{{version|iOS|version=1.2.7|date=2010-07-30|size=3.9MB
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20100906044336/http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20100906044336/http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
}}
 
}}
  
{{version|iOS|version=1.0.1|date=2009-07-03|size=2.1MB|changes=Updated Japanese text
+
{{version|iOS|version=1.0.1|date=2009-07-03|size=2.1MB
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20100628064328/http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20100628064328/http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|iOS|version=1.0.0|date=2009-06-17|size=
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180909162134/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.3.2|date=2018-08-06|size=41MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180806165548/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.3.2).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 100.png
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.3.0|date=2018-04-18|size=41MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180806170202/https://apkpure.com/golden-axe-classic/com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.3.0).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 100.png
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.2.0|date=2017-10-09|size=48MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180806170202/https://apkpure.com/golden-axe-classic/com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.2.0).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 100.png
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.1.1|date=2017-09-26|size=48MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20171004072050/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.1.1).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 111.png
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.1.0|date=2017-09-06|size=48MB
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180806170202/https://apkpure.com/golden-axe-classic/com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.1.0).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 100.png
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{version|Android|version=1.0.0|date=2017-08-31|size=48MB|comment=[[Sega Forever]]
 +
|ref=https://web.archive.org/web/20180806170202/https://apkpure.com/golden-axe-classic/com.sega.goldenaxe
 +
|file=Golden Axe (com.sega.goldenaxe v1.0.0).apk
 +
|icon=GA Android icon 100.png
 +
}}
 +
}}
 +
 +
==Downloadable content==
 +
{{dlctable|
 +
{{dlc|Remove non-SEGA adverts
 +
| ios_date_us=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| ios_rrp_us=1.99{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902075004/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8}}
 +
| ios_date_uk=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| ios_rrp_uk=1.99{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20180327060040/https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe-classic/id319996497?mt=8}}
 +
| ios_date_eu=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| ios_rrp_eu=2.29{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20180320145001/https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/golden-axe-classic/id319996497?mt=8}}
 +
| ios_date_au=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| ios_rrp_au=2.99{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20181023220443/https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/golden-axe-classic/id319996497?mt=8}}
 +
| android_date_us=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| android_rrp_us=1.99{{ref|1=https://web.archive.org/web/20170902195943/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe}}
 +
| android_date_uk=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| android_rrp_uk=1.99
 +
| android_date_eu=2017-08-31{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20180518210302/https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/903241277168287744}}
 +
| android_rrp_eu=2.29
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
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==Production credits==
 
==Production credits==
 
===Arcade version===
 
===Arcade version===
*[[Katsuhisa Sato]] {{fileref|SSM UK 22.pdf|page=22}}
+
*''':''' [[Katsuhisa Sato]]{{fileref|SSM UK 22.pdf|page=22}}
  
 
===Mega Drive version===
 
===Mega Drive version===
 +
{{multicol|
 
{{creditstable|
 
{{creditstable|
{{multicol|
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*'''Software Design:''' [[Takosuke]], [[Moto CBX1000]], [[Takahiro Hamano|Ham Tak]], [[Masahiro Wakayama|Waka]]
*'''Software Design:''' [[Takosuke]], [[Moto CBX1000]], [[Ham Tak]], [[Masahiro Wakayama|Waka]]
 
 
*'''Visual Effects:''' [[Kyonsy Kyonsy]], [[Cane]], [[Chisuke]], [[Roco]]
 
*'''Visual Effects:''' [[Kyonsy Kyonsy]], [[Cane]], [[Chisuke]], [[Roco]]
 
*'''Sound:''' [[Nankyoku]], [[Decky]], [[Imocky]]
 
*'''Sound:''' [[Nankyoku]], [[Decky]], [[Imocky]]
*'''Assistant Programmer:''' [[S2]], [[Yang Watt]], [[Vinyl Boy]]
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*'''Assistant Programmer:''' [[Hiroto Saeki|S2]], [[Yang Watt]], [[Vinyl Boy]]
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Kanako Kohyama|Kan]]
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Kanako Kohyama|Kan]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Bros 400]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Bros 400]]
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*'''Arcade Game Design:''' [[Team Shinobi]]
 
*'''Arcade Game Design:''' [[Team Shinobi]]
 
*'''Presented by:''' [[Sega]]
 
*'''Presented by:''' [[Sega]]
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| source=In-game credits
 +
| console=MD
 
}}
 
}}
|source=In-game credits
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
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==Promotional material==
 
==Promotional material==
<gallery>
+
{{mainArticle|{{PAGENAME}}/Promotional material}}
Golden Axe Arcade US Flyer.jpg|System 16 US flyer
 
Golden Axe Arcade JP Flyer.jpg|System 16 JP flyer
 
GoldenAxe MD UK TVAdvert.mp4|Mega Drive UK TV advert
 
</gallery>
 
{{gallery
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 100.pdf|cvg|100|56
 
|ACE UK 30.pdf|ace|30|70
 
|ACE UK 31.pdf|ace|31|64
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 101.pdf|cvg|101|102
 
|ACE UK 32.pdf|ace|32|12
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 102.pdf|cvg|102|101
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 103.pdf|cvg|103|105
 
|ACE UK 33.pdf|ace|33|28
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|SegaVisions US 02.pdf|sv|2|36-37
 
|GamePro US 018.pdf|gamepro|18|44
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 113.pdf|cvg|113|51
 
|CVG UK 114.pdf|cvg|114|33
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|SegaVisions US 04.pdf|sv|4|10-11
 
|SegaVisions US 05.pdf|sv|5|10
 
|EGM US 027.pdf|egm|27|142
 
|text=Master System print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|GamePro US 006.pdf|gamepro|6|53-55
 
|text=Mega Drive US print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|GamePro US 010.pdf|gamepro|10|26-27
 
|text=Mega Drive US print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|ACE UK 37.pdf|ace|37|50-51
 
|CVG UK 107.pdf|cvg|107|122-123
 
|text=Mega Drive print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd
 
|CVG UK 111.pdf|cvg|111|74
 
|text=Mega Drive print advert
 
}}
 
|{{galleryPrintAd|Dorimaga_JP_20020308_2002-04.pdf|dori|2002-04|102|text=WonderSwan Color print advert}}
 
}}
 
  
 
==Artwork==
 
==Artwork==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 +
GoldenAxe logo.jpg
 
GoldenAxe MD Art Cover.png
 
GoldenAxe MD Art Cover.png
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://vc.sega.jp/vc_axe/ Sega of Japan Virtual Console page (Japanese)]
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* Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: [http://vc.sega.jp/vc_axe/ Mega Drive], [http://vc.sega.jp/vca_axe/ Arcade]
* [http://vc.sega.jp/vca_axe/ Sega of Japan Virtual Console Arcade page (Japanese)]
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* Nintendo catalogue pages: Virtual Console: [https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/golden-axe-genesis-wii US], [https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Golden-Axe--277501.html UK]; Virtual Console Arcade: [https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/golden-axe-arcade-wii US]
*Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/ps3/svc_g-axe/ PlayStation 3] (PlayStation Network version)
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* Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/ps3/svc_g-axe/ PlayStation 3] (PlayStation Network version)
*''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Xbox Marketplace: [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 GB], [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 US], [http://marketplace.xbox.com/ja-JP/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 JP]
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* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Xbox Marketplace: [http://marketplace.xbox.com/ja-JP/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 JP], [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 US], [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 UK], [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-AU/Product/Golden-Axe/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410862 AU]
* [http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/golden-axe-ps3.html ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation.com]
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* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on iTunes: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-axe/id319600514?mt=8 US], [http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8 UK]; [http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8 JP] (offline)
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on iTunes: [http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8 UK], [http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/golden-axe/id319996497?mt=8 JP] (offline)
 
 
* [http://store.steampowered.com/app/34276/ ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Steam]
 
* [http://store.steampowered.com/app/34276/ ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Steam]
 
* [http://www.swan.channel.or.jp/swan/software/line_up/index_AXE01.html Bandai's page for the WonderSwan version]
 
* [http://www.swan.channel.or.jp/swan/software/line_up/index_AXE01.html Bandai's page for the WonderSwan version]
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* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation.com: [http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/golden-axe-ps3.html US]
 
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation.com: [http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html JP], [https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/golden-axe-ps3/ US], [http://www.playstation.co.kr/game/2417 KR]
 
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation.com: [http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0177npjb00129_00svcgoldenaxe16xxj.html JP], [https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/golden-axe-ps3/ US], [http://www.playstation.co.kr/game/2417 KR]
 
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation Store: [https://store.playstation.com/#!/ja-jp/%e3%82%b2%e3%83%bc%e3%83%a0/%e3%82%b4%e3%83%bc%e3%83%ab%e3%83%87%e3%83%b3%e3%82%a2%e3%83%83%e3%82%af%e3%82%b9/cid=JP0177-NPJB00129_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX JP], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/golden-axe/cid=UP0177-NPUB30441_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX US], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/golden-axe/cid=EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX UK], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-au/games/golden-axe/cid=EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX AU], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/ko-kr/%ea%b2%8c%ec%9e%84/golden-axe-%ec%a0%9c%ed%92%88%ed%8c%90/cid=UP0177-NPHB00380_00-GOLDENAXEFULLGAM KR]
 
* ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on PlayStation Store: [https://store.playstation.com/#!/ja-jp/%e3%82%b2%e3%83%bc%e3%83%a0/%e3%82%b4%e3%83%bc%e3%83%ab%e3%83%87%e3%83%b3%e3%82%a2%e3%83%83%e3%82%af%e3%82%b9/cid=JP0177-NPJB00129_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX JP], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/golden-axe/cid=UP0177-NPUB30441_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX US], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/golden-axe/cid=EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX UK], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-au/games/golden-axe/cid=EP0177-NPEB00509_00-SVCGOLDENAXE16XX AU], [https://store.playstation.com/#!/ko-kr/%ea%b2%8c%ec%9e%84/golden-axe-%ec%a0%9c%ed%92%88%ed%8c%90/cid=UP0177-NPHB00380_00-GOLDENAXEFULLGAM KR]
 +
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.goldenaxe ''{{PAGENAME}}'' on Google Play]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 16:10, 20 January 2019

For the home computer versions, see Golden Axe (home computers).

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Golden Axe
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System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, CD-ROM², WonderSwan Color, PlayStation 3, Virtual Console, Xbox 360, iOS, Windows PC, Steam, PlayStation Now, Android
Publisher: Sega,
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
Telenet Japan,
Bandai WonderSwan
Bandai
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players:
Arcade
Sega Mega Drive
1-2,
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Master System
1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 16)
US
$? ?




















CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
JP
1990-03 ¥? TJCD0005
Bandai WonderSwan
JP
2002-02-28[3] ¥5,040 with tax SWJ-BANC2B
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6000 G-4018
Sega Mega Drive
US
$?
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.95[5] 1106C
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[6][7]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
369[9]F
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4005JG



Sega Master System
US
$39.95[10] 9004
Sega Master System
UK
£29.95[11][12] 9004
Sega Master System
FR
329[13]F 9004
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 9004
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 9004
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028060
Sega Master System
KR
₩? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts[19]
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts[17]
Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts[14]
12+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts[14]
6
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts
Wii Virtual Console
JP
(Arcade)
800pts[1]
B
Wii Virtual Console
US
(Arcade)
900pts[23]
Teen
Wii Virtual Console
EU
(Arcade)
900pts[21]
iOS
JP
¥600[30] 9+
iOS
US
$4.99[29] 9+
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE 12+
iOS
EU
9+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE 12+
Steam
US
$2.99[32] 34276
Steam
EU
€2.49[32] 34276
Steam
UK
£1.99[32] 34276
Steam
AU
$3.49[32] 34276



PlayStation Now
JP
¥? ?



Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE
Teen
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
12+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREE
12

Golden Axe (ゴールデンアックス) is a beat-'em-up developed by Sega and released in 1989 for Sega System 16 arcade hardware. The development team was headded by Makoto Uchida, who also led the team behind Altered Beast.

The game was the first in the long-running Golden Axe series. It is said to be heavily inspired by the Conan the Barbarian films, and that the game took roughly one year to make. The game also "borrows" voice data from said movie and other Hollywood blockbusters.

Story

The game takes place in the fictional land of Yuria, in which an evil entity known as Death Adder has kidnapped Yuria's King and his daughter, holding them captive in his castle. Perhaps more importantly, Death Adder has stolen the "Golden Axe", a magical emblem of Yuria, and is threatening to destroy it if the people of the land do not accept him as their ruler.

It is up to a band of three heroes to venture to Death Adder's castle and stop him, rescuing the captives, avenge their losses and save the land: Ax Battler, Tyris Flare and Gilius Thunderhead.

Gameplay

Golden Axe supports a maximum of two players. Any character can be selected but both players cannot play as the same character.

The Golden Axe arcade cabinet assigns one button for attacking, another for jumping and a final button for using magic. Using magic will cause all of the enemies on screen to be damaged and effectively acts as crowd control. Each player carries a limited supply of magic (indicated by a meter at the top of the screen) and will use it all at once when the magic button is pressed. Some magic can also re-kill already defeated enemies, adding extra score. This bug is only present in the arcade version. More magic can be collected by attacking the short thieves clothed in blue who appear at certain points throughout the game. Green thieves carry life energy, also represented in the HUD.

Golden Axe is also notable for its ability to allow players to ride "beasts", often giving them an offensive advantage at the expense of speed.

Similar to Altered Beast, the ending is less serious and has characters from the game breaking out of the arcade machine and causing havoc in the real world. Most ports replace this ending.

Playable characters

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Ax-Battler
Ax Battler is a male barbarian fighting to avenge the murder of his mother. Despite his name he uses a two handed broadsword and carries earth magic. Ax Battler is one of the constants of the series, appearing in most Golden Axe games (including Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, a game based entirely around him).
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Gilius-Thunderhead
Gilius Thunderhead is a dwarf whose brother was murdered by Death Adder. Gilius is the only character to actually carry an axe, as well as thunder magic.
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Tyris-Flare
Tyris Flare is an amazonian woman whose parents were killed by Death Adder. She also uses a sword but carries fire magic.

Stages

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Stage 1 - Wilderness
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Bonus Stage 1
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Stage 2 - Turtle Village
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Bonus Stage 2
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Stage 3
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Bonus Stage 3
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Stage 4 - Fiend's Path
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Bonus Stage 4
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Stage 5 - Death Adder's Castle
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Stage 6 - The Palace Gates
The Mega Drive version of the game adds three more levels. This is the first, which is part of stage 5 in the arcade version.
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Stage 7 - The Dungeon
Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
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Stage 8 - The Battle with Death Bringer
Also a Mega Drive exclusive.

Achievements

Main article: Golden Axe/Achievements.

Versions

Golden Axe has been ported to a number of systems over the years, though many cuts were made in the process.

The game has enjoyed many years of success on the Sega Mega Drive, and was used in the early days of the console to advertise the system's power over its then-main rival, the Nintendo Entertainment System