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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, Android
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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]]
 
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| vca_rrp_jp=800{{ref|http://web.archive.org/web/20090623060907/http://vc.sega.jp:80/vca_axe}}
 
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| ios_date_eu=2009
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| psn_date_jp=2011-07-28{{ref|https://web.archive.org/web/20120927043915/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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===Playable characters===
 
===Playable characters===
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{{InfoRow
 
{{InfoRow
 
| title=Ax-Battler
 
| 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).
 
}}
 
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{{InfoRow
 
{{InfoRow
 
| title=Gilius-Thunderhead
 
| 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.
 
}}
 
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{{InfoRow
 
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| title=Tyris-Flare
 
| 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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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}}
  
 
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.
 
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.
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==Production credits==
 
==Production credits==
 
===Arcade version===
 
===Arcade version===
*[[Katsuhisa Sato]]{{fileref|SSM UK 22.pdf|page=22}}
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*''':''' [[Katsuhisa Sato]]{{fileref|SSM UK 22.pdf|page=22}}
  
 
===Mega Drive version===
 
===Mega Drive version===
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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
 
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==Promotional material==
 
==Promotional material==
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==Artwork==
 
==Artwork==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: [http://vc.sega.jp/vc_axe/ Mega Drive], [http://vc.sega.jp/vca_axe/ Arcade]
 
* Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: [http://vc.sega.jp/vc_axe/ Mega Drive], [http://vc.sega.jp/vca_axe/ Arcade]
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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)
 
* 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/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]
 
* ''{{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]

Latest revision as of 15:10, 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
600[19]pts
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800[17]pts
Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800[14]pts
12+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800[14]pts
6
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts
Wii Virtual Console
JP
(Arcade)
800[1]pts
B
Wii Virtual Console
US
(Arcade)
900[23]pts
Teen
Wii Virtual Console
EU
(Arcade)
900[21]pts
Xbox 360
JP
400[27]pts
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREE
Xbox 360
US
400[25]pts
Xbox 360
US
(Trial Game)
FREE
Xbox 360
EU
400[24]pts
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial Game)
FREE
Xbox 360
UK
400[26]pts
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial Game)
FREE
Xbox 360
AU
400[28]pts
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial Game)
FREE
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



Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥571 (600)[38] NPJB-00129
A
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$4.99[37] NPUB-30441
Teen
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.49[34] NPEB-00509
12+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.49[35] NPEB-00509
12
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.69[36] NPEB-00509
12+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.75[40] NPEB-00509
PG
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩5,500[39] NPHB-00380
12
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).
GoldenAxe System16 GiliusThunderHead Sprite.png
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.
GoldenAxe System16 TyrisFlare Sprite.png
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

GoldenAxe System16 US Stage1.png
Stage 1 - Wilderness
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage2.png
Bonus Stage 1
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage3.png
Stage 2 - Turtle Village
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage4.png
Bonus Stage 2
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage5.png
Stage 3
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage6.png
Bonus Stage 3
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage7.png
Stage 4 - Fiend's Path
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage8.png
Bonus Stage 4
GoldenAxe System16 US Stage9.png
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.
GoldenAxe MD US Stage7.png
Stage 7 - The Dungeon
Also a Mega Drive exclusive.
GoldenAxe MD US Stage8.png
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. 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.[43]

The Mega Drive version of the game has been included in numerous compilations, such as 6-Pak, Mega Games 2, Mega Games 6 and Mega Games 10. The game has also been emulated and sold in the form of Sega Smash Pack Volume 1, Sega Smash Pack, Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, Sega Archives from USA Vol. 1 and Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection Volume 1, as well as services such as PlaySega and built-in to numerous consoles by AtGames.

This version was so popular that it got direct sequels in the form of Golden Axe II and Golden Axe III. In the arcades, the "true" sequel is Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder. A Sega Mega-Tech version also exists, which is based on the Mega Drive version, as is the version released for the Wii's Virtual Console service.

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" 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.

Golden Axe was also remade as part of Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe, and has been brought to Xbox 360 XBLA, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation 3 PSN, and is available for iOS and other mobile devices. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[44]

In August 2017, the game was added to the Sega Forever collection, bringing it back to iOS and adding a new Android version.[45] Both versions are the Mega Drive game running on emulators.

Version history

Main article: Golden Axe/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
iOS
0000050000030000020000000000005.3.2 134.2MB 201808062018-08-06 [46]
iOS
0000050000030000000000000000005.3.0 201804182018-04-18 [46]
iOS
0000050000010000000000000000005.1.0 175MB 201710092017-10-09 [47][48]
iOS
0000050000000000030000000000005.0.3 201709252017-09-25 [46]
iOS
0000050000000000020000000000005.0.2 179MB 201709062017-09-06 [49][50]
iOS
0000050000000000010000000000005.0.1 181MB 201708292017-08-29 Sega Forever [51][52]
iOS
0000040000000000000000000000004.0 4.8MB 201211292012-11-29 iOS 6 Support. [53]
iOS
0000030000000000000000000000003.0 4MB 201107022011-07-02 [54]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 4MB 201012032010-12-03 [55]
iOS
0000010000020000070000000000001.2.7 3.9MB 201007302010-07-30 [56]
iOS
0000010000000000010000000000001.0.1 2.1MB 200907032009-07-03 [57]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 200906172009-06-17 [46]
Google Android OS
0000010000030000020000000000001.3.2 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [58] GA Android icon 100.png Download.svg (41.43 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000030000000000000000001.3.0 41MB 201804182018-04-18 [59] GA Android icon 100.png Download.svg (41.13 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000000000000000001.2.0 48MB 201710092017-10-09 [59] GA Android icon 100.png Download.svg (47.65 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 48MB 201709262017-09-26 [60] GA Android icon 111.png Download.svg (47.67 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 48MB 201709062017-09-06 [59] GA Android icon 100.png Download.svg (47.52 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 48MB 201708312017-08-31 Sega Forever [59] GA Android icon 100.png Download.svg (48.39 MB) i

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Remove non-SEGA adverts

Google Android OS
US
2017-08-31[31] $1.99[42]
Google Android OS
EU
2017-08-31[31] €2.29
Google Android OS
UK
2017-08-31[31] £1.99
iOS
US
2017-08-31[31] $1.99[52]
iOS
EU
2017-08-31[31] €2.29[62]
iOS
UK
2017-08-31[31] £1.99[61]
iOS
AU
2017-08-31[31] $2.99[63]

Production credits

Arcade version

Mega Drive version

Source: In-game credits


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Golden Axe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Golden Axe/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

System 16 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №93, p89[65]
89 №69, p96/97
81 №44, p74[66]
Arcade
83
Based on
3 reviews

System 16, US
GoldenAxe System16 US Marquee.jpg
GoldenAxe System16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, JP
Goldenaxe instructions.jpg

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №1990-03, p77[67]
68 №1990-02, p68[68]
77 №, p83[69]
96 №2, p100/101
94 №4, p30[70]
95 №101, p98/99[71]
78 №91, [1]
92 №28, p30/31[72]
91 №5, p58[73]
86 №3, p78[74]
85 №1, p64
94 №1, p78[75]
91 №1, p42-44[76]
90
93 №3, p38/39[77]
76 №4/90, p120[78]
92 №3, p62/63[79]
82 №13, p20/21[80]
80 №23, p53
91 №3, p41[81]
72 №18, p65
85
94 №6, p74
Sega Mega Drive
86
Based on
23 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
GoldenAxe MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Goldenaxe md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
Golden Axe Megadrive AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Goldenaxe md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, KR (re-release)
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Mega Drive, CA
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Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №33, p63[11]
92 №2, p28/29
92 №4, p98[82]
92 №1, p57Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[83]
89 №100, p90/91[84]
80 More...[85]
90 №4, p40[86]
80 №2/25
92 №1, p133[87]
85 №1, p46/47[88]
88 №4
75 №16, p44
80 №23, p57
76 №25, p40
81 №3, p19[89]
74 №13, p24-25
80
85 №6, p75
Sega Master System
84
Based on
18 reviews

Master System, US
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Manual
Master System, EU
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Cover
Golden Axe SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

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Cart
GoldenAxeSMSAUManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
GoldenAxe SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
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Master System, KR

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CD-ROM² version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №30, p75[90]
65 №6, p92[91]
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
70
Based on
2 reviews

CD-ROM², JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Golden Axe PCE CD-ROM2 JP Manual.PDF
Manual

WonderSwan version

WonderSwan, JP
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Cover
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Card
Golden Axe Wonderswan JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 665d7df9
MD5 e4263c39487f0b55e8f33cbd5acd9b93
SHA-1 2ce17105ca916fbbe3ac9ae3a2086e66b07996dd
512kB 1989-10 Cartridge v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e8182b90
MD5 04d2c7da9aac3fbeadf6bb8ccd27b560
SHA-1 564e51f6b7fe5281f281d5fcb66767ab83ecf7b9
512kB 1989-10 Cartridge v00
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 C08132FB
MD5 B4911AD6A9D2BA56497CD5B01DA3938A
SHA-1 D92538CB16A7A456255FA0DA2BD8D0F588CD12AB
512kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Bandai WonderSwan
 ?
CRC32 BC944A98
MD5 55C9CC830000F0AAF721EAC69D1703CC
SHA-1 87661841CA63E99B04C0F6DC4BA3454C897E0C6D
2MB

External links

References

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  2. https://sega-interactive.co.jp/special/history/title/goldenaxe.html
  3. http://www.swan.channel.or.jp/swan/software/line_up/golden/index.html (archived: 2003-10-06 12:24)
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  5. File:SegaVisions US 09.pdf, page 20
  6. File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 63
  7. File:ACE UK 37.pdf, page 51
  8. Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 44
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 003.pdf, page 39
  10. File:VG&CE US 18.pdf, page 50
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Books: Golden Axe (1992)

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)
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)