Golden Axe

From Sega Retro

For the home computer versions, see Golden Axe (home computers). For the free Android and iOS versions, see Golden Axe (Sega Forever).

n/a

  • System 16
  • Mega Drive
  • Master System
GoldenAxe Title.png
GoldenAxe MD TitleScreen.png
GoldenAxe SMS Title.png
Golden Axe
GoldenAxe iOS icon.png
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
Publisher:
Arcade (System 16)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Master System
Sega
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
Telenet Japan
Bandai WonderSwan
Bandai
Developer:
Genre: Action[3][4], Arcade[5]

















Number of players:
Arcade
Sega Mega Drive
1-2,
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Master System
1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Arcade (System 16)
    JP
    ¥? ?
    Arcade (System 16)
    US
    $? ?
    Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
    UK
    £? ?






















    CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
    JP
    1990-03 ¥? TJCD0005
    Bandai WonderSwan
    JP
    2002-02-28[8] ¥5,040 with tax SWJ-BANC2B
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥6,0006,000 G-4018
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    (Classic)
    $29.9529.95[10] 1106C
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    369F369[14]
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £34.9934.99[12][13]
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    CA
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM4005JG
    Sega Mega Drive
    AS
    Sega Master System
    US
    $39.9539.95[15] 9004
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9004
    Sega Master System
    BX
    Sega Master System
    FR
    329F329[18] 9004
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9529.95[16][17] 9004
    Sega Master System
    GR
    Sega Master System
    AU
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028060
    Sega Master System
    KR
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[25]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[23]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[19]
    PEGI: 12+
    Wii Virtual Console
    DE
    800pts800[19]
    USK: 6
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[22]
    OFLC: PG
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    (Arcade)
    800pts800[6]
    CERO: B
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    (Arcade)
    900pts900[29]
    ESRB: Teen
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    (Arcade)
    900pts900[27]
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    (Arcade)
    900pts900[30]
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    JP
    400MSP400[34]
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    JP
    (Otameshiban)
    FREEfree
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    US
    400MSP400[32]
    ESRB: Teen
    Xbox 360
    US
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Teen
    Xbox 360
    EU
    400MSP400[31]
    PEGI: 12+
    Xbox 360
    EU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 12+
    Xbox 360
    DE
    400MSP400[31]
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    DE
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    UK
    400MSP400[33]
    PEGI: 12+
    Xbox 360
    UK
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 12+
    Xbox 360
    AU
    400MSP400[35]
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    AU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: PG
    iOS
    JP
    ¥571 (600)600i[37]
    9+
    iOS
    US
    $4.994.99[36]
    9+
    iOS
    EU
    9+
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[39] 34276
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[39] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[39] 34276
    USK: 6
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[39] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[39] 34276
    OFLC: PG
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[41] 34276
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[41] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[41] 34276
    USK: 6
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[41] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[41] 34276
    OFLC: PG
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[41] 34276
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[41] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[41] 34276
    USK: 6
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[41] 34276
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[41] 34276
    OFLC: PG
    Sony PlayStation 3
    JP
    ¥571 (600)571 (600)[46] NPJB-00129
    CERO: A
    Sony PlayStation 3
    US
    $4.994.99[45] NPUB-30441
    ESRB: Teen
    Sony PlayStation 3
    EU
    €4.494.49[42] NPEB-00509
    PEGI: 12+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    DE
    €4.494.49[43] NPEB-00509
    USK: 12
    Sony PlayStation 3
    UK
    £3.693.69[44] NPEB-00509
    PEGI: 12+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    AU
    $6.756.75[48] NPEB-00509
    OFLC: PG
    Sony PlayStation 3
    KR
    ₩5,5005,500[47] NPHB-00380
    GRB: 12
    PlayStation Now
    JP

    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

    GoldenAxe System16 AxBattler Sprite.png
    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
    GoldenAxe MD US Stage6.png
    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.[50]

    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.[51]

    In August 2017, Golden Axe was added to the Sega Forever collection, bringing it back to iOS and adding a new Android version.[52] 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
    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 [58]

    Production credits

    Arcade version

    Mega Drive version

    Source:
    In-game credits
    Source:
    Sega TV Game Genga Gallery
    [60]

    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
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Commodore User (UK)
    89
    [61]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    80
    [62]
    Your Sinclair (UK)
    81
    [63]
    Arcade (System 16)
    83
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Golden Axe

    System 16, US
    GoldenAxe System16 US Marquee.jpg
    GoldenAxe System16 US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    System 16, JP
    Notavailable.svgGoldenaxe instructions.jpg
    Instuction card(s)

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    75 [64]
    68 [65]
    77 [66]
    96 №2, p100/101
    94 [67]
    95 [68]
    78 №91, [1]
    92 [69]
    91 [70]
    86 [71]
    85 №1, p64
    94 [72]
    91 [73]
    90
    93 [74]
    76 [75]
    92 [76]
    82 [77]
    80 [78]
    91 [79]
    72 №18, p65
    85
    94 [80]
    Sega Mega Drive
    86
    Based on
    23 reviews
    Mega Drive, JP
    GoldenAxe md jp cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe MD JP CartTop.jpg
    Goldenaxe md jp cart.jpg
    Cart
    Goldenaxe md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    GoldenAxe MD JP pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, US
    GoldenAxe md us cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    GoldenAxe MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    GoldenAxe MD US Poster Back.jpgGoldenAxe MD US Poster Front.jpg
    Poster
    Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
    Goldenaxe md us classic cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
    GoldenAxe md eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe-PAL-cart-top.jpg
    GoldenAxe-PAL-cart.jpg
    Cart
    GoldenAxe MD EU pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
    GoldenAxe MD SE rental cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    GoldenAxe MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe-PAL-cart-top.jpg
    GoldenAxe-PAL-cart.jpg
    Cart
    Golden Axe Megadrive AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AU (Horizontal manual)

    Mega Drive, BR
    GoldenAxe MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Goldenaxe md br manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, KR
    GoldenAxe MD KR Box small.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, KR (re-release)
    GoldenAxe MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe MD KR carttop.jpg
    GoldenAxe MD KR cartback.jpgGoldenAxe MD KR cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, AS

    GoldenAxe MD AS cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, CA
    GoldenAxe MD CA Box.jpg
    Cover

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    89 [16]
    92 №2, p28/29
    92 [81]
    92 [82]
    89 [83]
    92 [84]
    80 [85]
    90 [86]
    80 №25
    92 [87]
    85 [88]
    88 №4
    75 [89]
    80 [90]
    76 [91]
    81 [92]
    74 №13, p24-25
    80
    85 [93]
    Sega Master System
    85
    Based on
    19 reviews
    Master System, US
    Golden Axe SMS US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Goldenaxe sms us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, EU
    Golden Axe SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Golden Axe SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, EU (Sega®)
    GoldenAxe SMS EU Box R.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, PT

    Master System, BX
    Golden Axe SMS BX Box.jpg
    Cover
    Golden Axe SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, GR (Zegetron)
    Golden Axe SMS GR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Golden Axe SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, AU (Horizontal manual)

    GoldenAxe SMS AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, AU (Vertical manual)
    GoldenAxe SMS AU hotline cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe SMS AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    GoldenAxeSMSAUManual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, AU (NIAL sticker)
    GoldenAxe SMS AU nial cover.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, AU (Classics)
    GoldenAxe SMS AU classics cover.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe SMS AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, BR (cardboard)
    Golden Axe SMS BR Cardboard Box.jpg
    Cover
    Golden Axe SMS BR Cardboard Cart.jpg
    Cart
    GoldenAxe SMS BR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, BR
    Golden Axe SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe SMS BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, KR

    Goldenaxe SMS kr cart.jpg
    Cart

    CD-ROM² version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
    88
    [94]
    Génération 4 (FR)
    75
    [95]
    Joystick (FR)
    65
    [96]
    CD-ROM² systems
    76
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Golden Axe

    CD-ROM², JP
    GoldenAxe CDROM2 JP Box Back.jpgGoldenAxe CDROM2 JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    GoldenAxe CDROM2 JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Golden Axe PCE CD-ROM2 JP CD.png
    Disc
    Golden Axe PCE CD-ROM2 JP Manual.PDF
    Manual

    WonderSwan version

    WonderSwan, JP
    Golden Axe Wonderswan JP Top.png
    GoldenAxe WSC JP Box Back.jpgGolden Axe Wonderswan JP Spine.jpgGoldenAxe WSC JP Box Front.jpgGolden Axe Wonderswan JP Spine2.jpg
    Golden Axe Wonderswan JP Bottom.png
    Cover
    Golden Axe Wonderswan JP Card Back.jpgGoldenAxe WSC JP Cart.jpg
    Card
    Golden Axe Wonderswan JP Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Mega-Tech version

    Mega-Tech,

    GoldenAxe MT Cart.jpg
    Cart

    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 Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 3e640c09
    MD5 0dd362213fc29a54ab08527a98686cdd
    SHA-1 89a548e326b1afbd597ddcc59139487a2f9dfd51
    1989-11-22 Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 b01b26ff
    MD5 25e93047f0ee89d8df2ead8f2e710a50
    SHA-1 c3018ac76d55bebdf178a7938dca8cddce60f05e
    1989-10-14 Page
    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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    Books: Golden Axe (1992)

    Prereleases: 1989-10-14 | 1989-11-22

    Gilius Thunder Head punching sprite 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)
    Steam
    Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype (2020)
    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)