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Golden Axe III (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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This 'Prince of Darkness' has taken away the Golden Axe and put an evil curse over all the warriors. However, one of the heroes has their curse relieved and is sent to set things straight - lift curse off others, defeat the villian and return with the Golden Axe.

The gameplay has been expanded slightly, but is essentially the same hack n' slash as the previous games. New features to the series include new characters, new moves and junction points where you can choose which path to take.


Golden Axe III Genesis Fighting in a forest
Golden Axe III Genesis Using magic that hits all enemies on screen
Golden Axe III Genesis Each game ends with an overview of the route you took
Golden Axe III Genesis Dim Jungle: Tyris uses her magic to summon this dragon, her most powerful special attack

Alternate Titles

  • "战斧3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ゴールデンアックスⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A solid medieval beat 'em-up and the best of the series Roedie (5226) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
The Best Of The Series. MasterMegid (897) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Sometimes, more is not better but just more Elliott Wu (39) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
There was a reason it was not released in the USA. Majestic Lizard (655) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars

The Press Says

Sega Force Sep 30, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 26, 2003 7 out of 10 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jan 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
SegaFan.com Mar 26, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Sega-16.com Jun 24, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Syed GJ (1544) added Golden Axe III (Genesis) on Mar 26, 2003
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