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My most-played game on the Genesis! Ivan Obretenov (33) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A solid medieval beat 'em-up and the best of the series Roedie (5211) 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

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (32 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Sega Force (Sep 30, 1993)
GA 3 är precis rätt spel att ta hem för att förgylla en trist höstkväll, men du behöver inte bunkra käk, sätta på svararen eller så: om du inte brukar gå vilse i trappuppgången eller har svårt att träffa lador med en näve grus, så fixar du detta spel i lagom tid för att se de sena TV-nyheterna.
Video Games (Oct, 1993)
Die Charaktere sind mit einer Vielzahl von Bewegungen ausgestattet worden, was sich positiv auf den Spielspaß auswirkt. Die Grafik fällt zwar im Vergleich zum ersten teil etwas ab, dafür untermalt der mystische Sound das Geschehen bestens. Sehr gut gefallen hat mir auch das Feature, seinen Weg selbst bestimmen zu können. Was unterm Strich übrigbleibt, ist ein überdurchschnittliches Beat'em up, das für meinen Geschmack etwas zu leicht ist, aber das Flair der ersten beiden Teil gut rüberbringt.
Golden Axe III n'aura vu le jour qu'au Japon et on pourra le regretter puisqu'au final il est clairement plus abouti que ses deux grands frères. Bien sûr on n'osera pas le comparer au second épisode arcade sorti un an plus tôt, car la Megadrive a ses propres limites, mais on pourra trouver dommage qu'il soit tout de même si inférieur à Streets of Rage 2. Dans tous les cas le jeu aura apporté à la série des stages plus nombreux, une meilleure durée de vie, et le système de cheminements très agréable. Un bon titre en l'état, et sûrement le meilleur de la série sur Megadrive.
All in all, Golden Axe III is a decent game - if you can get past the quality of the graphics and music, there's a lot to like about it. Why Sega of America passed on the game is still a mystery to me... then again, they passed on Treasure's Alien Soldier too, the idiots. It's worth picking up if you can find it - be warned, though, you will need a Mega Drive converter to play it, as it was apparently one of the first Mega Drive games to have a regional lockout installed. My Magic Key III works just fine with it, as it turns out. Interestingly enough, all of the in-game text is English, so it's very import-friendly. Strange, though... it's like Sega did intend to release it outside of Japan. Also, on another note... I never thought I would say this, but the Japanese can put out some absolutely godawful cover artwork. Unfortunately, Golden Axe III has some of it. Check out the box scan below to see for yourself.
SegaFan.com (Mar 26, 2004)
Aquellos que busquen en este juego una continuación de la saga no encontraran una tercera parte, sino un cambio de estilo que no esta a la altura de las demás entregas. Si os gusta mucho esta saga o no sois muy exigentes podréis entreteneros bastante con este juego, de lo contrario la diversión solo os acompañará durante algunas partidas. Probadlo y decidid.
Sega-16.com (Jun 24, 2004)
All in all, I can only recommend this game if you just have to have the complete trilogy or if a friend's little brother trades it to you for a pack of Yugioh! cards. Aside from that, stay far, far away.