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Golden Axe II

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Not long after the malign reign of the Death Adder has ended, another evil rises. The peace of the land has again been threatened, this time by 'Dark Guld', who was supposed to be imprisoned but apparently isn't. He has instead now got his hands on the Golden Axe, and is using it for his own nasty purposes, and with his minions is causing much chaos.

So once more, Ax-Battler, the fierce barbarian; Tyris-Flare, the fearless Amazon; Gilius Thunderhead, the ferocious dwarf; get up to deal with the oppression, with their might and magic, and recover the Golden Axe.

The hack and slash gameplay, in a medieval fantasy setting, is essentially the same to that of the previous game. Beat up opponents with melee attacks and collect scrolls to launch magical attacks. Moreover, players can also ride dragons and other beasts and use their attack capabilities to their advantage.


Golden Axe II Genesis Between the levels there's usually a short intermission where you have to beat up green & red mages to get health- and magic power-ups
Golden Axe II Arcade Time to rest (Mega Play Version)
Golden Axe II Genesis You can now pick up an enemy and choose to throw him to the left or to the right; preferably on another enemy of course
Golden Axe II Arcade Time to boss fight (Mega Play Version)

Alternate Titles

  • "战斧2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "GA2" -- Informal/slang
  • "ゴールデンアックスⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

More of the same but with less impressive graphics Genesis Roedie (5224)
Golden Axe expansion pack... Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)
One of the best sequels I have ever played. Also, it's great as a stand-alone game, and I think it is the best of this type of game that I have ever played. Genesis J. David Taylor (28)
More Silver Than Golden Genesis ETJB (447)
Took me Five minutes to complete... Genesis emmamomocat (30)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Genesis Aug 15, 2003 A 100
GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 14, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Jun 11, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Modojo iPhone Apr 25, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Although a sequel to Golden Axe, this game bears no resemblance whatsoever to Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, the official sequel to the arcade game.
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