Golden Axe III

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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 One-on-one mode
Golden Axe III Genesis Look, I'm riding a cute green dragon!
Golden Axe III Genesis Tender Hamlet: another teammove, Ax swinging the panther around
Golden Axe III Genesis Nice green level

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 Genesis Roedie (5213)
The Best Of The Series. Genesis MasterMegid (897)
Sometimes, more is not better but just more Genesis Elliott Wu (39)
There was a reason it was not released in the USA. Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)

Critic Reviews

Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Genesis Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 26, 2003 7 out of 10 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jan 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Genesis Mar 26, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65 (UK) Wii Oct 06, 2007 6 out of 10 60
TouchGen iPhone May 14, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Wii Dec 12, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 06, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50 Genesis Jun 24, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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