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You are the mighty warrior Gogan, whose village has been required by the Jagu tribe to give a human sacrifice each year. Flare, your childhood friend, has been chosen as the sacrifice. Your task is to rescue Flare and destroy the Jagu and their leader. To help you complete your mission, you are given the Legendary Axe, which is said to possess tremendous power that is usable only to its wielder.

There are six zones in the game and has Gogan exploring forests, caves, mountains, dungeons, and castles, while defeating enemies that get in his way with his axe. Idols can be broken to reveal power-ups that will increase the axe's power and speed up its swing. These power-ups can also award you extra lives, more points, and the ability to access secret areas. At the end of each zone, you have to defeat a boss in order to proceed.


The Legendary Axe TurboGrafx-16 Boss
The Legendary Axe TurboGrafx-16 I hate these guys
The Legendary Axe TurboGrafx-16 Game Over
The Legendary Axe TurboGrafx-16 Boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "Makyo Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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HonestGamers Dec 05, 2003 10 out of 10 100 Mar, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 33 out of 40 82
IGN Apr 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Jul 21, 2017 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 20, 2004 B- 67


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Best TurboGrafx-16 Game of the Year

    Katakis | カタキス (41056) added The Legendary Axe (TurboGrafx-16) on Feb 14, 2005