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The Axe is back... with twice the force and twice the fury of 1989's "Videogame of the Year"! This time it's brother against brother locked in deadly combat. Your older brother has summoned unspeakable forces of evil to take control of the kingdom. Treachery rules! Your only hope is the legendary royal sword! But will its power be enough to overcome the Cliffs of Chaos? The Skull Dungeons? And the treacherous Crypts of Slime? Only your courage, your fighting skill, and the Legendary Axe can answer!

This game has you fighting monsters through seven stages with just a sword, but three other weapons can be picked up along the way, and include axes, chain spears, and smart bombs. These weapons can only be obtained by collecting the power-up that a defeated enemy leaves behind. Weapons can be switched along the way. At the end of each level, you must defeat a huge boss in order to go to the next stage.


Legendary Axe II TurboGrafx-16 Wounded
Legendary Axe II TurboGrafx-16 Boss
Legendary Axe II TurboGrafx-16 Level 6
Legendary Axe II TurboGrafx-16 Level 4

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Legendary Axe II" -- In-game title
  • "Ankoku Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Apr 27, 2005 A 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Pixel-Heroes.de Apr 03, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jun 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Dec, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Raze Dec, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Classic-games.net Mar 25, 2020 6 out of 10 60


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Regional differences

The ending of the game in the Japanese release features a nude woman. She is fully clothed in the American version.
Katakis | カタキス (43211) added Legendary Axe II (TurboGrafx-16) on Feb 14, 2005
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