Golden Axe 3

Download Golden Axe 3 and wield the power of the legendary axe in this thrilling action game! Battle through treacherous lands, defeat fearsome enemies, and restore peace to the realm. Your destiny awaits – play now!
a game by Sega
Genres: Arcade Classics, Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 7.2/10 - 12 votes
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See also: Beat 'em-Up, Golden Axe Games
Golden Axe 3
Golden Axe 3
Golden Axe 3

Golden Axe III is a follow-up to the first two Golden Axe games and is the last release of the series. The video game was published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis platform in 1993. The game was only released in Japan. The North American version was released for Sega Channel only.

Later the game was ported on many consoles: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii (2007), Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Exactly like in the first two games, the Golden Axe is stolen by someone. This time is the Price of Darkness, Damud Hellbringer, who took the Axe and put an evil curse over all the warriors. Only one of them has the curse taken away and goes to make the things right. He needs to take the curse off the other warriors, defeat the antagonist and then return with the Golden Axe, a symbol of the game’s fantasy world.

There is not a very different gameplay featured in this game, compared to the previous versions, yet there are few improvements. Golden Axe 3 brings new characters, new attacks and magic spells, but also junction points where you can choose which path to take.

The giant Proud Cragger, a humanoid black panther called Chronos “Evil” Rait, Kain Grinder (a swordsman who resembles Ax Battler) and Sahra Burn, who resembles Tyris Flare are the new four heroes of the game. Gilius Thunderhead is the only character from the first two games still featured in this sequel. However, he is not a playable character and appears only during cut scenes.

Kain Grinder boasts excellent reach and priority with his sword and possesses no apparent weaknesses. He can cast ice magic spells and is a balanced character. Sahra Burn is a very quick character who can perform a double jump. Her magic is fire. Proud Cragger is a slow character, but is very powerful.

The game can become very challenging when controlling him, because he is slow and lacks a special attack. His magic is earth. Chronos “Evil” Rait, the humanoid panther, seems to be the most powerful character in the game, mainly thanks to his super move, an unstoppable attack. His magic is wind. Gilius Thunderhead retired before this game, but acts as a guide during the player’s quest.

Overall, Golden Axe III is a good game. While after the second game critics stated the version doesn’t bring anything new, after the third and last one everybody was happy with the release and considered the game enjoyable and fun. GameSpot users rated it with 8.1 out of 10.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • # of players: 1 or 2-player
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: 1993 in Japan
  • Theme: Action

Golden Axe 3 has finally hit the stores of Japan. This cart shows that the Sega programmers are putting a lot of emphasis on technique! First of all, there are four characters, two of whom are brand new - a panther and a big lumbering oaf of an ogre. Together, they are sent out by the dwarf that was in the previous versions to rid the land of Death Adder once again!

There is plenty of attention to technique. Almost all of the characters have some really cool special moves that have close and far range effects. Since we don't have an international Review crew, we should just tell you a few things about this game. First off - Sega of Japan is not going to release this title here in the States - and for good reasons! The graphics are by far some of the most plain looking on the Mega Drive. Plus, the new magic effects aren't as impressive as before.

So, if you are considering purchasing this title from an overseas seller, don't waste your bucks! It's not worth it!

The Golden Axe series has always been known for its sword-swinging action, and the third game in the series is no exception. Boasting superior graphics and sound, this game may prove to be the best Golden Axe yet! Four brave heroes have stepped forth to combat the many magical beings that have suddenly started attacking the realm. The Barbarian and the Amazon are back along with a brand new Lizard man and also an Ogre. Sorry Dwarf fans, that character is not here. With this sequel comes more moves and spectacular magic powers. They are a sight to behold. Fans of Golden Axe take note, you won't have long to wait for one of the best hack-and-slash games ever.

The game is Golden Axe 3 I am 10. This game will keep you playing all year.

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    Justin Garcia CoolDuelist said on Forum:

    This is the final part of the Golden Axe series, And it's unfortunate that you can't play as Gillius Thunderhead (The Dwarf) He was and still is my favorite character, in fact he looks cooler now with the new clothes. You still can use lightning magic though, The new Panther character is a lightning type character. The Graphics are much better, Everyone is bigger and the Monsters are stronger and more agressive. More boss fights, wow! This is the best of the series. This Game is highly Recommended by me, JGCD!