Occasionally letters trickle in that explain the
unexplained and unique features of Golden Axe. For a lack of a better
place, those letters will now find their way here. The museum of the
odd. The circus of confusion. The repository of the great, wide
world of unknown Golden Axe facts. Send your comments in
In need of Golden Axe (or
other Sega/Capcom games) wallpaper for you computer.
now i can tell you that the GA:RDA has all the
elements of the series, like the thieves stealing in
the night and dropping potions, the magics, the
minions (longmoans, skeletons, undead) etc. You can
also choose your path during the game, in a total of
29 stages (Some are substages).
Golden Axe has always
been one of my favorite
video game series, but there are a few Bloopers:
On the Genesis:
During the demo, Tyris use her magic and masses of
fire are moving from left to right. Watch closely as one of the masses
fall off the ledge!
Revenge of Death Adder:
In the caves, when you free the first prisoner
from a cell, he escapes to the right. But that's where Death Adder's
minions are! He should have run to the left!
In Turtle Village 1, when the first villagers
escape left, I ran after them (actually with them) and they fall
off the ledge into oblivion! I think the scrolling work differently in
the PC, I'm not sure this work on other systems.
Why spend time hard at work? Wouldn't
it be much more fun to be gambling than doing your meaningless job?
Sure it would. Download my very own brand of
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The file is 2.9 mb in size, so new puny modems
I would like to contribute
to this site on two items.
1) Little known fact: The Golden Axe II (GEN) cartridge's sticker is easily
eaten-up by a dark fungus. It starts on a corner and then eats up about half
of its entire surface in approximately 10 years, revealing the black plastic
underneath it, with glue remnants. I don't know if extreme humidity is
needed for this "bug" (he-he) but it happened to mine after I
submerged it under water 10 years ago out of boredom and frustration. You
see, I asked for GA for Christmas that year, but they got me the second
were books, goblins were wizards... extremely disappointing for a kid.
Anyway, I want to warn owners the world over about this side effect of total
submersion of the cartridge. Writing this I recall a much earlier
disappointment... I got Zelda II instead of Zelda many years before that!!
What is the deal with my parents?! This is how Death Adder's followers are
2) I speak on behalf of Supporting Cast Alex. For his best interest,
accuracy in his bio and interesting facts. Golden Axians die in 3 hits, it
is a fact. The DA minion hit him two times... but he was saved just before
the third one. The third one would have sent him to the ground and made him
vanish. How do we know this? Bad people turn to clay when they die, good
people vanish. Alex is one of the good guys. He is a Royal Guard... probably
the only one left alive. He is definitely not a peasant. And his deep
knowledge of current politics make him more likely a royal guard (being
close to all the happenings) than a soldier. The CPU controlled player saves
him from the third hit. And in gratefulness and joy he explains himself.
Notice he is already severely wounded, in crutches even for crying out loud.
That means his life bars have been depleted. He is on his last stand and
that third blow would have killed him NO DOUBT. He tells us of the problem,
then passes out from his wounds since he already delivered the message to
us. He has succeeded in his mission, now he must rest and heal. With the
adrenaline gone, he plummets to our feet. Very alive, which is why he
neither vanishes or turns into clay. Also why we don't mourn him or show
grief. Because he is ALIVE! We could aid him, but we have much more
important things to do. Save the royal family. We already knew something was
amiss, for we were already on our fully equipped journey. Wielding our
weapons and with ready magic jars. Don't tell me this isn't already moving
toward the source of the problem. Weapons out and all!
So you see, Alex did not die. You know DA killed relatives of each
character. Why would they be traveling together, a dwarf, an Amazon and a
warrior. Weapons readied and magic at hand? They all have a common hatred
for DA, and are ALREADY on their way to avenge their relatives. It couldn't
be more clear. Alex just gives them a direction in which to continue.
Someone better call a doctor for our good friend
Alex. He doesn't look so good.
Here is the story behind
Hokari Sweat. There is a Gatorade-like drink sold in Japan called "Pokari
Sweat." So, "Hokari Sweat" seems to be a pun on this
What are the implications for
the Golden Axe world?
A strange thing happened recently at a friends place. There I was
watching the movie 'First Blood' with Stalone.. and all of a sudden,
sounds drew in memories of the great Golden Axe arcade game, notably the death
cry of the man falling from the chopper, and a few others. I would
almost bet that some of these sound bites were actualy taken from the movie
and put in the game, or vice verca.. perhaps you would like to watch the movie
yourself and check it out.
I never got the rating past
"best in the galaxy" either. I think maybe if you destroyed
absolutely everything there was to destroy (all the enemies,
statues of DA, etc) then maybe you could get the "best in the universe". Probably when enemies commit suicide by
cliffs and stuff, that doesn't get added to your score. But maybe if you
actually dealt the fatal blow to every enemy, then you'd be "best in the universe".
So, what is the secret to Best in the Universe?
Does anyone truly know?
I'm not 100% sure, but I
believe these four steps are what is needed to achieve Best of the Universe in
Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder.
1) You must maximize your
number of points per enemy. Use the moves that do the most points relative to their damage.
2) You must not use magic at ALL.
3) you must not let any enemies fall off
4) You may not die.
Poor Sternblade can't even get a passing
grade, let alone a "Best in the Universe" rating.
The first is one thing in arcade version
of Altered Beast: do you see anything you know? Something like a familiar tomb?
Second, is the apparition of Gilius
and others in
the arcade version of Alien Storm.
I found another
appearance of Gilius in a Sega Genesis' game: it's "Shining in the Darkness", a
role game where Gilius appears as blacksmith: we can see him with his axe and
the little face of a blue thief.
The last is one image that I took from the DVD
Conan the Barbarian: I took an image of Thulsa Doom and I
transformed it into Death Adder: the inspiration at this movie for
the Sega's game is evident.
Here there are two
different version: the original Thulsa Doom and the transformation into Death