Abandonware DOS title

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a classic arcade game developed by Sega and released in 1989. It's a side-scrolling beat 'em up game set in a fantasy world where players choose one of three characters: a barbarian, a dwarf, or an amazon, each with their own strengths and abilities.
The game follows the quest of these heroes to rescue the King and Princess of Yuria from the evil Death Adder, who has captured them and taken the legendary Golden Axe. Players battle through hordes of enemies, including skeletons, knights, and other mythical creatures, using melee attacks, magic spells, and riding on the backs of fire-breathing dragons to defeat their foes.
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Golden Axe screenshot
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Game modes:
single-player, co-op
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Main executable game file: goldenax/gold.exe.

DOS games can't run on Windows. You need a DOS emulator like DOSbox or D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to play DOS games on Windows 10 or later systems.

Golden Axe review

Zero (1991): "This is an excellent conversion, retaining everything from the original - even allowing you to clamber aboard flying beasties, once you've knocked the original riders off. If you liked the original, you'll be well happy with this version. If not, be prepared for a well-executed, if rather straightforward, beat'em up."


Additional info about Golden Axe

At the password check just enter anything and press enter.
Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard, joystick
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
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  • d 05/12/2022 02:30
    Hi, if I don't have a numpad, is there another way to select the character?
  • Tony 20/04/2022 01:42
    hello dears thanks for sharing such old lovely game
    you can cast magic via pressing enter + Left shift in case of individual player .
    Have a great day .
  • Colin 07/11/2021 15:26
    Which key for the magic special? Seriously, the worst thing about this game are the controls - I'm not even sure you can cast the magical spell, I think I already ran through the entire keyboard and nothing works.
  • Michael 13/02/2020 12:26
    Hello John, to confirm the selection of a character, you have to press key [5] on the numpad.
  • John 07/10/2019 00:49
    How do you select a character once you've made it past the mode selection screen? Which key do you press to confirm your selection?
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