Golden Axe II [Model 02]

The Mega Play Cartridge by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Golden Axe II [Model 02] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! [Arcade] Mega Play Cartridge

Golden Axe II © 1993 Sega.

Not long after the malign reign of the Death Adder has ended, another evil rises. The peace of the land has again been threatened, this time by 'Dark Guld', who was supposed to be imprisoned but apparently is not. He has instead now gotten his hands on the Golden Axe, and is using it for his own nasty purposes, and with his minions is causing much chaos.

So once more, Ax-Battler, the fierce barbarian; Tyris-Flare, the fearless Amazon; Gilius Thunderhead, the ferocious dwarf, rise up to deal with the oppression, with their might and magic, and recover the Golden Axe.


[Mega Play 02]

Runs on the Sega "Mega Play" hardware.

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 3
=> [A] Attack, [B] Jump, [C] Magic


This is a slightly harder version of the Sega Mega Drive version and is released around two years after the original :
• Two lives instead of three.
• Two units of health instead of three.
• In the Mega Drive version, you have to hold the A button to use more powerful magic. In this version, when you tap the A button, you automatically use the strongest magic available.
• Eight minute time limit added.

Wave Master released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Golden Axe The Music - WM-0595~7) on 21/02/2008 containing music from the original arcade and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis series.


The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.


Press button A and button B at the same time for a special attack.


1. Golden Axe [Model 317-0110] (1989, ARC)
2. Golden Axe Warrior (1990, SMS)
3. Ax Battler - A Legend of Golden Axe (1991, Game Gear)
4. Golden Axe II (1991, ARC)
5. Golden Axe - The Revenge of Death Adder (1992, ARC)
6. Golden Axe III (1993, MD)
7. Golden Axe - The Duel [Model 610-0373-01] (1994, ARC)
8. Golden Axe - Beast Rider (2008, PS3/360)

Game's ROM.

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