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Golden Axe III Redux

Hack of Golden Axe III


GA3 Redux is a balance and SRAM upgrade patch for Golden Axe III


  • All four characters have overall increased attack strength
  • Enemies no longer block
  • SRAM function to save progress
  • Removed Region lockout

Details and patching instructions can be found in the readme.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Golden Axe III (Japan) (En)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: CD9ECC1DF4E01D69AF9BEBCF45BBD944F1B17F9F
  • File/ROM CRC32: C7862EA3



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
BillyTime! GamesOriginal Hacking

User Review Information

No longer a pale shadow

Reviewed By: Red Soul on 10 May 2023

In the gaming world, a lot of number 3 entries suffer, having to both fill in the shoes of the preceding entry as well as bring a dash of innovation to up the ante.

Golden Axe 3 (as well as its more contemporary, urban cousin, Streets of Rage 3) also suffered this, despite the technical pizzazz it displayed, it failed to impress and be as well loved as the incredibly good MD port of the arcade originator, or as well loved as GA2 in the minds of many.

While the game is, in fact, rather good, it can be a bit of a slog at times: enemies are super spongy and the fact they are able to block not only makes engagements last forever, but crucially removes an edge on the player should have.

This hack restores gameplay balance and makes things move at a faster clip, which should hopefully open people’s eyes to this little gem more.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
No longer a pale shadowRed Soul10 May 20231.1Yes
No reason to pass up this golden opportunitySupergamerguy25 Apr 20221.1Yes