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Golden Axe Plus

Hack of Golden Axe


Golden Axe Plus Version 1 Features:

  • Use any magic with any character (Thunder, Explosion, Fire)
  • New Difficulty modes:
  • Hard: Enemies are a bit faster and have more health.
  • Hardest: Enemies are way more faster, more health and they do x2 damage.
  • Switchable Magic modes (Arcade, Beginner)
  • Life bar refill bug from the Arcade version
  • Can change amount of Continues
  • New background for Character Select screen
  • Dragon attack SFX changed to be less annoying
  • Skeletons are a bit more faster (like the arcade version)
  • Credits screen can be skipped

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Golden Axe (World) (Rev A)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 2CE17105CA916FBBE3AC9AE3A2086E66B07996DD
  • File/ROM CRC32: 665D7DF9




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User Review Information

How interesting, all for the best!

Reviewed By: Algunar on 05 Aug 2022

Highly recommended, as it lets the players costumize options and difficulty at their best tastes (which also makes the previous hard hack of Golden Axe quite obsolete).

Furthermore, it is totally compatible with both Pyron and SCD colour hacks, so there is no point to ever play anymore Golden Axe Genesis without it.

I only wish the same would occur for Golden Axe II and III on the Genesis, even if these are quite mediocre compared to the original game (though the different colour hacks help them a lot to be way less crappy).

Additionally, the SFX change for the dragon attacks is a must have (I just hope this hack author will apply other SFX changes for all enemies voices as well in a potential future version 2 of this hack - I do have the females enemies beaten sound ported from the arcade version and converted to the SEGA Genesis, should you be interested in. It is unfortunately the only one I could get so far though.).

Many thanks to the author for this hack anyway, never play again Golden Axe Genesis port without it!

Version 1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
How interesting, all for the best!Algunar05 Aug 20221Yes
Interesting excuse to play it again with a twist!estoybien23 Jun 20221Yes