Golden Axe is a beat 'em up game originally released in 1989. This one is the MS-DOS port that can be played in your browser. It features nice controls, both arcade and duel modes, multiplayer and it is fun enough.



Golden Axe (ゴールデンアックス: 戦斧) is a side-scrolling, beat ’em up, arcade fighting game developed and released by Sega to the arcades (System 16) in 1989. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series and was ported to several other systems.

This version here is the MS-DOS one set to be played online, in your browser. It’s not a complete port of the original game, lacking stuff like levels and the jumping dash attack, but it features nice controls, both arcade and duel modes, multiplayer and it is fun enough.


A terrible scourge has settled on the land of Yuria. The evil reptilian creature Death Adder invaded the peaceful villages and by-ways of this ancient land, putting the population to the sword or and worse. His armies of thugs, skeletons, ghosts and other murderous creatures now run amok in Yuria, terrifying the innocent citizens and exacting crippling taxes from the people. Food is running low, and there is little hope of freedom.

The very existence of Yuria is now threatened: Death Adder has kidnapped the king and his daughter, the beautiful Princess, and he is holding them captive in their own castle. Death Adder has also found the Golden Axe, the magical emblem of the land of Yuria, and plans to destroy it and kill the royal family unless all the people of Yuria bow to his will, swearing an oath of allegiance to his evil regime accepting him as ruler.

There seems to be little chance of defeating Death Adder and ridding Yuria of his evil hordes – the King’s armies were crushed long ago in fierce and bloody battles. But an alliance of three warriors from the farthest corners of the land may just manage the impossible…


  • Space Bar: Start and pause
  • Keypad 5: Fire (Player 1)
  • S: Fire (Player 2)
  • Q, W, E, A, D, Z, X and C: Move (Player 1)
  • Keypad 1, 2, 3 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9: Move (Player 2)
  • Left Shift: Magic (Player 1)
  • Right Shift: Magic (Player 2)
  • TAB: Jump (Player 1)
  • Insert: Jump (Player 2)
  • ESC: Quits
  • Right or Left (2x): Dash
  • Right or Left (2x) + Fire: Dash attack

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Added In: August 10th, 2017

Categories: Arcade, Classics, Fighting

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Developer and/or publisher: Sega

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