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                              Golden Axe II
              FAQ By: Goh_Billy (billy_kane_32@hotmail.com)
                             Version #: 3.0
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Sections
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      1. Legend
      2. System
         2.1  Basics
         2.2  Powerups
      3. Characters
         3.1  Ax Battler
         3.2  Tyris Flare
         3.3  Gilius Thunderhead
      4. Misc. And Easter Eggs
      5. Conclusion
         5.1  What's Missing/Needed
         5.2  Credits
				
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1. Legend
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  ub  u  uf        f - Forward            A - Attack      + - And  
    \ | /          b - Back               J - Jump        / - Or 
  b--   --f        u - Up                 M - Magic       , - Then 
    / | \          d - Down                
  db  d  df                               
                                      


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2. System
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* 2.1 Basics *
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Run aka Dash         tap a direction twice        
                       (hold the direction to       
                       continue running) 


Basic Chains         refer to movelist            note that for the next part
                                                    of the chain to come out,
                                                    the previous part must
                                                    connect with the enemy
Special Attack       J+A
Magic Attack         hold M, release              the amount of magic books
                                                    you have in your possession
                                                    corresponds to the amount
                                                    of magic bars displayed for
                                                    your character; hold M and
                                                    release it at the approiate
                                                    level to perform a Magic
                                                    Attack; you can charge M
                                                    while moving and attacking


Pick Up Object       walk over item


Ride On Beast        walk on top of beast
  Dash               tap a direction twice        
                       (hold the direction to       
                       continue running) 
    Charge Move      A
    Jump             J
  Jump               J
  Kick/Tail/Flame    action depends on which 
                       beast you ride
  Magic Attack       hold M, release              you will perform your normal
                                                    Magic Attack, but will get
                                                    back on the beast 
                                                    immediately afterwards
  Pick Up Object     walk over item
    


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* 2.2 Powerups *
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Magic Books:  Get these by knocking down the Mages.  These increase your magic
                bars.  The more magic bars you have, the higher you can charge
                your Magic Attacks. If you have no magic bars, you cannot 
                perform a Magic Attack.
Food:         Get these by knocking down the green Mages during the bonus
                levels.  These replenish health.




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3. Characters
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* 3.1 Ax Battler                                                              *
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Basic Chains
------------

A far/close----> A far   --------> A far    ---------> A far      
 (Slash)     |    (Slash Upper) |   (Slash)        |    (Slash Upper/Side Kick)
             |   A close        |  A close         |   A close
             |    (Handle Smack)|   (Handle Smack) |    (Big Boot)
             |                  |                  |
             |                  |                  |
             --> A very close   -> A very close    --> A very close
                 [can hold b to    [can hold b to      [can hold b to
                 throw behind]     throw behind]       throw behind] 
                  (Lift Toss)       (Lift Toss)         (Lift Toss)


Basic Moves
-----------
Down Sword           b+J/f+J/J, A (can press A    you can use b/f during the 
                       rapidly for more slices)     actual Down Sword to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Shoulder Charge      Dash, A                     
Kill Sword           Dash, J, A                   you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Kill Sword to switch
                                                    directions as you descend


Special Move
------------
Reverse Pounce       J+A


Magic
-----
Tornado Scuffle      press and hold M until
                       you fill 1-2 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Twister Toss         press and hold M until
                       you fill 3 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Wind Explosion       press and hold M until
                       you fill 4 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Double Cyclone       press and hold M until
                       you fill 5 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M





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* 3.2 Tyris Flare                                                             *
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Basic Chains
------------

A far/close----> A far   --------> A far    ---------> A far      
 (Slash)     |    (Slash Upper) |   (Slash/Heavy   |    (Fatal Stab)
             |   A close        |   Slash)         |   A close
             |    (Handle Smack)|   #Note: If you  |    (Big Boot)
             |                  |   get the Heavy  |
             |                  |   Slash your     | 
             --> A very close   |   chain will     --> A very close
                 [can hold b to |   end#               [can hold b to
                 throw behind]  |  A close             throw behind] 
                  (Lift Toss)   |    (Handle Smack)     (Lift Toss) 
                                |                       
                                |
                                -> A very close   
                                   [can hold b to     
                                   throw behind]      
                                    (Lift Toss)         


Basic Moves
-----------
Down Sword           b+J/f+J/J, A (can press A    you can use b/f during the 
                       rapidly for more slices)     actual Down Sword to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Flying Kick          Dash, A                     
Kill Sword           Dash, J, A                   you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Kill Sword to switch
                                                    directions as you descend


Special Move
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Flip Kick            J+A


Magic
-----
Phoenix Engulf       press and hold M until      
                       you fill 1-3 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Inferno Towers       press and hold M until
                       you fill 4 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Bubbling Earth       press and hold M until
                       you fill 5 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Fire Falls           press and hold M until
                       you fill 6 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Giant Phoenix        press and hold M until
                       you fill 7 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Awaken Dragon        press and hold M until
                       you fill 8 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M





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* 3.3 Gilius Thunderhead                                                      *
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Basic Chains
------------

A far/close----> A far   --------> A far        
 (Big Slash) |    (Quick Swing) |   (Big Slash/Axe Thrust)  
             |                  |
             |                  |
             |                  -> A very close 
             |                     [can hold b to
             |                     throw behind] 
             |                     (Lift Toss) 
             |
             |
             --> A close --------> A close  ---------> A close
             |    (Handle Smack)|  (Handle Smack)  |   (Big Boot)
             |                  |                  |
             |                  |                  |
             --> A very close   -> A very close    --> A very close
                 [can hold b to    [can hold b to      [can hold b to 
                 throw behind]     throw behind]       throw behind] 
                  (Lift Toss)       (Lift Toss)        (Lift Toss) 


Basic Moves
-----------
Down Axe             b+J/f+J/J, A (can press A    you can use b/f during the 
                       rapidly for more slices)     actual Down Axe to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Deadly Horns         Dash, A                     
Kill Axe             Dash, J, A                   you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Kill Axe to switch
                                                    directions as you descend


Special Move
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Axe Stand Spin       J+A


Magic
-----
Rocky Rain           press and hold M until
                       you fill 1 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Crushing Rain        press and hold M until
                       you fill 2-3 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M
Tumbling Destruction press and hold M until
                       you fill 4 of your
                       magic bars, then 
                       release M





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4. Misc. And Easter Eggs
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Level Select
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  At the beginning of the game press and hold A+B+C.  Then press Start.  
Release B and C (but continue to hold down A).  Highlight Options and press
B+C.  Move to Exit and press B+C again.  Highlight the number of players you
want and press B+C.  Then highlight Normal Game and press B+C. Finally, select
your character by pressing Up+B+C+Start.  If you did this code correctly
(remember to keep A held down the whole time throughout the code), you will
see numbers that correspond to the levels.  Release A and use A or B to
change the level.  Press Start to play.


Full Magic
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  Go to Options and make sure your Magic is set to Special.  Then start the
game.  Just when you reach the boss (works on bosses from level 1-4), hold A
when the music cues.  Hold A the entire time and beat the boss.  Release the
A button just as the screen turns black.  At the bonus level, do nothing.
You should then have full magic on the next level.


Extra Continues
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  Highlight Options.  Then press and hold A+B+C, and press Start. Release A,
but continue to hold B+C. Continue to hold B+C throughout the code.  Move to
Exit and press Start.  Then select your game by continuing to use Start to
make the rest of your selections. 





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5. Conclusion
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5.1 What's Missing/Needed
-Clean up and corrections
-If you have anything to add, any corrections I need to make, please email me
at billy_kane_32@hotmail.com.  Credit will be given for your contribution.


5.2 Credits
-Sega
-Gamefaqs
-And me for writing this FAQ