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    Golden Axe III Translation and Stuff
    by Bombman 
    12/30/2007 - submitted to Death Adder's Castle
    1/4/2007 - submitted to GameFAQs
    Death Adder's Castle is where I got the manual scans for this 
    translation. As of this writing manual scans are hosted at 
    This file was cleaned up a bit for www.gamefaqs.com, 
    basically it's the original file but with line breaks >_> 
    and the Page 3 translation was altered a bit.
    Go to http://vc.sega.jp/vc_axe3 for the Wii Virtual Console demo movie, which 
    makes the game look cooler than it actually is. 
    Purpose of this guide is to reveal backstory information. Pointless stuff is 
    untranslated (i.e. "press the start button to start the game" or whatever.)
    For Mega Drive
    Golden Axe III
    What the gods have bequeathed upon the earth... could it be the destiny 
    of an unending battle!?
    PAGE 2
    We sincerely thank you for buying the megadrive cartridge (Golden Axe 
    III) on this occasion. You can play it better if you read this 
    instruction manual before proceeding. [stock phrase]
    PAGE 3
    [This page is written in an annoying pseudo classical style.]
    In olden times, the majestic gods which governed the earth did use the 
    battle axe called "Golden Axe" to banish evil giants. 
    At length, a new generation was come. Humans appeared above the earth 
    and were inherited that battle axe.
    The departed gods left a final message
    "Thilk axe brings justice and peace under the [figurative] sunlight
    and not bringeth dark-rooted evil, destruction..."
    Because of this, even before the battles for the axe ended,
    people were to call it the Axe Wars.
    [literally Senpu Taisen or Battle-Axe Great Battle[s]. Senpu is written on the 
    title screen of Golden Axe 1 and means battle axe.]
    Axe Wars Chronicle - Prologue
    PAGE 4
    When the elder Gilius came to, it was in distant and unknown lands. He 
    ached throughout his body, and couldn't even stand.
    "What the hell just happened?..." Memories began coming back to his 
    dizzy head.
    A very long time ago, he was a hero who, together with his companions, 
    recovered the divine Golden Axe from the hands of the enemies that had 
    stolen it. His former friends had long since passed away, and he, as a 
    member of the long living Dwarf race, was now the only living witness 
    left of that battle. With the experience of twice fighting in the Axe 
    Wars, he resolved to travel to the ends of the earth, where the gods 
    had departed, to return the axe to them so that it would not be used 
    for evil again. And so, Gilius made this his mission, however...
    ~Memories vaguely returned to him. Several weeks prior, with the Golden 
    Axe in hand, he had bidden farewell to everyone and then sailed away 
    from the mainland. At some point, a fierce storm had suddenly come out 
    of nowhere and brought wave after wave upon the ship, causing massive 
    damage. Shipmates were being tossed off... including him, who had 
    guarded the Golden Axe to the end...
    After that, he did not remember. But he may have heard some sort of 
    loud and evil laughter as he was losing consciousness.
    PAGE 5
    However, he knew one thing. That the weapon that outlived even him, the 
    Golden Axe he was supposed to protect, had been lost somewhere.
    Half a year later, as Gilius was finally beginning to recover from his 
    injuries to where he could walk again, he set out to search for the 
    Golden Axe. But what he then saw was a dark world caught in a battle of 
    hatred, tainted with blood and flames. He had washed up at the kingdom 
    of Splash Hill, in mid-Eastland. Though it was once a peaceful kingdom, 
    one day the mysterious demon king "Damned=Hellstrike" suddenly 
    appeared, and with his entire demon army overran the kingdom, 
    imprisoned and enslaved the people. The king's whereabouts were 
    unknown, and the queen was apparently confined in the castle as well. 
    It was soon quite clear to Gilius. "[It's] the Golden Axe!"
    Since he couldn't go because of his age, he sought brave warriors to 
    save the people from this crisis. Before long, there were 4 heroes 
    standing before him.
    "Go! And bring me back the Golden Axe!!"
    Upon receiving the elder Gilius's words, the heroes headed towards the 
    castle occupied by the demon army.
    Here at this moment, the Axe Wars "gun barrel cover has been cut 
    off"... [not sure what this expression means exactly.]
    PAGE 6
    [The character's names, because of the way they are written, can be 
    somewhat ambiguous in English. Here I just use standard romanization.]
    Kain Gurindaa
    A soldier that excels using the battle sword. His close friends were 
    killed and his tribe was torn apart by the demon army, so now, responding 
    to Gilius's call, 
    he will face the demon army to satisfy his revenge.
    Sara Baan
    She once belonged to a troupe of traveling entertainers, but since the 
    soldiers of the demon army suddenly appeared and killed her friends, 
    she has been waiting for her moment of revenge. Wielding the Blue 
    Dragon Sword passed down from her father, she dances nimbly around her 
    opponents, and tears them up.
    PAGE 7
    Puraudo Kuragga
    He boasts strength as a descendant of the giants. He has lent his 
    strength to overthrow Damned after Gilius rescued him from underground 
    confinement by the demon army. His attack power is notable even amongst 
    the four.
    Kuronosu "Ibiru" Reito [Ibiru=evil. cause he, um, looks evil?]
    He was once a human, but he turned into a half beast thanks to Damned, 
    who carrying the Golden Axe which amplifies his evil powers, placed a 
    curse on him. He has joined the fight to regain his human shape.
    PAGE 8 AND 9
    [obvious and uninteresting stuff]
    [The 5th item on the page is new to this game] 
    5. Number of rescued slaves
    If you rescue 5 of the villagers/soldiers who are imprisoned your 
    remaining Players will go up by one (up to nine total)
    To dismount the monster press b+c simulataneously. [new to this game]
    PAGE 12
    [1st box] Recovery Items - Recover your lost life. (apple) (meat)
    [2nd box] Life Up - Get this to refiill your life and extend the life 
    gauge by a little bit.
    [3rd box] Magic Pot - Get this to be able to use magic (Magic->p. 14)
    [4th box] Thief - The blue thief has magic pots, the green thief has 
    recovery items.
    PAGE 13
    [middle bullet] You can only continue with 4 credits, and if playing 2 
    players, you share the credits.
    PAGE 14
    When you have Magic Pots and push the A button, you can then cast a 
    certain level of magic based on your number of pots. (Any pots going 
    "over" will still remain in your stock.)
    PAGE 15
    Kain = Water Magic
    Sara = Fire Magic
    Puraudo = Rock Magic
    Kuronosu = Fog Magic
    [The following pages describe controller actions. The text around the actions
    is merely spelling it out i.e. "Push forward, then push forward a second time 
    quickly to dash" etc.]
    PAGE 16
    Dash -> + ->
    High Jump -> + -> + C
    Triangle Jump (off wall etc) C, <- or -> + C
    2nd Stage Jump C, (mid-air)C (Kuronosu and Sara only)
    PAGE 17
    - C, B Jump Attacks -
    Kain, Sara: Jump Kill [Kill = "kill with blade", but I can't think of an 
    English word to approximate this]
    Puraudo: Drop Kick
    Kuronosu: Jump Kick
    - C, then down + B Jump Attack -
    Kain: Down Thrust
    Sara: 2nd stage Kick
    Puraudo: Mongolian Chop
    Kuronosu: Diving Thrust
    PAGE 18
    - High Jump + B Attacks -
    Kain: High Jump Kill
    Sara: Mid Air Revolve Kill
    Puraudo: Two Legged Knee Drop
    Kuronosu: Two Hand Kill
    - Dash + B Attacks -
    Kain: Body Check
    Sara: Sliding Kick
    Puraudo: Lariat
    Kuronosu: Pounce
    PAGE 19
    Down + B Trip
    - Throws -
    1. Hit B to create a combo hit, then B again while pushing towards 
    2. Grab your opponent by pressing B near him, then push B in the 
    opposite direction to throw:
    Kain: Shoulder Throw
    Sara: Overhead Toss
    Puraudo: Throw Off
    Kuronosu will Drop Kick instead.
    PAGE 20
    - Special Moves -
    1. Triangle Jump + B (Sara and Kuronosu)
    Sara: Smash Kick
    Kuronosu: High Spin Kick
    2. As Puraudo, grab your opponent and push C button for Body Press.
    - B + C Unique [lit. Sure Kill] Moves -
    Kain: Moonlight Fell
    Sara: Moon Dance
    Puraudo: Stand Hammer
    Kuronosu: Mirage Sault
    PAGE 21
    - <- or -> + B + C Strong Moves -
    Kain: Cyclone Slash
    Sara: Skill Kick
    Puraudo: Rock Buster
    Kuronosu: Sonic Claw
    - Attack enemies from afar -
    Kain and Puraudo: Forward, Up, Back, Down + B + C
    Kain: Earth Bolt
    Puraudo: Strong Breeze
    Sara and Kuronosu: Forward, Back, Forward + B + C
    Sara: Flying Blade
    Kuronosu: Rolling Shadow
    Push Back + B
    PAGE 22
    Select 2P play on the Select Screen and you can use co-op abilites and 
    even more powerful magic.
    When 1P and 2P are next to each other [as in the picture] and no 
    buttons are pressed, both players will nod to each other and that means 
    a co-op move is ready.
    Co-op Moves
    When the players nod, either 1P or 2P push B on the control pad
    Kain + Sara: Bird Kick
    Kain + Puraudo: Whip Kick
    Sara + Puraudo: Heavy Bomb
    Kain + Kuronosu: Rotor Blade
    Sara + Kuronosu: Twin Sault
    Puraudo + Kuronosu: Bird Dive
    PAGE 23
    Co-op Magic
    When both players have at least 10 Magic Pots between them.
    Get the players to nod, and either 1P or 2P press A.
    The one who pushed A will cast a specific magic which is more powerful 
    than Level 3. The players will then lose 10 pots in total starting with 
    the spell caster.
    Kain: Tidal Wave
    A big tidal wave arises.
    Sara: Falling Sun
    She creates a falling miniature sun.
    Puraudo: Summoned Golem
    A rock golem monster is summoned
    Kuronosu: Death Arrow
    Death is summoned and it emanates thunder
    PAGE 24-25
    [nothing noteworthy on this page]
    PAGE 26-27
    [The two middle ones are forest and mountain. From the top going 
    clockwise are desert, sky, castle, castle gate, city, ship, town, cave, 
    village. plains, grave mound]
    PAGE 28
    The evil demon king and his loyal demon army. Here, some are 
    Dead Frame: Damned's evil power has given life to the bones of these 
    ancient evil monsters.
    Vanity: The core of the demon army is comprised of these female 
    Corvette: Commander of the demon army's human forces.
    Ego Iru Shiipu: Four armed demon summoned from the demon world.
    [The name sounds like some obscure reference... which I don't know.]
    PAGE 29
    Mustang: Clan of giants which were sealed deep into the earth.
    Eve: The demon king Damned's loyal follower. But his true form...
    Damned=Hellstrike: He stole the Golden Axe from Gilius, and intends to 
    rule the world with its power. He holds great evil powers, quickly destroying 
    and ravaging this world, but his background is veiled in mystery, 
    and his identity is unknown.
    [The = sign is how the names were written in the first game.]
    PAGE 30 AND 31
    [cartridge maintenance and now defunct hints hotline]
    Bombman's Weapons Of Mass Translation
    Daijisen published by Shogakukan
    New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
    WWWJDIC (http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/~jwb/wwwjdic.html)
    Each one has stuff that you can't find in the other one. All three, godsends.
    The end - B.O.M. (bombman@hotmail.com)