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                             Golden Axe III
              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  Chronos Lait
         3.2  Kain Grinder
         3.3  Sarah Barn 
         3.4  Proud Cragger
     --------------------------
         3.5  Eve
      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 *
**************


Grapple              press A when very close      
                       to the enemy  
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
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;
                                                    when the chain guide refers
                                                    to "close", it merely means
                                                    relatively near the 
                                                    opponent (if you are too
                                                    close you will grapple the
                                                    enemy instead)
Trip                 d + A                        knocks opponent off their
                                                    feet; good for knocking
                                                    enemies into pits
Special Attack       J+A
Special Attack 2     f + J+A
Magic Attack         M                            the amount of magic pots
                                                    you have in your possession
                                                    determines the level of the
                                                    Magic Attack


Double Team Move     face toward player 2, and
                       when both characters nod
                       to each other, have
                       either player press A
Double Team Magic    face toward player 2's       
                       character, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, press M
                       (note: you must have
                       a total of 10 pots of
                       magic between the both
                       of you to do this)


Pick Up Object       press A when on top of 
                       item


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


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* 2.2 Powerups *
****************


Magic Pots:   Get these by breaking certain objects or hitting the blue elves.
                These increase your magic power when you use your Magic Attack.
                1-2 pots give you a Level 1 attack. 3-5 pots give you a Level 2
                attack.  And 6 pots give you a Level 3 attack.  If you have no
                Magic Pots, you cannot perform a Magic Attack.
Food:         Get these by breaking certain objects or hitting the green elves.
                These increase your HP.
Hearts:       Get these by hitting the green elves.  These will increase the
                size of your lifebar when you pick them up.
Venus Symbol: These will be displayed under your lifebar.  You get 1 Venus
                symbol each time your rescue someone.  Rescue 5 people and you
                will receive an extra life.




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3. Characters
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* 3.1 Chronos Lait                                                            *
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Colors
``````
1 Player - Blue fur
2 Player (Chooses Same Character In VS) - Purple fur



Basic Chains
------------

A far----------> A far   --------> A far    ---------> f/b + A far      
 (Slash)     |    (Palm Strike)     (Double Slash)      (Flip Kick)    
A close      |   A close   |       A close
 (Knee)      |    (Chest Elbow)     (Uppercut)
             |             |
             |             |
             |             ------> f/b + A far
             |                      (Flip Kick)
             |                     f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
             |                      (Quick Toss)
             |                     d + A
             |                      (Tail Trip)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Palm And Flip)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Elbow And Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Tail Trip)


f/b + A far----> A far   --------> f/b + A far
 (Slash Palm)|    (Double Slash)    (Flip Kick)
f/b + A close|   A close
 (Knee Elbow)|    (Uppercut)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Flip Kick)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Quick Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Tail Trip)


Basic Moves
-----------
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
Tail Trip            d + A
Grapple              press A when very close      refer to the Grapples
                       to the enemy                 movelist
Air Snap             b+J/f+J/J, A                 you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Air Snap to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Going For The Kill   b+J/f+J/J, d + A (at         you can use b/f during the 
                       the peak of the jump         actual move to switch
                       or while descending)         directions as you descend
Double Jump          b+J/f+J/J, b+J/f+J/J         just like a normal jump, you
                                                    can use b/f during the
                                                    Double Jump to influence
                                                    your descent; perform the
                                                    Double Jump at the peak
                                                    of the first jump
  Air Snap           A                            you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Air Snap to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
  Going For The K.   d + A (at the peak of the    you can use b/f during the 
                       jump or while descending)    actual move to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Wall Jump            jump toward the wall,        the wall, in this sense, is
                       then press J when you        a literal wall (NOT the
                       reach the wall               edge of the screen)
  Axe Kick           A
Vicious Dive         Dash, A
Cat Spike            Dash, J, A


Grapple Moves
-------------
Head Bite            A/J                          if the first or second bite
                                                    doesn't KO the enemy then
                                                    you can choose to perform 
                                                    another bite or the other
                                                    grapple move listed below
Pounce Away          f/b + A


Special Moves
-------------
Flip Kick            J+A
Fatal Claws          f + J+A
Swift Cat            f, b, f + J+A / Block (and   unblockable
                       hold the block with b),
                       then release and press
                       f + J+A
Scratch And Kick     f + A far (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)
Battle Throw         f + A close (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)


Double Team Moves
-----------------
Bladed Tornado       face toward Kain, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A
Double Flip          face toward Sarah, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A
Alley Oop            face toward Proud, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A


Magic
-----
Mysterious Mist      press M when you have 1-2
                       magic pots
Mist Trap            press M when you have 3-5
                       magic pots
Lightning Mist       press M when you have 6
                       magic pots


Double Team Magic
-----------------
Grim Reaper          face toward player 2's       
                       character, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, press M
                       (note: you must have
                       a total of 10 pots of
                       magic between the both
                       of you to do this)





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* 3.2 Kain Grinder                                                            *
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Colors
``````
1 Player - Blue w/ Silver trim
2 Player (Chooses Same Character In VS) - Red w/ Pink trim



Basic Chains
------------

A far----------> A far   --------> A far    ---------> f/b + A far
 (Swipe)     |    (Cross Slash)     (Down Sword)        (Fatal Stab) 
A close      |   A close   |       A close
 (Handle Smack)   (Short Slash)     (Gut Kick)
             |             |
             |             |
             |             ------> f/b + A far
             |                      (Fatal Stab)
             |                     f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
             |                      (Lift Toss)
             |                     d + A
             |                      (Low Sword)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Slash And Stab)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Slash And Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Sword)


f/b + A far----> A far   --------> f/b + A far
 (Slashes)   |    (Down Sword)      (Fatal Stab)
f/b + A close|   A close
 (One, Two)  |    (Gut Kick)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Fatal Stab)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Lift Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Sword)


Basic Moves
-----------
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
Low Sword            d + A
Grapple              press A when very close      refer to the Grapples
                       to the enemy                 movelist
Arc Cutter           b+J/f+J/J, A                 you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Arc Cutter to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Ground Stab          b+J/f+J/J, d + A (at         you can use b/f during the 
                       the peak of the jump         actual move to switch
                       or while descending)         directions as you descend
Sword Charge         Dash, A
Mega Arc Cutter      Dash, J, A                   you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Mega Arc Cutter to
                                                    switch directions as you
                                                    descend


Grapple Moves
-------------
Handle Smash         A/J                          if the first or second strike
                                                    doesn't KO the enemy then
                                                    you can choose to perform 
                                                    another strike or the other
                                                    grapple move listed below
One Handed Toss      f/b + A


Special Moves
-------------
Spiral Strike        J+A
Windmill Slash       f + J+A
Burning Wave         f, u, b, d, f + J+A
Mighty Blade         f + A far (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)
Slashing Toss        f + A close (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)


Double Team Moves
-----------------
Bladed Tornado       face toward Chronos, and
                       when both characters nod
                       to each other, have
                       either player press A
Human Spear          face toward Sarah, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A
Warrior Swing        face toward Proud, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A


Magic
-----
Water Blasts         press M when you have 1-2
                       magic pots
Ice Storm            press M when you have 3-5
                       magic pots
Cyclone Wave         press M when you have 6
                       magic pots


Double Team Magic
-----------------
Water Dragon         face toward player 2's       
                       character, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, press M
                       (note: you must have
                       a total of 10 pots of
                       magic between the both
                       of you to do this)





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* 3.3 Sarah Barn                                                              *
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Colors
``````
1 Player - Red costume
2 Player (Chooses Same Character In VS) - Purple costume



Basic Chains
------------

A far----------> A far   --------> A far    ---------> f + A far     
 (Swipe)     |    (Cut Away)        (Spin Slice)        (Swipe Kick) 
A close      |   A close   |       A close             
 (Handle Smash)   (Handle Smash)    (High Kick)          
             |             |
             |             |
             |             ------> f/b + A far
             |                      (Swipe Kick)
             |                     f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
             |                      (Shift Toss)
             |                     d + A
             |                      (Slide Kick)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Double Spin)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Smash And Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Slide Kick)


f/b + A far----> A far   --------> f + A far
 (Slashes)   |    (Spin Slice)      (Swipe Kick)
f/b + A close|   A close
 (Hammering) |    (High Kick)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Swipe Kick)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Shift Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Slide Kick)


Basic Moves
-----------
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
Slide Kick           d + A
Grapple              press A when very close      refer to the Grapples
                       to the enemy                 movelist
Air Slice            b+J/f+J/J, A                 you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Air Slice to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Double Boot          b+J/f+J/J, d + A (at         you can use b/f during the 
                       the peak of the jump         actual move to switch
                       or while descending)         directions as you descend
Double Jump          b+J/f+J/J, b+J/f+J/J         just like a normal jump, you
                                                    can use b/f during the
                                                    Double Jump to influence
                                                    your descent; perform the
                                                    Double Jump at the peak
                                                    of the first jump
  Air Slice          A                            you can use b/f during the 
                                                    actual Air Slice to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
  Double Boot        d + A (at the peak of the    you can use b/f during the 
                       jump or while descending)    actual move to switch
                                                    directions as you descend
Wall Jump            jump toward the wall,        the wall, in this sense, is
                       then press J when you        a literal wall (NOT the
                       reach the wall               edge of the screen)
  Jump Kick          A
Power Slide          Dash, A
Down Slash           Dash, J, A


Grapple Moves
-------------
Knee Bash            A/J                          if the first or second knee
                                                    doesn't KO the enemy then
                                                    you can choose to perform 
                                                    another knee or the other
                                                    grapple move listed below
Layback Toss         f/b + A


Special Moves
-------------
Quick Spin           J+A
Flare Kick           f + J+A
Sword Toss           f, b, f + J+A / Block (and
                       hold the block with b),
                       then release and press
                       f + J+A
Spinning Princess    f + A far (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)
Smash And Shift      f + A close (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)


Double Team Moves
-----------------
Double Flip          face toward Chronos, and
                       when both characters nod
                       to each other, have
                       either player press A
Human Spear          face toward Kain, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A
Raging Bull          face toward Proud, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A


Magic
-----
Fire Rain            press M when you have 1-2
                       magic pots
Solar Sparks         press M when you have 3-5
                       magic pots
Viper Blast          press M when you have 6
                       magic pots


Double Team Magic
-----------------
Sol                  face toward player 2's       
                       character, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, press M
                       (note: you must have
                       a total of 10 pots of
                       magic between the both
                       of you to do this)





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* 3.4 Proud Cragger                                                           *
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Colors
``````
1 Player - Yellow cloth w/ Silver trim
2 Player (Chooses Same Character In VS) - Gray cloth w/ Pink trim



Basic Chains
------------

A far----------> A far   --------> A far    ---------> f + A far
 (Straight)  |    (Short Upper)     (Axe Smash)         (Gut Kick) 
A close      |   A close   |       A close
 (Forearm)   |    (Gut Punch)       (Headbutt)
             |             |
             |             |
             |             ------> f/b + A far
             |                      (Gut Kick)
             |                     f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
             |                      (Gorilla Toss)
             |                     d + A
             |                      (Low Punch)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Upper And Kick)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Punch To Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Punch)


f/b + A far----> A far   --------> f/b + A far
 (Punches)   |    (Axe Smash)      (Gut Kick)
f/b + A close|   A close
 (Close Blows)    (Headbutt)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Gut Kick)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Gorilla Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Punch)


Basic Moves
-----------
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
Low Punch            d + A
Grapple              press A when very close      refer to the Grapples
                       to the enemy                 movelist
Super Dropkick       b+J/f+J/J, A                 
Air Axe Smash        b+J/f+J/J, d + A (at         you can use b/f during the 
                       the peak of the jump         actual move to switch
                       or while descending)         directions as you descend
Jawing Punch         Dash, A
Knee Drop            Dash, J, A                   


Grapple Moves
-------------
Stomach Pound        A                            if the first or second punch
                                                    doesn't KO the enemy then
                                                    you can choose to perform 
                                                    another punch or one of the
                                                    other grapple moves listed
                                                    below
Jumping Crunch       J
Easy Throw           f/b + A


Special Moves
-------------
Rumble               J+A
Mega Smash           f + J+A
Tornado Trio         f, u, b, d, f + J+A
Bone Soften          f + A far (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)
Crush And Toss       f + A close (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)


Double Team Moves
-----------------
Alley Oop            face toward Chronos, and
                       when both characters nod
                       to each other, have
                       either player press A
Warrior Swing        face toward Kain, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A
Raging Bull          face toward Sarah, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, have either
                       player press A


Magic
-----
Earth Rising         press M when you have 1-2
                       magic pots
Spiked Boulder       press M when you have 3-5
                       magic pots
Rumbling Heavens     press M when you have 6
                       magic pots


Double Team Magic
-----------------
Mountain Stomp       face toward player 2's       
                       character, and when
                       both characters nod to
                       each other, press M
                       (note: you must have
                       a total of 10 pots of
                       magic between the both
                       of you to do this)




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* 3.5 Eve                                                                     *
*******************************************************************************
Colors
``````
1 Player - Gray armor
2 Player (Chooses Same Character In VS) - Pink armor



Basic Chains
------------

A far----------> A far   --------> A far      
 (Jab)       |    (Straight)        (Stretch Strike)      
A close      |   A close   |       A close
 (Knee)      |    (Knee)   |        (Low Flight)
             |             |
             |             |
             |             ------> f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
             |                      (Big Toss)
             |                     d + A
             |                      (Low Kick)            
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A far
                  (Punch Stretch)
                 f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Knee And Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Kick)


f/b + A far----> A far  
 (One, Two)  |    (Stretch Strike)    
f/b + A close|   A close
 (Double Knee)    (Low Flight)
             |
             |
             --> f/b + A close [can hold b to throw behind]
                  (Big Toss)
                 d + A
                  (Low Kick)


Basic Moves
-----------
Block                b + A                        release A and hold b to 
                                                    continue to block; blocks
                                                    one hit; does not block
                                                    grapples
Low Kick             d + A
Grapple              press A when very close      refer to the Grapples
                       to the enemy                 movelist
Needle Dive          b+J/f+J/J, A                 
Flying Charge        Dash, A
High Jump            Dash, J                      cannot attack from this


Grapple Moves
-------------
Head Peck            A                            if the first or second peck
                                                    doesn't KO the enemy then
                                                    you can choose to perform 
                                                    another peck or the other
                                                    grapple move listed below
High Slam            J


Special Moves
-------------
Punch And Push       f + A far (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)
Knee And Throw       f + A close (continue to
                       hold f + A for auto
                       combo to come out)





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4. Misc. And Easter Eggs
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Secret Message
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At the Title Screen, enter: Up, C, Up, C, Up, C, C, C, B, A, Left, Down


Level Select
````````````
At the Character Select Screen, highlight the character you want to use and
enter: A, A, A, A, Start, C, C, C, C, C, C


Complete Ending
```````````````
By a complete ending, this merely means everyone is seen safe at the end.  To
do this you must take this route:

At the first intersection, go straight.  This will lead you to Tender Hamlet.
At the next intersection, take the bottom route.  This will lead you to the
Cave Of Crystal.  Continue on and you will automatically end up on Blood 
Street.  At the next intersection, take the bottom route.  This will take you
to A Voyage To Castle.  There, you will come across another intersection.
Again, take the bottom route.  You will now automatically lead to the Cursed
City.  From there you will go to The Gate Of Fate and finish the game.  On
the way, make sure you save all 10 prisoners.  If you do this correctly you
will see all your team mates and prisoners at the end.




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5. Conclusion
===============================================================================

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