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Proto:Golden Axe (Genesis)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Golden Axe (Genesis).

Hiddenpalace.org logo.png  This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.

A prototype from Sega of America, dated October 14, 1989 — 70 days before the game was initially released in Japan.


  • The intro demos play out differently in the prototype.
  • The proto starts you with 3 credits, which was increased to 4 for the final.



Prototype Final
GoldenAxeMD-BeginnerEnd-Proto.png GoldenAxeMD-BeginnerEnd-REV00.png

The text in the beginner mode ending was slightly improved. The "next" in "go next for" was removed, and the "your" was corrected to "you're".


The cast roll received a number of small changes:

  • Heights were changed from centimeters to feet.
  • Weights were changed from kilograms to pounds.
  • "Henninger" → "Heninger"
  • "Bud Brothers" → "Bad Brothers"
  • "Heineken" → "Bitter"
  • "Thunderhed" → "Thunderhead"
Prototype Final
GoldenAxeMD-Cast-Proto.png GoldenAxeMD-Cast-Final.png



"Tsugu" is missing from the staff roll in the prototype.