This One Stands Alone 20
Cleared VS MODE in Golden Axe III
Select VS MODE from the start screen. You will have to fight against the other playable characters, Griffin, and an evil version of yourself. Pick Chronos Lait (Panther guy), and just spam
(Toward, Away, Toward, B+C), his unblockable attack to win all these fights with ease.
Pacifier of Creatures 30
Rode every type of creature in Golden Axe III.
Golden Axe III has four creatures to ride. The first is a snail like creature found on the first level. At the end of this level, take the UP path. The third level has a long tongued snail creature, so ride this. At the end, take the UPPER path to reach the fourth level and find a red fire breathing lizard. A green lizard can be found on the fifth level, so ride this to get your achievement.
Golden Axe Forever 45
Got the true ending in Golden Axe III.
To get the true ending, you need to reach the second fight against Griffin (the 1v1) without using a continue. This is not too bad if you take advantage of the save-state system, saving before and after big fights to make sure your three lives last you. Make sure you use Chronos Lait, and use his special attack as much as possible, except areas with drops, such as the cart ride in stage one.
Coliseum Champion 45
Cleared THE DUEL in Golden Axe II.
THE DUEL is basically a survival mode. You will fight 15 rounds of increasingly difficult opponents. You do not have any magic in this mode so Gillius (the dwarf) is the best choice as he is the strongest. Fortunately you can use the save-state feature, saving after every round that you don't take damage, even after every successful hit if you like. Your skill level will determine how often you have to re-load, but this feature makes this achievement a walk in the park. The following video gives tips on each round:
Master of Beasts 30
Rode every type of creature in Golden Axe II.
There is a chicken leg, a green lizard and a red dragon. The green lizard does a nice back-kick and is on the first level. The chicken leg is found on the second level and the red dragon is first found on the fourth level (underground and red). Ride all of these to unlock this one.
Come forth, King of Fire 20
Used Tyris's strongest magic in Golden Axe II.
Pick Tyris (the female) as your character. From the start, collect all magic you can, but don't use any. About half way through level 3 you should have maxed your magic bar at the top. Use your magic (defaulted to
) and this will pop straight away.
Utter Obliteration 20
Hit an enemy with magic after knocking him into the air in Golden Axe.
This can be done on the very first enemy, or any enemy after. After your final blow/throw you will hear the enemy scream press your magic button (defaulted to
) and this will unlock.
Temporary Partners 20
Cleared a stage while riding a creature in Golden Axe.
This can be completed in any level apart from level 4. Make a save when you get near the end if you wish. Simply make sure you are riding a creature at the end of the level. Most bosses can be killed whilst on a creature, especially if you are playing on easy. You can still remount your creature if you fall off, if it runs away just reload your save and try again.
Tamer of the Wilds 30
Rode every type of creature in Golden Axe.
There are three creatures in Golden Axe, the chicken wing (beaked creature with the tail whip), the blue dragon and the pink dragon. All can be found on level 5, the chicken wing and blue dragon featuring earlier.
I Summon thee, Dragonhead! 20
Used Tyris's strongest magic in Golden Axe.
Tyris is the female character. From the start, collect all magic you can, but don't use any. About half way through level 3 you should have maxed your magic bar at the top. Use your magic (defaulted to
) and this will pop straight away.
Law of Gravitation 20
Knocked an enemy into a hole in every game.
As the description reads, you need to knock an enemy into a hole in each of the three games. Do this by getting on the opposite side of the enemy, and hitting them until your character knocks or throws them off. In Golden Axe, the best place is at the beginning of level 2, there is a red guy who is on his own. In Golden Axe II, in the fourth (red underground) level there is a great point to knock somebody off, as you will fight a bunch of skeletons near a cliff edge. The earliest point to get this is the beginning of stage 2 if you go UP at the end of stage 1. You will come to some skeletons, there is a drop to their left.
There are of course other places, but these seem to be the easiest.
Wielder of the Axe 100
Cleared every game.
In every game you can take advantage of the save-state system. You can save anywhere in the game; mid fight, when you have max health, whenever, so take use this wisely. Save regularly and if you have a bad fight and lose a lot of health you can simply reload your save and try again.
Golden Axe 1
: Set the game to easy and play through. If you lose all of your lives, add credits withe the bumpers and continue.
Golden Axe II:
Set the game to easy and play through. You cannot get the proper ending on easy difficulty, but can play through to a false ending. After you get here, do the following:
Reset the game.
At the main menu, highlight options then press and HOLD
(A+B+C). Once in the options menu, RELEASE
(B+C): while keeping
(B) to confirm your selections, choosing medium difficulty until the player select. I'd suggest picking Gillius now, he has the strongest physical attack.
The screen will turn black with a 1 in the middle, you can release
(A) until the 1 is a 7, then press
to go straight to the final boss battle and beat him.
*Thanks to Exu
for this solution.
Golden Axe III
Select normal difficulty (easy is not available), picking Chronos Lait (the panther guy to the left of the character select. Use his special move
(Toward, Away, Toward, B+C, you can map the controls so B+C are just one button). This move in unblockable and rips through bosses and regular enemies with ease. You just need to complete it in any way for the achievement to unlock, however it is advisable to go for "Golden Axe Forever"
in this run. See the achievement description to find out how!