Perfect Win achievement in Golden Axe

Perfect Win

Beat the game without continuing.

Perfect Win0
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How to unlock the Perfect Win achievement

  • MaxForce357MaxForce357130,023
    15 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010
    44 1 7
    There's only one way to get this achievement: be cheap!
    You're going to have to constantly SAVE and spam enemies.
    Here are some tips to get the job done:

    1. SAVE CONSTANTLY. After every felled enemy, before every boss battle and especially after/at the beginning of each stage to retain the least amount of damage possible. If you screw up, reload your save.

    2. Memorize the location of thieves (little gnomes). If you know you can get potions from theives up ahead, don't be afraid to use what you have. If at all possible, hit thieves and leave potions on ground. Then attack the boss with magic and pick up the potions to attack him again.

    3. Spam with beasts. Each beast in the game that you can ride is very powerful. If you practice, you can avoid being hit by relentlessly using them against enemies and even keep your beast all the way to the boss. Use them on the boss without mercy. Dragons work the best.

    4. Charge! Charging an enemy can surprise them and get them down on the ground quickly. It also works against bosses and while riding beasts. Just quickly press forward TWICE (double tap). In one quick motion, tap forward, then again holding it forward on your second tap. You will run toward your opponent where you can then hit the attack button for a headbutt if you're the Dwarf or jump kick if you're the Amazon.

    5. Who's the best fighter in the game? The DWARF! Use no one else! Trust me, it seems unlikely, but he's the best!

    6. When an enemy rushes toward you, jump toward them and rapidly press attack to create a wide range of attack for you to swing your axe into their forehead. Axe? Because you're using the DWARF!!

    7. Use the "Zig-Zag Technique". This is most important tip of all. In most arcade-style 2D beat 'em ups, the zig-zag technique is when the player moves up and down the playfield to get an enemy shaken from a direct path toward them. As the enemy gets closer to the player and finally does line up with them, the player can unleash a flurry of attacks. The next time you need to get away from an enemy, use the zig-zag technique to gain an advantage and turn the tables on them!

    8. When you start a "new game", do this achievement the easy way and give yourself custom 5 lives and continues.

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    lord verhI saved after every throw, now with 5 lives on stage 9 and 3 parts of my healthbar still shining, not too bad at all.
    Posted by lord verh on 22 Apr 11 at 09:32
    SambawebDwarf plus 1000000 saves done first try thx :D
    Posted by Sambaweb on 28 Sep 14 at 16:54
    MaxForce357I'm happy to have helped and am glad this is still helping!
    Posted by MaxForce357 on 03 Oct 14 at 19:59
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  • x2ix2i130,467
    10 Sep 2008
    24 8 6
    Quite a tricky one to get but with the use of the save feature and a little patience - you shouldn't have too much trouble getting it.

    Make sure you determine when it's a good time to save - preferably when your in safety and after each level. Try to avoid being cornered or attacked from both sides - use an aerial attack when needed to escape.

    Collect as many of the blue and green potions as you can and try to save your high level magic attacks from bosses or groups of large enemies.
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    BrumtownMangleri just got this by upping my energy to 5 and lives to 5.
    i would recommend killing each set of enemies then saving on every screen.
    hold onto your magic attacks for big groups of enemies and boss fights.
    also try and stay mounted on a steed for as long as possible, with most of them if you spam the steeds attack and stay still the enemies will continuously run into them until they die.
    i personal prefer the blue dragon that spits at the floor.
    Posted by BrumtownMangler on 27 Mar 11 at 20:55
    JuicyjamsAnother solution wrote without earning it....
    Posted by Juicyjams on 27 Jun 12 at 23:05
    x2iOnly because I played this on my friends console... now he's moved away to the army I cba to get the game just for this one achievement. But it's pretty easy to figure out how to do it since I have most of the others...
    Posted by x2i on 16 Jul 12 at 08:49
  • zJakeyzJakey282,722
    20 Sep 2009 07 Dec 2009 07 Dec 2009
    14 1 0
    This achievement is also quite easy to get in co-op.

    Just let your friend do all the work while you try and avoid the enemies.

    The only thing that should slightly trouble you is the bosses so save up magic so you can make these battles easier.
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