Wilderness - Golden Axe

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Composer You Takada
Released 1989-06-??
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Wilderness is the music for the first stage, and is probably the best known song in the game because of this. It was the only track by You Takada.


  • Japanese: 荒野
  • Romanji: Koya
  • Translation: Wilderness

There is no official English translation of this title, but the Japanese title comes from the official soundtrack.


Golden Axe (ARC)

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Golden Axe (ARC)
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Arranger Tohru Nakabayashi
Released 1989-06-??
Length 2:28.35
Format VGM

This is the original composition of Wilderness as composed by You Takada.

The song plays on a YM2151 and is song number 0x01 in the game's sound test.

Golden Axe (GEN)

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Golden Axe (GEN)
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Arranger Nankyoku, Decky, Imocky
Released 1989-12-22
Format VGM

This version was arranged by either Nankyoku, Decky, or Imocky.