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Apr 24, 2009 | 10:53 AM EDT
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Barbaric 25 Points Kill 50 Enemies.
Savage Speed 25 Points Finish the game in 10 minutes.
Carbon Copy 50 Points Parry an enemy 5 times in a row.
Rags to Riches 50 Points Collect over $20000 in loot.
Warlock Holmes 50 Points Find all secret items.
Barbarian King 100 Points Complete every achievement.
InvinciBob 100 Points Finish the game without dying.
Shieldless Wonder 100 Points Finish the game without using your shield.

Author Comments


Known issues:
-Incorrect login error
-Invincibob medal not syncing correctly
-Bob may randomly freeze upon starting a second game
-Extra character does not die properly

Bugs Fixed:
-Preloader taking ages to load
-Medals not working after entering and exiting cheats menu
-Hole near collapsing pillar causing respawn glitch
-Dying while versing the King making the game explode
-Sync issues with NG medals server

Gameplay Improvements:
-SharedObject to remember whether you've passed the game
-Toned down enemies in easy mode
-Increased Bobs movement speed
-Increased Bobs parry window
-Added more control to Bobs jumping
-Inside the large tree is now a lot easier to navigate

Note: Thanks to everybody who took the time to write down issues in their comments. You were a big help in figuring out a lot of the problems with the game. While I'm sure there will be more, I will remain vigilant on the issue and get them fixed as fast as possible!

Controls - You can change these in the options menu:
Pause - Q
Left - A
Down - S
Right - D
Attack - J
Jump - K
Shield - L

I want to thank EVERY SINGLE PERSON who emailed me supporting Bob from the day he was released unto the world early 2005, right up until the release of this remake; also not forgetting those who've played, commented and voted for it here on NG. You're the reason this game exists, so give yourselves a pat on the back!

I hope you all enjoy playing the game as much as I enjoyed (re)making it, and be sure to comment and let me know what you think! I do try to reply to everyone who posts a coherent comment.

Also, if you liked the game and think it's worth a buck or two, please go ahead and click on the 'Donate' link in the title menu, or the advertisement in the preloader, and help feed a starving indie game designer :D



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game! But there's a few glitches...

Hey! I fell in love with Barbarian Bob back in 2005 and it's one of the games that inspired me to become a flash game designer. Thanks for re-doing this :)

I played it on easy but still couldnt get very far. The reason is that quite often I just can't shield. I'll have to do a 360 first before I can block again. I'd get hit once or twice everytime because of this. It happened to me with almost every enemy. Very frustrating. My game ended when I fell off a cliff :( I clicked on the continue button, but for some reason poor Bob appears off screen probably below the screen somewhere and just falls to his death again, because I'll automatically end up at the game over screen once more. I tried this a couple of times, but poor Bob just wont appear on a stable platform to continue from...

I like the new backgrounds and it's also nice to see the old ones there as well :) The music is funny and weird, I like it :)

- SeethingSwarm

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Skribble-Style responds:

Thanks for the review! I'll definitely put that on the list of bugs to check. Very much appreciated, sir!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Poor Fighting Gameplay

The graphics are descent (for Barbarian Bob Syle)
The gameplay plain sucks, I'm sorry. The guards swing wayyyy too fast and trap you in a cycle where you can not attack back or block.

It has potential, but the fighting was horrible.

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Skribble-Style responds:

The guards have timers that make them give you enough time to either shield or parry. If you keep getting hit, try changing the timing of YOUR attacks to throw off their rhythm.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty cool!

One minor thing: Sometimes the guards can attack you, but you can't attack them. It's like they constantly block, and you can't block back.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good game

Just had to fix in a preloader, so all the stinky impatient guys would've known when the game is finished loading (IT DOES, JUST WAIT ^^ )


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


A good game, the combat system could be improved