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BO: The Secret of Steel

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Jun 5, 2009 | 3:58 PM EDT

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-Small update added (2010-01-21), adding a few bug fixes and gameplay tweaks. For instance, you can now drop enemies that you have picked up by pressing the down key.
-If you fall through the level and die after clearing a stage, you could try lowering the quality and/or turning off the camera effects in the options menu.
-It appears we should point out that ALL THE BOSSES ARE IN FACT BEATABLE. Each has a certain pattern that needs to discovered, that's all. If it doesn't always make perfect sense, sue us :)
-Finishing all 19 levels unlocks the Barbarian Stronghold survival level, where you must hold off the hordes for as long as you can.
-Again, thanks for the great reviews, frontpage and collection!

A young barbarian sets out on a quest to find the legendary Secret of Steel...

This sequel took nearly a year(!) to finish and contains more enemies, 19 levels, boss fights, complex combat and physics engines, geographical puzzle solving, an epic musical score and an intriguing storyline.

To all the fans who supported this game, big thanks! We really got a kick out of the reception the demo got. And many thanks to hzlancer for his masterpiece of a soundtrack.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awsome (i wish i had it on my psp)

Could you make this in to a psp costume firmware game, men this is really good and you can fill the big void on my psp... so please let me know if you have any plans to take it over the psp...

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fucking fuckity fuck AWESOME!!

Great game. I just couldn't get passed the Dam Keeper. Lame >< !! Sweet ass game! Newgrounds really has some of the best around here.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very fun, but I encountered a bug.

While in the mines levels by the first spikey region I battered like 5 enemies into the spikes. When I was finished my barbian onslaught.. I couldn't 'stop' attacking. Not sure what caused it.. when I pressed the space bar again it would switch between normal attacks to power attacks. But still constantly attacking. Pressing other buttons, switching windows and switching back etc didn't fix anything. I had to reload the game.

Still awesome barbarian fun though.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing but Granny sunnercamp comes down to luck

Granny kept throwing the cooking sherry all up in my grill. I really wanna beat this but 2 hours of getting her to the last hit did me in. Great job.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

An awesome piece of platform fun

Yet another great platformer comes along. I thoroughly enjoyed this game. It was fun, smooth and easy to grasp.

The controls weren't too nice however. With everything down to a single key, it sometimes gets hard to actually purposefully do something. Most of my finishers were at random when I decided to hold the spacebar a little longer. I think you need more keys or just combos with arrow keys and the attack key. Something more definite so that you can be in charge of every single move.

It was also extremely difficult to pick up barrels because I had to stand still next to them to do that and I couldn't do it if I was pressing any move button. And that sucks when you're in a hurry and archers are shooting you in all directions. The controls definitely need some work. I know it actually makes things easier to play because you only need to mash one button, but you added a whole variety of moves and it'll be great if I could really control them perfectly instead of just pressing the space key randomly and hoping that something happens.

One thing that irritated me a bit was the delay everytime I needed to do an air strike. When you're jumping and arrows are coming at you, the only way to survive is to hit, and the hit just isn't responsive enough sometimes. Most of the time it's too late and you're already hit by the arrow.

The early mini bosses were a little too easy I think and they should've gotten harder each level. Most of them would die if I did a single finisher on them, so that actually makes them no different from normal baddies.

I really enjoyed this piece of work. It's a fun little platformer. Fix up some of those things and it could be even greater.

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