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Oct 14, 2012 | 4:20 PM EDT

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Barbarian is a one- or two-player fighting game. As the name suggests, the fighters are barbarians. The game offers sword combat in various locales. The game has also a one-player plot mode, where the player has to defeat several fighters to fight evil wizard Drax to rescue princess Marina.

The port is faithful to the original, and even if the graphics have been updated to fit nowadays standards, all the variety, and the fun "specials" of the original version have been kept.

This game only features the fighting sequence: there is NO story mode, NO fighting Drax and NO getting the princess back (although sprites and animations where made :((

Anyway, there's always time for a quick sword-fight in one's life, right? ;)

Have fun!

Reviews


SquizeSquize

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 15, 2012

A really excellent port of the old classic, with the art beautifully bringing it up to date.

Great work mate.


luxregina responds:

Ahah! Glad you liked it - sorry again we didn't end up working on this together: there would have been a story mode, and an happy princess at the end of the game if you had been on it, I'm sure :)


CorrosionOfMindCorrosionOfMind

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 15, 2012

Classic! I played this when I was a kid, this made my day. Thanks great job.



Thunder-HawkThunder-Hawk

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 20, 2012

I have already played this particular game long ago. Where have you been when not uploading it to Newgrounds till now?
Anyway, I agree with D4v1lle - EPIC GAME. The Barbarian is like a Bible of the fighting games for me. Still trying to make a game with the similar atmosphere. What I like perhaps most, is the fact you can be beheaded any second, even if you are winning. Gives an element of constant tension.


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luxregina responds:

More recently, I've been collaborating with Squize on the Outpost games >
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/586969
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/604534
I just uploaded the game to see what was the upload process on NG, and thought that some of the people that didn't get to play it back then might actually enjoy it :)

I agree with you, the beheading is really a hardcore move that can punish you at any moment - this game is one of my all-time favorite, and I HAD to pay it tribute at some point :)


D4v1lleD4v1lle

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 16, 2012

Epic game, One of my favourite commadore 64 games. All I need is Kickstart II and I'm in heavan


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luxregina responds:

Thanks! I played it as a kid on Amstrad CPC 464 and it was one of my favorite game too! :)


dargoondargoon

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 25, 2012

the elf killed me no im serious i was still fighting and my oppoent did the win pose and the elf came and when he walked into me i died and my head flew off