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  • Publisher: Anuman
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 86.0 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: The Ultimate Warrior is back

Barbarian, the cult game first released on Amstrad CPC in 1987 under the name Death Sword (Epyx), is making a comeback with an all-new version that remains faithful to the original.

Your mission, as the most formidable of all warriors, is to rescue Princess Mariana from the clutches of the evil wizard Drax. In doing so, you will travel the world, crossing swords with the many blood-thirsty warriors that block your path.
Prepare to die !

Beware: this game is not compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS and equivalent iPod Touch.

Gameplay:
Barbarian replicates the intense playability of the original game, which, with a single attack button and eight movement directions, offered a total of eight attack combinations, including the notorious decapitation move, four dodge and four defense moves. With death lurking in every desperate duel, the slightest slip could prove to be fatal.

Rediscover the spirit of the original Barbarian:
Gory combats where the blood flows fast and the slightest mistake could end in death.
Epic, lifelike duels in which you will suffer horrific wounds.
Superb 3D settings in a Dark Fantasy universe.
The original Barbarian theme music.
Two player levels: Normal and hardcore, for the most battle-hardened players.

Features
Three solo game modes (STORY, ARCADE and SURVIVAL)
Local network multi-player game mode
Gory tasks for you to achieve, such as Decapitate 50 enemies.
For sensitive dispositions, there is the option of switching off the blood mode.

AnarKitty's comments:


The classic Epyx/Microids computer game from 1987 has returned for iOS!

02-27-2012, 02:39 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,470
Gonna get this ! Classic game back in the 80's specially the special move to decaptitate your opponents head !

Dont know why they mentioned the crappy Amstrad ! The ZX Spectrum/Commodore 64 were way more popular back then ! (8 bit wars !)

Anyway just bought, love remakes of old 80's classics, will post impressions later.

02-27-2012, 02:42 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Posts: 92
I gotta wait till I get another gift card to purchase this. I've been waiting for this I hope "sanuku" will post a video of the gameplay so I can see how it really plays.

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02-27-2012, 03:23 AM
#4
Its sure that I'm gonna try this today.
02-27-2012, 04:09 AM
#5
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Absolute no-brainer...what a surprise!

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02-27-2012, 04:17 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Gonna get this ! Classic game back in the 80's specially the special move to decaptitate your opponents head !

Dont know why they mentioned the crappy Amstrad ! The ZX Spectrum/Commodore 64 were way more popular back then ! (8 bit wars !)

Anyway just bought, love remakes of old 80's classics, will post impressions later.
I remember the Amiga 500 version the most although I do recall the c64 one as well I think. Not going to judge this one until I see more impressions, truthfully the gameplay might be too dated for me now (sf2 pretty much changed fighting games overnight for the better) but I think having multiplayer might save it. Mind you if it's local only probably not.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
02-27-2012, 04:23 AM
#7
The video looked good...until they showed gameplay.
02-27-2012, 04:26 AM
#8
Man why did I have to buy SpongeBob and NBA Jam yesterday I'll wait until Thursday releases roll out first.

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02-27-2012, 05:23 AM
#9
add iCade and.......

...I'm there.
02-27-2012, 05:57 AM
#10
Holy Shit, smashing the Buy-Button...