I remember this gaem on the ZX Spectrum and my god it’s fun 🙂
I don’t know for sure if it’s based on the Arnie Film of the same name (in Europe the game was released as Barbarian while everywhere else it was Death Sword). The game consists of a series of one on one sword fighting bouts against ever more difficult opponents. Use a range of moves (blocks, thrusts and the ever cool overhead chop) to defeat your opponent and and win the game. Not a whole lot more to it than that.
However, what is really great about this game is the two player option where you and a friend compete to against eachother. Some of my fondest memories involve decapitating the kid who lived down the street.. (you know how the rest of this joke goes, so I wont bother).
Barbarian (AKA Death Sword)
- Designed by: Palace Software
- Published by: Epyx
Size: 51kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)