The evil sorcerer Drax desires Princess Mariana and has sworn to wreak an
unspeakable doom on the people of the Jewelled City unless she is delivered
However, he has agreed that if a champion can be found who is able to defeat
his demonic guardians, the princess will be allowed to go free. All seems lost as
champion after champion is defeated.
Then, from the forgoteen wastelands of the North, comes an unknown barbarian, a
mighty warrior, wielding his broadsword with deadly skill. Can he vanquish the forces
of Darkness and free the Princess?
ONLY YOU CAN SAY...
The game is in two parts which can be loaded in any order.
Combat practice (one or two player). Perfect your swordsmanship against the
finest warriors in the land.
Fight to the death (one player only). Fight for the princess against
the evil minions of DRAX and finally face the evil one himself.
The following instructions are for a right-facing character. For a left-facing
character the moves are reversed.
Without Fire Button Pressed
[UP] - Jump
[UP + RIGHT] - Protect Body
[RIGHT] - Move Forward
[RIGHT + DOWN] - Roll Forward
[DOWN] - Crouch
[DOWN + LEFT] - Roll Back
[LEFT] - Move Back
[LEFT + UP] - Protect Head
With Fire Button PressedOptions
[F1] - One/Two Players
[UP] - Neck Shop
[UP + RIGHT] - Head Butt
[RIGHT] - Body Chop
[RIGHT + DOWN] - Kick
[DOWN] - Leg Shop
[DOWN + LEFT] - Overhead Chop
[LEFT] - Flying Neck Shop
[LEFT + UP] - Web Of Death
[F3] - Music/Sound Effects
[F5] - Pause On/Off
[F7] - Start Game
[Q] - Quit
Each character can survive six blows which are displayed at the top of the
screen (player one on the left).
Points will be awarded depending on the difficulty of the move used (player one
on the left).
When playing in two player mode there will be a time limit for each duel. At
this time if both are still in the game, their strength will be restored and a new game
When playing in one player mode there is no time limit and the time display will be
replaced with the skill level of the opponent you are facing.
Barbarian was conceived and designed by: Steve Brown.
Programming by: Stanley Schembri
Sound by: Richard Joseph
Assistant Artist: Gary Carr
Special thanks to: Daniel Malone
(C) Palace Software 1987