Axe of Rage Reviews (Amiga)

Axe of Rage Amiga Title screen (US release)


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The Dungeons Of Drax are finally reproduced on Commodore's 16-bit machine, more than a year on from the much acclaimed C64 original. Amiga graphics are near to the ST version as makes no difference, as are the sonics. The only real difference is the clever intro. A skeletal hand tears through the title screen and beckons the player to 'Follow me!', and a dramatic bassy melody burst forth. After the character has been selected (the Barbarian or Princess Mariana), the hand returns, holding a disk ('Insert disk two!', the voice drawls), and the view shifts to a manically laughing skull. Simple, direct hack-and-slay action mixed with maze navigation, Barbarian II is as fun on the Amiga as on any other format.
Amiga Joker (Oct, 1989)
Fassen wir also zusammen: „Barbarian II“ ist ein solides Actionspiel, das man Freunden des Genres uneingeschränkt empfehlen kann. Wer allerdings kein Blut sehen kann und nicht eine gehörige Portion schwarzen Humors mitbringt, sollte besser die Finger von dem Game lassen. Für alle anderen gilt: Beeilung Leute, den berüchtigten „Kopf-Hieb“ gibt’s immer noch, weshalb ich einen halben Monatsgehalt darauf verwette, daß die BPS schon in den Startlöchern hockt!
Irgendwie ist die Luft raus bei diesem Game, denn die Zeiten der großen Hick-Hack-Spiele sind meines Erachtens sowieso vorbei. Ist der Gegner eines Screens besiegt, läuft man halt ins nächste Bild und metzelt den nächsten Gegner nieder. Abwechslung gibt's nur beim Aussehen des Gegners, alles andere gehört zur Endlosserie "Schon mal gesehen".