Barbarian (Amiga)

Barbarian Amiga Main Title


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Written by  :  Alexandre Adjadj (3)
Written on  :  Dec 20, 2003
Platform  :  Amiga
Rating  :  4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

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Amiga's best friend.

The Good

As far as I can remember, Barbarian is the first game that created some sort of gaming community and sent the Amiga 500 to real stardom. First the packaging is luxurious: a hard box with beautiful artwork which had to be the model of all Psygnosis games for many years to come. Introduction seems basic today, but at the time the lighting bolt FX and sound of the first screen was truly astonishing. Most important, and what made the success and legend of Barbarian is its atmosphere: diversity of monsters and available weapons, beauty of the graphics, originality with sounds and original gameplay with great response with the not-that-precise Amiga's mouse are the many ingredients that make the game a must have for an Amiga fan. In my opinion, only Prince of Persia was able to enhance such originality.

The Bad

Though the game presents a great range of characters and graphics, it is a bit short for a top of the joy player.

The Bottom Line

A platform game with all the details of a D&D adventure... as a barbarian. Great graphics, beautiful sprites, good gameplay, incomparable atmosphere.