DescriptionIn the sequel to Barbarian / Death Sword, the Wizard Drax is back after your previous defeat of him. But this time, you're not alone. The princess you saved back then has taken up a sword and joined your cause! Now, it's more than a death match. You have to explore the many tunnels in his dungeon, defeat the dangerous monsters that come between you and put cold steel to Drax's throat.
The game has similar game play to the original, but with a different challenge. Various monsters will come and attack you, but you'll need to use different approaches in order to defeat each of them. For example, you can't overhead chop a monster that's shorter than your axe. There are 4 dungeon levels to explore before you reach Drax at the final stage.
- "Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax" -- International title
- "Barbarian 2" -- BBC Micro loading screen title
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amstrad CPC||Dec, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Aug, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||May, 1989||9 out of 10||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Sep, 1988||10.2 out of 12||85|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Apr, 1989||82 out of 100||82|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amstrad CPC||May, 1989||78 out of 100||78|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||May, 1989||750 out of 1000||75|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Oct, 1988||754 out of 1000||75|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Dec, 1990||73 out of 100||73|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Mar, 1989||8.2 out of 12||68|
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Cancelled successorThe originally planned storyline was changed during development, to allow for a third game in the series. By the time it was last heard of as being in development in July 1992, it was to be a two-part game called Super Barbarian, combining beat 'em up and platform elements.
CoverJust like in the predecessor the models on the original UK cover are Maria Whittaker (page 3 topless model for The Sun newspaper) and Michael Van Wijk (known as Wolf from the UK TV show Gladiators).
Delayed Amiga versionThe Amiga version was slightly delayed as the programmer Richard Leinfellner was required to help finishing Palace's Shoot 'em up Construction Kit.
PosterSome boxed games came with a free poster featuring the barbarian, princess Mariana standing in front of a slayed beast as different pose from the game box cover.
- Commodore Format
- July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups