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Barbarian II

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Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
66
3.3
Atari ST
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4.0
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Description

Not to be confused with Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax by Palace Software, Barbarian II is a direct sequel to the Psygnosis game Barbarian, an action, point and click hybrid released four years earlier. The game continues the tale of Hegor the Barbarian. After being improperly defeated some years ago, evil lord Necron has been reincarnated by one of his cult followers. Now only Hegor is strong, courageous, and stupid enough to face Necron and his minions.

Unlike the original Barbarian, which was an action game with a point-and-click control interface, Barbarian II plays just like a typical action title with a maze-like layout. During his adventures, Hegor will visit many locales like a forest full of thugs, werewolves and spiky pits, a long, long cave, a semi-friendly human city, a dungeon, and finally Necron’s temple. All areas are rather large and are full of enemies and traps.

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Barbarian II Amiga Life sucks, and then you die!
Barbarian II Atari ST ..err, that didn't turn out the way I planned!
Barbarian II Atari ST Shops are usually a total rip-off, but they might help you acquire weapons and tools you missed in the cave.
Barbarian II Amiga Unless you missed an item earlier in the game, don't bother with shops - an utter rip-off.

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Datormagazin Amiga Feb 27, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Info Amiga Feb, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 46 out of 100 46
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 7 out of 12 45

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