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Death Sword

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.0
Amstrad CPC
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3.9
Electron
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Trivia

Cover

Mike Van Wyjk, the model in the (Barbarian) front cover photo later became 'Wolf' in the UK TV version of Gladiators. His character was something of an overblown pantomime type who aimed to add some light relief to proceedings.

German index

On October 31, 1987, the German version of this game was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. Two months later, on December 31, 1987, followed the UK import. More information about this topic can be found in the game group.

Inspiration for the sword fighting

Designer Steve Brown wanted to do a sword fighting game. The inspiration for those fights came from the film Conan the Destroyer. He admits he watched the movie for hours to extract the sword fighting scenes. These fighting moves were then re-performed by himself and Gary Carr and also filmed. These short film cuts were then used as a base for the animations in game.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #46 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by Xoleras

Contributed by Martin Smith (63159) on Jan 31, 2005. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (110582) and Jo ST (11618)]. -- edit trivia