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Barbarian (DOS)

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Written by  :  mobster_lobster (20)
Written on  :  May 03, 2001
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

Genuinely fantastic.. if you play it while on acid.

The Good

I remember that the sampled sound effects sounded really impressive when I first heard them (I had just upgraded my XT to 512 kb ram).

The Bad

A control system designed by a sick mind - this has to be the only sidescrolling action game using nothing but the function keys (!) to control the main character.

The Bottom Line

A Conan-esque character walks around slaying his enemies in the traditional sidescrolling beat-em-up style. You know the drill - except for the control system, which is alien.