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The Games Machine (UK)
Sound is minimal throughout, but this does not detract from gameplay which is surprisingly similar to the 16-bit versions. All in all, an excellent conversion.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Barbarian is a fabbo, terrific, great, good and OK all rolled into one. It's as good a conversion as possible and I wouldn't hesitate in thoroughly recommending it to any Speccy owners, if there still are any.
Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised. The conversion is very professional and to be honest, rather better than Melbourne Houses usual standard. My only real moan is that it's not amazingly fast. Hegor doesn't exactly rush about (unless you click him into Rush About Mode, upon which he whizzes all over the place, generally getting killed in the process). Control, though, is very user-friendly, as you can press movement buttons and icon buttons at the same time - and both actually workl Now, I think there may just be time for one further game. How am I going to get past that accursed wizard...?