The box cover artwork and Barbarian
/Psygnosis logos were created by Roger Dean
. The painting used for the cover, called Red Dragon III
, was later used again as a cover for Steve Howe
on the 1994 album Not Necessarily Acoustic
. At the back of the CD booklet under the artwork credits you can find the message "Hello Psygnosis".
In the PC version, the developers apparently forgot to remove a debugger of sorts from the game. When you are asked to select the control method ("Press 1, 2 or 3"), press 4. Then start the game as usual, and...
Barbarian features speech through the PC Speaker, but was done using the technically inferior 1-bit method as opposed to the more sophisticated 6- and 8-bit methods employed by other games. As a result, the speech is quite loud and distorted.Information also contributed by