Axe of Rage

aka: Barbarian 2, Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax
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In the sequel to Barbarian / Death Sword, the Wizard Drax is back after your previous defeat of him. But this time, you're not alone. The princess you saved back then has taken up a sword and joined your cause! Now, it's more than a death match. You have to explore the many tunnels in his dungeon, defeat the dangerous monsters that come between you and put cold steel to Drax's throat.

The game has similar game play to the original, but with a different challenge. Various monsters will come and attack you, but you'll need to use different approaches in order to defeat each of them. For example, you can't overhead chop a monster that's shorter than your axe. There are 4 dungeon levels to explore before you reach Drax at the final stage.

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

7 People

Conceived and designed by
Sound by
Graphics by
Commodore 64 programming by
Additional graphics by
Game & Packaging (c) 1989
  • Palace Software



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Cancelled successor

The originally planned storyline was changed during development, to allow for a third game in the series. By the time it was last heard of as being in development in July 1992, it was to be a two-part game called Super Barbarian, combining beat 'em up and platform elements.


Just like in the predecessor the models on the original UK cover are Maria Whittaker (page 3 topless model for The Sun newspaper) and Michael Van Wijk (known as Wolf from the UK TV show Gladiators).

Delayed Amiga version

The Amiga version was slightly delayed as the programmer Richard Leinfellner was required to help finishing Palace's Shoot 'em up Construction Kit.


Some boxed games came with a free poster featuring the barbarian, princess Mariana standing in front of a slayed beast as different pose from the game box cover.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups

Information also contributed by Martin Smith and retroking.

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  • MobyGames ID: 12167


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Indra was here.

Electron, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Commodore 64 added by Mobygamesisreanimated. Antstream added by lights out party. BBC Micro added by formercontrib. MSX added by koffiepad.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Garcia, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST, FatherJack.

Game added February 20th, 2004. Last modified August 17th, 2023.