Brian Bloodaxe

Moby ID: 36150
Commodore 64 Specs

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Brian Bloodaxe is a viking who has been stuck in an ice block for hundreds of years. After the ice has thawed out, Brian vows to conquer Britian, but little does he know he woke up in 1983. Brian must wander through 100 locations looking for the Crown Jewels and sit on the throne. Objects are scattered throughout each location, and Brian needs to figure out their purpose. Monsters – such as ducks, Daleks, Mad Scotsmen, and Turkish soldiers – roam each location making Brian's task of getting these objects difficult. Up to three objects can be carried at any one time, and they can be used to block the path of monsters or to make extra platforms. The objects do not fall when dropped, making it easier for Brian to leap across blank areas. Getting the correct objects in the correct places is a daunting task.

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Competition

Edge ran a competition upon the game's launch, in which the first person to complete the game would win their choice of the three items Brian was carrying at the end of the game. At least on the Spectrum version, in order to prevent those with pre-release copies having an advantage, those promotional copies (marked with 'sample' on the tape) featured subtle but crucial gameplay changes preventing the player completing them correctly. Sadly some retailers sold these copies, leading people to contact The Edge believing that they had correctly completed the game.

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The game's humor was inspired by the British comedy group Monty Python. The title music of their TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus (Liberty Bell March) serves as in-game music.

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Game added by Katakis | カタキス.

ZX Spectrum added by B.L. Stryker.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, nicholas mccolm.

Game added September 12, 2008. Last modified February 29, 2024.