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Tiny Barbarian DX may look like just another indie platformer on the surface, but it is so much more than that.
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Switch Player (Oct 31, 2017)
Tiny Barbarian DX is a lot of fun, uncomplicated, challenging and yet hard to put down. It’s perfectly suited to the Switch in both handheld and TV mode. Whilst it’s not one of the cheapest games available on the Switch it is good value for money in terms of its overall quality and length. I would highly recommending snagging the physical release if you can as you also get some neat extra goodies.
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The Game Hoard (Jan 28, 2018)
The strength of the game’s easy to learn controls and the fine design found in most areas makes Tiny Barbarian DX a fun game most of the time, just with a few roadblocks that don’t really challenge your skill so much as your patience. Since your attacks are always basic it’s not like the bosses can ever challenge your mastery of them, it just boils down to attacking at the right time for the most part, and the game should have accommodated this in the design of later foes rather than trying to make the battles something they can’t be. Early impressions of the game really did make me hope it could follow through on its promise of feeling retro but still having the proper polish of a modern title, but unfortunately it decided to revive one of the worst aspects of old games when it came to certain aspects of its difficulty.
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Video Chums (Oct 11, 2017)
Tiny Barbarian DX is a decent take on retro 2D action games. Plus, you can play it with a friend. However, the frustration factor is high and its linear campaign will make you wish there was more than just traversing from point A to point B.
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The Video Game Critic (May 05, 2018)
The problem is, Tiny Barbarian DX isn't particularly addictive and becomes progressively less enjoyable as you go. What saves the day is its two-player coop. Trying to beat a stage with a buddy harkens back to the old sleepover days when you'd stay up half the night trying to conquer a hard level. And be sure to check out the Horde mode which challenges you to stay "king of the mountain" for as long as possible (usually under a minute). It won't win any awards but when it comes to old-school throwbacks Tiny Barbarian is legit.


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