Barbarian by Palace Software

Synopsis:

The evil sorcerer Drax desires Princess Mariana and has sworn to wreak an unspeakable doom on the people of the Jewelled City unless she is delivered to him.

However, he has agreed that if a champion can be found who is able to defeat his demonic guardians, the princess wil be allowed to go free.

All seems lost as a champion after champion is defeated.

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Original Advertising and Promotional Work

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Original Instructions

Note: Many of these instructions have been OCRed and may not have been proofread, as a result spelling errors, broken English and grammar are likely.

The story so far...

The evil sorcerer Drax desires Princess Mariana and has sworn to wreak an unspeakable doom on the people of the Jewelled City unless she is delivered to him.

However, he has agreed that if a champion can be found who is able to defeat his demonic guardians, the princess will be allowed to go free. All seems lost as champion after champion is defeated.

Then, from the forgotten wastelands of the North, comes an unknown barbarian, a mighty warrior, wielding his broadsword with deadly skill.

Can he vanquish the forces of Darkness and free the Princess?... ONLY YOU CAN SAY..

LOADING INSTRUCTIONS

AMSTRAD CASSETTE

Press CTRL and small ENTER keys together.
Press PLAY on the cassette recorder then hit any key.

JOYSTICK COMMANDS

The game is in two parts which can be loaded in any order.

Side one: Combat practice (one player or two player). Perfect your swordsmanship against the finest warriors in the land.

Side two: Fight to the death. Fight for the princess against the evil minions of Drax and finally face the evil one himself.

Barbarian Fighting Moves:

The following instructions are for a right-facing character. For a left facing character the moves are reversed.

Controls

Controls

KEYBOARD COMMANDS

EACH SIDE OF THE CASSETTE CONTAINS TWO DIFFERENT ACTION SCENES.
TO LOAD THE SCENE OF YOUR CHOICE FOLLOW THE LOADING INSTRUCTIONS.

When the game has loaded press return to choose from the following options:

MODE 1 = ONE PLAYER JOYSTICK
MODE 2 = ONE PLAYER KEYBOARD
MODE 3 = TWO PLAYER JOYSTICK/KEYBOARD

SPACE BAR TO START GAME
F0 = TO PAUSE A GAME
F1 = TO QUIT A GAME
F2 = MUSIC/SOUND EFFECTS

IN KEYBOARD MODE
Q = UP
A = DOWN
J = RIGHT
H = LEFT
SPACE = FIRE

STRENGTH

Each character can survive six blows which are displayed at the top of the screen (player one on the left).

SCORE

Points will be awarded depending on the difficulty of the move used (player one on the left)

When playing in two player mode there will be a time limit for each duel. At this time if both are still in the game, their strength will be restored and a new game will commence.

When playing in one player mode there is no time limit and the time display will be replaced with the skill level of the opponent you are facing.

© Palace Software 1987.

Cheat Mode

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At address 432f poke a7 for infinite lives. - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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Full time:
&C7E5: ?? -> &99

Infinite time:
&7B4D: &77 -> &00

Player 1, full energy:
&C7EB: ?? -> &0C

Player 2, full energy:
&C7EC: ?? -> &0C

Unlimited energy:
&70BD: &35 -> &00
&70BE: &20 -> &18
- submitted by Hermol

Barbarian Videos

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Loading Screen Comparison

Barbarian Amstrad CPC Loading Screen Amstrad CPC Version
Barbarian ZX Spectrum Loading Screen Spectrum Version
Barbarian Commodore 64 Loading Screen Commodore 64 Version

Your Comments and Memories

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"Barbarian... Whay more can we say about this game that has not been said before. I spent many many hours of my youth playing this with my mates. It has great graphics and sound, and has some amazing animation and awesome gameplay. Brilliant!"


Personal rating :

10 10/10

Posted by scooby1970 | Report |

"Great graphics with decent animation and well drawn sprites. Plenty of moves, colorful backdrops, good sound. Great 2 player game."


Personal rating :

9 9/10

Posted by Hiro | Report |

"It`s rare that you can get more fun than this. Simply great graphics, fantastic (and humorous!) fun, and the two-player mode is the most fun you can have on an 8-bitter..."


Personal rating :

10 10/10

Posted by Gryzor | Report |

"I was drawn into this game because of the big breasted Maria Whittaker - had a huge A1 sized poster of her on my wall... Barbarian is one of the coolest cpc games ever an 8bit legend in its own right & remains so 2day. Classic cpc game, so simple yet so brilliantly put together by Palace Software. "


Personal rating :

9 9/10

Posted by cpc4eva | Report |

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