Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax (Amiga)

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Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax (a.k.a. Axe of Rage in the U.S.) is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Sword (a.k.a. Death Sword) and was developed and published by Palace Software in 1988 origin...

AliasAxe of Rage
Year1989
GenreBeat-'em-up
Rating4 (4)10
PublisherEpyx
DeveloperPalace Software
Updated1 May 2017
TAGSfantasy fighting

Game Review

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax (a.k.a. Axe of Rage in the U.S.) is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Sword (a.k.a. Death Sword) and was developed and published by Palace Software in 1988 originally for MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Commodore 64.

The next year it was released for many other platforms, including the Amiga. This sequel plays similarly to the original, but with a few enhancements and added enemy challenge. Barbarian II is solo-play only, unlike the original.

Choosing either the Princess or the Barbarian, you pick the story up from where the first one left off. You are after the Wizard Drax, whom you had thought you vanquished in the first game. You must travel deep into his dungeon to find his lair. In this action fantasy game you will encounter different enemies you must battle using different combat moves. Each enemy will require a different strategy to take down. There are also plenty of environmental hazards to watch out for.

The game garnered praise for it’s sound and realistic character animations upon release. Though there were a few complaints about the controls, it got overall high scores. Fans of the original Barbarian will want to play this one, as well as fans of the genre itself.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 28 May 2017, 4:43 pm



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