Title DeathSword (aka Babarian) Game Type General Action Players 1 Compatibility All Company Epyx (Palace) HD Installable No Submission Chris Vella firstname.lastname@example.org Profiled Reviewer Review This game is one of the first hack & slash games that I can remember. I believe the Pal version is known as Barbarian. You control a warrior and must kill the opposing warrior by draining his energy. You have a sword as a weapon and attack with a number of different moves. You can jump over an enemy attack as well as do a blocking move by positioning your sword correctly. You can also pull off the hilarious but gruesome decapitation move where one swipe of your sword will instantly kill the opposing warrior by beheading him. The head will then fall to the ground with a thump and then a creature will come out and kick the head across the screen cleaning the arena for the next match. The graphics are pretty basic but the sound is very good. The gameplay leaves a lot to be desired however. You fight and kill the enemy warrior and then face another one who is slightly more intelligent and harder to kill. That's basically the whole game. Kill all the warriors, and the boss warrior, and you will rescue a girl and you've completed the game. I must admit that even though you only fight one warrior at a time, it is fun. You will constantly try to pull off the decapitation move but be careful, they can also decapitate you. In conclusion, a fun game the first couple of times you play, but you will soon get tired of it due to the lack of variety. Playing against another human will add to the lastability somewhat but even this will get tiring. I can't really recommend this game but I don't feel that it's terrible either. If you like doing battle, one on one against another human, then this is the game to get, but if you like a lot of variety in a game then forget it! This game led to the excellent sequel Axe of Rage (aka Barbarian2) get that game instead and start Hacking away!