View Full Version : Barbarians With Axes On Floating Disks!

19-10-2007, 01:10 AM
I think it was in 1982, my best friend got himself a whopping 512K Apple Clone called a Mango II.

We were addicted to two games. One was the original Loderunner, which we played so much we would get aural hallucinations when we went to bed (I kid you not).

The second was a strange game where each player controlled a knight / barbarian. It was essentially a duel and you would try to kill each other. If you were far apart the screen would split and come together as one screen when you were close. There were levitating disks which you could stand on and you would either walk up to each other or whizz past on your disks trying to hew each other with axes. One great novelty was that you could hew off any of the limbs of your opponent leaving them alive, so in some cases you would be armless while your friend chased you trying to finish you off. Sounds macabre - but it was a lot of fun. Neither my friend or I can remember the name of this game.

Any ideas??? :titan:

Eagle of Fire
19-10-2007, 04:25 AM
Could it be Death Sword (http://www.abandonia.com/games/614/DeathSword)?

19-10-2007, 07:35 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Eagle of Fire @ Oct 19 2007, 06:25 AM) 316673</div>Could it be Death Sword (http://www.abandonia.com/games/614/DeathSword)?[/b]You can't chop single limbs off in Death Sword aka Barbarian only the head... :tai:

Eagle of Fire
19-10-2007, 01:35 PM
Well, I don't know then. If it's an Amiga title, then I can't help much either...

20-10-2007, 10:17 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Eagle of Fire @ Oct 19 2007, 03:35 PM) 316719</div>
Well, I don't know then. If it's an Amiga title, then I can't help much either...

It was played on Apple (clone), great chance it never was released on PC...

here (http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/apple2/medieval-fantasy/) (right part of screen) you'll find a list of Apple II fantasy games.

24-10-2007, 11:59 AM
Thanks everyone.

No. It is not Death Sword.

I went carefully through the Apple II list as well and just can't find one that matches. It was so easy to make simple games in those days, perhaps it was something locally designed.

I have to keep searching though..... Man, it is annoying remembering the game so well, but not the name.

24-10-2007, 04:00 PM
One of these?
Fighting category (http://www.mobygames.com/genre/sheet/fighting/)

17-06-2008, 02:43 PM
Sounds like The Bilestoad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bilestoad). You can play it online here: http://www.virtualapple.org/bilestoaddisk.html