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06-01-2008 01:36 PM
Office_Monk
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Originally Posted by marko_river View Post
Actually "AXE OF RAGE" is the name of PC version of Barbarian 2, just like "Death Sword" is the name of PC version of Barbarian. Only here they left "BARBARIAN 2" signing in the game.
Wrong!

To understand the titles we have to go back to the C64...

"Death Sword" and it's sequel "Axe Of Rage" are the U.S. titles (distributed by Epyx) for "Barbarian" and it's sequel "Barbarian II - Dungeons Of Drax" (games developed by UK based Palace Software).

Hackers/crackers were for a small part guilty in creating some confusion (they did however cause more confusion with International Karate by splitting the game in 1 and 2; this was one game: in International Karate you could choose between 1st or 2nd tournament), then Mastertronic/Psygnosis finished the job confusing all gamers with their inferior title "Barbarian".
30-05-2007 09:26 PM
Guest the background story about the name change is wrong.

The orginal game was Called Death Sword in some regions only but in most it was called Barbarian , then a few months later Psygnosis released a game called Barbarian aswell...and the mess was started.

Barbarian 2 from palace did the same thing aswell, had 2 names one for some countries (Barbarian 2) and for the others it was named Barbarian II - Axe of rage... Both series (Psygnosis and Palace) had liscensed the name so that was not the problem itself.

As times went on ...sceners and crackers decided to name the files as follows:

Psygnosis games:

Barbarian (+ some undertitle...)
Barbarian 2 (+ some under title...)

Palace:

Barbarian - Death Sword
Barbarian II - Axe of Rage.
01-01-2006 11:28 PM
Old School Rules!!!& I had this game when it came out in '89. I used to play it everyday............back then I thought it was the best game ever!
25-12-2005 10:57 PM
Truss On the intro screen to the game, Epyx is credited for making this on the PC.

I find that hard to believe as my original of Barbarian II on C64 is made by Palace Software. Epyx was know for making games such as Summer Games, Winter Games etc... I find it *not* likely that they made this...

Regards
30-09-2005 11:07 AM
marko river Actually "AXE OF RAGE" is the name of PC version of Barbarian 2, just like "Death Sword" is the name of PC version of Barbarian. Only here they left "BARBARIAN 2" signing in the game.
30-09-2005 10:46 AM
Guest The game isnīt so bad for its time (1989).
If you like this genres try also the classics Golden Axe, Gods, Rastan, Unreal (not the 3D game but the old one from Ubisoft), Bert the Barbarian and Deathbringer.
30-09-2005 03:46 AM
Ramidel What's with the military communiques? Is there going to be a barbarian invasion soon?
30-09-2005 02:07 AM
gorkur
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Originally posted by Sebatianos@Sep 29 2005, 09:09 PM
Nope - I'll just invite you to a nice little game of Death Sword - which is the true prequel of this game!
:Titan:
Yup.

Mastertronic didn't come near Barbarian methinks.

I really liked the first Barbarian (or Death Sword if you will) but I wasn't really fond of this one.
29-09-2005 09:09 PM
Sebatianos Nope - I'll just invite you to a nice little game of Death Sword - which is the true prequel of this game!
:Titan:
29-09-2005 09:01 PM
a1s "the horrid original" is actualy mastertronics Barbarian (which will soon be on this site), and has nothing to do with thies game (i.e. it's not the preqel, just has the same name).
I will have to stop this history lesson, or Seb will kill me. (j/k)
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