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Axe of Rage

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - BBC Micro - Commodore 64 - Electron

Alt names Barbarian 2, Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in France, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Action
Theme Barbarian, Fantasy, Fighting
Publisher Epyx, Inc., Palace Software, Ltd.
Developer Palace Software, Ltd.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on current version
4.4 / 5 - 30 votes

Description of Axe of Rage

A marked improvement over the original, Barbarian 2 features vibrant EGA graphics (although the drawn characters still move like broken marionettes), and the ability to play as either the Barbarian or the Princess (no doubt the same one he rescued in Barbarian 1).

The evil sorcerer Drax is back, and this time you must fight through 3 locales, each arranged as a tricky maze with 28 rooms, all of which are populated by all manners of nasties.

Perhaps the best thing about the game is the fact that each monster you will faced must be disposed of in different ways which you must find through trial and error and observation. The devious maze, however, truly distracts from the game, and there's not enough fighting or variety to distinguish the game from zillions of other slug-fests that have come before.

Review By HOTUD

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Squiggy 2021-05-13 0 point

It's better than the hideous purple that most games of the time used. The CGA palette was horrible, whoever chose it must have been colorblind.

mymoon 2011-10-11 -3 points DOS version

too much yellow and green

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