In the year 1987, Palace Software released its famous and successful video game Barbarian The Ultimate Warrior for several popular systems like ZX Spectrum, CPC, Commodore 64 and AMIGA. It took 30 years, but there's finally an MSX Barbarian version on its way.

The MSX Barbarian project from BitVision, known for their game Intruder, for MSX2, MSX2+, and MSX turbo R computers started in 2015. The game sets on duels “to the death” for 1P vs CPU or 1P vs 2P with 3 different characters: Bravos, Thara & Dim Knight. The game has got all of the 16 original techniques, and every warrior has 120 different animation frames. This game will be extended with more enemies & stages, a proper ending, etc. eventually.

The authors decline any prize in case they are chosen as winners. This game enters in the contest just for fun.

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Relevant link: MSXdev - Barbarian The Duel announced

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Comments (5)

By Manuel

Ascended (15551)

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08-01-2019, 00:12

Wow, that looks fantastic! Looking forward to this one!

By TheKid

Paladin (807)

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08-01-2019, 07:43

yes, finally, I used to play this game a lot on the amiga. Always wondered why there wasn't a msx port.

By MSXdev Team

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09-01-2019, 21:55

The blogpost has been updated with two recent gameplay videos:
http://www.msxdev.org/2019/01/07/barbarian-the-duel-announced/

By Mumbly

Resident (49)

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11-01-2019, 00:10

Great idea, great port: gfx seems to be as good as the amiga one.

By erpirao

Paladin (893)

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11-01-2019, 14:55

I imagine the be-bop-baut or the panza kick boxin in that engine,
it would be wonderful
panza kick boxing
be bop baut