As previously announced, this entry for the MSX freestyle category is finally here. Accept the challenge to a gory duel against your opponent and try to survive!

This game works only on MSX2 and higher and features MSX-Music sound. On top of that, if you have an OPL4 cartridge you can even hear voice samples during the game.

Please remember that this game participates in this contest just for fun, meaning that the authors decline any prize in case they win one of them.

Are you working on an MSX game, or even have one finished? Please consider to submit your work as an entry for this legendary MSX contest, and have the guarantee of a wide as possible audience, gain the attention of potential cartridge producers and even contend to win some prizes!

Relevant link: Barbarian The Duel

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Comments (11)

By Meits

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07-02-2019, 03:26

It took only over 30 years until my silent wish was granted.
Thanks Smile

By TheKid

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07-02-2019, 07:47

Same for me. This game is simple but very addictive. Thansk guys for making this great port.

By hamlet

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07-02-2019, 19:24

What a amazing work!
It's funny when that little animal drags the loser off the track. Great! Balanced gameplay. I'm hoping for a release as a cartridge.

By santiontanon

Paladin (810)

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08-02-2019, 07:41

Glad they made it to the deadline!!! Have only played a little bit, but it moves very fluidly too! Looking forward to play some more of it!

By ghost_jp

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08-02-2019, 08:24

santiontanon wrote:

Glad they made it to the deadline!!!

How about YOU!?

By TheKid

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08-02-2019, 08:34

Played the game several times now and it realy brings back the old memories. And I could not remember the game being this challenging Smile Again, great work guys. What is next, maybe a port of amiga's savage, turrican or panza kickboxing?

By fernandomanuel.garciagarcia

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09-02-2019, 23:10

Many thanks, it was a real great team work!
This game will be extended with 9 characters and 7 scenarios at "Barbarian The Arcomage's Downfall" and It will be released very soon.

By MP83

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10-02-2019, 11:01

Cool! Palace Software's Barbarian is a classic and I love seeing it cloned for the MSX2. Smile This game is very fast-paced compared to the original, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I did find rolling to be a bit too fast and unnatural looking. All in all, great job! Smile

By fernandomanuel.garciagarcia

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14-02-2019, 10:07

If you want the slow paced original speed (easy skill mode), you may boot the game pressing F1 (please take a look at the game manual). Wink

By htdreams

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14-02-2019, 18:09

Let me explain it correctly... ;-)

By MP83

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18-02-2019, 15:03