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Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (1987)

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior or “that game where you can chop the guy’s head off” was released by Palace Software in 1987 initially for the Commodore 64. It was later ported to other computers. In the U.S. the game was licensed by Epyx and released as Death Sword.

In the single player mode the game let you step into the shoes of a barbarian and fight other barbarians with a huge sword! The purpose of these eight battles was to meet the challenges set by an evil wizard Drax so that you could rescue the Princess Mariana. At the end you would battle Drax to win the Princess. There was also a two-player mode where you could fight a friend.

Decapitation became the norm!

Another interesting note about the game was that the cover art work and advertising posters featured a real life picture featuring Michael Van Wijk (who would go on to become known as “Wolf from Gladiators”) as the barbarian and glamour model Maria Whittaker as the scantly clad princess Mariana.

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