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Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior manual


The evil sorcerer Drax desires Princess Mariana and has sworn to wreak an unspeakable doom 
on the people of the Jewelled City unless she is delivered to him. 
However, he has agreed that if a champion can be found who is able to defeat his demonic guardians, 
the princess will be allowed to go free. All seems lost as champion after champion is defeated. 

Then, from the forgoteen wastelands of the North, comes an unknown barbarian, a mighty warrior, 
wielding his broadsword with deadly skill. Can he vanquish the forces of Darkness and free the Princess? 


The game is in two parts which can be loaded in any order. 

Part One
Combat practice (one or two player). Perfect your swordsmanship against the finest warriors in the land. 

Part Two
Fight to the death (one player only). Fight for the princess against the evil minions of DRAX 
and finally face the evil one himself. 

Fighting Moves
The following instructions are for a right-facing character. For a left-facing character 
the moves are reversed. 
Without Fire Button Pressed
[UP] - Jump
[UP + RIGHT] - Protect Body
[RIGHT] - Move Forward
[RIGHT + DOWN] - Roll Forward
[DOWN] - Crouch
[DOWN + LEFT] - Roll Back
[LEFT] - Move Back
[LEFT + UP] - Protect Head 

With Fire Button Pressed
[UP] - Neck Shop
[UP + RIGHT] - Head Butt
[RIGHT] - Body Chop
[RIGHT + DOWN] - Kick
[DOWN] - Leg Shop
[DOWN + LEFT] - Overhead Chop
[LEFT] - Flying Neck Shop
[LEFT + UP] - Web Of Death 

[F1] - One/Two Players
[F3] - Music/Sound Effects
[F5] - Pause On/Off
[F7] - Start Game
[Q] - Quit

Each character can survive six blows which are displayed at the top of the screen (player one on the left). 

Points will be awarded depending on the difficulty of the move used (player one on the left). 
When playing in two player mode there will be a time limit for each duel. 
At this time if both are still in the game, their strength will be restored and a new game will commence. 

When playing in one player mode there is no time limit and the time display will be replaced 
with the skill level of the opponent you are facing. 

Barbarian was conceived and designed by: Steve Brown.
Programming by: Stanley Schembri
Sound by: Richard Joseph
Assistant Artist: Gary Carr
Special thanks to: Daniel Malone
(C) Palace Software 1987