"But father, what if Crom deserts me?" "Then Steel is your only God."
June 23, 2009 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Have you ever been playing Double Dragon and just thought, "You know what would make this game better? Some gigantic swords!" Or have you ever been hacking your way through a Golden Axe game and thought to yourself, "If only I could headbutt these dudes into a fine red mist!" Then you need BO.

Barbarian Onslaught: The Secret of Steel is the sequel to the simplistic hack-n-slash arena game Barbarian Onslaught. It brings expanded gameplay and an overarching quest for our hero: to find the secret of steel. If you're having trouble with the game, the E key brings up the in-game Encyclopedia. Or you can start out with the demo, which includes a slight tutorial. The techniques come at you fast and furious in the beginning, but be patient and master them all, as they all have their place. Contrary to what you might think, sometimes strategy is a barbarian's best weapon. When the numbers are against you, some swift thinking can turn an otherwise speedy death into bloody, poetic victory.
posted by Eideteker (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I like it.
posted by autodidact at 2:05 PM on June 23, 2009

Funnily enough, I just popped in here from playing BO:TSoS. Now, if only the controls were a bit more responsive, so I'd stop running into crevices.
posted by ursus_comiter at 2:33 PM on June 23, 2009

Art reminds me of Barbarian Diary
posted by clockworkjoe at 5:44 PM on June 23, 2009

to find the secret of steel

SPOILER: It's made from iron.
posted by LogicalDash at 1:27 PM on June 24, 2009

The dwarf dude in Golden Axe--isn't his running attack a headbutt?

Oh, man.
posted by box at 4:34 PM on June 24, 2009

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