Posts Tagged ‘Tiny Barbarian’

Conano: Tiny Barbarian DX

By Adam Smith on July 30th, 2012.

The original Tiny Barbarian was a splendid little platformer, with secrets to discover and monsters to be barbaric toward. Based on The Frost Giant’s Daughter, an original Conan story, it was lovely and free. StarQuail are working on a semi-sequel, Tiny Barbarian DX, and it looks even more lovely and there’s no indication that it will be any less free. Barbarians riding on top of animonsters immediately reminds me of Golden Axe and the way that arrows are chopped out of the air immediately reminds me of awesome, so I’m now referring to Tiny Barbarian DX as Awesome Axe. Or Golden Awesome, but that sounds like a rubbish wrestler or the most incredible apple ever grown. Video below.

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A Little Help Here: Tiny Barbarian

By Quintin Smith on January 31st, 2011.

I want a platformer where whenever your character jumps they scream like a female tennis player.

There are so many excellent freeware indie games out there. How can we possibly post them all? The answer: We post them one at a time, lad. One at a time.

Tiny Barbarian is a short, tricky platformer inspired by Conan story The Frost Giant’s Daughter. I’ve actually read the comic, but I’m a little shocked to now discover that it was originally published in 1932, back when Hitler was simply a presidential candidate and Rock Paper Shotgun was a mere fraction of the size it is today (a coincidence, I assure you). Anyway, Tiny Barbarian is good. Go play! There are 9 hidden diamonds to collect and developer StarQuail’s posted a guide to the boss in a completely awesome 90s videogame magzine style. Top marks.

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