Tiny Barbarian DX
About this game
Developer: StarQuail Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Steel yourself for a relentless display of might and muscle…of brawn and bravery…of magic and mayhem! Can you cleave your enemies' skulls, plunder all the booty and flex to impress the barbarienne of your dreams? Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack.
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In any case, Tiny Barbarian DX is much bigger than I ever expected, and a joy to play from beginning to end. It’s a fantastic throwback to the days of 2D platformers in which character was just as important as a sky high difficulty curve. You’ll die, die and then die again, but you’ll only ever lose a minute or so of progress, keeping you going back for more. Full of epic boss fights, colourful environments and challenging scenarios, Switch owners need look no further than Tiny Barbarian DX to fulfil their old-school platforming needs.
Overall Tiny Barbarian DX starts running out of steam earlier than expected. Much of what it offers has already been seen, and some of the design choices were misguided. Glitches unique to this Switch port also do no favors. You can get better for $29.99. A patch and price reduction will help. Despite a fair amount of content and some positives, this one is for fans only.
Tiny Barbarian DX is an indie gem. Old-school challenge mixed with modern conveniences make for a package that's hard to put down. Checkpoints help make use of the Switch's portability and old-school difficulty makes you want to play it on your TV at home; it offers challenge and charm in spades.