Bardbarian iOS

  • Publisher: Bulkypix
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2014
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. 60
    While Bardbarian's gameplay isn't innovative, it's tight enough to warrant your attention. The game would have been far more enjoyable as a shorter, five hour title but as is, getting the upgrades needed for progression can take twice that long, and that's more patience than a lot of casual gamers should be required to have.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Quite a gem by an indie group. It has a fun art style which works quite nicely for them (characters have no neck, arms and legs, floatingQuite a gem by an indie group. It has a fun art style which works quite nicely for them (characters have no neck, arms and legs, floating head, hands and feet) and is very smooth in its animations. If you like classical rock, this game has it with some very nice tracks. Hopefully soon they will have a way to download the soundtrack. The setup is also nice with lots of things to unlock, and they stay away from the overdone "3 star levels" system. Rather, the game plays almost like an endless game, but instead with actual progression taking the form of progressing through the course of one day (morning, afternoon, etc). The various kinds of units you can unlock and upgrade are varied and provide a fun variation that you can experiment with to find the play style that suits you best. The game is cheap, and I highly recommend getting the golden axe IAP (gold doubler) since it's also cheap and developers put such high quality work together should be supported. The game has had it's initial release bugs and problems, but it's nothing that can't, and hasn't already been taken care of. Looking forward to future updates of this game, and maybe even Bardbarian 2! Oh, and the name is awesome. If nothing else, you have to try the game cause of the awesome name "Bardbarian". Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2014
    9
    Great mix of genres plus a great sense of humor shown everywhere on the app, the story itself is hilarious, lots of upgrades and veryGreat mix of genres plus a great sense of humor shown everywhere on the app, the story itself is hilarious, lots of upgrades and very generous. For 0.99 cents, its very hard to find better games than Bardbarian on the AppStore. 5 stars. Full Review »
  3. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Super fun gameplay with a surprising amount of depth and an addictive quality. Love the attention to detail throughout and all of the homagesSuper fun gameplay with a surprising amount of depth and an addictive quality. Love the attention to detail throughout and all of the homages to games past and present. Full Review »