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Barbarians

Civilisation in the ancient world was always under threat from outsiders who. though primitive, coveted the riches that their more advanced neighbours amassed. Disorganised tribesmen were usually no match for the heavily-defended cities and their shrewd generals, but, on rare occasions, a gifted individual would unite the warriors and rouse them to a common purpose. Then, the kings, the patriarchs, the farmers and the merchants would have cause to tremble before the approach of the Barbarians!

Barbarians is a game of strategy for one player, running on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. You take the lead of a civilised league of twelve cities at the very time the barbarians are entering the land. Your task is to raise armies and send them against the advancing hordes, and you will not rest until every last one is wiped out. While this is going on, you have to manage your empire's economy.

Every game is different. A map is generated at random, and your empire might be inland, on the coast, an isthmus or a peninsula, or it might instead be on an island. You may rule over flat, featureless plains, or mountainous or heavily wooded areas. The terrain of your country will dictate the availability of resources and the economics of your campaign. You'll need to trade for resources that your empire lacks.

Barbarians CM/XP

Download: BarbariansXP.zip
Size 21kb, downloads 67.

This is Barbarians for the Psion Organiser II, models CM and XP. On the CM you will need to install the game to a DataPak. It's advisable to do this on the XP to, especially the 16k model. (read more...)

Barbarians LZ

Download: BarbariansLZ.zip
Size 22kb, downloads 79.

This version of Barbarians runs on the Psion Organiser II LZ. While the other versions of Barbarians are played on a 16x15 map, this version is played on a 20x12 map to make most efficient use of the Organiser II LZ's screen size. (read more...)

Barbarians 3

Download: Barbarians3.zip
Size 24kb, downloads 81.

This is Barbarians for the Psion Series 3 (classic). It will also run on the Series 3a, 3c, 3mx, Siena and workAbout, although those machines have a separate version that makes better use of their graphics. (read more...)

Barbarians 3x

Download: Barbarians3x.zip
Size 135kb, downloads 51.

This is Barbarians for the Psion Series 3a, 3c, 3mx, Siena and workAbout. It improves over the Series 3 version by having better graphics and sound. (read more...)