Tiny Barbarian DX - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • SKU: 6039800
  • Release Date: 10/10/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Fantasy violence, Mild blood
$29.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Tiny Barbarian DX Launch Edition

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (99 out of 104)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Platformer
  • Release Date: 10/10/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Get your revenge in Tiny Barbarian DX for the Nintendo Switch. It has four episodes full of fantastic landscapes and boss battles to keep you entertained, and each episode includes 8-bit and 16-bit action for reliving classic games. Tiny Barbarian DX has a two-player cooperative mode, so you can strengthen your team.

Features


Four lengthy episodes with outrageous landscapes, dramatic boss battles, and secret surprises

Bonus game mode "vs. The Horde" plus top-secret unlockable game modes

Hidden health-power-ups, valuable coins and mysterious diamonds to collect as you try to beat your high scores

Multiple homages to classic 8-bit and 16-bit action games in each episode

Super widescreen 2.13:1 presentation

For one to two players



Overall customer rating

4.4
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this game and its free bonus items!

    Posted
    JazzyHusky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I’m huge fan of Nicalis games and collect only their “Launch Editions.” Somehow, Tiny Barbarian slipped passed me. So I recently ordered this game (05/16/18) online with BestBuy.com and wasn’t sure if the free bonus were included since it was originally a “Launch Edition” that released back Fall 2017. Usually Best Buy lists items as “Launch Edition” in the product’s title (...like the other current Nicalis listed: Ittle Dew 2, End is Nigh, etc). Well, it wasn’t listed in the the technical specs as it just said ‘Standard Edition’ but product description says “Launch Edition.” It was a gamble so I decided to just ordered it and hoped to get indeed a “Launch Edition.” Fortunately when it arrived, it was! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For lovers of a good challenge!

    Posted
    ChaosCat
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    Tiny Barbarian is a 2d action platformer with a great level of challenge to it. I died alot, but not once did I feel like the game was being cheap. It always felt as if I died through my own lack or skill, or mistake! The gameplay is quite fun with a good variety of moves that you can perform though different combinations of inputs. Tiny Barbarian also mixes its gameplay up often enough to keeping things from ever getting stale! The game also pays homage to several classic titles such as Castlevania, and Donkey Kong the arcade game. Which adds a little extra something for fans of such games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Tiny Barbarian, Big Disappointment

    Posted
    zombiepixel
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    Pros: The packaging is amazing, beautiful art with a reversible cover. Cute little keychain bonus. The music is catchy. Cons: Its so boring and bare. Weak platforming and no subweapons/items/power-ups. You would expect that at least the basic attacks would be fun to use but nope, just feels sloppy and tedious. This is one of the many indie games flooding the switch so luckily you you have a variety of other great platformer type games that you can pick up like Steamworld Dig 2, Shovel Knight, Shantae, Sonic..etc, just don't waste your time and money on this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough but fun game

    Posted
    William
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    This game has a 8-bit feel to it. Graphics are retro and the challenge definitely will require many replays through certain sections to progress, similar to the older home console games in the 80's and early 90's. This is a 'get good' game. If you enjoy challenging platformers, this games is for you. The launch version comes with a Tiny Barbarian key chain, small pouch, and a color instruction booklet. Very cool extras you don't see often in standard games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and Challenging Retro Title

    Posted
    Shimmy
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    A fun and engaging, retro style indie game. Though the controls are simple and easy to learn, the platforming and combat can become rather complex and offers the opportunity to discover a great deal of depth behind both of those elements. And since it's released by Nicalis, it comes with a classic style fully printed manual, a nice touch for those into building a physical collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No longer the Launch Edition

    Posted
    cudatron
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I received the game it was the Standard Edition and not the Launch Edition as advertised. So it did not have the manual, sack, and keychain. When I went to the store the Launch Edition and Standard Edition has the same SKU so there was no way to replace it without it being guaranteed the Launch Edition. The game is awesome though. So still buy the game. Just know it won’t have the physical goodies included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    pretty hard and short and good

    Posted
    dcfusion
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    I didn't know the backstory behind this game until I google'd that it was a kickstarter project that had many delays but it finally came out. There are many moments that are homages to other famous games, which developers these days seem to do a lot. However, if you want a challenge for a 2D platformer, this is it. There are only 4 levels, but trying to get everything will make this purchase worthwhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Love Letter to the 8-bit Era

    Posted
    Urameshi7
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    Tiny Barbarian DX is a solid action platformer that pays homage to the pioneers of genre. While the sprite work is much more detailed and the controls a bit more fluid, there's no mistaking that the developers own a great deal to the 8-bit masters. If your a fan of the genre or into speed running, this game is great! The portability factor of the Switch and the awesome launch bonus goodies included Nicalis definitely made this worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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