Palace Software

Antiriad

Antiriad

Enterprise - 1986

Antiriad is an action game published by Palace Software.

Axe of Rage

Axe of Rage

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

In the sequel to Barbarian / Death Sword, the Wizard Drax is back after your previous defeat of him. But this time, you're not alone. The princess you saved back then has taken up a sword and joined your cause! Now, it's more than a death match. You have to explore the many tunnels in his dungeon, defeat the dangerous monsters that come between you and put cold steel to Drax's throat. The game has similar game play to the original, but with a different challenge. Various monsters will come and attack you, but you'll need to use different approaches in order to defeat each of them. For...

Barbarian II

Barbarian II

Microsoft MSX - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is an action video game released in 1988 for various personal computer platforms, such as Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. It is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (released in 1987), which offers sword fighting action to one or two players. Unlike its predecessor, Barbarian II features only a single-player mode, in which the player assumes the role of either sword-wielding Princess Mariana or the titular savage, who is armed with a battleaxe. Their common quest is to pursue the evil wizard Drax, who has fled to his dungeon hideout after his defeat in the...

Barbarian II: The Dungeon Of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon Of Drax

Amstrad GX4000 - Released - 1990

At the finale of BARBARIAN - THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR, the Barbarian defeated the warriors of Drax and thus saved Princess Mariana from his evil spell. Drax fled to the dungeons beneath his black castle, vowing to wreak disaster on the Jewelled Kingdom. There is only one way to stop Drax - the Barbarian and Mariana are the only two warriors skilled enough to survive the perilous journey to Drax's lair. Can you stop him? You must stop him!

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is a video game first published in 1988 for various home computers. It was also released as Axe of Rage in North America. The game is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in North America), which was published in 1987. In Barbarian II, the player controls a princess or barbarian character, exploring the game world to locate and defeat an evil wizard. The game's plot is an extension of its predecessor, although the gameplay is different. While the first game offers two players the opportunity for virtual head-to-head combat, the second is...

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is a video game first published in 1988 for various home computers. It was also released as Axe of Rage in North America. The game is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in North America), which was published in 1987. In Barbarian II, the player controls a princess or barbarian character, exploring the game world to locate and defeat an evil wizard. The game's plot is an extension of its predecessor, although the gameplay is different. While the first game offers two players the opportunity for virtual head-to-head combat, the second is...

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 16, 1989

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is a video game first published in 1988 for various home computers. It was also released as Axe of Rage in North America. The game is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in North America), which was published in 1987. In Barbarian II, the player controls a princess or barbarian character, exploring the game world to locate and defeat an evil wizard. The game's plot is an extension of its predecessor, although the gameplay is different. While the first game offers two players the opportunity for virtual head-to-head combat, the second is...

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior is a video game first released for Commodore 64 personal computers in 1987; the title was developed and published by Palace Software, and ported to other computers including the BBC Micro in the following months. The developers licensed the game to Epyx, who published it as Death Sword in the United States. Barbarian is a fighting game that gives players control over sword-wielding barbarians. In the game's two-player mode, players pit their characters against each other. Barbarian also has a single-player mode, in which the player's barbarian braves a series of...

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior is a video game first released for Commodore 64 personal computers in 1987; the title was developed and published by Palace Software, and ported to other computers including the Acorn Electron in the following months. The developers licensed the game to Epyx, who published it as Death Sword in the United States. Barbarian is a fighting game that gives players control over sword-wielding barbarians. In the game's two-player mode, players pit their characters against each other. Barbarian also has a single-player mode, in which the player's barbarian braves a...

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Amstrad CPC - Released - January 1, 1987

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior is a fighting game that supports one or two players. Players assume the roles of sword-wielding barbarians, who battle in locales such as a forest glade and a "fighting pit". The game's head-to-head mode lets a player fight against another or the computer in time-limited matches. The game also features a single-player story mode, which comprises a series of plot-connected challenges.

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Commodore 64 - 1991

The Blues Brothers are on the run from the law. Take control of either bulky Jake or nippy Elwood in this five-level platform game. You must cross a prison, a river and the big city to reach freedom. You also must find your missing records and collect these. Everything and everyone is against you, but you can pick up and throw warehouse crates to defeat your opponents.

Cauldron

Cauldron

Amstrad CPC

Cauldron is a two-dimensional (2D) shoot 'em up / platformer computer game developed and published by British developer Palace Software (Palace). Players navigate the witch protagonist through the 2D game world from a side-view perspective. Cauldron is divided into two modes of play: shooting while flying and jumping along platforms. Areas of the game world set on the surface feature the witch flying on a broom stick, while underground segments require the witch to run and jump in caverns. In the flying segments, players must search for four randomly scattered coloured keys to access...

Cauldron

Cauldron

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - December 4, 1985

Cauldron is a two-dimensional (2D) shoot 'em up / platformer computer game developed and published by British developer Palace Software (Palace). Players navigate the witch protagonist through the 2D game world from a side-view perspective. Cauldron is divided into two modes of play: shooting while flying and jumping along platforms. Areas of the game world set on the surface feature the witch flying on a broom stick, while underground segments require the witch to run and jump in caverns. In the flying segments, players must search for four randomly scattered coloured keys to access...

Cauldron II : The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II : The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Amstrad CPC - 1986

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back is a computer game developed and published by British developer Palace Software (Palace) as a sequel to their 1985 title Cauldron. The two-dimensional (2D) platform game was released in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC home computers. Players control a bouncing pumpkin that is on a quest of vengeance against the "Witch Queen". The roles of the two were reversed from the first game, in which the witch defeated a monster pumpkin. Following the success of Cauldron, Palace employee Steve Brown began work on a sequel. To provide fans of...

Cosmic Pirate

Cosmic Pirate

Commodore 64 - 1989

In Cosmic Pirate the player takes the role of a criminal who works for The Council, a space pirate organization. It offers several missions to the player, all with the goal to hijack a space truck. During the course of the game the player will undertake increasingly more dangerous and difficult missions. This game is a multi-directional shooter. For each mission the player gets transported to the estimated destination of the truck. However, the correct space sector has to be found first through the means of elimination. The player uses warp beacons to go to the next sector and when the correct...

Death Sword

Death Sword

Apple II - August 7, 1987

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior is a video game first released for Commodore 64 personal computers in 1987; the title was developed and published by Palace Software, and ported to other computers in the following months. The developers licensed the game to Epyx, who published it as Death Sword in the United States. Barbarian is a fighting game that gives players control over sword-wielding barbarians. In the game's two-player mode, players pit their characters against each other. Barbarian also has a single-player mode, in which the player's barbarian braves a series of challenges set by an...

Death Sword

Death Sword

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

The evil magician Drax is terrorizing the jeweled city and cast a spell over the beautiful princess Marina who is forced to obey him. From the lands to the north, a hero is sent to help the city and free the princess. He is Gorth, the strongest of the barbarian warriors. With his sword in hand, he has to beat eight of Drax's best warriors and at last the magician himself. He will fight them in the woods, on the mountaintop, in the dungeon... finally reaching Drax's palace itself. This is essentially a one- or two-player fighting game where you control a big barbarian and fight another...

Demoniak

Demoniak

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Demoniak is an interactive fiction adventure in which the player guides four superheroes in an attempt to stop the evil Demoniak entering our dimension and doing dastardly things by sealing his gateway. The player may 'become' another character at any time and give that character instructions, objects, such as weapons, may be passed from one character to another.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

You take control of Ash and you must try to keep out the Evil Dead shroud and stop it possessing your friends. When one is taken by the evil shroud, they will become a green mutant. Periodically, weapons will spawn and disappear about the house and which can be utilised to fight the mutants. Weapons consist of hatchets, shovels, and swords, and can be used for a limited time. As you fight the various new additions to the evil dead, they will split into various body parts before being completely finished off, so you will have to contend with disembodied arms, and legs, ghost spirits and such....

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

In 2086, civilization destroys itself in a nuclear Armageddon, as two factions who both develop an anti-radiation battlesuit completely immune to conventional weapons go to war against each other when diplomatic peace talks break down. In the following millennia, the survivors develop into a hardy but peaceful race, living a quiet agricultural existence. One day, mysterious alien forces emerge from an old volcano containing a prewar military base and attack, quickly conquering and enslaving the new breed of humans, and forcing the populace to work in mines. Many rebel against the mysterious...

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

Amstrad CPC - January 1, 1986

In 2086, two opposing factions design an anti-radiation suit to counter the nuclear threat. A nuclear war is then unleashed and humanity fails to disappear. Several centuries later, the descendants of the survivors live in peace in a way of life close to the cavemen. But one day, an extra-terrestrial force from a volcano housing a former military base attacks the inhabitants of this new world in order to reduce them to slavery. In front of the power of the invaders, the Ancients of the tribes then reveal to the most brave of the warriors the secret parchments concerning the legend of the...

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