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”The game is just amazingly fun to play.“
- Touch Arcade - 5/5

“In every way imaginable, Bardbarian steps up as the perfect mobile experience.”
- Gamezebo - 5/5

“The most addictive mobile title I’ve reviewed in a very long time.”
- CapsuleComputers - 8.5/10

“Combining many popular genres pays off for this original and fast-paced game.”
- 148Apps - 4/5

Shred lute and collect loot in the critically acclaimed action-rpg Bardbarian!

In BARDBARIAN you play as Brad the Barbarian, who is (once again) awoken to the sounds of his town under siege. Today is no ordinary day though; Brad has grown tired of fighting. The XP grind has grown dull, and his heart beats with a musical bloodlust. Crafting a magic lute out of an old war axe, he steps outside...

Use your magical axe-lute to summon followers to fight for you. Navigate your party through the hordes of enemies, dodging and attacking, preventing them from destroying your town's prized decorative crystal. Survive waves to progress, collect loot, and unlock new units.

Upon death you are able to visit the town shop in order to upgrade Brad, the town and your followers, in hopes to make it further next time. Over 75 different upgrades are available, plus a total of 12 unlockable units.

Finished story mode? Play Endless and Survival modes for some fun, fast and competitive gameplay variety, set your best scores, collect achievements and challenge your friends via GameCenter integration.


● Unique genre-bending hybrid gameplay
● 12 units to unlock & loads of loot to upgrade pretty much everything!
● Over 8 enemy types to make you regret everything
● 4 Epic boss battles to crush your spirits
● Original, hand drawn artworks
● GameCenter Integration with Achievements and Leaderboards
● Awesome Rock/Metal soundtrack by Maximum Satan
● Endless and Survival modes
● There's a dinosaur boss
● Ratcoon!

IMPORTANT: 3GS, iPod Touch 4th Gen, and iPad 1 are not supported

What's New in Version 1.4

New characters added:
- Octodad
- Shellrazer
- Meatboy / Binding of Isaac


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Customer Reviews

Fantastically Fun

This is a wildly entertaining game that is highly addictive, as other reviews state. It also feels very much overly grindy, as other reviews state. This leads to frustrating repetition cycles where you grind 5-6 waves in, knowing you're going to be blasted, and unable to experience anything new until you've done the 8 minute cycle several times. That said, every time I decide there's no way I want to do it again, I keep coming back. One painful grudge, though: grinding just to get the pet leveled up stinks. It really spoils the experience to feel like I have to grind 4-6 times just to enable something that feels like it should have been part of my experience from the start.

Fast paced entertaining game with elements of strategy

Arcade style game with some strategy elements in choosing which weapons/upgrades to pick. I like the element of being able to dodge bullets - gives it the feel of the arcade games of old like 1942. But there is definitely an additional strategy element in how to defeat particular waves as the enemies get much harder. You must learn how to prioritize who to focus your energy on first. The ability to spend your gold to upgrade almost everything in your arsenal including the characters, the buildings, and abilities really adds a great deal of depth to the game. A great game overall!

Can't say enough good things about this game

First, buy the double axe and ignore the other IAP. The game is worth $3.

Great music. Amazing art. Really innovative gameplay. Two additional game modes that are ACTUALLY different from the campaign. An endless wave mode after the campaign. Insane mode. And awesome unlockables.

100% both difficulty modes on Steam. Bought for friends. Doing it again now.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 105 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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