I love this game!
Obviously there's tons of tributes to Conan, mainly the 80s Governator movie. One thing by the end boss was really awesome!
Still there's more to it than that. Lots of other fantasy influences, most will recognize the thief and riding beast from Golden Axe. I imagine the sorcerers who appear later in the game are a tip of the helmet to Tar'hai wizards from the "Airtight Garage".
The game is brutal, punishing and at the same time fun and exhilerating. It's perfectly designed levels, tons of playback such as finding all the diamonds, and has the control it demands. Only two levels as I write this - found another incredible Golden Axe tribute part way through, a hidden area.
This game is SOOOO worth the money and I hope they make more levels, but well worth it for one, certainly two. The beginning mini-game "Against the Horde" is feature enough for some casual gaming fun!