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The Lost Vikings (Amiga CD32)

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Written by  :  Schutzstaffel88 (14)
Written on  :  Jun 01, 2006
Platform  :  Amiga CD32
Rating  :  1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

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Summary

It is a fine example of... shovelware.

The Good

Here it is, your cd32 version of the awesome popular game the lost vikings. It is that type of game you just keep playing no matter how many times you screwed a level, it is that addictive. I remember I played the pc version for hours in a row, so I still remember some of their passwords that are written into my memory, so it seems. So this is actually what you get, lost vikings with special cd32 gamepad buttonmapped controls for extra play comfort. And that's about it.

The Bad

As a late release, why didn't they enhance the graphics? You still have the dark, ugly, empty back grounds and the poor amiga 500 colours. The game is practically a very rushed A500 port with no enhancements whatsover. The music is very good, but it is like the 16-bit version, while only the pc version had that nice catchy peaceful tunes, the other versions all had those wild techno remixed bgms.

The Bottom Line

The lost vikings had been released in this particular order: first on the SNES where it had the bast graphics. Then the A500 got his own version with toned down graphics and later the sega version got a port of the A500 but with a few extra levels. The pc version did have the same empty graphics as the A500 but the music was much much better, especially with an expanded midi soundcard. But the cd32 got actually nothing in comparison, this late release leaves you empty-handed. This is a fine example of rushed out of the door shovelware just to build up the library of the cd32 short after release. It is what doomed the cd32 because no gamers are waiting for pure crappy ports. I can only suggest you go check out the SNES version which is in my opinion the best. (and you may as well forgot that very cheaply ported gba version)