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The Lost Vikings (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (20 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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Player One
Alliant subtilement action, réflexion et plate-forme, The Lost Vikings est un jeu à même de séduire vraiment tout le monde.
GamePro (US)
This cart offers fresh puzzle solving fun that strains your brain and takes a long time to complete, but makes you laugh out loud along the way. Three's a crowd when you get lost with the Vikings.
Sega Force
Detta är ett bra spel för den som har tålamodet och gillar att knäcka sig igenom nivåspel.
Game Players
The combination of fiendish puzzles. Viking humor and rave music makes this strategy/action game too good to pass up. Great use of the six-button controller.
Mega Fun
Erstaunlich wie gut die Programmierer von Virgin Interactive das lustige Trio auf das MD rübergezogen haben, denn Grafik und Sound entsprechen 1:1 der SN-Version. Schade finde ich nur, daß die Programmierer anscheinend keine Lust hatten, dem Spiel ein paar neue Levels zu spendieren; doch was soll's, das unverwüstliche Spielprinzip macht trotzdem einfach nur noch Laune Da steckt man es auch locker weg, wenn man kurz vor Schluß in eine Falle gerät und den ganzen langen Level aufs Neue spielen darf. Falls Ihr Lost Vikings schon auf dem SN habt, braucht Ihr die Sega-Umsetzung nicht mehr, ansonsten bleibt's ein Spiel, das man haben muß.
Alors qu’aujourd’hui Trine remporte un succès mérité, il est important de rappeler que son gameplay huilé s'inspire grandement de Lost Vikings. Les anciens futurs Blizzard ont produit un titre de grande qualité, prêt à résister aux affres du temps, et qui, dix huit ans plus tard, nous donne encore beaucoup de plaisir. Bravo !
Retrogaming History
The Lost Vikings era una boccata d'aria nuova nel marasma di platform tutti simili usciti nella prima metà degli anni Novanta e, ancora oggi, si presenta per quello che è: un gioco originale, accattivante, semplice da imparare ma impegnativo da padroneggiare e, soprattutto, intelligente senza essere noioso o pedante.
There is always a great feel to finding the solution to what your brain has been troubled about for the last quarter, and it is even better when you actually accomplish the goal. But let us not forget the flaws. The presentation doesn't impress for a game that was released so late in the Genesis' life span. It can easily frustrate you later on and that is even worse when playing with friends. With the pluses and minuses together we have a regular seven-pointer in our hands. Getting this or another version won't matter much, but here you have five extra levels. Just make sure to play them and every other with a seven-button pad.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The Lost Vikings was a really good puzzle game for Super NES, and it has been done justice on this platform as well. The music doesn't have the kick of the other version (or the truly colorful graphics) but still a good game.