DescriptionThree Vikings, Eric the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce, were kidnapped by the alien Tomator, the evil Croutonian ruler, who is collecting unique life forms to display in his gallery. The three Vikings will have to combine their unique skills to defeat Tomator, as well as a vast array of aliens, robots, giant snails, big lizards and more.
The Lost Vikings is a side-scrolling platform puzzle game with a twist. Instead of one character who can jump, run, shoot, collect items, flip switches and so on, there are three different characters, each with his own skills. Eric the Swift can jump, run and bash through walls with his tough helmet. Olaf the Stout has a shield which can block attacks, function as an air glider or as a step to stand on. Baleog the Fierce can shoot things with his arrows (including switches) or kill things with his sword. The player has to use the three Vikings as a team if he wants to get past the increasingly difficult levels and puzzles.
The player controls one Viking at a time, but can switch between them at any point. The Vikings have limited space in their inventory which they can use to keep various items. Each Viking has three health points, and if he loses them all from confrontations with dangers, he dies (some threats kill instantly), and the level must be restarted.
- "バイキングの大迷惑" -- Japanese spelling
- "הויקינגים" -- Hebrew spelling
- "The Lost Vikings: Viking no Daimeiwaku" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
|Platform adventure puzzler||Genesis||BeaconBlue (17)|
|It is a fine example of... shovelware.||Amiga CD32||Schutzstaffel88 (14)|
|A very good platformer. Two thumbs up, way up!!!||DOS||James1 (240)|
|Great Game||DOS||Attila (495)|
|A terrific game, a classic indeed.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4353)|
|Amiga World||Amiga||Nov, 1993||A||100|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Jun, 1993||1.25 out of 6||95|
|GamePro (US)||Genesis||Feb, 1994||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Total!! UK Magazine||SNES||May, 1993||87 out of 100||87|
|Game Players||Genesis||Mar, 1994||84 out of 100||84|
|VicioJuegos.com||Game Boy Advance||May 17, 2014||80 out of 100||80|
|GameZone||Game Boy Advance||Apr 24, 2003||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Video Games||SNES||Mar, 1993||78 out of 100||78|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Jul, 1993||77 out of 100||77|
|GameSpot||Game Boy Advance||Apr 10, 2003||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Blizzard released this for free||44||chirinea (35571)
Dec 16, 2014
|Play Hard||1||AlienX999 (1)
Aug 15, 2009
1001 Video GamesThe Lost Vikings appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Browser versionBlizzard used to have a flash rendered demo of the game at http://www.blizzard.com/blizzclassic/vikingsdemo.shtml.
DialogueThere's all kinds of hidden dialog to the game if the Vikings are doing poorly. After being defeated constantly on a level, the Vikings will start talking about how difficult it is, insulting the player and even consulting Norse gods for additional inspiration.
ExtrasIncluded in the US DOS release was an 11x17" poster, "The Lost Vikings: Your Voyage to an Incredible Adventure Through Time."
Freeware releaseOn May 2, 2014, the game was released for free through Blizzard's online gaming platform Battle.net.
References to the gameIn World of Warcraft, there is a dungeon called "Uldaman" where the three vikings appear as NPCs (non-playable characters), related to a quest called "The Lost Dwarves".
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1994 – Best Dexterity Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)