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 (496)|
|A terrific game, a classic indeed.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
The Press Says
|Amiga World||Amiga||Nov, 1993||A||100|
|Sega Force||Genesis||Feb 23, 1994||88 out of 100||88|
|IGN||SNES||Jul 25, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga CD32||Sep, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|Retrogaming History||Genesis||Nov 04, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||SNES||Jan 21, 2010||16 out of 20||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Game Boy Advance||Apr 07, 2003||16 out of 20||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Amiga||Jan 21, 2010||16 out of 20||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Jul, 1993||77 out of 100||77|
|Video Game Den||SNES||May 03, 2010||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Play Hard||1||AlienX999 (1)
Aug 15, 2009
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."
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)