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Cartoony side-scroller where you take the role of, as the title states, a viking child, in his quest to free his friends and family, held by the evil god Loki inside the Great Halls of Valhalla.

Fight your way through 16 levels with diverse scenarios, including medieval castles and mountains. Spread throughout the levels are shops in which you can buy potions and other magical items to help you along the way. Before you finally face the Dark Lord Loki, you must also defeat the 8 Apprentices of Darkness.

The game features colorful graphics and 22 different tunes to make the whole trip a bit more pleasant.


Prophecy: Viking Child Atari ST A shop
Prophecy: Viking Child Game Boy Let's go.
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS The Lake: Good thing Brian can hold his breath.
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS The Forest: Jump’n’run action with lifts and disappearing platforms. And bugs.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Viking Child" -- Lynx title
  • "Prophecy 1: The Viking Child" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Raze Amiga Dec, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Raze Atari ST Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Lynx Feb, 1992 67 out of 100 67
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Play Time Game Boy Feb, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Lynx Jan, 1992 45 out of 100 45
Video Games Game Boy Jul, 1994 26 out of 100 26


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