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Description

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.

Screenshots

Prophecy: Viking Child Amiga Level two features a castle.
Prophecy: Viking Child Game Boy Start Game.
Prophecy: Viking Child Atari ST The first boss
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS The Castle: Leaping from tower to tower.

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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
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Play Time Game Boy Feb, 1993 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
Le Geek Lynx Jan, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Video Games Game Boy Jul, 1994 26 out of 100 26
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Feb, 1994 5.25 out of 6 15

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