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The Lost Vikings (SNES)

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Description

Three 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.

Screenshots

The Lost Vikings SNES When starting a new game, all Vikings introduce themselves and explain their abilities.
The Lost Vikings SNES Eric the Swift can also destroy certain walls.
The Lost Vikings SNES Demonstrating the basic method of killing enemies
The Lost Vikings SNES While Olaf shields off the laser, Baelog climbs the ladder.

Alternate Titles

  • "バイキングの大迷惑" -- Japanese spelling
  • "הויקינגים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "The Lost Vikings: Viking no Daimeiwaku" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Jun, 1993 1.25 out of 6 95
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) 1993 9 out of 10 90
Total!! UK Magazine May, 1993 87 out of 100 87
IGN Jul 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Apr, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Nintendo Magazine System UK Feb, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 21, 2010 16 out of 20 80
High Score Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Video Game Den May 03, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Lost Vikings appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Browser version

Blizzard used to have a flash rendered demo of the game at http://www.blizzard.com/blizzclassic/vikingsdemo.shtml.

Dialogue

There'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.

Extras

Included in the US DOS release was an 11x17" poster, "The Lost Vikings: Your Voyage to an Incredible Adventure Through Time."

References to the game

In 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".

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – Best Dexterity Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Scott Monster, Slik and WildKard

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PCGamer77 (3026) added The Lost Vikings (SNES) on Jun 07, 2002
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