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The Saga of Erik the Viking (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

In this text adventure, you play the role of Erik the Viking. Upon returning home, you find your farm abandoned; your family has been kidnapped. You gather the things you need for a journey, and go rescue them.

This game combines text adventure with graphics. The graphics illustrate the places you go, and are drawn on the screen as you watch. The display doesn't load a photo. Rather, a pen races around the screen, drawing the pictures in. While the picture is being drawn, the screen flickers.

Although the pictures slow the game down a bit, they are done in a style reminiscent of Viking-age farms. In one scene, you are placed in the center of a longhouse, and they show the depression in the floor, just as can be seen in books.


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The Saga of Erik the Viking ZX Spectrum The game really begins here. Erik's family have been kidnapped
The Saga of Erik the Viking ZX Spectrum The game starts with the publishers logo
The Saga of Erik the Viking ZX Spectrum There then follows a copyright notice
The Saga of Erik the Viking ZX Spectrum The game screen. Text is shown at the bottom and pictures are drawn in the central window. The drawing process is quite slow. First the black outlines are added bit by bit

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Sinclair User Jan, 1985 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

The Saga of Erik the Viking is based on the book written by Monty Python star Terry Jones.
Kabushi (121564) added The Saga of Erik the Viking (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 20, 2004
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