The Lost Vikings
Description official descriptions
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.
- הויקינגים - Hebrew spelling
- バイキングの大迷惑 - Japanese spelling
Credits (DOS version)
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|Additional SNES Programming
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Average score: 81% (based on 50 ratings)
Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 155 ratings with 5 reviews)
It's not the same as all the other platform games. Instead of one person you have three. All of their special abilities are awesome. The graphics are really nice and the music is cool, too. It makes you think and it's actually challenging.
It froze my computer up but that's not the game's fault. If they game out with this game again and made it exactly the same except have a three player mode where everybody gets to play one of the characters, then that would be awesome.
The Bottom Line
Different platform game that's a bunch of fun.
DOS · by Attila (553) · 2001
The originality and uniqueness of it all was the thing that really lifted The Lost Vikings into stardom. This game could be classed as a Puzzle solving platformer. I liked the graphics, not up to Prince of Persia standard, but very good nonetheless.
Some parts of the game were a bit lame. Like the sound. And sometimes the sprites moved a bit slow, and were jerky. Some parts of the game were a bit difficult. That's about all. Other than these things, The Lost Vikings is a great game!!!
The Bottom Line
I would buy it for it's replay value. You can play it over and over and never get tired of it!!! If you see the boxed version, get it because that's pretty hard to get nowadays.
DOS · by James1 (240) · 2001
Here it is, your cd32 version of the awesome popular game the lost vikings. It is that type of game you just keep playing no matter how many times you screwed a level, it is that addictive. I remember I played the pc version for hours in a row, so I still remember some of their passwords that are written into my memory, so it seems. So this is actually what you get, lost vikings with special cd32 gamepad buttonmapped controls for extra play comfort. And that's about it.
As a late release, why didn't they enhance the graphics? You still have the dark, ugly, empty back grounds and the poor amiga 500 colours. The game is practically a very rushed A500 port with no enhancements whatsover. The music is very good, but it is like the 16-bit version, while only the pc version had that nice catchy peaceful tunes, the other versions all had those wild techno remixed bgms.
The Bottom Line
The lost vikings had been released in this particular order: first on the SNES where it had the bast graphics. Then the A500 got his own version with toned down graphics and later the sega version got a port of the A500 but with a few extra levels. The pc version did have the same empty graphics as the A500 but the music was much much better, especially with an expanded midi soundcard. But the cd32 got actually nothing in comparison, this late release leaves you empty-handed. This is a fine example of rushed out of the door shovelware just to build up the library of the cd32 short after release. It is what doomed the cd32 because no gamers are waiting for pure crappy ports. I can only suggest you go check out the SNES version which is in my opinion the best. (and you may as well forgot that very cheaply ported gba version)
Amiga CD32 · by Schutzstaffel88 (12) · 2006
|Blizzard released this for free
|Dec 16, 2014
1001 Video Games
The Lost Vikings appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Blizzard used to have a flash rendered demo of the game at http://www.blizzard.com/blizzclassic/vikingsdemo.shtml.
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.
Included in the US DOS release was an 11x17" poster, "The Lost Vikings: Your Voyage to an Incredible Adventure Through Time."
On May 2, 2014, the game was released for free through Blizzard's online gaming platform Battle.net.
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".
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1994 – Best Dexterity Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
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Game added by Mickey Gabel.
Game added June 3, 2000. Last modified January 9, 2024.