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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 Game Boy Have to go down.
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS The Pyramid: The giant mummy is one of the bosses that wait every few levels.
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS Trace your progress on the map. Every few levels you will get a passcode.
Prophecy: Viking Child DOS The Lake: Good thing Brian can hold his breath.

Promo Images

Prophecy: Viking Child Screenshot
Prophecy: Viking Child Screenshot
Prophecy: Viking Child Screenshot
Prophecy: Viking Child Screenshot

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1990 790 out of 1000 79
Micro News Lynx Dec, 1991 15 out of 20 75
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Le Geek Lynx Jan, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Player One Game Boy Dec, 1993 40 out of 100 40
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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