The Lost Vikings
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- three playable characters. Combine the unique skills of three distinct Viking personalities to conquer dozen of marauding foes.
- travel through time
- Pillage and plunder your way through 35 levels of mind-bending arcade action.
- solve puzzles using each character's special skills
- for one or two players
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3 hairy Norsemen set the stage for a decade of legendary adventure. Your typical, borderline insane Vikings who just happen to get abducted by aliens. Now its up to you to slash, smash and solve their way home. Intense arcade action. from the makers of Warcraft , StarCraft and Diablo.
Top customer reviews
True to it's original form, this game plays as well today as it did back in the 90's!
Excellent gameplay designed around action puzzles, this side-scroller is worth a replay!
HOWEVER...I decided to play The Lost Vikings myself and let me tell ya....this game is NOT easy!! You are playing as 3 vikings who each have their own talents, and you have to play each level inter-changing them to make it past obstacles. For example : One viking carries a shield. He usually has to walk in front of the other vikings in case of an attack. Another viking carries a sword and a bow. That one usually has to stand BEHIND the one with the shield and shoot the attackers. The third viking is the only one with the ability to jump...and also to knock down walls. He usually picks up the keys and extra health foods if they are on higher shelves that the others cannot get to. I'll admit, I bought this game used (without the directions) so it took me a while to figure out the controls. The frustrating thing about this game (for ME anyway) is that you need ALL 3 vikings alive to pass to the next level. If even 1 dies....you may as well quit the level and start it over again. You won't be able to finish with just 2 vikings. The commentary in this game is a riot :). If you lose a level 15 times in a row (and BELIEVE ME...it WILL happen), the voice (just words in a bubble) of Thor chastises you for your pitiful performance. And occasionally the vikings will make little snippy comments to each other.
This game was an unexpected find....a pleasant surprise....and a good choice for someone is looking for a GBA game that isn't super easy, but instead challenging and fun.
It's also made by one of my all-time favorite game developers: Blizzard (of World of WarCraft, WarCraft 2 and 3 and StarCraft fame; then known as "Silicon and Synapse") you see, this gba title is apparently the port of a snes title from way back when. (Which explains why I've never heard of it: I didn't get my hands on a SNES until high school, still have it, tho.)
One part platformer, and three parts puzzler, Lost vikings will have you pulling out your hair at the difficulty of the game, but it's one of those, "Gotta try again" types of games.
The Lost Vikings puts players in full control of three Vikings lifted out of their cozy Norwegian village by an alien who's looking to add a few new humans to its collection. But these Vikings are extremely skilled, each one honing a few special techniques of his own.
Erik the Swift is the fastest and the only Viking that can jump. Baelog the Fierce wields weaponry, both up close and distance. And Olaf the Stout carries around a shield that can block most projectiles, and lets him glide to safety if he holds it above his head. Players can only overcome the specific obstacles by having the Vikings work together. If even one Viking bites it during the level, players will have to restart since they can't finish a level without all three Vikings at the exit. Luckily, if a Viking takes a hit from an enemy, or takes a short tumble, they can replenish the lost health point with found fruit and meat in a specific level; but if a Viking hits electricity or falls too far, it's a one-hit death.
No freakin' kidding! While this game is my cup of tea, and strongly reminds me of Exit for the psp, this game has me pulling out fistfulls of hair when one LOUSY, STINKIN' VIKING takes ONE LOUSY, STINKIN' fall or gets hit by electricity, then it's level restart for me! ARGH! you see, if you lost one of the three viking brothers, you can't finish the level, as you are required to get them all safely to the exit.
While frustrating in some parts, the game also has me laughing out loud at the facial expressions the vikings make (run Erik into a wall and watch his face!) or the comments and quibbles they have between each other..and just wait till they address you, the player, when you screw up one too many levels! neat twist!
I am having a great time playing it, though, and it's always with me in my gba sp or the gba slot of my ds.