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The Lost Vikings (1993)

Posted at 12:00 on January 18th, 2001 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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As I write this review/manual I assume you know nothing at all about the game. That's because anyone who has ever played The Lost Vikings will never forget it and won't need a manual or a review to get started again.


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Posted at 22:19 on March 23rd, 2010 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The Lost Vikings is one of the most charming and unique puzzle games you'll ever come across, despite some console-style quirks. Three stalwart Vikings are accidentally sucked into an alien spaceship during one of their pillaging voyages... and find themselves in unknown land. It is up to you, of course, to guide them home.


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Posted at 21:03 on December 17th, 2017 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 14:53 on March 13th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 16:55 on October 23rd, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The Lost Vikings is not just your average platformer, it's a very special one, with three brutally cute vikings and complex maze-like levels! It's in fact one of the first action/platformer/puzzle games out there.


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Posted at 19:21 on February 4th, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 19:26 on February 4th, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 20:39 on October 22nd, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 15:10 on September 20th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Currently replaying this one and somehow it is a lot more frustrating than I remember. My major gripe: All too easy instant deaths combined with lots of backtracking. And most of the deaths are ultra-cheap to boot: Pixel perfect jumps or timed ducking of obstacles with over reactive controls is horribly frustrating. So is a limited view of your surroundings which leads to the good old: In what kind of death trap am I dropping now? And do not get me started on the enemies! Each one takes several hits to kill, uses cheap tricks to hit you and some of them can only be killed by special means (fire arrows, bombs). Or to put it more simply: The game gives me the feeling that it does not play fair.

Which makes me wonder why this was so popular. For one I think the overall design (graphics, music) was nice, and the novelty factor of having somewhat more interactive Lemmings was nice. Plus the humour is actually quite decent.
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Posted at 10:09 on September 26th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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ARGH! Just finally finished the game and guess what: Hitting any button just once at the ending cinematics simply skips them. Wow, now it is not like the last couple of levels are not full of super cheap death traps and the last one does not take rote memory to finish it (and even then it takes a lot of cheap tricks like switching the vikings to avoid taking damage)… no even after I pulled it all off it annoys me yet another time!

Well, I guess anyone who has some fond memories of this game or says they really like it, has not actually finished the game. Not that I would blame them for doing so: Just stick to the first couple of levels and you can have some fun. Quit as soon as the candy levels show up, it will not get any better afterwards.
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