Lost Vikings

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The Lost Vikings for Nintendo Game Boy Advance - ...
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Game Genre Action/Adventure
Expert Reviews
The Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 24, 2003

A few years before there was an oddysee about a strange-looking creature named Abe, there was an action/adventure game about strange-looking Vikings. What these games have in common (other than their likable oddness) is that they were both strategy games. Not strategy games in the vein of Command & Conquer or Final Fantasy Tactics. But a strategy game that featured more than one playable character, all of which were necessary in order to complete various puzzles. In The Lost Viking's case, the three playable characters are all equally necessary. Each Viking has a limited number of moves, and thus needs the aid of others to pass each stage.

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Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 18, 2003

Man, the Vikings never get any respect. Leif Ericsson was the first European to reach North America, landing 500 years before Christopher Columbus even set sail. But every September, Leif gets swept under the rug as we celebrate Columbus Day . Poor Leif is a lost cause, but there are other underappreciated Vikings out there who deserve your attention and respect, and three of them can be found in the Game Boy Advance re-release of Blizzard's 1993 classic, The Lost Vikings.

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Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Apr 2, 2003

Ten years ago, Interplay released a very clever action-puzzle title from game developer Silicon and Synapse, The Lost Vikings. And it was very, very good. The game's use of three characters to solve specific platform situations was a unique idea back then, making The Lost Vikings a successful console design. Silicon and Synapse soon changed its name after the game's release to the brand more gamers are familiar with: Blizzard. With the company looking to expand beyond its successful PC publishing with Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, Blizzard is reviving its very GBA-friendly 16-bit console designs, with a direct SNES port of The Lost Vikings. The game hasn't lost a beat in the translation, as the design is still as clever and challenging as it has always been.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
You'll be lost without it
4 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Jul 5, 2006   

Strengths: Great puzzle action. A game that uses your brain well.

Weakness: Graphics will not amaze you. Port should have had GBA-specific extras

This is a port of The Lost Vikings, which had been around for years before coming to Gameboy Advance. However, this is a terrific platform for the game, adding portability without sacrificing anything. You get three Vikings, and the ability to switch between them. The game is always keeping you on your toes, figuring out new ways to use the Vikings' special abilities in order to solve puzzles and progress through levels. Saving is done automatically, which makes this a very user-friendly version of The Lost Vikings. Were it not for the dated graphics and the lost opportunity of adding something special to this iteration of the product, it would get the highest score.

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5 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Jan 26, 2005   

Strengths: Great gameplay, three different characters to control, easy level save system, good controls, nice classic game look

Weakness: No multiplayer

The Lost Vikings is a 2D platform game that works through controlling three different characters, one who can defend with a shield, one who can run and jump and one who can attack enemies. It's imperative to work through with all three characters in concert to get through the various levels in this game. The levels are well designed and interesting, making for some great gameplay. The controls are nice and easy, making it simple to work between the three characters. The levels are saved automatically at the beginning of a level, which helps out immensely. The game has a nice, classic look to it, which helps it stand out among the other GBA titles out there. For some great classic platform gameplay, with some nice twists on it, this one is a must-have.

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Product Details
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The Lost Vikings for Nintendo Game Boy Advance - ...
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Game Genre Action/Adventure
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Product Title Lost Vikings
Manufacturer Blizzard
Power Score 4.4 | 5 Reviews
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Parent Retsku: B000086JYQ
Expert Reviews
The Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 24, 2003

A few years before there was an oddysee about a strange-looking creature named Abe, there was an action/adventure game about strange-looking Vikings. What these games have in common (other than their likable oddness) is that they were both strategy games. Not strategy games in the vein of Command & Conquer or Final Fantasy Tactics. But a strategy game that featured more than one playable character, all of which were necessary in order to complete various puzzles. In The Lost Viking's case, the three playable characters are all equally necessary. Each Viking has a limited number of moves, and thus needs the aid of others to pass each stage.

Read the full review »

Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 18, 2003

Man, the Vikings never get any respect. Leif Ericsson was the first European to reach North America, landing 500 years before Christopher Columbus even set sail. But every September, Leif gets swept under the rug as we celebrate Columbus Day . Poor Leif is a lost cause, but there are other underappreciated Vikings out there who deserve your attention and respect, and three of them can be found in the Game Boy Advance re-release of Blizzard's 1993 classic, The Lost Vikings.

Read the full review »

Lost Vikings
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Apr 2, 2003

Ten years ago, Interplay released a very clever action-puzzle title from game developer Silicon and Synapse, The Lost Vikings. And it was very, very good. The game's use of three characters to solve specific platform situations was a unique idea back then, making The Lost Vikings a successful console design. Silicon and Synapse soon changed its name after the game's release to the brand more gamers are familiar with: Blizzard. With the company looking to expand beyond its successful PC publishing with Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, Blizzard is reviving its very GBA-friendly 16-bit console designs, with a direct SNES port of The Lost Vikings. The game hasn't lost a beat in the translation, as the design is still as clever and challenging as it has always been.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
You'll be lost without it
4 Star Review   By member michaelsarris - Jul 5, 2006   

Strengths: Great puzzle action. A game that uses your brain well.

Weakness: Graphics will not amaze you. Port should have had GBA-specific extras

This is a port of The Lost Vikings, which had been around for years before coming to Gameboy Advance. However, this is a terrific platform for the game, adding portability without sacrificing anything. You get three Vikings, and the ability to switch between them. The game is always keeping you on your toes, figuring out new ways to use the Vikings' special abilities in order to solve puzzles and progress through levels. Saving is done automatically, which makes this a very user-friendly version of The Lost Vikings. Were it not for the dated graphics and the lost opportunity of adding something special to this iteration of the product, it would get the highest score.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Jan 26, 2005   

Strengths: Great gameplay, three different characters to control, easy level save system, good controls, nice classic game look

Weakness: No multiplayer

The Lost Vikings is a 2D platform game that works through controlling three different characters, one who can defend with a shield, one who can run and jump and one who can attack enemies. It's imperative to work through with all three characters in concert to get through the various levels in this game. The levels are well designed and interesting, making for some great gameplay. The controls are nice and easy, making it simple to work between the three characters. The levels are saved automatically at the beginning of a level, which helps out immensely. The game has a nice, classic look to it, which helps it stand out among the other GBA titles out there. For some great classic platform gameplay, with some nice twists on it, this one is a must-have.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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