The Lost Vikings

The Lost Vikings is a puzzle platformer created by Silicon & Synapse (former name of Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay in 1993 for SNES, Genesis, DOS, and Amiga.

Year1993
GenrePuzzler
Rating4.5

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PublisherInterplay
DeveloperSilicon & Synapse
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated8 December 2018
TAGSmythological norse fantasy comedy cooperation

Game Review

The Lost Vikings is a puzzle platformer created by Silicon & Synapse (former name of Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay in 1993 for SNES, Genesis, DOS, and Amiga.

Designed by Ronald Millar, the game puts you in control of three Vikings: Eric the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce. Each one of them has his abilities, and you will have to combine them, controlling each character in turn, to solve the puzzles. You can, for example, use Olaf's shield to defend your heroes from attacks, while Baleog activates a switch firing an arrow with his bow. If you have played Trine, you know what I mean. Just like the popular Frozenbyte's success, even if the game seems a classic side-view 2D platformer, The Lost Vikings is, in fact, a puzzler. Frequent changes between characters will be required to advance and complete the game.

If you play The Lost Vikings, you will note the difference between the titles of the '80s, where reading the manual was almost always mandatory, and a more refined onboarding and learning curve designed by Silicon & Synapse for this puzzler. In some levels, you will learn something new, guided by the hints carefully positioned in some key points. The new techniques will be then required to solve the next levels until you finally master all the different skills.

The Lost Vikings was an excellent title on the consoles, but thanks to a superb conversion, it was a fantastic game on the Amiga too. Great animations, beautiful music, humor, and brilliant gameplay.

The game received very positive reviews at the time, and it's still fun and addictive today.


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