Prophecy: Viking Child (aka Prophecy I: The Viking Child) is a fantasy platform game developed by Imagitec Design and published by GameTek in 1990, initially for the Amiga and Atari ST. It was ported to a few other platforms within the following two years.
Playing as Brian (the Viking child himself), you go off on an errand to retrieve some herbs, but when you return home, it’s destroyed. Odin comes to you to tell you that you must defeat Loki to get your loved ones back who are floating around in Valhalla. Brian has a perpetual smile on his face as he jumps and shivs every enemy in his path using his dagger. There are several shops to discover where Brian can purchase items to help him on his quest. Coins to spend in the shops can be found in multiple places worldwide.
Prophecy: Viking Child did pretty well when it was released and featured cartoon-like graphics with amusing animations for Brian. The game was probably inspired by Wonder Boy in Monster Land, but several unique elements exist.
The platforming can be rough, as Brian doesn’t always have the best movement speed, but the combination of action, adventure, and platformer gameplay are enjoyable. The music, especially the first track, is brilliant. Overall it's an underrated game.