This post is a response to The Well-Red Mage‘s review of The Lost Vikings. If you love old school Blizzard games or have respect for that classic SNES then feel free to read the review here! I’m sure it’ll be worth your time.
On the day that my mother found out that she was pregnant she bought my dad a Super Nintendo and put it in the spare room that would eventually be converted into my bedroom. Needless to say that system holds a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of classic games like Super Metroid, A Link to the Past, and Super Castlevania IV.
I even enjoyed the more obscure mascot platformers like Alfred Chicken and Aero the Acro-Bat, but I had never heard of The Lost Vikings until around this time last year when I got Beta access to Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm.
The three vikings work together as a single hero, but can be controlled separately just like in their game. Baleog typically goes mid-lane and is the primary damage dealer of the group. He throws an endless amount of swords. Erik is still the speed demon of the group boasting the fastest mobility. He attacks with a slingshot. Olaf being the largest and tankiest viking has the highest health pool.
As they progress in levels they can learn an escape move where they jump into the air and float a short distance. They are temporarily immune from damage. The vikings can also do a spin move that temporarily stuns an enemy. When the three group up they can perform a “Longboat Raid” where they hop into their floating boat and fire a barrage of explosives at the enemy.
After playing as these characters a bit I became curious about their original game which inevitably lead me to your review. After reading it I feel that this game is definitely worth my time.