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Amiga Tribute: The Lost Vikings by LukeTheRipper Amiga Tribute: The Lost Vikings by LukeTheRipper
Erik the Swift, Baelog the Fierce & Olaf the Stout from The Lost Vikings.

Part 15/24 of my Amiga tribute project >3

This time it's a game that some of you might recognize, behold The Lost Vikings
First thing you might wanna note, this title was made by the well known and renowned company called Silicon & Synapse. What? Never heard of them? Oh, did I perhaps mention they're known as Blizzard Entertainment nowdays? >D
Anyways, the game itself was a pretty well known title, because of it's simultaneous release on the majority of available systems, like SNES, Genesis, PC and of course, Amiga. Hell, it even had a remake for GBA |D but of course, it's not only that that made it stand out so much, since it would be long forgotten if it wasn't so great >D

But lets start from the beginning, for those who don't know, Lost Vikings is a puzzle-platformer about the 3 titluar vikings, Erik the Swift (right), Baelog the Fierce (middle) and Olaf the Stout (left), whom got abducted by aliens and are trying to break free and get back home. To achieve this, they must make use of their unique abilities to pass through all the increasingly hard levels. Erik can run the fastest, he can also jump and break certain walls when he rams into them (and it maybe just me, but he always reminded me of Sonic when he built enough speed and started running extra fast XD), Olaf has an impregnable shield that stops enemies and projectiles, and can be also used as a parachute and a platform for Erik to help him reach higher places, and finally Baelog who brought his trusty sword and bow along, and can kill enemies with 'em.
So yeah, to clear all the levels, you'll need to master the use of these abilities as many later levels require precise timing.

So yeah, this is one of the titles from my project, that you can actually check out yourselves more easily, be it the PC version or one of the various others, as surprisingly, the versions don't really seem to differ (as opposed to many Amiga games being completely butchered when ported, or games butchered when ported to Amiga).
The game also features a sequel known by many names, like The Lost Vikings 2, Norse By Norsewest: Return of the Lost Vikings or Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest (yet this is still the same game |D), which you might also consider playing if you like good puzzle-platformers.

Also, as a fun fact, Lost Vikings 2 is the last Blizzard game to date to not be part of their 3 flagship series, Diablo, Warcraft & Starcraft.
And as another fun fact, the characters from Lost Vikings actually make some cameos in these other games (apart of other references to this series in other games), most notably in some quests in World of Warcraft - upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

Other parts of the project - Shadow Of The Beast, Shadow Fighter, Zool, The Chaos Engine, Superfrog, Skeleton Krew, The Speris Legacy, Flashback, Agony, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Fightin' Spirit, Ruff 'N' Tumble, SwitchBlade, Lionheart, The Lost Vikings, Brian The Lion, Wolfchild, Gods, Entity, Franko: The Crazy Revenge, Hired Guns, Turrican, The Killing Game Show, Yo! Joe!


Erik the Swift, Baelog the Fierce & Olaf the Stout (c) Silicon & Synapse Blizzard Entertainment
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Stepher17 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want to woodburn these... I've lost many hours to this game... it seems fitting. lol 
And they aren't super huge so would be a good trial. 
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, go for it then |3
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Stepher17 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will! Thinking of turning them into coasters for myself. Having the game logo as a fourth image makes them a set of 4. :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, sounds like you're really into this one XD
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Stepher17 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What can I say, I loved that game. Going to play it today I think. Lol
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never said it's a bad thing, did I? <:3
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Stepher17 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha nope!
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JutaWi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look at it and can't help it but think "Asterix and Obelix" XD
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, more or less XD
Just swap galls with vikings and romans with aliens, but yeah, I know what you mean XD
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trumi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Zawsze miałem problem z zagadką w Egipcie jako dzieciak !

Najfajniej chyba się grało Baelogiem ;-)

Uwielbiałem w to pykać na informatyce :D
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mnie tam najbardziej bawił wiecznie usmiechnięty Olaf, zaś Erik był najbardziej mobilny >3
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trumi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
A tu masz ich głosy =)
Lost Vikings Quotes PL - Heroes of the Storm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQW8SA…
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Melomonster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Jak tylko to zobaczyłem, w mojej głowie rozbrzmiała muzyczka z pierwszego levelu :)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=50fmH3…
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe, track, który towaryszył mi przez sporą część szkicowania całej trójki XD
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Gra która mnie nie interesowała do puki nie spróbowałem w nią zagrać :) wciąga :) no i masa zagadek i dobry humor na dokładkę :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, same here |3
Jak słyszałem hasło "puzzle solving" to od razu myslałem "boring" |D
Potem zobaczyłem tą grę u kuzyna na SNESie, pograłem chwilę i strasznie mnie wciagnęło... toteż szybko postarałem sie o wersję Amigową >D

Zaś hasło "Oh, look, a big, shiny thing, and there's a sign on it. It says d-uh... do- donuts!" oraz odpowiedź "The sign said 'Do not touch,' not 'Donuts'!!!" do dzis należą do moich ulubionych XD
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
na SNES'ie wygląda trochę lepiej, szkoda że na amigę nie zrobili wersji pod AGA.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To dlatego, że gra była robiona na te wszystkie systemy równocześnie (mimo iż wersja SNESowa jako pierwsza została wydana), więc i efekt był inny niz gdyby portowali ja z Amigi na SNESa.
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OctoHat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh this freakin game
i remember this playing this with my father, freakin aliens cant even
break that wooden shield ==
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cause it was a special viking shield >D which only proves how awesome vikings are >D
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Godendag Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Haven't played it in years, but still went "OLAF!!" when I seen the page preview :XD: Good job.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, sometimes I really wish I could re-play some nostalgic titles... but I barely have time for the newer games I have |3
But at the very least, pics like this bring back some good memories >3
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Lainwood Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I remember playing this on SNES when I was younger. (and also on a hotel room game rental thing during one vacation) It was a great game... I need to play it again...

Also, as is usual with yer works, the picture is great. There's something about Olaf's smile I really love for some reason.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, like I said, that game had multiple versions, hehe, at the very least it's one of the less obscure games from my project XD
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