Face it, Vikings rule! Before Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, Blizzard put out a puzzle/platformer that was executed so well, EA Sports junkies took a liking to it. Lost Vikings allowed us to play as three vikings (Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout) and travel through numerous time periods, escaping the clutches of the extraterrestrial emperor of the Croutonian Empire, Tomator, as we fought our way back home to our family.
What made Lost Vikings so unique was its gameplay. You must complete each mission with everyone accounted for, or else you’ll start from the beginning of the level. Utilizing each character’s special ability was the only way to get across each level, and trust us, if you didn’t memorize how to get around, you were screwed.
You couldn’t help but be entertained through the game’s hilarious dialogue and challenging difficulty. It was one of those titles that invited you to test your puzzling IQ, and in the case of many, it enlightened us to learn how to work with what he had. And we thought vikings were just barbaric neanderthals.