Lost Vikings 2
Reviewed by Transmute
The Lost Vikings 2 is a game that you will pull out of your
closet in 3 or 4 years (or, for that matter, now) and "remember
the good old days." Once played, it can't easily be forgotten, or given up.
Graphics 7 out of 10
The graphics in the game aren't anything superior, like Donkey
Kong Country or Mario RPG, but normal Super NES graphics. Don't
get me wrong though, you can tell what everything is and all,
but graphics on this game aren't anything special.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The music in this game fits the environment to a T. I especially
like the background sound in the pirate ship and the last stage. When you
read about the jungle stage, you can pretty much visualize what
its going to sound like. And you'll probably be right. Of course,
a lot of the soundtrack is none too catchy, but fitting nonetheless.
The sound effects fit well also, from Baloeng's bionic arm, to
Olaf's passing gas.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
If you are looking for a game to keep you busy for weeks on end,
the Lost Vikings do not disappoint. There is always something you
haven't figured out, something you haven't done. And best of all,
NO SPOILERS! There are no strategy guides and very few internet
sites that will ruin the whole game for you.
Game Play-Fun 9 out of 10
For the intellectuals, there's RPGs. for the idiots, there's fighting
games. And for there rest of us, there's this. Lost Vikings 2 is a
perfect game to play with your friend on a rainy day, and the
comical storyline will keep you laughing. Sure, the game is awesome
just by yourself, but with a partner, its something else entirely.
And to add to the fun, there are also two additional characters
you get later in the game. One of the main things that makes this
game fun is that there is nothing you have to collect. I mean, you
have to get three easy to find items in every stage, but you don't
have to find thirty missile upgrades, if you get my drift.
As you would probably expect out of a puzzle type game, this game
can get frustrating from time to time, and then the music gets
annoying, and then you shut it off. Ten minutes later you find you
can easily proceed through the part that you had so much trouble
with before, because you are no longer frustrated.
Replayability 8 out of 10
Once you beat this game (no easy task), you probably wont want
to start over again right away. But this definitely isn't something
you'd beat then a month later sell it for five bucks. no, this is a
game you can enjoy over and over again, about every other month.
Game Value 10 out of 10
Unlike many Nintendo 64 games, Lost Vikings shows it has a true value in
its uniqueness, if that's even a word. And, its moot anyway seeing
as how nowadays you can get any super Nintendo game for melted cheese.
Humor 10 out of 10
Let me just say this.. If interplay keeps making games like Lost
Vikings, they'll soon be known as the funniest video game
programmers of all time, possibly second, only to the maniacs
that dreamt up earthworm jim. Right when you turn on the game
you know your going to be laughing. The intro tells how the vikings
got into this mess by showing Olaf looking at a sign saying 'Do Not
Touch,' thinking it says donuts. Even the names are comical. You
find yourself giggling every time Olaf farts, every time the name
'tomator' is mentioned, every time the vikings make a joke about
you losing a level 10 time in a row.
Overall 9 out of 10
The Lost Vikings 2 is one of the most unique games every created
(aside, possibly, from the lost vikings 1) and if you want a way to
shake the dust off your super Nintendo, then pick up a copy of the
Lost Vikings 2 at any store that's cool enough to sell Super NES games.