Viking Child

a game by DMA Systems
Platform: Lynx
Editor Rating: 5/10, based on 2 reviews
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Viking Child
Viking Child
Viking Child
Viking Child

As foretold by the prophesies a hero, Brian, was bom in the Northern lands to restore peace and joy to Odin's World. To accomplish his quest Brian must set forth to free his kidnapped family and defeat evil Loki who terrorizes the land.

Viking Child is a sidescrolling, multi-directional role play adventure that takes you, as Brian, all over Loki's domain in search of clues as to your family's whereabouts. You've got two lives which are in constant dangerfrom obstacles and monsters such as giant rats, flying mushrooms, and fire-spitting plants.

As in most RPG's, you begin with only a small dagger, but you can upgrade your weapons as the game progresses. Each time you defeat an enemy you earn valuable gold pieces and gems. Cash them in at shops throughout the land for extra weapons and special items such as bombs, bolas, firesprites, stun blasts, magic potions, cloaks of invisibility, long daggers, shields, health units, extra lives, and more.

You won't finish this long, arduous quest in one sitting, but a password feature enables you to save your game. Small characters (even by Lynx standards) are balanced by extremely well illustrated and detailed background graphics. Overall sound is weak, although there's a nice start-up theme song.

No Rest for the Weary

Although there is plenty of hack and slash action throughout Viking Child, the game requires extensive exploration and a great deal of patience - it's the perfect game to bring along on long trips. Although this cart isn't up to speed with some of the flashier, glitzier Lynx games, it's definitely a journey worth taking!

ProTips:

  • You can handle most regular enemies without using special weapons. Save those for the level bosses.
  • It's best to dodge your enemies since you need to strike them with your daggar at extremely close range to defeat them.

Game Reviews

The prophecies foretell the birth of a young hero in the northern parts of Odin's World who will restore peace and joy to the Realm. That hero, Brian, has been bom, but now the evil god Loki has abducted Brian's family to lure him into his wicked realm where he plans to crush Brian and plunge the entire land into eternal chaos! Viking Child is a large scale role-playing adventure which requires quick wits and reflexes as you search through a wide assortment of lands to find Brian's family. In your travels, you must defeat hordes of Loki's monstrosities and pick up gold coins which you use to buy powerful weapons and other useful items. Full of dangers and surprises, there's nothing at all "childish" about this cart!

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