|"The Lost Vikings"|
|Silicon & Synapse|
|Interplay Entertainment (1993), Blizzard Entertainment (2003)|
|Amiga, Amiga CD32, Game Boy Advance, MS-DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, PlayStation|
The Lost Vikings is a side-scrolling puzzle/platform video game series, so named after its titular protagonists. The series was developed by Silicon & Synapse (later Blizzard Entertainment). Inspiration was taken from Lemmings when creating the game.
Three Vikings — Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout — get kidnapped by Tomator, emperor of the alien Croutonian empire, for an inter-galactic zoo. They are able to escape the ship, but get lost in various periods of time. They must traverse various bizarre locations, and eventually confront and defeat Tomator to find their way home.
- 2014-05-21, Blizzard set out to make a StarCraft mod, and instead reinvented gaming's most popular genre. Polygon, accessed on 2014-05-22