Head Games: Lost Vikings 2

One of the forgotten classics of the SNES era, Lost Vikings 2 is the sequel to one of Blizzard's very first gaming exploits (aptly named Lost Vikings).

Like its predecessor, the sequel follows the adventure of three lost vikings (Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout) who are abducted once more by the diabolical Tomator. Also as before, each member of the trio boasts their own unique skill and that's really what makes both games stand out above the crowd (not too mention the addition of a werewolf and dragon as playable characters).

As you traverse the various levels, making your way across time and space, you'll take control of all three warriors whose skills are required to work together in order to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. So while most games would let you choose only one warrior (unless its 2-player), Lost Viking 2 gives you three badass he-men to beat the snot out of the alien menace.

The first few stages alone are filled with goo-monsters, werewolves, bats and all sorts of things that go bump in the dark. In fact, your very first mission is to steal a cyclops' eyeball (its not quite as fun as it sounds). Regardless, the game offers plenty of genre-blending adventure for old school and new school gamers alike. For those of you seeking a nostalgic trip you're in luck as both Lost Vikings games have been ported to genuine PC and EMU versions.

So go ahead... strap on your horned helmet, wrap yourself in a cloak of invisibility and play on.

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