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The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest

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The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: Blizzard Entertainment
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    US
    $? T-12522H
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £39.99More...[1] T-12521H-50
    Sega Saturn
    FR
    ?F T-12521H-50
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    DM ? T-12521H-50
    Sega Saturn
    ES
    ?Ptas T-12521H-50
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    ?PLN ?




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    The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest (known often as just The Lost Vikings 2 or Norse by Norsewest) is the sequel to The Lost Vikings.

    Gameplay

    Gameplay is much the same as the previous titles, however each of the Vikings now have some new moves thanks to parts obtained from a robot during the introduction. The player takes it in turn to control each Viking, whose special skills must be used to ensure the others' safety. Levels typically have the Vikings collect a certain amount of items, which is then given to a character at the end of the stage in the hopes of being teleported back to their ship.

    Introduced in Lost Vikings 2 are two new characters, Fang the Werewolf and Scorch the Dragon, each with their own new skills.

    Passwords

    Level Password
    02 2NDS
    03 TRSH
    04 SW1M
    05 W0LF
    06 K4RN
    07 BOMB
    08 WZRD
    09 BLKS
    10 TLTP
    11 GYSR
    12 B3SV
    13 R3T0
    14 Y0VR
    15 0V4L
    16 DRNK
    17 Y0VR
    18 0V4L
    19 T1N3
    20 D4RK
    21 H4RD
    22 HRDR
    24 0BOY
    25 H0M3
    26 SHCK
    27 TNNL
    28 4RGH
    29 B4RD
    30 D4DY

    History

    The game was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1997 without the subtitle, having been developed by Blizzard Entertainment (the studio formerly known as "Silicon and Synapse" who were responsible for the first game) in 1995, with the publisher Interplay keeping the game unreleased for two years. Blizzard licensed the game to Beam Software who produced a set of "32-bit" versions for Windows PCs, the PlayStation and Sega Saturn later that year, which were also published by Interplay.

    Versions

    The Saturn version acts merely as a graphical and audio update to the SNES version, the levels and gameplay being otherwise identical. Beam Software radically changed the design of The Lost Vikings 2, making heavy use of pre-rendered CGI graphics. The designs are controversial among some fans of the series. Features such the arms and legs of the models used do not animate during the cutscenes, leading to some strange looking results.

    The 32-bit versions of The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest also introduce voice acting to the series, as well as CD audio soundtrack (with completely different tunes to that in the SNES game).

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    LostVikings2 Saturn FR PrintAdvert.jpg

    FR print advert

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    40 More...[1]
    91 №73, p68/69
    89 More...[2]
    Sega Saturn
    73
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Saturn, US
    LostVikings2 Saturn US Box Back.jpgLostVikings2 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    LostVikings2 Saturn US Box CD.png
    Disc
    Lostvikings2 sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    LostVikings2 Sat EU cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    233,358,384 CD-ROM (EU) T-12521H-50 V1.100

    References