The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest
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|The Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest|
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Developer(s) of original games: Blizzard Entertainment|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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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 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.
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.
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).
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