The Lost Vikings

Game Boy Advance

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    This is a welcome conversion of Bliozzard's cherished 16bit strategy actioner and well worth a punt for those who like to challenge their grey matter as well as their reflexes. [May 2003, p.103]
  2. GMR Magazine
    For a game that's more than a decade old, The Lost Vikings looks and plays great. [June 2003, p.77]
  3. 86
    A surprisingly good remake of an unsung classic.
  4. 85
    A thoroughly enjoyable action puzzler that will definitely tax your brain with some of the challenges that the original level designers created.
  5. Unfortunately, the difficulty never lets up in the thirty-seven levels.
  6. Blizzard deserves a round of hearty applause for adding a save system to the game, which makes it much more appropriate for portable gaming.
  7. A puzzle game that will exercise your brain.
  8. I found myself going back to the game an hour after turning it off and saying, "That's it, I quit! I can't take this anymore!" Its unique, strangely appealing gameplay style is secretly addictive.
  9. The lack of any sort of time trial, multiplayer, or randomized mode is disappointing, however, especially if you're one of the many who played this game to death nearly a decade ago.
  10. Game Informer
    The puzzles are still fun and challenging, but the constant switching of characters can wear on your patience. [June 2003, p.120]
  11. Pocket Games
    One of the best single-player puzzle games, but there's no excuse for the absence of a time trial or multiplayer option. [Summer 2003, p.43]
  12. Nintendo Power
    A fun puzzler with interesting characters. The graphics are clear and colorful but not updated from the game's original version. [Mar 2003, p.137]
  13. 80
    One of the best hand-held games currently going... If an action-puzzle game with old-school sensibilities sounds like your cup of grog, The Lost Vikings is definitely worth a raid on your local games shoppe.
  14. Cheat Code Central
    It will take time to learn each characters special abilities but the whole game offers some great site gags and warped humor.
  15. 60
    There's a good deal of trial and error involved with The Lost Vikings, an aspect of the game that may seem tedious to some people. But there is a suitably addictive challenge awaiting gamers the first time through.

Awards & Rankings

#66 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. MP83
    Jan 1, 2005
    Excellent remake! I could've never imagined that I could someday play this title on a handheld! :-)
  2. Nojro
    Apr 20, 2003
    Very good game, if it the same or close to the same as the snes version.
  3. JAYS.
    Mar 29, 2003
    A good game for the advanced players, for the younger players I do not recommend this title.