The Horrible Vikings
By Low Five Games
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From the makers of the acclaimed game Earth Vs Moon comes a tale of Vikings who beat up Ninjas.
Set sail on the high seas and guide a small group of Vikings as they pillage, plunder and kidnap their way to riches. In your quest for gold you will launch Vikings high into the air and literally crush your enemies. By landing on them. You will kidnap the princess and use the ransom money to buy a better ship to kidnap the princess so you can ransom her again so you can buy a better ship! You will eat meat of indeterminant origin!
-Explore a vast world and uncover the mysteries of the orient. Vast!
-Compete with every single person on the entire planet via online leaderboards.
-Achieve achievements and get Open Feint gamerpoints. Without gamerpoints you are nothing!
-Lob bombs out of a catapult at ninja armies.
-You can buy a ship that looks like a snake!
-Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women!
Here's what reviewers have been saying.
IGN Wireless -- 8 / 10
“The Horrible Vikings is a genuinely clever game that will leave a smile on your face.”
Touch Arcade - - 4 / 5
“If you're a fan of catapult games, there isn't much to not like about The Horrible Vikings. Yes, the core gameplay element has been done to death on the App Store, but few of them can even begin to rival the amount of refinement seen inThe Horrible Vikings.”
TouchGen – 4 / 5
“The Horrible Vikings is a quality title for anyone into flinging stuff from left to right. With a hefty story mode you can get loads of hours out of this one, and funny hours as well as these are both Horrible and Hilarious Vikings.”
Slide to Play – 3 / 4
“If you like the catapult-launching/cannon-shooting genre and are looking for a game with plenty of substance and style, then you'll get a kick out of The Horrible Vikings.”
“The Horrible Vikings in an enjoyable game that takes the catapulting mechanisms from popular flash mini-games and actually turns it into a game. If you’re looking for a good pick up and play game look no further.”
What's New in Version 1.11
Increased game stability for better plundering
An historical drama for the ages
Ninjas, beware! Don your Viking helmet, sail to the nearest island, jump into your catapult, and rain Nordic terror from above! 50 levels, hilarious writing and art, and difficult to master. You can return to previous levels to perfect them, earn gold, and get upgrades. After a while you can spot how to pull off maximum speed, money, one-shot victories, etc., but it's still fun, especially with leaderboards to push against. Love the spirit of this one, check out Earth vs. Moon too.
Klunky controls and boring execution
Pretty much what my title says. The game just is not addictive. It's simply aggrivating with the current control scheme. I appreciate what the authors tried to pull off here -- like the Angry Birds app, but inferior in nearly every way. It's not a terrible game, but I would not have purchased it if i had played a free demo, which is probably why there isn't one. I'll be more wary of sight-unseen purchases in the future.
Good idea, but needs better execution.
Not fond of purchasing apps without playing a free version first, but after reading reviews I purchased this one anyway. Mistake. I was expecting something similar to my favorite Angry Birds with a different twist but I could not get into it. The controls were not good making the game just feel not as polished like others. Wait for the demo if you can.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 26, 2010
- Version: 1.11
- Size: 39.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Benjamin Padget
- © Ben Padget
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.