The Horrible Vikings Review
- High quality graphics and sound.
- Addictive gameplay
- Great sense of humour.
- Achievemnts and leaderboards.
- Can get repetitive after a while.
An addictive catapult game with a great sense of humuor, The Horrible Vikings will appeal to fans of catapult games, or just quality games in general.
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Low Five Games, who brought us Earth Vs Moon, is back with another offering, and this time they are gonna launch some vikings down your throat! The Horrible Vikings is a catapult game which puts the player in control of a pair of vikings as they loot and pillage the islands of ninjas. How horrible...
The goal is to launch your viking through the air where he will bounce, roll, and butt slam his way along the island's obstacles, until he reaches the princess at the end of the level. Along the way you collect coins, spending your ill gotten gains on the various items and upgrades in the store.
You control your nefarious Nords by dragging one along the deck of the ship to adjust the angle of your shot, then drag the catapult back to launch his companion into the sky. Tilting the iPhone will allow for in-course correction, and swiping down on the screen will perform his patented butt slam, dropping down to smash open crates or ninja skulls.
The graphics are fantastic, being detailed and polished, it is obvious some effort went into the presentation. The sound is also great, with a dramatic music score to keep things entertaining.
There are no restrictions in taking as many shots as you like to complete a level, although those that like to sit at the top of leaderboards will go for as little as possible. There are also many achievements to strive for, extending game life. If you enjoy catapult games, this is one of the best.
DescriptionFrom 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.”