Viking Child

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Viking Child
Viking Child
Atari Lynx cover art
Developer(s) IDL
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, MS-DOS
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Singe-player

Mainly titled Prophecy I - The Viking Child is a game created by Imagitec Design Limited on Amiga, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Game Boy and MS-DOS in 1991. 18 months later, the game was planned to be released on the Sega Game Gear by Autumn and the Sega Master System by Winter[1] as well as a planned released for the Commodore 64.[2] Also there was a planned sequel titled "Viking Child 2".[1] However all planned releases were cancelled in their early stages along with the sequel.

Programming of the Lead version (Atari ST version) was done by Mark Fisher (a.k.a. Fish, Mr Fish) Original graphics were created by Anthony Rosbottom (a.k.a. Bliz, Blizzard) Music was written by Barry Leitch & Ian Howe.[citation needed]


This video game was based on a Viking Child called Brian who must enter the Halls of Valhalla and do battle against the evil god Loki and his minions.


The game closely resembled Sega's Wonder Boy in Monster Land, as certain elements like collecting hidden gold, upgrading the character's weapons and visiting shops were practically identical, despite the difference in release times.

There is no save game feature but passwords can be earned and used to allow access to later levels.


Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 7/10 (Lynx)[3]
Raze 87% (Amiga)
84% (Atari ST)

Robert A. Jung reviewed the Atari Lynx version of the game which was posted to IGN. In his final verdict he wrote "While Viking Child is a pleasant diversion, it is missing the refinements needed for greatness. The biggest appeal is in exploring the land and just trying to survive, but it should not be mistaken for an adventure game. Still, if you're looking for something that's a little more than the typical run-and-jump title, Viking Child is worth a try." Giving a final score of 7 out of 10.[3]

Raze Magazine reviewed the Amiga and Atari ST versions of the game in December 1990.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Viking Child - Sega Releases". January 26, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Viking Child - 8 Bit Release". January 26, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Robert A. Jung (6 July 1999). "Viking Child is worth a try". IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ Les Ellis (December 1990). "Prophecy 1 - The Viking Child". Raze Magazine. p. 68. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via

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