Remember when games were tough? Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-NEW hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of...
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Releasedatum: 13 sep 2013

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“...you'll feel like the biggest badass of all time.”
8/10 – Destructoid

“There often comes a time when something magical appears out of nowhere and quickly battles its way straight to your heart.”
5/5 – AppFilm UK

“Crazy Viking Studios nails the concept...”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

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Remember when games were tough? Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-NEW hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood. Flex your gaming muscles and step into the arena with Volgarr the Viking. We dare you.

Key Features

  • Classic hardcore arcade action!
  • Seven worlds to explore across 30+ maps
  • 40+ unique traps and enemies, including screen-filling bosses
  • Thousands of frames of handcrafted pixel animation
  • Orchestrated soundtrack
  • Meticulous control design with full customization
  • Full controller support (including legacy DirectInput devices!)
  • Steam achievements and leaderboards
  • Multiple paths through the game and multiple endings
  • Awesome retro-style game manual!

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 256MB
    • DirectX: Versie 7.1
    • Opslagruimte: 200 MB beschikbare ruimte
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel 2.0GHz Dual-Core
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 256MB OpenGL 1.3-compatible
    • Opslagruimte: 200 MB beschikbare ruimte
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: 32-bit Steam Runtime-supported
    • Processor: 2.0GHz
    • Geheugen: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: 256MB OpenGL 1.3-compatible
    • Opslagruimte: 200 MB beschikbare ruimte
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Tacovendor
( 1.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 juli
Hard as balls in winter. This game has the unforgiving nature of games that came out for the NES or the SEGA. What i mean is that u progress little by little having to learn enemy partners and enemy layouts on the level before u can final complete the level kind of like when u first play a level in megaman. You have 1 life as u progress thro the level u can pick up armor that increases ur health by 1. Everything in this game wants u dead and it will more then likely take u multiple attempts and deaths to beat the first level and every level after that. The rage this game invokes is up there on the super meat boy levels. I only recommend this game to people who are dedicated players otherwise u will play get frustrated and prolly rage quit. That being said its not a bad game its a very good game but a very difficult game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Timbler
( 15.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 juli
Great Odin's Raven! Such a well balance of difficulty and playability I'm not even mad, I'm impressed!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Saint Ballista
( 3.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 juli
I really like hardcores platformers, but I dont think this one is hard because of real difficulty, i think it's hard because it's impossible to correctly play with the very awkward controls.

You will find youself dying all the time just because down+attack = sword slash and not throw javelin, which is up+attack. It gets even more confusing because the game assign these double actions on another keys, so it's really hard to do it all without thinking before.

There are better, more fluid platformers out there in my opinion...
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
ACD239
( 2.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 juli
A challenge! Well designed for the most part and fun to play.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Vanek
( 0.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 30 juni
cheap ♥♥♥♥
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
MistaLee
( 2.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 juni
REALLY enjoying this. At first I was a little skeptical, there's a couple things that don't feel really responsive enough, like an old Amiga game or something relying on animations a little too much... but after a while I got into the groove and realized there's good depth there.

My main issue is the check points being SO far apart, and then there's a big boss guy, and he kills you, and you're back at the start of the level again... that old nemesis. But, it's really fun getting back to that point and seeing your skills increase. I just wish it was progressing through new levels more quickly.

Overall, if you're a fan of challenge, it's a good buy, and the developer seems like a really great guy who deserves your support.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Humuz
( 6.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 juni
Cancer
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
LoliMeth
( 1.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 juni
This is one hell of a game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Bathory
( 9.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 juni
If you give up, you ain't viking enough.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
CheapRobot
( 41.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 juni
FOR ODIN AGHGAAHHARGHAGHAGAGHAHGAHGAHGAHGRAHGAR!!!!!!!!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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9.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 juni
If you give up, you ain't viking enough.
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Aanbevolen
14.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 september 2014
Now that I'm a working adult, I rarely have the energy or time to play games. Even the most engaging epics (Xenoblade Chronicles, Skyrim, etc) can only hold my attention for a few hours, MAX, before I need to do something else. Maybe it's because they don't feel as rewarding any more, or the stories just aren't as engaging as they used to be, but I know that I peeled off the "hardcore" label from my gamer card long ago.

I tell you this anecdote because I just spent nearly 10 straight hours playing Volgarr, and didn't even realize it.

This game is a pungent distillation of everything that I loved and hated about video games in the 80's and 90's. Back then, memory was at a premium, so in order to make a game feel like it was worth the $50 price tag, developers make them hard as nails in order to extend the play time you would need to devote in order to complete the game. This meant hours upon hours of committing each level, every enemy and all the boss patterns to muscle memory, and knowing how to react in each situation. It was an arduous process, but when you finally mastered a level and beat the boss, you felt like you had accomplished something. I realized, upon completing Volgarr, that this is what I had been missing from most modern games, where victory is all but ensured.

Volgarr is hard. Words like brutal and unforgiving don't really do it justice. Its smartly hard. I had quite a bit of trouble with the game, and actually gave it up for almost a year after I got stuck on stage 2. When I finally picked it back up this weekend, I approached it as a puzzle game; each encounter, every enemy's placement and movement, was done with care - all I had to do was find the pattern and "solve" the puzzle with Volgarr's moveset. This made every advancement feel like a real victory, and this game is one of the first in a long time to elicit actual cheers of joy when I completed a stage for the first time.

Volgarr never felt cheap, exploitative, or unfair. I died hundreds of times, repeating stages over and over, but it never made me angry or frustrated, only determined. Determined because every playthrough got me a little bit further: into the next room, understanding a new monster's attack pattern, or solving a new section of platforming. Every death had an "aha!" moment attached to it. If I died at a section I had played through before, it was 100% my fault. Overall randomness is low, so it is extremely rare that a strategy you succeeded with once will fail the next time.

I could wax poetic telling you about how good the controls feel, or the quality of graphics and music, but there are lots of other reviews for that. I simply wish to convey how satisfying this game is to play, and how accomplished I felt (and hopefully, you will too) when I beat each and every stage. I experienced a range of emotions, from trepidation, anger, fear and elation, something that few modern games can achieve, even with their grandiose storytelling and advanced visual presentation.

I'm not going to assign a number value to my review, because I think that trying to quantify any gaming experience is fairly pointless. Games aren't commodities with certain valuable characteristics, like a vacuum cleaner or toaster oven. Ultimately, what each person gets out of a game really depends on what they expect, what they like from an interactive experience, and how the game meets those needs. Games, in this regard, are like art, and you can't rate art, you can only relate how it makes you feel.

Volgarr challenged me, it made me feel young again, and it gave me a sense of accomplishment.

I dig it.
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Aanbevolen
1.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 september 2015
Played for 15 minutes before I needed a break playing something easier, like Dark Souls or something.
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Aanbevolen
16.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 september 2013
I've finally beaten it. And what a game it's been. A testament to classic, hardcore, do-or-die Arcade platformers, Volgarr the Viking never disappointed me. Each level was cooler than the one before and I've only even played the "normal" levels. That's right, the game has "hardcore" levels which you unlock by basically playing the game flawlessly.

It's hard and the "checkpoints" aren't generous, if at all present. Each level is divided in 2 parts, with a boss at the end of the second. If you stop playing, you can skip levels, but you'll always start at the first part. I had to replay each level from the start a few times and didn't really have a problem with it. It's that good.

I've read a few negative comments on its brutal "save"-system which isn't really present at all. But don't let that hinder you. It's fantastic, stylish and I love it. It's metal. If there ever was a present-day word to describe this game, then it's metal. It's so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ metal. Vikings are cool characters to begin with, but this guy... Just, ♥♥♥♥.
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120 van de 153 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
15.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 december 2013
This game is so good that I wrote a poem about it in the style of Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf, in a bid to entice one of my friends to give it a chance.

Men of courage! Listen to my challenge!
My name is known in the northern lands and beyond,
And my deeds are famed far and wide.
Volgarr I am, the most valiant of shield-bearers,
The adventurer and slayer of ancient gods.
Let this hall's strong pillars and hearty ale protect us
From the rain's cold water, and the howling wind,
As I stand proud and alone to tell my story.

Sea monsters I have slain, and giant serpents;
Winged beasts; howling barrow-men; bloodthirsty lizards.
My mighty muscles and quick mind protected me,
As they shall serve any of you who now support my cause.
Have courage, and use all your cunning,
and overcome the fear which first strikes all of us.
Those who doubt my deeds will feel my dagger -
Yet, those following my guide will know great glory.

It's also one of very few games to score higher than 10 on my personal rating scale, which is based on how many days it distracted me from Street Fighter 4. It's a good game!
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70 van de 80 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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Aanbevolen
6.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 januari 2015
Overview: Retro Style 2D action Platformer

The Good:

+ The developers intentions were to create a retro 2D action game and in many regards succeeded wonderfully. This game is easy to learn but hard to master.

+ Great controls

+ The game is hard only because it requires memorization of the level and enemy patterns to succeed at the game. With only 6 levels each only taking around 10 minutes to complete...IF you know what you're doing. If you are playing for your first time then expect each level to take roughly over an hour to complete.

+ Only one checkpoint per level. (This is an old school 2d action game after all!)

+ The game has a normal path and a hard path to complete. You can only unlock the hard path by successfully collecting treasure chests throughout the level without getting hit.

+Three different endings depending on which path you took.

+ Great sound and music

The Bad:

- Warning! may cause stress, frustration, and other bad feelings.

Conclusion

A game like this is difficult to review in modern times because the developers intention was to create a game a few decades earlier. This game borrows heavily from Ghosts n' Goblins. It was "refreshing" to play an old school game, it makes you realize just how much easier games have come.
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60 van de 65 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
2.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 mei 2014
This game reminds me of Ghosts n Goblins. It is very challenging. It isn't a bad game by any means. In fact, it is very well designed action platformer; it is just very challenging. I only recommend this game, if you want a very challenging but good game. If you are looking for a game you can breeze through, stay far, far away from this game.

To give you an idea of how hard this game is, I can't believe I've been playing this game for over an hour, and I still haven't beaten the first level. I have never played a game, aside from the original Ghosts n Goblins, where I haven't beaten the first level within an hour. And I bet you it will take several more hours before I finally get good enough to beat the first level.

This game is very challenging for the following reasons.

First of all, it only takes two hits to get killed in this game. You can increase your hit points to three hits with an armor upgrade (so you can get hit no more than two times), but that's about it. By default, you better not get more than once, or you are dead.

The levels are long, and full of hazards and enemies that can kill you. The checkpoints are few and far between, so you have to last for a very long time without getting hit. Lastly, many of the enemies and hazard are VERY cheap, and there is no way you can avoid them on your first encounter. Sometimes enemies and hazard can appear out of no where and kill you before you can even react. This can be especially frustrating when you made considerable progress, and then you are sent back to a checkpoint, losing five or more minutes of progress in the process. The only way you can avoid these hazards is to first get killed , know in advance that the hazard is coming, and then avoid it.

Also, you have to beat an entire world/level before you can save, and the worlds in this game are very large. If only you can save your progress and start from each sub-section of each world. That would be nice. But no, this game requires you to beat a very long and difficult level in just one-sitting, so you better have good endurance.

Basically, the only way you can make ANY progress in this game is to play the levels over and over again until you can reach the end in one sitting. You need perfect precision to avoid getting hit in this game. In other words, you need VERY GOOD hand-eye coordination, and LOTS of trial and error before you can beat this game. You need to memorize the entire level, where each hazard and enemy is, and play almost perfectly (get hit no more than once) to reach each few-and-far-between checkpoint and beat each level.

Luckily, this game gives you unlimited continues. You can continue from the same checkpoint as many times as you want. Thank god that's the case, because you will die many times until you reach the next few and far between checkpoint. If you had limited continues, this game would go from very challenging to downright frustrating and near impossible.

Control-wise, this game is very responsive and accurate. The only downside is that, like in Ghosts n Goblins, your character cannot change his direction in mid jump, so you need to be very precise in the timing and positioning of your jumping; otherwise, you will get hit and DIE.

Overall, this is a well-designed, albeit very challenging, action platformer. It remains me alot of Ghosts n Goblins, because of its stiff jumping mechanics, challenging level design, two-hit deaths, and medieval/fantasy setting in the format of an action platformer.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
69 van de 79 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
42.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 september 2013
Volgarr the Viking by Crazy Viking Studios

Simply put, Volgarr is just old-school classic fun!

INTRODUCTION:
Volgarr is a classic (but brand-new) side-scrolling platforming/adventure game flirting with the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis and the likes.
The game's look and feel is spot-on, with Castlevania-esque jumping (no turning back midair) and Super Mario's (I know it's not the real influence but whatever) health by upgrades.

The single most important thing about Volgarr the Viking is DIFFICULTY, it's hard...seriously!

Sidenote: If you want a video review I recommend ProJared's review which can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/XCiLyWO8DwU
(Note that ProJared's complaint about the Zoomed-Out View has been fixed as it now can be set to Toggle in the Options menu)

STORY:
You are a badass, crazy Viking called Völgarr and you are summoned by Odin to take out a bad guy called Fafnir who is obtaining power (of course!)
The game's plot is pretty simple and that's basically all you will absorb and without giving you any spoilers!

CONTROLS:
You can:
- Jump. Amazing, right?
- Attack with your sword, jumping, crouching or not.
- Throw spears, both standing upright and while jumping. When you get the iron shield (Thor's Shield), you can hold the spear and let loose SUPERCHARGED spears which usually skewers all enemies it passes through instead of just killing the first thing it hits.
- Dodge roll, which lets you pass through most enemies to get a better angle for attack, or for just simply getting through small enterances.

Important to note (and this is one of the games best mechanics) is that thrown spears will get stuck in walls it hit, making it a platform to jump up to. This gives you tons of possibilites and great potential to work around certain difficult places by using the room to your advantage.

When in the air you can also press down to make Völgarr point his sword downwards, making the impact you make, rather messy (if you catch my drift)

You can also double-jump which makes you pull out your sword and perform a somersault which is a good way to challenge enemies midair or secure landing on a platform. Of course it also helps your platforming as you can change direction in your otherwise fixed jump arcs.

Note that there are many ways to use these techniques in conjunction or in different ways to make for some very interesting solutions! (Example: Try jumping, point your sword down and successfully touch an enemy and immediately use your second jump!)

GAMEPLAY:
You start with a simple sword and later you can find chests with upgrades like a wooden shield, an iron shield, a helmet and lastly a great sword of fire!

When you are hit you lose the last gear you obtained and you have to find another chest to restore it, if you get down to only a sword left and get hit, you die.

Speaking of dying, you have in the regular levels only 2 respawn points per world and it's in the beginning of the level and one half-way through (I just call it stage/phase/part 2), so if you die you have to often play through larger parts of the level.
It sort of becomes a longer, adventurous version of Super Meat Boy, you get a level with fixed enemy positions (most of the time) and you get to learn by trying.
When you finally beat the level you will most likely have remembered every single enemy position and how you best handle them.

If you manage to play the levels without getting hit you will start finding treasure instead of gear as you hit your upgrade cap. The gold acts as a hi-score along with your completion time but what matters more is if you find Warrior's Spirits which lets you play the special levels if you complete the level without dying (you lose one spirit per death).

The game have regular levels and special levels, the difference between them is that you have unlimited retries for regular levels but in the special levels you have as much extra lives as you have found Warrior's Spirits the levels before.
If you manage to complete the special words and find all the Runes you get the best ending, if you just complete the special worlds without runes you get the second best ending and if you don't beat the game through the special levels you get the "worst" ending.
So it's really challenging to get the best ending but just completing the game for the worst ending will be a challenge enough for your first playthrough and will feel rewarding enough (believe me on this one!). Later you can try and go for death-less runs, damage-less runs, speedruns or try and collect achievements and get all endings.

FINAL WORDS:
Volgarr the Viking is an absolutely stunning game which will test your limits. Whether or not you have never bought a game in the "retro" section or you are tired of "another Pixel Art Indie game". I definetly think you should look past that and give this game a try.
One of the few gripes is that the game can be rather short if you turn out to be a fast learner,
Whatever you decide to do you will get a lot of hours of fun, charming and passionately crafted gaming in world that wants nothing more than to break you!

I strongly recommend this game if you want some classic fun, a good challenge or to just make blood and bones fly all over the screen.
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66 van de 76 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
1.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 juni 2014
I had a good childhood. My parents were pretty lenient, I was allowed pretty free reign on what I did growing up. It was pretty sweet. The reason I decided to bore you with this little anecdote mind you...is because one of the few times I remember getting banned from my Super Nintendo for a week was due to Super Ghouls and Ghosts. That game was hard as hell and instigated fits of anger on a regular basis. Controllers were broken, swears were shouted loudly, and about the time the controller bounced off the screen of the TV as I screamed "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!", it was all over.

Despite all that? I still loved it.

Enter Volgarr the Viking. That little love song to Ghouls & Ghosts was written, because Volgarr is a love song written to Ghouls & Ghosts. The game feels straight out of the Super Nintendo long box. The challenges are unrelenting and difficult from the very beginning. Yet, there's a lot of nostalgia and enjoyment packed in here that leads you to keep hitting retry and going back over the same deaths time and time again. Veterans of Volgarr the Viking will say that the game is easy and comes down to memorization. Sure, it does come down to memorization. That memorization comes from a drive to perfect the game and push through to the end that leads to you eventually become a master of the game. Just like its predecessor, Super Ghouls and Ghosts. (Important note: No, I haven't mastered yet. By god, I will though, just to spite this game!)

And yes, the loud swearing still happens with Volgarr. Not the controller breaking though. I mean, I'm an old man now; I'm above throwing and breaking controllers. Not from any kind of evolved self-control mind you, simply because I know what it costs to replace those things! That and the dirty looks I get from my wife when I start teaching our kid colorful ways to insult my PC.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig