Finally we can all enjoy Volgarr the Viking!
On September 13, 2013 Volgarr the Viking was released and it is Amazing. This beautifully retro themed platformer is all about solid mechanics and rewarding gameplay. If you’ve read anything about Volgarr the Viking since it’s release I’m sure you’ve read that it is very hard. And yes, it is. But I’d like to say that I feel it’s perfectly hard. If you persevere it will not take long to understand how you have failed Volgarr and you will learn what you need to make everyone in your path crumble to bones.
Only after a about 20min of playing the official release of Volgarr the Viking I decided to record some of my gameplay. I thought it might be fun to watch someone who hasn’t mastered the game trying to figure it out. If you’re a purist and don’t want to see anything before your own first experience then stop here. But aside from that there isn’t much in the way of spoilers. I don’t know any special tricks or secrets and I didn’t even make it to the end boss. I got close but I didn’t know it. This is just me talking about a game that I am really enjoying.
When I purchased this game during its kickstarter campaign I ended up getting an extra copy that I could give away as a gift. Would you like a free copy? 🙂
If you’re interested in a free copy of Volgarr the Viking leave a comment and tell me why you want this game (don’t say because it’s free!). I’ll put everyone who comments into raffle and email the download code to the winner. *I’ll leave this offer open to comments until Saturday October 5th, 2013.
There are a few things I say that were miss-leading or wrong in the video. When I talk about the shield taking damage and breaking; at that moment I had the Hammer Shield which can actually block any number of hits without breaking. It’s only the wooden shield that will break after two hits.
Also, I believe for the first week of release the game sold for $10 USD. It is now $12. Which I believe is still a fantastic deal.
And the winning of a free copy of Volgarr the Viking is…
No one wanted a free copy of this great game?!
I can’t believe that. I think it must be that my site is just too small 😛 Oh well, I tried.
This is late, but I’d take the free copy if you still have it.
As for why? I love old hard platformers like this; any of the Ghosts N Goblins series, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania. And the homage to Rastan is fantastic. I think it’s great people are still making games like this. Platformers, and 2D in general, are NOT dead. They just got put on the backburner while everyone chased 3D.
Thanks for the post!
Sorry, but after my offer expired I ended up giving my copy of Volgarr to Geelw @ http://fanboydestroy.com just because I thought he might like it.
If I still had it I would have given it to you.
I hope you’re still willing to toss $12 at it. It’s a great game!