Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Erik


Erik is a kind and peaceful Viking who happens to keep himself to himself and bothers nobody. Unfortunately, that evil god Loki isn't too pleased about Erik choosing a pacifistic lifestyle over one of pillaging so he casts a spell and turns the world rotten. Erik must now travel these infested lands and battle all kinds of sadistic evil before he can return home. Wow, the problems computer characters must face on a daily basis... It's just not fair, is it?

Atlantis Software released Erik back in 1992 and its a vertically scrolling platformer that features dozens of levels spread over four worlds. Of course, each level contains a fair few baddies, cool traps and scary end of level bosses. The graphics are cute and cuddly with nice detail and super smooth scrolling with raspy samples for sounds.

Overall, this is a really simple platformer with little to complicate it. Okay, Erik isn't exactly original but it is entertaining and soon gets very challenging. A downright nifty platformer which is guaranteed to be lots of fun.

Floppy disks can be found over on AtariMania whilst Klaz has a great hard disk version!

 
Aww, just look at those cute faces. It's almost a shame to kill 'em... Almost!! hehe

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