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 to a time of peace and quiet. Oh, the problems these computer characters must face on a daily basis, 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 lots of baddies, many cool traps and scary end of level bosses. The graphics are so cute and cuddly with lots of details and super smooth scrolling.

Basically, this is a really simple platformer with little to complicate its fun gameplay. Erik isn't exactly original but it's entertaining and very challenging, especially on the later levels. A great find and one I really enjoyed too!

LINKS

 - Klaz and his magical Hideaway has a download which can be installed to hard drive!
 - I've recorded a video and so has Dave Seaman too but who is the beST...?