App description: From the makers of the acclaimed game Earth Vs Moon comes a tale of Vikings who beat up Ninjas.

Set sail on the high seas and guide a small group of Vikings as they pillage, plunder and kidnap their way to riches. In your quest for gold you will launch Vikings high into the air and literally crush your enemies. By landing on them. You will kidnap the princess and use the ransom money to buy a better ship to kidnap the princess so you can ransom her again so you can buy a better ship! You will eat meat of indeterminant origin!

-Explore a vast world and uncover the mysteries of the orient. Vast!
-Compete with every single person on the entire planet via online leaderboards.
-Achieve achievements and get Open Feint gamerpoints. Without gamerpoints you are nothing!
-Lob bombs out of a catapult at ninja armies.
-You can buy a ship that looks like a snake!
-Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women!

Here's what reviewers have been saying.
IGN Wireless -- 8 / 10
The Horrible Vikings is a genuinely clever game that will leave a smile on your face.

Touch Arcade - - 4 / 5
If you're a fan of catapult games, there isn't much to not like about The Horrible Vikings. Yes, the core gameplay element has been done to death on the App Store, but few of them can even begin to rival the amount of refinement seen inThe Horrible Vikings.

TouchGen 4 / 5
The Horrible Vikings is a quality title for anyone into flinging stuff from left to right. With a hefty story mode you can get loads of hours out of this one, and funny hours as well as these are both Horrible and Hilarious Vikings.

Slide to Play 3 / 4
If you like the catapult-launching/cannon-shooting genre and are looking for a game with plenty of substance and style, then you'll get a kick out of The Horrible Vikings.

The APPera
The Horrible Vikings in an enjoyable game that takes the catapulting mechanisms from popular flash mini-games and actually turns it into a game. If youre looking for a good pick up and play game look no further.

Eli's comments:



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01-12-2010, 12:12 AM
#2
looks interesting, anyone willing to toftt?

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01-12-2010, 12:13 AM
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An epic game requires one strong in the force to create a thread about it

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01-12-2010, 12:18 AM
#4
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I've been playing for a few days now and I absolutely love the game. Even the menu and shop have a ton of polish (notice the lights swing with the accelerometer)

If you prefer casual games (like i do) you can just fling your viking as many times as you want without penalty. However there is a leaderboard for efficiency if you think you can beat each of the 43 islands with one shot each.
01-12-2010, 12:22 AM
#5
looks good, I might just pick this one up.
01-12-2010, 12:31 AM
#6
It looks great but I'd like to know about the controls.
01-12-2010, 12:34 AM
#7
i just might get this cause of the art style

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01-12-2010, 12:44 AM
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It looks great but I'd like to know about the controls.
Check out screen 4 of 5.

You slide the blonde viking left or right. his weight tips the ship and creates the shot angle.

You then tap the orange haired viking sitting in the catapult and pull him back, which sets the power. Letting go is what sends him flying.

Once airborne you use the accelerometer to get some left and right motion, Swiping down does a buttslam which you use to bounce off things.

There are also other ingame items you can use to further or alter your flight as well (the viking holding a rock is one of them)
01-12-2010, 12:59 AM
#9
oh snap! You can buy a ship that looks like a snake!


Ok, all kidding aside. I know it's soon but can anyone post a video on the gamplay? The artwork looks intriguing but I would really like to see it in action.

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01-12-2010, 01:09 AM
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Gameplay footage (early level):


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