Tuesday, January 29, 2013

StarBoy's Walkthrough: The Lost Vikings (SNES) Stage 4

StarBoy's Walkthrough:
(SNES edition)
January 29th, 2013
Stage 4 - GRND
Item(s) - 1 healthy fruit, 1 yellow key, 1 pair of gravity boots
You are now in the last part of Tomator's ship, and it's actually quite shorter than the previous two stages.  You begin in the center platform at the top of the room.
Climb down the stairs as Baleog and decimate the two green alien enemies to clear the path below you.  At the end of the left corner is a healthy fruit.  Now switch to Erik and jump over to the left gap.
Climb down the stairs and run to the right.  A little ways in you'll see a deadly and spiky grinder trap separating the other side, so jump over it.
You'll then come across an elevator.  Use the elevator to go up, drop down to the right so it can ride on its own, and then press the button to disable the laser barrier.  Now the other two vikings can ride it down without facing electrocution.
Take the other two vikings down with the elevator to join Erik.  Move ahead to the right.
Lead the way as Olaf and walk until you're near the grinder trap.  Ahead you'll see a yellow key on the other side, but it's not the only thing that's in there as there is also a stationary gun that will fire a laser every few seconds.  Switch to Erik and when the gun is not firing jump there to grab the key and jump back to the others right away.
Climb up the stairs as Baleog and kill the green enemy alien in front of the locked gate.  Summon the rest of the vikings up and insert the yellow key to the keyhole to unlock the gate before you.
Use the teleporter with all three vikings and you'll find yourself in a room with a straight path.  You are almost done!  Choose Olaf to lead the way and move until you're in a part of the room that is between both sets of gravity pull belts (the right screenshot shows the middle point on the right side).  As you walk under the gravity pull belt you'll slowly begin to float up and the only way to get down is if you're outside that point.  Here is why you don't want to keep floating up: there are electric barriers all across the ceiling!
Once you get off to the mid-point an enemy soldier will walk towards you and try to blast you incessantly to no avail.  Make sure that Olaf's shield is at his stead so it doesn't hurt you. Switch controls as Baleog and get to Olaf to kill the enemy soldier.
You see those pair of gravity boots above you?  One of the vikings will have to have to wear those, and I recommend you choose Erik.  As Olaf place the shield above his head so Erik can get to the boots.  Now switch to Erik, jump on top of the shield and grab those boots.  Equip them with the X button; with these on, you will not be pulled up as you move under them and it would be like you were moving on steady gravity.  Run to the right and jump over the two enemy soldiers along the way.
Run until you're next to a gate.  At that point press the button to turn off the gravity pull belt.  Now every viking can roam around freely without being forcibly pulled up!  =)
Lead the way as Olaf until an enemy soldier approaches.  Then choose Baleog to decimate it.  Rinse and repeat once more, and then join Erik near the exit.  Step closer to it.
In the final stage of each area you will see a time-traveling portal.  Any time you walk into these portals you will be transported to both a different area and a different time period.  Whenever you use these you will also see a brief but humorous Mode 7-driven sequence!  XD  So now you can leave the ship!
Congratulations, you've successfully escaped from Tomator's ship and survived Stage 4!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

StarBoy's Walkthrough: The Lost Vikings (SNES) Stage 3

StarBoy's Walkthrough:
(SNES edition)
January 27th, 2013
Stage 3 - TLPT
Item(s) - 1 red key, 1 yellow key, 1 wipeout bomb
You start off right near an elevator.  Head down with all three vikings.
At the bottom floor you'll notice a "?" block.  Read over it to learn that Erik can break down walls with his head by charging towards them.
Switch to Erik (if you're not playing as him already) and run straight towards the wall and press the Y button while moving to ram yourself towards it.  You must make sure that you run a certain distance in order for it to work, otherwise you must try again.  If you did it right, the wall should break down.
Climb up the stairs ahead of you and you'll find your path blocked by a laser barrier; to its right however is a button which can shut it down.  Now switch to Baleog and shoot an arrow towards the button to disable it.
Walk ahead and pass the gate to get to the teleporter.  Read the "?" block and it will tell you to activate it with the A button.  Have all three vikings stand in the teleporter and press A to teleport them to the other part of the stage.
You are now in a room with two "?" blocks side by side.  The one of the right will tell you that should Olaf's shield be above his head he can glide down slowly to the ground.  That is one big advantage he's got over his two companions.  The one on the left will tell you that certain gates will not open unless you find the appropriate key that will fit the keyhole.  As an immediate example, the gate to your left can only be unlocked if you find the red key.
This time play as Olaf and glide down with the shield to find a red key.  Grab it and then fall down to the left to talk to a friendly, cuddly alien.
The alien will tell you that everyone in the ship is talking about the vikings' escape and that they have been captured by the Croutonian ruler Tomator who has collected them (among other life forms) to show on his display.  And I absolutely love the quip the alien gives at the end, it's just funny!  XD
Once you're done talking with the alien turn Olaf to the right to activate the teleporter to regroup with his friends.
Press the X button to insert the red key in the keyhole and the gate will open up.  Proceed forward.
A little ahead of you is a laser barrier which is blocking your progress.  Switch back to Baleog to shoot the button to disable it.
Move a little more forward to find a wall blocking your way.  Switch to Erik and ram down the wall in order to get through.  Once Erik regains his senses, keep moving forward.
At the end of the floor is an elevator.  Bring all three vikings on top of the elevator and ride it down to the bottom-most floor.
Enter the gate and read over the "?" block.  Read it to learn that if Olaf places the shield on top of his head it will help to give Erik a boast.  Walk a little next to the closest platform as Olaf and position his shield upward.  Now change to Erik to jump on his shield, jump up from it and onto the platform.
Jump up another platform to find that there are two items: a yellow key on the upper left platform and a wipeout bomb on the upper right one.  Grab the key but make sure not to get shot by the enemy soldier on the opposite platform.  This part is optional: but since Baleog cannot jump and Erik can't attack enemies, the only way to kill the enemy soldier is by detonating the wipeout bomb.  Once that's over with, head back down as Erik.
Walk up to the yellow keyhole and insert the yellow key you just acquired to unlock the gate.  Now make Olaf lead the way with his shield in front of him.
If you move a little forward you'll see an enemy soldier head towards you.  Should the shield be ahead of Olaf it will not only prevent enemy fire from passing through you but at the same time keep the enemy at bay.  It will keep firing at you but it's no use (these guys aren't exactly the smartest of enemies).  Switch to Baleog to shoot down or slay the enemy soldier.  You're almost at the exit.
Lead the way again with Olaf and climb up the stairs, but make sure that both enemies are blocked on the left by Olaf's shield.  This will give you enough time to climb up as Baleog and take them both down.  Now head off to the exit with all three vikings and you're done!  =)
Congratulations, you survived Stage 3!!!