• Developer: Kele Line
ZZAP64 Game Rating:
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by Kele Lene
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
The Vikings is a arcade scrolling shoot'em up that
plays similar to the Commodore 64 version of Rambo:
First Blood. Unfortunately, it's one of those games that
falls victim to having superb intro graphics and game
music, but the game itself is seriously lacking in
excitement and longevity. The only reason why I stumbled
upon this ending is because I revisited an old issue of
ZZAP! 64 magazine and read the feature about the
software company called Kele Line, which is the company
that produced this game. It funny because there is this
whole feature about how they are going to produce
quality games, and then the review of their first game
actually appears in the same issue and only receives 55%
from the ZZAP! reviewers. Oh dear...
And so the game is
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I have got no idea. It has been in the
OFFLINE ARCHIVE for some time and there was no name
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the game is completed, the ending message appears,
which reads: 'CONGRATULATIONS BRAVE VIKING YOU HAVE
COMPLETE THE GAME'. This is accompanied by a picture
of our hero sitting on a throne. There is also an ending
tune by Ben Daglish.
Hmmmm... I'm not so keen on the visuals or the message
in this ending, but the music by Ben Daglish is good. A
substandard ending that is only worth seeing because of
- Andy Vaisey:
Thanks for the heads up. Don't remember this, so
just read the interview, review and looked at the
ending. After all the talk in the interview, this
'new' company seemed to produce sub-standard clones.
The Vikings is just a rubbish Rambo/Commando clone
and the ending is pretty poor. Very poor in fact...
- Andrew Fisher:
Nice that there is an extra piece of music, but
a fairly low-quality effort. Kele Line never really
conquered the software scene, did they?
- Matthew Rogers:
The only Kele Line game I remember playing was
the Tiger Heli rip-off, Tiger Mission - rock hard! I
see this even has the same colour palette. As for
the end, I'm ashamed to say I like the little
picture - reminds me of Time Tunnel! ;) But,
still...the score is correct.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Defo 2nd the Time Tunnel comment - very similar.
It's just a ho-hum ending for a ho-hum game.
- Gaz Spence:
Regarding Kele Line games, I actually like
Zyrons Escape but even that is a clone of Son of
Blagger. As for The Vikings, the concept is pretty
cool but it's sadly lacking in execution. The ending
is very bland.
FINAL SAY: Ben Daglish saves the day.
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