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Once you've completed Lost Viking, are you able to select higher difficulties without first re-completing the game on the easiest setting? Presumably there is a score multiplier when playing the harder modes; what are they and how many difficulties are there?

When returning to Lost Viking, my "high score" is always 0. Is this retained if you save after leaving the arcade game?

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does anyone else feel like the controls in lost viking are a bit laggy? When I press an arrow key it always seems to take a half second for the viking to start moving. –  Peter Recore Sep 6 '10 at 15:18
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Once you've completed Lost Viking, are you able to select higher difficulties without first re-completing the game on the easiest setting?

There are no difficulty settings that you can select. The game gives you the option of starting back at the first level and gets progressively harder each time you choose to loop through it. Enemies get a little harder to kill and a little faster, and certain in-game elements change. For example, the 3rd level has laser barriers you have to dodge on subsequent play-throughs (level6, 9, etc).

Presumably there is a score multiplier when playing the harder modes; what are they and how many difficulties are there?

Nope. Enemies are worth the same number of points regardless of how many times you've looped through the game.

When returning to Lost Viking, my "high score" is always 0. Is this retained if you save after leaving the arcade game?

It's always retained my highest score from within that campaign. I haven't checked to see if your high score persists to game sessions in other campaign play-throughs.

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Once you've completed Lost Viking, are you able to select higher difficulties without first re-completing the game on the easiest setting?

No. The game consists of three levels. Once you beat the Terra-tron for the first time you're given the option to replay those same three levels on a harder difficulty setting or to quit. The second and any subsequent playthroughs continue to add to your current score. I've not yet been able to confirm how the game changes.

Presumably there is a score multiplier when playing the harder modes; what are they and how many difficulties are there?

I now doubt the existence of score multipliers and there's no reason to think the game can't theoretically be played indefinitely.

When returning to Lost Viking, my "high score" is always 0. Is this retained if you save after leaving the arcade game?

It would appear the "High Score" is broken: in my experience there are no circumstances where it will reflect your previous best.


As an aside: If you have played Lost Viking and wondered about the significance of the Terra-tron, it formed the basis of one of Blizzard's 2009 April Fools jokes, complete with streaming video (annoyingly, you have follow that link twice if you've not visited their site previously).

More trivia: The Lost Vikings is side-scrolling puzzle/platform video game developed by Blizzard. The Starcraft II minigame is obviously a play on that.

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