I'm playing 3-player Lost Vikings on Genesis. I read online that, in the SNES version, you can "give" the camera to somebody else by pressing L+R. I tried X+Z (both switch-player buttons) but it doesn't seem to work. Am I missing something?

  • Did you try the select button? That would seem to be the most obvious button to use. – Zibbobz Nov 8 '13 at 14:02
  • Trying to fix the tag, "lost-viking" refers to something from Starcraft II. This game is called "The Lost Vikings". – Cory J Nov 8 '13 at 21:13
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    @Zibbobz - Not sure if trolling. Where is the select button?!! upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/… – Cory J Nov 8 '13 at 21:18
  • @Cory J Huh...could've swron the Sega controller had a Select button. – Zibbobz Nov 8 '13 at 21:27

To switch Vikings on the Genesis:

3 button controller:

Start + D-Pad Left or Right

6 button controller:

X or Z

I personally have always had the three button controllers. I found this article for assistance on the controls for The Lost Vikings on Genesis.

On an unrelated note, this is one of the best childhood memories for me.

Edit: I was misunderstanding that you were doing the three player extension. In this case to switch between players you have to use:

A + B + C

This will cause undesired actions to happen, I don't know if this was overlooked when the game was published for the Genesis or not.

More on this information can be found on this website.

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  • Right, but with 3 players nobody can "switch vikings". The camera follows the last viking standing -- if everybody dies, the last one down gets the camera on the next play-through. Sometimes, you want to stick the camera to another player. I found this question on Gamefaqs about Lost Vikings 2 on SNES -- that's the closest I've come so far. Maybe it's just not possible? Seems like a big oversight if that's the case. – James B Nov 9 '13 at 17:43
  • See my edit about using A+B+C on the Genesis. This is kind of a pain from what I understand. I would recommend not having any inventory item selected before doing this and if you do have something selected in your inventory I would choose something that can be wasted. – Ryan Nov 11 '13 at 13:49

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