The Lost Vikings (Genesis)
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The Lost Vikings is a puzzle platformer made by the same company that would go on to make the likes of Warcraft and StarCraft. It's also available on SNES, GBA, DOS and Amiga.
The Genesis/Mega Drive version has five exclusive levels that are not present in any other version of the game, bringing the level count up from 37 to 42.
Extra Level 1 (Level 11) - TR33
A level in Prehistoria that takes place outdoors. Don't confuse this level with TRSS.
Extra Level 2 (Level 18) - SNDS
A level in Egypt that takes place outdoors with a few underground bits. There are quicksand pits so you'll need to activate bridges to let Baleog and Olaf across.
Extra Level 3 (Level 19) - TMPL
Another outdoor level in Egypt and this one has a large temple to get through. As this and SNDS aren't in any other version of the game, QCKS is the only Egypt level in other versions that takes place outdoors.
Extra Level 4 (Level 25) - RVTS
A Factory level. There are massive spike pits in this level that Baleog and Olaf must cross, and Erik has to climb through a ceiling to proceed.
Extra Level 5 (Level 37) - PDDY
An indoor level in Wacky World. Has the usual air pumps as well as a gas tank also seen in NFL8.
This version also happens to be the only version of any Lost Vikings game to support more than two players if a multitap is used. Gameplay is much like in two-player mode, except that Player 1 always controls Erik, Player 2 always controls Baleog and Player 3 always controls Olaf.
There is an unused variant of the Egypt theme hidden in the ROM.