Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Viking Raiders'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

This sleeper hit was one of the initial Firebird Silver releases.

The rules are pretty simple which makes it easy to get to grips with, but like all good strategy games there are certain subtleties that you'll only pick up with a lot of practice; the basic Viking warriors are the bulk of your force and necessary to capture castles, but catapults can be devastatingly powerful with accurate supporting fire and boats, although an expensive gamble, can allow you to outflank opponents and break out of an isolated corner.

Don't be fooled by the primitive graphics and obvious use of BASIC here; this is a fun strategy game, especially so with multiple players.