Okay, so State of Emergency wasn’t the GTA III-killer that Rockstar hyped it up to be. So, what? Sometimes it’s fun to play an embarrassingly dumb game about throwing things into other things. I want to flip cars and incite an angry mob!
Though SoE is forgotten by most, When Vikings Attack captures that same kinetic energy and stupidity, albeit in arcade form.
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When Vikings Attack is a top-down brawler combined with dodge ball. Sounds awesome, right? You control a mob and throw things at enemy mobs, until you clear the small rectangular arena and are shuffled off to the next one. There is some nuance to the combat, but that’s pretty much all you do.
The size of your mob is your health bar. As you take damage, your mob buddies will run off. You can dash and chase after them, but if they get away, you’ll lose some lifting power as well. To lift cars and other big objects, you’ll need a large mob. If you are left with only one guy, you won’t be able to lift much.