Volgarr the Viking

A resolutely old-school 2D platformer, Volgarr is tough but ultimately delightful.

Volgarr the Viking review

To paraphrase the legendary Nigel Tufnell, how much retro could Volgarr the Viking be? The answer is none. None more retro.

In an indie scene where everyone and his pixel art dog is riffing on the games of the 1980s, Volgarr is the real deal. This is not retro as a surface affectation, though it captures the look to a tee, but a veritable miracle: a game that could have been deep frozen in 1987 and thawed out last week, so complete is its adherence to the way we used to play.

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