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Download Blizzard Classics The Lost Vikings and Rock ‘n Roll Racing – For Free!

by - 10 years ago

If you love Vikings and/or racing, this one’s for you. Blizzard’s classic ’90s games (so classic that they were developed when the company was known as Silicon & Synapse!) The Lost Vikings and Rock ‘n Roll Racing are now available to download for free, straight from your Battle.net account page. Head over to ‘Download Game Clients‘ (underneath the green ‘Add a Game Key’ button) and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Both titles will appear under ‘Classic Games’, alongside another free Blizzard game, Blackthorne.

Non-US folks will need to use a small workaround: at the very bottom-left of the page when you log in you’ll see your region. Click it and change to ‘Americas – English (US)’. Hey presto! You can now access American account services.

Alternatively – with thanks to Reddit posters who pointed this out – you can simply click here, which will take you to the download page without needing a Battle.net account.

The Lost Vikings is a side-scrolling action/adventure game where the player fights to escape from the alien emperor Tomator, who has kidnapped the Vikings to use as exhibits in his zoo. On the way they travel through many different time periods, peppered with Blizzard’s own brand of tongue-in-cheek humour and art (one of the Vikings has a builder’s bum when he climbs down ladders).

The player controls three Vikings: Erik the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce (the names might be familiar to any WoW player – they were lost dwarfs in the Uldaman dungeon pre-Cataclysm and in an Alliance questline in the Badlands when that expansion was launched). The game focuses around the concept of solo-player teamwork, as you must make use of all of the Vikings’ abilities to get through a level. Erik can run fast, jump and charge enemies; Olaf can block with his shield, use it as a glider or as a step for Erik; Baleog can kill enemies with his sword or bow, and fire arrows to activate switches from afar.

Rock ‘n Roll Racing is a battle racer featuring what might be one of the period’s best heavy metal/rock music soundtracks; licensed titles include ‘Born to be Wild’ and ‘Bad to the Bone’. The game is set across several planets such as Serpentis, Aurora and Fleagull. Players can choose from one of six characters, with different mixtures of skill points in acceleration, top speed, cornering and jumping; Olaf also makes a cameo as a playable character, through cheat codes! The game uses an isometric viewpoint (which can be difficult to get used to) and courses quickly become littered with hazards from previous laps – including, but not limited to, mines, lava, oil slicks and snow storms.

Update: The version of RNRR being offered appears to be a demo version of the game, with only three levels available – and none of the game’s famous music.


JR Cook

JR has been writing for fan sites since 2000 and has been involved with Blizzard Exclusive fansites since 2003. JR was also a co-host for 6 years on the Hearthstone podcast Well Met! He helped co-found BlizzPro in 2013.

10 responses to “Download Blizzard Classics The Lost Vikings and Rock ‘n Roll Racing – For Free!”

  1. nyan Sha~ ♥ says:

    Nice! Excited to give this a try. 🙂

  2. Pedro Lima says:

    Cant we hv Warcraft 3 for free too ? ^^

    • omega riddler says:

      you should be able to get it really cheap online and redeem the install key on battle.net

  3. theAngryStag says:

    Now we need them in heroes of the storm, Dirt Devil would be awesome 😀

  4. zid says:

    hey Bliz. Thanks for the free stuff. Was wondering if you could port Diablo & Diablo II to android :3 I’ve watched people play the PS1 version of Diablo via an emulator on a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, and it’s like the game was meant to be on tablets.

    Come on Bliz. You know folks would gobble it up.

  5. Edward Hendry says:

    Disappointed that (contrary to what it says in the post) Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing is cut down so much. While it’s understandable that they wouldn’t be able to get the proper music in there, only 3 races, one music track and no choice of characters is a bit underwhelming.

    But I look forward to giving Lost Vikings and Blackthorne a go.

    • Malon says:

      Yeah, I wrote this article in the middle of the day so couldn’t check the games, but I’ve now added that info.

  6. andreas hagen says:

    if you want to check out some of these classical games, go check out my Youtube channel channel: