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level9.zip *
Z80/​KGHTORC{1,2,3}.Z80
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Application
Play online (BBC Micro version)
It is not clear whether a version of Knight Orc for the BBC Micro/​Master was ever officially released. The copy seen here was recovered from a "play test" disc which was found at the Centre for Computing History.
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Manual *
Contains KNIGHT.HTM
'The Sign of the Orc' novella *
Contains KNIGHT.HTM
Accompanying novella, by Peter McBride
KnightOrc.clues
Original Level 9 clue sheet
KnightOrc.sol
solution
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Knight Orc

by Pete Austin

Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction
1987

(based on 17 ratings)
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About the Story

Knight Orc casts you as an oppressed orc in a magical world where all is not as it first seems. For generations humans have been persecuting orcs, and now it's time to get your own back.

A fantasy adventure in three parts:

  • Loosed Orc
  • A Kind of Magic
  • Hordes of the Mountain King


Game Details

Editorial Reviews

Crash

Never has so much been packed on so few chips for so many. Knight Orc is so complex it's an absolute pleasure to play - not so much a game, more of a book in which you can write your own ending. The text is beautifully-written, both interesting and informative story; the vocabulary is extremely user-friendly and 'real' sentences or even paragraphs can be constructed. But what makes Knight Orc so atmospheric is the number of characters roaming about the place - they don't just exist as in most adventures, they actually have lives all of their own, just as much as the player.
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SPAG
The puzzles, jokes, characters and parser are all up to par with the best that Infocom had to offer. I suspect that this game did not receive the props that it should have due to its subject manner -- playing the "bad guy" didn't really become in style until "Syndicate." While Grindleguts is a greedy, violent, angry little pit he is also a character worthy of our respect. Especially among the piles of spods he's running around with. I suspect that the background characters in Knight Orc are set to mirror the kind of individuals we (the gaming community) can't -- in theory -- stand or relate to in real life. Jocks, Girls, urchins, soldiers... one can make the argument that when they are in our world (a game) they should be the outsiders. Knight Orc describes them with as much distaste as we normally get in "their" environments. Bloody fabulous.
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Non-Infocom games of commercial era worth playing by tekket
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Wandering NPCs by Fredrik
I have always been fascinated with games that have several wandering and independent NPCs, especially when you have the ability to try to order them around. This sets the stage for a game where no one session is like any other, and even...

More than it appears to be... by dacharya64
I'm looking for games that aren't exactly what they seem. Perhaps they come across as simple or romantic or anything really, the point is that things take a turn for the worse (or perhaps the better) and everything begins to change....

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