Ork (Amiga)

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Ork tells the story of a young alien military cadet Ku-Kabul, who is beamed town to the surface of Ixion - the planet of trials. Once on the surface, he must complete 5 survival boot camps and become the Legion-Command Officer or die trying.

A sidescrolling action-adventure developed by WJS Design and published by Psygnosis (Shadow of the Beast, Leander), Ork features five expansive levels characteristic of Psygnosis games of the era. While slightly similar to the same firm's earlier Killing Game Show, Ork's presentation is more polished, and the gameplay is less hectic.

In addition to blasting enemies, the player must complete tasks reminiscent of adventure games. Examples including locating and delivering a payment to a gate keeper, finding a specific key to open a door, or locating an orb to deflect lasers.

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Ork Amiga ..as well as a rather deadly sub-world!
Ork Amiga The impressive "rotating" text routine makes the credits hard to read.
Ork Amiga See? Told ya!
Ork Amiga This world contains lots and lots of instant death

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A fun and addictive puzzle/action platform outing from Psygnosis. Nick Drew (371) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Nov, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Jun, 1992 57 out of 100 57

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Trivia

The striking cover art is the cropped version of a painting by Richard Clifton-Dey called Behemoth's World. It was previously used as the cover for Blue Öyster Cult's 1980 album Cultösaurus Erectus.
DarkFalzX (4689) added Ork (Amiga) on Dec 28, 2006
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