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Ork

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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4.5
Atari ST
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4.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ork Amiga Funeral
Ork Atari ST Most boss battles are pretty straight-forward.
Ork Atari ST That ceiling tube dispenses nastiness by the bucket-load!
Ork Atari ST Another weird creature/mini-boss!

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga 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.
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