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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 I bet if Samus was here, that statue would've come to life!
Ork Amiga Computer terminals can give you a zoomed out view of your surroundings.
Ork Amiga Our hero, Ku-Kabul looks suspiciously like an evil red chicken
Ork Atari ST In Ork, this is the closest thing to an end-boss you will get

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User Reviews

A fun and addictive puzzle/action platform outing from Psygnosis. Amiga Nick Drew (370)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 77 out of 100 77
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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