User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Ork

Ork Screenshots

Amiga version

Ork Amiga Title screen. The only part of the game with music.

Title screen. The only part of the game with music.

Ork Amiga The impressive "rotating" text routine makes the credits hard to read.

The impressive "rotating" text routine makes the credits hard to read.

Ork Amiga I just love these loading screens

I just love these loading screens

Ork Amiga Our hero, Ku-Kabul looks suspiciously like an evil red chicken

Our hero, Ku-Kabul looks suspiciously like an evil red chicken

Ork Amiga All the enemies in Ork are very well animated

All the enemies in Ork are very well animated

Ork Amiga Hmm, this guy looks like he wants something!

Hmm, this guy looks like he wants something!

Ork Amiga The very first boss! You better get used to fighting these.

The very first boss! You better get used to fighting these.

Ork Amiga Another lovely loading screen

Another lovely loading screen

Ork Amiga Computer terminals have many functions, including a user-unfriendly save and load features

Computer terminals have many functions, including a user-unfriendly save and load features

Ork Amiga The giant alien behind Ku-Kabul is nothing but a statue. Bummer.

The giant alien behind Ku-Kabul is nothing but a statue. Bummer.

Ork Amiga Did something die around here?!

Did something die around here?!

Ork Amiga Nice doggie!

Nice doggie!

Ork Amiga Computer terminals can give you a zoomed out view of your surroundings.

Computer terminals can give you a zoomed out view of your surroundings.

Ork Amiga Level 3 loading screen

Level 3 loading screen

Ork Amiga Level 3 looks all nice and organic

Level 3 looks all nice and organic

Ork Amiga I don't have to take crap from no wall fixture!

I don't have to take crap from no wall fixture!

Ork Amiga Some nice-looking killer bees.

Some nice-looking killer bees.

Ork Amiga There's acid.. and dragons... trippy!

There's acid.. and dragons... trippy!

Ork Amiga That's one big boss!

That's one big boss!

Ork Amiga I bet if Samus was here, that statue would've come to life!

I bet if Samus was here, that statue would've come to life!

Ork Amiga Oh, no! The Lemmings are coming!

Oh, no! The Lemmings are coming!

Ork Amiga Level 4 loading screen

Level 4 loading screen

Ork Amiga This world contains lots and lots of instant death

This world contains lots and lots of instant death

Ork Amiga ..as well as a rather deadly sub-world!

..as well as a rather deadly sub-world!

Ork Amiga See? Told ya!

See? Told ya!

Ork Amiga Continue? Note that the game never actually tells you how many continues you actually have.

Continue? Note that the game never actually tells you how many continues you actually have.

Ork Amiga Funeral

Funeral

Ork Amiga More funeral

More funeral


Ork Screenshots

Atari ST version

Ork Atari ST Roger Dean was here.

Roger Dean was here.

Ork Atari ST Things aren't all a-scrolling like in the Amiga version.

Things aren't all a-scrolling like in the Amiga version.

Ork Atari ST A pretty loading screen.

A pretty loading screen.

Ork Atari ST It's almost like playing the Amiga version with the red RGB cable cut.

It's almost like playing the Amiga version with the red RGB cable cut.

Ork Atari ST Nicely animated pole-crawling thingies.

Nicely animated pole-crawling thingies.

Ork Atari ST Most boss battles are pretty straight-forward.

Most boss battles are pretty straight-forward.

Ork Atari ST Place the gold under the sign to proceed to the next level.

Place the gold under the sign to proceed to the next level.

Ork Atari ST Wheee! And another pretty loading screen!

Wheee! And another pretty loading screen!

Ork Atari ST I just love all the random dead things you can find while playing this game.

I just love all the random dead things you can find while playing this game.

Ork Atari ST In Soviet Russia the dog shoots YOU!

In Soviet Russia the dog shoots YOU!

Ork Atari ST Awesome level architecture galore!

Awesome level architecture galore!

Ork Atari ST This used to be a level boss... before it lost its head.

This used to be a level boss... before it lost its head.

Ork Atari ST More pretty loading screens.

More pretty loading screens.

Ork Atari ST That ceiling tube dispenses nastiness by the bucket-load!

That ceiling tube dispenses nastiness by the bucket-load!

Ork Atari ST Almost too much going on here! Thankfully Ku-Kabul is not a one-hit wonder.

Almost too much going on here! Thankfully Ku-Kabul is not a one-hit wonder.

Ork Atari ST Some killer Bees, yo!

Some killer Bees, yo!

Ork Atari ST Thank you weird craw-thing!

Thank you weird craw-thing!

Ork Atari ST This giant ant-thing could chase the player around. Alas, it just sits there.

This giant ant-thing could chase the player around. Alas, it just sits there.

Ork Atari ST These graphics never get any less impressive. Ever.

These graphics never get any less impressive. Ever.

Ork Atari ST Unlike the Amiga version Lemmings here DO hit the ground!

Unlike the Amiga version Lemmings here DO hit the ground!

Ork Atari ST Almost there!

Almost there!

Ork Atari ST World 3's level-end gate.

World 3's level-end gate.

Ork Atari ST Welcome to the next level.

Welcome to the next level.

Ork Atari ST World 4, where things get deadlier by an order of magnitude.

World 4, where things get deadlier by an order of magnitude.

Ork Atari ST Behold the wrath of this pissed-off shroom elf.

Behold the wrath of this pissed-off shroom elf.

Ork Atari ST Another weird creature/mini-boss!

Another weird creature/mini-boss!

Ork Atari ST Moments like this is why I love old Psygnosis games.

Moments like this is why I love old Psygnosis games.

Ork Atari ST All that headache for 3 bloody coins?!

All that headache for 3 bloody coins?!

Ork Atari ST Dobby KILL!

Dobby KILL!

Ork Atari ST ..and this, unfortunately is as far as the Fuzion release will let you play.

..and this, unfortunately is as far as the Fuzion release will let you play.

Ork Atari ST Go ahead, continue...

Go ahead, continue...

Ork Atari ST On other hand, if you get any other release of the game level 5 loads just fine

On other hand, if you get any other release of the game level 5 loads just fine

Ork Atari ST You will be assaulted by a large numbers of seriously vicious enemies.

You will be assaulted by a large numbers of seriously vicious enemies.

Ork Atari ST ..as well as some serious slow-down

..as well as some serious slow-down

Ork Atari ST ..and handicapped apes..

..and handicapped apes..

Ork Atari ST Continuing the tradition from stage 4, this level also has a sub-world!

Continuing the tradition from stage 4, this level also has a sub-world!

Ork Atari ST Here our hero faces a venom-spitting, Nazi-helmet-wearing, armor-plated skeletal monkey.

Here our hero faces a venom-spitting, Nazi-helmet-wearing, armor-plated skeletal monkey.

Ork Atari ST In Ork, this is the closest thing to an end-boss you will get

In Ork, this is the closest thing to an end-boss you will get

Ork Atari ST Ku-Kabul knows how to make an impressive exit...

Ku-Kabul knows how to make an impressive exit...

Ork Atari ST THE END

THE END