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Knight Orc is a text adventure with graphics. The protagonist, Gringleguts the Orc, swears revenge on all humankind for the treatment of his race. The game flows in real time; each person and creature goes on about their daily lives and follows their schedule. So, if the protagonist revisits an area and finds a person that was previously there gone, it may mean that the person in question is in another location. The player's decisions and timing play a key role to the game's outcome.


Knight Orc Commodore 64 And if you compare the screenshots between the computers, you will see that artwork was adapted to fit the machine.
Knight Orc Atari ST Title screen
Knight Orc Macintosh Game start
Knight Orc Amstrad CPC Welcome message

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 10 out of 10 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1987 905 out of 1000 90
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1987 36 out of 40 90
Happy Computer Atari ST 1986 77 out of 100 77
Your Amiga Amiga Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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The Rainbird release of Knight Orc includes the novella "The Sign of the Orc" by Peter McBride.


  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner Up category Adventure Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • Jolt Country Page (A fan site providing information on the characters, a download of the "Sign of the Orc" novella, a review of the game, a map of the world, and a solution guide.)
  • Knight Orc Walkthrough (Step by step solution .. on IF Legends)
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