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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 Amiga Broken viaduct
Knight Orc Apple II Someone Woke Me Up
Knight Orc Macintosh Game start
Knight Orc Amstrad CPC I guess the joust didn't go my way.

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Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1987 36 out of 40 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 84 out of 100 84
SPAG DOS Oct 11, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
Your Amiga Amiga Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II 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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