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Knight Orc

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[In-game screen]
Full titleKnight Orc
Year of release1987
PublisherRainbird Software Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Level 9 Computing Ltd (Pete Austin, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
TypeAdventure: Text
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£14.95 (£19.95 for disk version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoFeatures Padlock Protection
Features Bookware
Also listed on Freebase
RemarksThe novella is required in order to play parts 2 and 3.
SPOT comments1. Loosed Orc; 2. A Kind of Magic; 3. Hordes of the Mountain King
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and MSX
An unofficial conversion exists for the Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.23 (37 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator KnightOrc.tzx.zip231,526(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012439006435
KnightOrc.dsk.zip209,337(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator KnightOrcPart1-LoosedOrc.z80.zip47,354((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator KnightOrcPart2-AKindOfMagic.z80.zip57,792((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator KnightOrcPart3-HordesOfTheMountainKing.z80.zip58,167((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)

Additional material
KnightOrc.gif2,194(Loading screen)
KnightOrc.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
KnightOrc.gif3,151(In-game screen)
KnightOrc.txt18,463(English instructions)
KnightOrc_TheSignOfTheOrc-Novella.html97,060(English instructions)
KnightOrc.jpg108,366(Cassette inlay)
KnightOrc_Novella+Playguide-Cover.jpg126,239(Novella + playguide)
KnightOrc_RainbirdHintRequest.jpg73,027(Rainbird hint request)

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Magazine references
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