Orc Attack (Creative Sparks) Review | Personal Computer Games - Everygamegoing

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Orc Attack
By Creative Sparks
Atari 400/800

Published in Personal Computer Games #9

Orc Attack

Orcs are not, by any stretch of the imagination, nice people. Instead of waiting for an invitation, like civilised folk, they just come charging at your walls with arrows and spears without so much as a 'by your leave' or a 'may I?'. An Englishman's home is his castle. In this case it's a castle anyway. So there you are patrolling your battlements and moving about like a glove puppet.

Down below are those vulgar Orcs. They stride around purposefully and you can see they're evil because they have enormous green, beaky noses. Some fire aay at you with crossbows, while others get ladders to scale the walls. But you are not defenceless: at either side of the screen are cauldrons of boiling oil and swords.

Oil is a particularly potent weapon. When a horde of Orcs is nearing the top of the ladders, you sneak up, give it to them and watch them take a tumble.

The swords are for when they reach the top. You grab one and slash away at Orc after Orc. This is pretty dangerous as you run the risk of getting a crossbow bolt in your eye, which takes some time to pull out.

You have two lives and next to this number is displayed the number of hits you can take before losing one. When you're out of lives there is a gruesome scene as your head drops off and falls to the ground.

As well as ordinary Orcs you will also come up against a sorcerer and his evil spirits, Stone Warts and Demon Trolls.

The game is good fun, but is definitely not for those of a nervous disposition. Graphics seem a little blurred for the Atari but the sound is adequate.