Orc Attack, ZX Spectrum

First published by Thorn EMI (and Creative Sparks) on the ZX Spectrum in 1984, Orc Attack is a great little game in which you play as a knight, defending a castle rampart from attacking orcs.

They raise ladders and climb up – trying to take you out. And it’s your job to hack them down and drop boiling oil on them, to stop them from succeeding.

Orc Attack is one of those simple games with timeless, humorous gameplay. The arrow in the eye animation is also funny too. It never gets old.

I’m not sure if Orc Attack is a clone of something else, or wholly original. I will have to look into that. One thing I am certain of, though, is that Orc Attack is still fun to play and grab nowadays.

More: Orc Attack on Wikipedia

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