Rescuing Orc

This is a game targeting the Commodore 64/128, both PAL and NTSC.

Loading screen In-game screen - Black Forest In-game screen - Rocky Mountains

How far would you go to help a friend?

When your best friend Orc (an orc, coincidentally) didn’t show up for tea after a couple of weeks, it was pretty clear something had happened to him.

Armed with your trusty sword, enter the dangerous World of Magica where things are not always what they seem, including you: a goblin with good character!

This is a mission to find what happened to your friend, starting deep in the Black Forest and exploring 5 different areas, from the perilous Rocky Mountains to the dark corridors of Bluestone Keep.

You can watch a short teaser video of the game.

Loading instructions

To load the game from diskette type: LOAD"*",8,1

And press RETURN. The game will load and run automatically.


The game can be controlled with the keyboard or a joystick on port #2.

Menu screen:

  • 1: music on/off
  • Joystick fire: start game with joystick
  • Space: start game with keyboard

In game controls:

Joystick Keyboard Result
up q jump
left o move left
right p move right
down a action
fire space slash / dismiss text

Press 1 to pause/resume the game and STOP to exit.

Rescuing Orc Collector’s Edition

The game is available on diskette, cassette and cartridge. Please visit Rescuing Orc at Poly Play online shop for further information.


Version 1.0.2 (2017-08-23): (D64 and manual inside)

Thanks to Antxiko, José María Velo, Fran Loscos, Rob Caporetto, Ant Stiller, Graham Axten and Roy Fielding for their help testing the game.

If you don’t have the hardware, you can still play it in an emulator.

Last updated Oct 21, 2023