Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

The Zork Trilogy is set in the ruins of an ancient empire lying far underground. You, a dauntless treasure-hunter, are venturing into this dangerous land in search of wealth and adventure. Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire.


Title Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
Authors Marc Blank and David Lebling
Difficulty Standard
Product Code IZ1

Game Statistics

Rooms 110
Words 697
Objects 60
Opcodes 6798

Packaging Details

[Original Personal Software Zork Image] The Personal Software version of Zork I was simply called Zork. It came in a plastic zip-lock bag containing the disk and a 36-page booklet.

The old "Folio" packaging of Zork I consisted of a blister pack (i.e. card with plastic tray) with either 5.25" disks or 8" disks. The only documentation was a piece of paper with the instructions.

The re-release of Zork I used the standard box format which consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained "The GUE: A History" by Froboz Munbar, an instruction manual, and a map.

The release of the Zork Trilogy included all three Zorks, "The GUE: A History" by Froboz Munbar, a zorkmid, a map, a Bozbarland travel brochure, a Grayslopes travel brochure, a stock certificate, and a letter from the Chairman of the Board of FrobozzCo.

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