King's Quest series

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King's Quest: Quest for the Crown
   Walkthrough
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
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King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human
   Walkthrough
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
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King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
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King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
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   Hints
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
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King's Quest Collection
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity
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King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest: Quest for the CrownType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 07/1983
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line

The beginning of what was to become one of the greatest adventure games in the computer industry, King's Quest: Quest For The Crown was first released in July 1983. The game was commissioned by IBM as a showpiece for their PCjr and was the first game to support EGA color cards.

Story line: The King of Daventry is nearing the end of his life. Tragically, he has no heir to carry on the royal line, and he worries that his kingdom will be left without a leader. Daventry is already a shadow of its former glory, as the three treasures of the realm have been lost to the ages. And so the king summons his bravest knight, Sir Graham, and sets him on the quest - return all three of the lost treasures and the throne will be his. Not an easy task, but the recovery of the Mirror, the Chest of Gold, and the Shield will take Sir Graham through mythical perils and magical dangers, and forge a new kingdom from the ruins of the old!

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS
Processor: XT/compatible
Memory:  
Graphics Card: VGA graphics, 16 colors
EGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card:  
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 5¼″ Floppy Drive
Controls: Keyboard
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing the ThroneType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 05/1985
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line

The first sequel to the original King's Quest game is released in 1985. The main character in the original King's Quest, Sir Graham, is now King Graham, inheritor of the Daventry throne. But he is a king without a queen, and his subjects fear the heirless fate that befell his predecessor.

One day, Graham beholds a dreadful sight in the magic Mirror - a beautiful woman held captive in a secret tower! Smitten, the king vows to release her. His search for three magical keys will lead him to an enchanted land on the other side of the world. To claim his future bride, Graham must explore underground caverns, eerie towers, and ocean wonderlands. He also rides flying carpets and meets and mingles with legendary characters like King Neptune and Count Dracula!

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS
Processor: XT/compatible
Memory:  
Graphics Card: EGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card:  
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 5¼″ Floppy Drive
Controls: Keyboard
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir Is HumanType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 10/01/1986
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human was first introduced in 1986. You will step into the tattered shoes of Gwydion, a young slave whose existence has been spent serving the powerful and evil wizard Manannan. But now your usefulness to him is ending, and a landmark birthday approaches - you are certain that Manannan will choose to end your miserable life that day. With nothing left to lose, you must finally dare to learn the wizard's magic spells, explore the world outside the tower you've called home, and finally challenge the wizard himself to save your own skin and discover the awesome secret of your own past!

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS
Processor: XT/compatible
Memory:  
Graphics Card: EGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card:  
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 5¼″ Floppy Drive
Controls: Keyboard
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of RosellaType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 09/1988
Developer: Sierra Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella was first released in 1988 and was a very successful game. It included new support for optional audio cards and was the first 3-D Animated Adventure to use Sierra's improved graphics system, and allow the player to use a mouse to move their character around the landscape. In King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella King, Graham is hanging up his adventurer's cap for good! With his beautiful queen at his side and his kingdom momentarily at peace, he prepares to pass that symbol of his questing youth to one of his two children. But before he can speak, he collapses, struck down by a fell magical disease!

Now his fate lies in the hands of his daughter Rosella, who must journey to a faraway land on a frantic search for the one item that can save her father from certain death. But when Good and Evil vie for the throne of Faerie, you can bet that no task is as simple as it seems.

Soon, the ailing Faerie Queen has Rosella on a quest of her own, to stop an evil sorceress from taking over. Only by saving the faeries can Rosella save her father - but who's going to save Rosella from ogres, witches, and ghosts?

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS
Processor: XT/compatible
Memory:  
Graphics Card: EGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 5¼″ and 3½″ Floppy Drive
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go YonderType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 11/09/1990
Developer: Sierra Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

King's Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder was released in 1990 and was one of the first games released on a CD and was to be Sierra's first million dollar-plus development effort. With 256 color CGA and fifty voice actors, King's Quest V shattered all known records for computer games. 

In King's Quest V, a year has passed since Princess Rosella's journey to Tamir and King Graham's health has been fully restored. The Royal Family of Daventry is whole once more and all is well with the Kingdom. But unbeknownst to Graham, his beloved family will soon be in grave danger!

Somewhere far away, a powerful presence watches the castle of Daventry with evil intent. Mordack, a wizard even more powerful than the late Manannan, has concocted a dreadful plan: to capture the castle of Daventry and the Royal Family within. He waits for the right moment to strike - when King Graham will be helpless to stop him. On that fateful day, King Graham will return home to find that his castle and his family have disappeared. Graham must don his adventurer's cap once again and find Mordack before harm can come to Rosella, Alexander, and Valanice. With Cedric the owl, his reluctant guide, Graham journeys through forests, across deserts, over mountains and oceans in search of the evil wizard who holds the Royal Family and the castle in his grasp.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1
Processor: Intel 286
Memory:  
Graphics Card: VGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 3½″ Floppy Drive or 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone TomorrowType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 09/30/1992
Developer: Sierra Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow was released in 1992 and was a great Epic, not only in the Adventure gaming genre, but also what was to be the new age of multimedia computers.

In King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow, Prince Alexander sits in the throne room of Daventry, longing for the beautiful Cassima. Suddenly, just as it had done a score of years ago for his father, the magic Mirror sprang to life to show him an image of his beloved. But one look at her distraught face made it clear that something terrible had happened to her! Immediately, Alexander sets off by ship for her home - the Kingdom of the Green Isles. Rather unfortunately for Alexander, the Green isles are surrounded by rocks and reefs, and he is shipwrecked. Washed up on the shore with little more than his signet ring and a single coin, he must unravel the twisted schemes of an evil vizier, restore the kingdom to its rightful rulers, and win back Cassima's heart... before she is married to someone else!

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1
Processor: Intel 286
Memory:  
Graphics Card: VGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space:  
Drives: 3½″ Floppy Drive or 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: n/a

Hints

To help get past the logic cliffs, refer to the list of symbols and details below:

King's Quest VI logic cliff symbols
King's Quest VI logic cliff symbols

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

King's Quest VII: The Princeless BrideType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 11/23/1994
Developer: Sierra Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride was released in 1994 and was only available in CD format. It not only set new standards for game graphics, but also rivaled or surpassed the animation available on TV or film.

In King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride Rosella of Daventry is reaching marriageable age and her mother Valanice hopes to find a suitable match for her daughter. Unfortunately, Rosella has no interest, either in the men her mother has chosen or in marriage itself!

As the two of them walk in the woods, discussing this very subject, Rosella sees a small dragon sprite leap from a pond, leaving behind it an image of a fantastic castle floating in the clouds. Intrigued, and feeling mischievous, Rosella dives into the pond and disappears. Valanice leaps in after her, and the two find themselves drawn into a vortex of magical energy and separated. Now each woman must pursue her own quest - Rosella to save the Volcanix Underground from the evil witch Malicia, and Valanice to find her daughter. Before they can be reunited, each must cross the land of Eldritch, face the dangers of Ooga Booga, delve into the world of spirits and legends and finally confront Malicia in the heart of an active volcano!

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1
Processor: Intel 486DX 25 MHz
Memory: 8MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256 colors, 640 X 480 resolution
DirectX:  
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 5 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Multiplayer: n/a

King's Quest Collection

King's Quest CollectionType: Adventure
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 1995
Developer: Sierra Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

The King's Quest Collection is the series of King's Quest games, including other popular Sierra titles.

Below is a listing of the software in this package:

  • King's Quest 1-7
  • Roberta William's Mixed-up Mother Goose Deluxe
  • The Dagger of Amon Ra
  • The Colonel's Bequest
  • Sneak Peak of King's Quest: Mask of Eternity (i.e. King's Quest 8)

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1
Processor: Intel 486 25 MHz
Memory: 8MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256-colors capable, 640 x 480 resolution
DirectX:  
Sound Card: Sound card with DAC
Hard Drive Space:  
CD/DVD Drive: 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Multiplayer: n/a

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