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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (Atari ST)

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Description

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the interface, which are usually combination of verbs and nouns. The game is similar to its predecessor in structure and gameplay system. Like Daventry, Kolyma is a large cyclical world consisting of interconnected screens. Compared to the first game, it is bigger and busier, with more locations and places of interest. Puzzles follow a similar format; knowledge of fairy tales is advisable for solving some of them, and complex solutions grant the player more points than a brute force approach possible in some cases.

Screenshots

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Atari ST King Graham meets a mermaid
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Atari ST Standing near a pretty little pond
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Atari ST A stake is next to that tree.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Atari ST Inside the chapel

Alternate Titles

  • "KQ2" -- Informal abbreviated title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1986 9.75 out of 10 98
Tilt Jun, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 61 out of 100 61

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Trivia

References

  • The game has several easter eggs, including a cameo appearance of the Batmobile outside of the evil witch's cave.
  • In the "Pegasus" section, if you look in a hole in one of the screens, it'll play a quick demo for Space Quest, whose designers also worked on this game.
Information also contributed by -Chris and WizardX

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Belboz (6513) added King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (Atari ST) on Jan 26, 2003
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