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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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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 a verb/noun sequence. Like the first game, a good knowledge of fairy tales is required to solve some puzzles.


Screenshots

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS The antique shop
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Title Screen (CGA Composite)
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Opening screen
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Game beginning (Hercules graphics)

Alternate Titles

  • "KQ2" -- Informal abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Whosoever plays this game will have to remember their fairy tales *Katakis* (37741) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well Gothicgene (83) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 6 100
Adventure-Treff Sep 13, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 15, 1999 3 out of 5 60
Just Games Retro Apr 29, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Oct 28, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 59 out of 100 59
Just Adventure 1999 C 50

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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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Andy Roark (253) added King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) on May 19, 1999
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (32481), Andy Roark (253), *Katakis* (37741), Garcia (4783) and Belboz (6553)