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King's Quest (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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User Reviews

How a fairy tale expert can become alligator food אולג 小奥 (171551) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The original King of Computer Games. Vaelor (377) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Welcome to the wonderful world of King's Quest. *Katakis* (37839) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Original classic adventure game that started the best adventure series of all time! OlSkool_Gamer (99) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The one that started it all... Indra is here (19781) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Grossly overrated. NatsFan (130) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
A proto-type, not a classic jTrippy (63) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
The daddy of all adventure games. Scott Bergstrom (2) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
An oldie, but not a goodie Late (98) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.2
Overall MobyScore (79 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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100
The DOS Spirit
Få difor med deg det fyrste spelet i rekkja, og last ned King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown i dag, slik at du er klar til når omtalen av King’s Quest 2: Romancing the Throne kjem. Eg vel å gje dette spelet vår Golden DOS Spirit for Grahams episke entré til spelverda og anbefalar sterkt at du prøvar det ut.
100
Adventure Classic Gaming
Without a doubt, King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown is one of the best adventure games ever created. Every element in this game is a breakthrough for its time. It is here that gamers are introduced to the notion of a graphic adventure, a third person mode of play, and a new method of character control on screen. The graphics may be old-fashioned compared to today’s titles, but if you want to experience the origin of the graphic adventure genre, then you owe yourself an obligation to try out this title. I think every devoted adventure fan should experience the joy of playing this game, since it is this game that heralds the next golden age of adventure gaming.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Bien que son histoire soit simpliste, le premier épisode de King’s Quest a marqué l’histoire du jeu d’aventure, et du jeu vidéo tout court, en proposant une quête plus construite et des graphismes exceptionnels pour l’époque. Bien que le gameplay se révèle pour le moins contraignant et ait très mal vieilli, le jeu offre un challenge relevé dans un univers agréable, ancêtre de nombre de titres actuels. Il connaîtra lui-même plusieurs versions et remakes, ainsi que six suites.
75
Tilt
Un jeu d'aventure qui commence comme un conte et qui en a tous les ingrédients. Le graphisme est un peu en dessous de ce qu'autorise les PC. Certainement la version la moins réussie d'un titre existant sur Apple II et ST. Un excellent jeu quand même.
70
Adventure-Treff
Mit King's Quest: Quest for the Crown gelang Sierra ein Durchbruch in der Geschichte der interaktiven Unterhaltung, da die grafische Umsetzung das Zeitalter der Grafik-Adventures einleitete. Doch nach heutigen Maßstäben fallen auch viele negative Aspekte ins Gewicht, die den Spielspaß trüben und den Einstieg für Neulinge schwer machen: Das Parser-System verlangt genaue Eingaben und gibt bis auf Fehlermeldungen keine Hinweise. Die Tastatursteuerung ist hakelig und führt zu unnötigen Toden der Spielfigur. Insgesamt gibt es zu viele unfaire Passagen und Sackgassen, die der Spieler nicht vorhersehen oder vermeiden kann. Die Story und Figuren wirken ebenso wie ein Relikt aus einer Zeit, in der Storytelling erst in den Kinderschuhen steckte. Trotz der vielen technischen und spielerischen Unzulänglichkeiten hat die Spielwelt von Daventry aber nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren, da sie den Abenteuergeist des Spielers wie nur wenige andere Serien weckt.
60
Just Games Retro
Unlike many of Sierra's initial Quests, this one clearly wasn't written with a septilogy in mind. It's a fair game on its own, and an interesting cornerstone of the history of game development, but a fairly average adventure. You can see the seeds of greatness in the ideas and in the functionality and animation of even the AGI interpreter. But as far as the gameplay is concerned, only sign up if you're particularly interested in the idea of playing through some classic fables.
60
Adventure Gamers
I was ten years old the first time I played King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown. I bought it with my birthday money, back in the days when 3D simply meant your character could walk behind some things and in front of others (cutting-edge technology!) and text parsers still reigned supreme. This first King's Quest game is widely recognized as the grandfather of animated graphic adventures, and the hallmark of Sierra's two-decade dominance in the industry. It was initially released in 1983 to promote IBM's ill-fated PC Jr. Releases in a number of other formats followed, including a DOS version that used Sierra's 16-color, 160x200 resolution AGI (Advanced Graphics Interpreter) engine and still works on today's PCs.