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Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown (DOS)

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Description

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown is a remake of King's Quest. It uses Sierra's 16-color SCI game interpreter, making it visually similar to the series' fourth installment, with more detailed EGA full-screen graphics and optional mouse support, while retaining text-based input and interaction. This version also has a musical score that supports sound cards, as opposed to the speaker-only output of the original release.

Several changes have been made to the game's locations and script. A few new characters appear in the remake, and some of the conversations feature additional lines. A number of puzzles have slightly different solutions, and some objects are found in different places than they were in the original version.

Screenshots

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS Introduction
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS The well. (EGA)
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS How can I get through that little door? (EGA)
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS Title screen

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User Reviews

Another Sierra remake, but not in the same vein as later ones. *Katakis* (37821) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A fun game slammed for all the wrong reasons anton treuenfels (37) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
An experiment that failed in terms of gameplay. Trixter (8734) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
Better graphics, better sounds... better game? Qlberts (57) unrated

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 20, 1999 5 out of 5 100
Adventure Gamers Aug 25, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameZebo Aug 06, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

There is a severe bug in KQ1 (the remake) that causes your character sprite to "fall" into the river and keep on falling--off the bottom of the screen, looping back to the top, endlessly. You have to reboot to get out of the game when this happens.

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Eurythmic (2600) added Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown (DOS) on Nov 16, 1999
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