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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

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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.


King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Atari ST Trees.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Title screen (Hercules graphics)
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Apple II Game intro: Graham in now king, but he's lonely and wants a wife.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Flying on a magic carpet.

Alternate Titles

  • "KQ2" -- Informal abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Whosoever plays this game will have to remember their fairy tales DOS *Katakis* (37801)
great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well DOS Gothicgene (83)

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 6 100
Techtite Apple II 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Adventure-Treff DOS Sep 13, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 61 out of 100 61
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Nov 15, 1999 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Gamers DOS Oct 28, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 59 out of 100 59
Just Adventure DOS 1999 C 50


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  • 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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