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 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.


King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Walking along in a forest
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Outside a church
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Apple IIgs Little Red Riding Hood.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne PC Booter The Batmobile! (PCjr)

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* (37938)
great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well DOS Gothicgene (83)

Critic Reviews

Techtite Apple II 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 6 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Aug, 1986 9.75 out of 10 98
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 61 out of 100 61
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.
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