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DescriptionThe king and queen gave birth to two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one.
Alexander, meanwhile, is taken to a faraway land of Llewdor. Named Gwydion, Alexander becomes a slave to an evil wizard called Manannan who prepares to kill Alexander on his 18th birthday, for fear that he would discover the wizard's spells and use them against him.
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human is an adventure game; as in any other game using the AGI engine, you move your hero, Alexander, with arrow keys and control his actions by typing commands (which are typically verb/noun phrases).
- "KQ3" -- Common abbreviation
- "King's Quest III" -- In-game title
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The Press Says
|The DOS Spirit||DOS||Dec 12, 2008||6 out of 6||100|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||DOS||Nov 20, 1998||4 out of 5||80|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Oct, 1987||740 out of 1000||74|
|Adventure-Treff||DOS||Jul 23, 2011||70|
|Just Games Retro||DOS||Jul 14, 2007||70|
|Adventure Gamers||DOS||Nov 24, 2005||70|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||Amiga||1993||63 out of 100||63|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||Atari ST||1993||63 out of 100||63|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||DOS||1993||62 out of 100||62|
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TriviaIf you had CGA and the wizard used a powerful spell, the entire screen shook. (This was an intentional special effect.) This was accomplished by tweaking the CGA registers to scroll the screen left and right rapidly.
Related Web Sites
- Infamous Adventures -- Download King's Quest III remake for free
- KQ3 Hints -- Stuck in King's Quest 3? These hints by Robert Norton will help you solve this game.
- ScummVM -- supports the DOS, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIgs versions of King's Quest III under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.
- Walkthrough on Games Over -- No frills walkthrough. Each and every action you should take to complete the game.