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King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.4
Apple IIgs
...
3.0
TRS-80 CoCo
...
3.5
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Description

The 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).

Screenshots

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human Atari ST Gwydion visits the Oracle
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human Amiga Near some rocks.
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human Amiga Near a river.
King's Quest III: To Heir is Human TRS-80 CoCo A river

Alternate Titles

  • "KQ3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "King's Quest III" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

An imaginative installment, in which the series really starts to blossom DOS Jayson Firestorm (153)
Possibly the challenging King's Quest ever made DOS *Katakis* (37493)
Quite possibly the most challenging KQ in the series, one of the best too! DOS OlSkool_Gamer (99)

The Press Says

Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Nov 20, 1998 4 out of 5 80
The One Amiga Amiga Jul, 1994 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1987 740 out of 1000 74
Just Games Retro DOS Jul 14, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers DOS Nov 24, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure-Treff DOS Jul 23, 2011 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 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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Trivia

This is the first game of the series in which the characters have pink(ish) skin. Although in the final scene of the game, when you return with Rosella to the King and Queen, King Graham, still has yellow skin, as he did in the first two games. (Maybe he suffers from jaundice, or was born in Springfield?)

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.)
Contributed to by POMAH (31330), Andy Roark (253), Scaryfun (11495), TapeWyrm (6), *Katakis* (37493) and Belboz (6579)