King's Quest V (NES)

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The NES version of King's Quest V retains the icon-based interface and most of the locations, puzzles, and dialogue from the earlier release. Graphics had to be re-drawn with less colors and detail to fit within the restrictions of the hardware, and the artwork in many areas is different.

This version removes most alternate solutions to puzzles and does not allow many actions that would render the game unwinnable. It also shortens and eliminates several scenes; for example, it is impossible to revisit the wizard in the first house. A few locations (such as the desert) are smaller. Some death sequences have been removed or modified not to include words related to death; also, some text descriptions were altered.

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King's Quest V NES Sir Graham drinks
King's Quest V NES Classic Sierra interface: choose an action, click on the object you want to interact with
King's Quest V NES Talking to Crispin
King's Quest V NES Nice water mill!

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Alternate Titles

  • "King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder" -- In-game title

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Graham & Cedric's NES Adventure Shamal Jifan (21) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Lost In Translation ETJB (450) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Mix one park murk with one part dreck, add obfuscation. Chill and serve. horeck gruc'thalv (2) unrated

Critic Reviews

Questicle.net Jun, 2012 B+ 83
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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totalgridlock (93) added King's Quest V (NES) on Feb 03, 2004