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King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
...
5.0
Amiga
69
3.5
Macintosh
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3.8

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - DOS (US re-release):

    The Greatest
    Adventure in the
    History of Daventry
    is about to begin...

    ..as you embark with King Graham on the most thrilling and perilous adventure of his career - the quest for the missing Royal Family of Daventry.

    Experience the magical world of King's Quest V, and discover why more people have played King's Quest than any other computer game series in history.

    Roberta Williams has been designing graphic adventures since 1980, beginning with the groundbreaking Mystery House, the first computer game to combine text and graphics. She has gone on to become the best-selling interactive adventure author in the world; her King's Quest series has sold more than a million copies worldwide, making it the bestselling computer adventure ever.

    FEATURES
    • A rich, complex story with highly developed characters.
    • The most beautiful and detailed graphics ever seen in a Sierra 3-D Adventure Game.
    • Delightful original stereo soundtrack.
    • No typing required. A simple new interface permits complex game interactions without typed input.

    HERE'S WHAT PLAYERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KING'S QUEST V:
    "Congratulations on a towering achievement in storytelling."
    "...simply the best graphics I have seen on a computer ANYWHERE."
    "...breathtaking backgrounds and unbelievably smooth animation..."
    "Calling KQV a blockbuster is like calling Mount Everest a big rock."


    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on May 02, 2007.

Advertisement in COMPUTE, December 1990:
    Come Into the World of King's Quest V...

    ...and Bring the Family!


    Roberta Williams returns to your computer screen with the most wonderful King's Quest ever!

    This time your whole family will journey with Good King Graham and Cedric the talking owl through the eerie gloom of the Dark Forest, across blazing deserts, over vast mountains and oceans in search of the missing royal family of Daventry. The vivid game scenes, lifelike animation and breathtaking soundtrack will transport you on a fabulous journey to another world where characters will actually speak to you and each other in their own voices (CD-ROM version only). No typing is required, so family members of all ages can travel along.

    It's not like playing a game - it's like being there.

    Experience the magical world of King's Quest V, and discover why more people have played King's Quest than any other computer game series in history.

    Contributed by Belboz (6517) on Apr 13, 2001.

Sierra Winter Catalog 94/95:
    Experience another epic adventure in the best-selling King's Quest series from Roberta Williams. Journey into danger as you embark with King Graham on the most thrilling and perilous adventure of his career - the quest for the missing Royal Family of Daventry. Along with Cedric, the talking owl, Graham travels across blazing deserts and over vast mountains and oceans in search of his family. Filled with danger, mystery and fantastic creatures, King's Quest V is a magical adventure you'll never forget.

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1351) on Mar 30, 2001.

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    Daventry Awaits You...



    Roberta Williams and King Graham of Daventry cordially invite your family to join them in the most incredible adventure game in history!

    Take your family on a voyage into fantasy through the magical lands of Daventry and beyond. Journey with King Graham and Cedric the owl on a quest to find the missing castle of Daventry and the Royal Family within.

    Beautiful scenery and amazingly lifellike animation create a fantasy world on your computer screen--a no-typing interface and characters that speak to one another using real voices take into that world for an experience so real, it's like being there.

    Come to King's Quest V, and discover a world so real, you may forget you're playing a computer game.

    Features:

    • A rich, complex story with highly developed characters.
    • Delightful original stereo soundtrack
    • No typing required. A simple new interface that permits complex game instructions.


    Find out why more people have played King's Quest than any other game.

    Contributed by Andy Roark (253) on May 23, 1999.