The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
3.7
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.6
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
3.8
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.2
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
3.8
Text Parser
How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc.
3.4
Overall User Score (163 votes)3.6

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amiga 14 3.7
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.6
      Sound / Music 3.5
      Story / Presentation 4.1
      Text Parser 3.6
Apple II 11 4.0
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 4.4
      Text Parser 4.0
Apple IIgs 5 3.6
      Gameplay 3.6
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.4
      Sound / Music 3.6
      Story / Presentation 3.6
      Text Parser 3.6
Atari ST 9 4.1
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 4.4
      Text Parser 3.9
DOS 81 3.4
      Gameplay 3.6
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 3.0
      Story / Presentation 3.6
      Text Parser 3.2
Macintosh 6 4.1
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.2
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 4.2
      Text Parser 4.2
PC Booter 26 3.6
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.7
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 3.5
      Text Parser 3.5
SEGA Master System 11 3.2
      Gameplay 3.2
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.2
      Sound / Music 2.7
      Story / Presentation 3.7
      Text Parser 3.4


User Reviews

How a fairy tale expert can become alligator food DOS Cor 13 (174142)
The original King of Computer Games. DOS Vaelor (377)
Welcome to the wonderful world of King's Quest. DOS *Katakis* (38169)
Original classic adventure game that started the best adventure series of all time! DOS OlSkool_Gamer (99)
The one that started it all... DOS Indra is stressed (19955)
Grossly overrated. DOS NatsFan (131)
Truly one of the classics PC Booter Andy Roark (250)
A proto-type, not a classic DOS jTrippy (63)
The daddy of all adventure games. DOS Scott Bergstrom (2)
King's Quest 1: The first of a series that started it all Amiga phil buckley (22)