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King's Quest (Macintosh)

King's Quest Macintosh Title screen

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Cartridge Case - SEGA Master System (US):
    There's plenty of action, adventure and danger m this animated video game based on one of the best-setting computer games...
    In days of old, you and the gallant Sir Graham must rescue King Edward and his beleaguered Kingdom of Daventry. Your mission: To travel the kingdom, unearthing clues and challenging adversaries to locate the King's Magic Mirror, Protective Shield and Chest of Gold
    Use your knowledge and skills to make the right choices and solve the riddles, while defying ogres and others along the way. But keep Sir Graham away from the many pitfalls or he'll die--and you'll lose the game!
    There's endless challenge and entertainment in your battle to inherit the Kingdom of Daventry!

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (12424) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of Box - Apple II/Atari ST (US):
    Enter the world of Sierra computer adventure. Here you must rely upon creativity and logic to unlock the mysteries of each adventure. Map skills will prove helpful, since our adventures contain hundreds of full-color images which can lead you in every direction.
    Each Sierra adventure provides endless fascination and intrigue, and requires several weeks to unravel. So muster up all your wit and perseverance, for this is a Sierra adventure—a challenge to your ingenuity.

    THE MOST FUN YOU'LL EVER HAVE PLAYING ADVENTURE GAMES

    King's Quest is the first of a new generation of Sierra computer adventures. Its revolutionary design features three-dimensional graphics of unparalleled quality, animated characters that run, swim, attack and much more. Through joystick control or keyboard command, even whole sentences if you wish, guide Sir Graham on his quest.

    You can play King's Quest over and over again because there's more than one way to solve each "mystery" and overcome each "obstacle." The more clever your solutions, the more points you earn.

    Become Sir Graham, bravest of knights. Locate and return to King Edward the lost treasures of the Kingdom of Daventry. so that you may inherit the throne. Be prepared. The journey will surely prove long and treacherous. You may choose among many paths open to you. The more clever and resourceful you prove yourself, the greater your reward.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (12424) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (1987 release):
    IT'S THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE
    PLAYING AN ADVENTURE GAME!

    Bestselling authoress Roberta Williams, and Sierra's adventure design team have brought the adventure game to life in the compelling 3-D Animated Adventure Game King's Quest.

    TREMENDOUS IN SCOPE AND BREATHTAKING IN BEAUTY!
    King's Quest is unlike any other computer game you have experienced before. It is an adventure not told just in words and pictures, but brought to life through the use of colorful graphics, animation and sound.

    KING'S QUEST HAS THE HIGHEST CRITICAL ACCLAIM.
    Top adventure game expert Roe Adams calls the 3-D Animated Adventure Game "The closest thing yet to a living game" and Consumer Software News has christened designer Roberta Williams "the reigning queen of adventure gaming."

    MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS MAKE KING'S QUEST VERY REPLAYABLE
    If, upon finishing the game, you find that you want to play it again, be advised: the puzzles and situations in the King's Quest game have multiple solutions which can change your position and status. Problems can be solved in a number of ways, and higher scores are awarded for your creative play.

    OVER ONE-HALF MILLION KING'S QUEST SOLD.
    King's Quest is one of the most popular and commercially successful products in the history of computer entertainment software, and the success of this game has launched a whole series based on the original King's Quest. King's Quest's players can continue their journeys with Romancing the Throne, and To Heir is Human, the second and third installment of the King's Quest series.

    Roberta Williams is designer of the King's Quest series. Over the last have decade, Roberta has worked closely with The Walt Disney Company and Jim Henson in the development of computer software. Her games have sold more copies than any other woman in computer software history.

    (captions)
    Watch your step or you may fall into the moat.
    Meet odd characters from myth and fable.
    Learn of your quest from good King Edward.
    Take a wild ride with an eagle.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on May 02, 2007.

PQ2 Computer DataBase:
    The original history-making adventure game. Be Sir Graham, bravest of the Knights. Locate lost treasures. Return them to King Edward to restore kingdom's lost prosperity. In the end, you may inherit the throne.

    Contributed by POMAH (35030) on Aug 13, 2003.

From the front cover (original PCjr release):
    Take on the challenge! Find the magic treasure. Put on your armour - and your thinking cap - as you search the countryside... in the days when knights were bold and brave.

    Contributed by Belboz (6513) on Nov 11, 2001.