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Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

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Amiga
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3.8
DOS
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3.6
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Description

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown is a remake of King's Quest. It uses Sierra's 16-color SCI game interpreter, making it visually similar to the series' fourth installment, with more detailed EGA full-screen graphics and optional mouse support, while retaining text-based input and interaction. This version also has a musical score that supports sound cards, as opposed to the speaker-only output of the original release.

Several changes have been made to the game's locations and script. A few new characters appear in the remake, and some of the conversations feature additional lines. A number of puzzles have slightly different solutions, and some objects are found in different places than they were in the original version.

Screenshots

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown Amiga Woodcutter.
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown Amiga Title screen / main menu
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS Outside the castle... (CGA)
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS Climb the giant beanstalk. (EGA)

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User Reviews

Another Sierra remake, but not in the same vein as later ones. DOS *Katakis* (37823)
A fun game slammed for all the wrong reasons DOS anton treuenfels (37)
An experiment that failed in terms of gameplay. DOS Trixter (8734)
Better graphics, better sounds... better game? DOS Qlberts (57)

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Sep 20, 1999 5 out of 5 100
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1994 67 out of 100 67
GameZebo DOS Aug 06, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers DOS Aug 25, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

There is a severe bug in KQ1 (the remake) that causes your character sprite to "fall" into the river and keep on falling--off the bottom of the screen, looping back to the top, endlessly. You have to reboot to get out of the game when this happens.

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