DescriptionQueen Valanice of Daventry has always thought that getting married would be the best course of action for her daughter Rosella. However, the young princess seems to be more interested in adventure, recklessly following a mysterious magical creature into a whirlpool that eventually transfer herself and her mother to another world. The two end up in different parts of a land known as Eldritch, with Rosella being transformed into a troll. They must find each other and eventually defeat an evil sorceress who plots to ruin the land.
Like its predecessors, King's Quest VII is an adventure game primarily based on solving inventory puzzles. It discards the icon-based interface of the two previous installments, and instead features a simplified "smart cursor" used for general interaction with highlighted objects and characters, as well as significantly fewer text descriptions. The game is divided into chapters, alternating between the queen and the princess as protagonists. As opposed to the realistic drawing style of all the preceding game, it has brightly colored visuals reminiscent of Walt Disney cartoons.
- "國王密使 7" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
- "מסע המלך VII - הכלה ללא הנסיך" -- Hebrew title
- "KQ7" -- Common abbreviation
- "King's Quest VII: Die prinzlose Braut" -- German title
- "King's Quest: The Prince-less Bride" -- working title
- "King's Quest 7: Невеста тролля" -- Russian spelling
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- King's Quest series
- Protagonist: Female
|A light-hearted journey in a classic series||Windows||jTrippy (63)|
|A game that has many a flaw, KQ7 will not leave you in awe||Windows 3.x||*Katakis* (37876)|
|Proof Roberta Williams started taking drugs after King's Quest 6.||Windows 3.x||James Kirk (159)|
|king's quest jumps the shark||Windows||ETJB (447)|
|If it wasn't for the King's Quest name...||Windows 3.x||Depth Lord (933)|
|Say Goodbye to the Days of Yore||Windows 3.x||Game22 (42)|
|World Village (Gamer's Zone)||Windows||1995||100|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Windows 3.x||Jan, 1995||11 out of 12||92|
|Coming Soon Magazine||DOS||Dec, 1994||92 out of 100||92|
|MikroBitti||Windows 3.x||Feb, 1995||92 out of 100||92|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1994||88 out of 100||88|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Feb, 1995||88 out of 100||88|
|Power Play||Windows||Nov, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows 3.x||Feb, 1995||80|
|Adventure Gamers||Macintosh||Sep 05, 2003||70|
|Adventure Gamers||Windows||Sep 04, 2003||70|
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BugsIn order to release Roberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride in time for Christmas '94, Sierra didn't spend much time on beta testing. The game was very buggy and it was literally impossible to finish it without the patches that were released a few months later. Due to the large amount of bugs and a the lousy save interface, they released version 2.0 of the game, which worked faster, was less buggy and had an enhanced save interface, in 1995.
IntroIn the Disney-inspired intro, Rosella sings a song and is depicted having only 3 fingers and a thumb on each hand. Unlike Disney movies, the opening sequence is the only song in the entire story.
King GrahamRoberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride is the only game in the series not to feature King Graham in any capacity, although he's listed in the voice credits. This may be indicative that the character was originally included, but cut do to time constraints in an effort to push the game out for a Christmas release. However, rhere is a line of dialog recorded by Danny Delk on the game's CD wherein King Graham says "Ladies! I was getting worried! You're 15 minutes late for lunch!"
King's Quest referencesAlthough the packaging assures potential buyers that no previous King's Quest experience is required to play the game, Prince Edgar from King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella appears in a pivotal role, but his presence is explained during the game for those players unfamiliar with the previous game.
TitleTwo other subtitles that the designers considered for the game were What's Lava Got to Do With It and Rosella Vs. The Volcano.
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Daniel Albu