In 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.
In 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.
Roberta 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 references
Although 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.
Two other subtitles that the designers considered for the game were What's Lava Got to Do With It
and Rosella Vs. The Volcano
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