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After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the interface, which are usually combination of verbs and nouns. The game is similar to its predecessor in structure and gameplay system. Like Daventry, Kolyma is a large cyclical world consisting of interconnected screens. Compared to the first game, it is bigger and busier, with more locations and places of interest. Puzzles follow a similar format; knowledge of fairy tales is advisable for solving some of them, and complex solutions grant the player more points than a brute force approach possible in some cases.


King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Taking a nice little dip in the water
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Outside a church
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Yes, these old Sierra games love stairs! :-)
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne DOS Entering a command. (Hercules graphics)

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Alternate Titles

  • "KQ2" -- Informal abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Whosoever plays this game will have to remember their fairy tales Katakis | カタキス (42793) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well Gothicgene (83) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Dec 23, 2007 6 out of 6 100
Adventure-Treff Sep 13, 2002 79 out of 100 79 Apr 14, 2014 15 out of 20 75
Just Games Retro Apr 29, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Oct 28, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 15, 1999 3 out of 5 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 59 out of 100 59
Just Adventure 1999 C 50


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  • The game has several easter eggs, including a cameo appearance of the Batmobile outside of the evil witch's cave.
  • In the "Pegasus" section, if you look in a hole in one of the screens, it'll play a quick demo for Space Quest, whose designers also worked on this game.
  • Kolyma is, in fact, a river far in north-eastern Siberia, infamous for Soviet prison camps in this area. Millions of "enemies of the Soviet Union" perished in the whole "Gulag Archipelago", including the Kolyma camps, which were among the most terrible ones due to very harsh climate.
Information also contributed by -Chris, Nowhere Girl, and WizardX

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Andy Roark (268) added King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) on May 19, 1999
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