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King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is a remake of King's Quest using Chris Jones' Adventure Game Studio engine. Unlike Sierra's own earlier remake of the same game, this version features VGA graphics, an icon-based point-and-click interface, voices (optional) and MP3 music (optional).

In 2009 AGD Interactive released King's Quest I VGA 4.0, which can be considered a remake of their original 2001 remake. It contains the following enhancements:
  • Newly enhanced game backgrounds and character dialog portraits
  • A new "no dead-ends" gameplay mode (optional) to ensure that the game can be completed from any point
  • Full narrator speech and lip-syncing for all characters
  • Windows Vista support
  • Native Ogg Theora movies, which means in-game cutscenes and movies will now play in Linux and PC emulations under Macs
  • Full digital speech and music tracks are now included as part of the download rather than being separate downloads


King's Quest: Quest for the Crown Windows Tierra company logo - Animated Globe
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown Windows A nice screen, but the waterfall doesn't look realistic... it makes me think again that there's no reason to remake high-resolution EGA games.
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown Windows 4.0 version: Gingerbread house
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown Windows Unless you want to be a test subject for unlicensed magical experimentation, you might as well avoid that old geezer

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Alternate Titles

  • "King's Quest 1 VGA" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

A superb, artistic remake of a historical title Silverblade (1488) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
King's Quest I revisited, a worthy re-make! Stargazer (105) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews Aug 20, 2001 96 out of 100 96 Aug 22, 2001 9 out of 10 90 Mar 12, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Hrej! Nov 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Plné Hry Sep 12, 2001 80 out of 100 80 May 23, 2013 14 out of 20 70


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This fan-made game can be downloaded for free from here.


All developers contributing to the project originally chose to remain anonymous, although they have been revealed later.


Royal Quest, the working title for the game, was actually going to be more of a parody of King's Quest. It would feature a sort of "bad-ass" Graham who was more interested in fighting than solving puzzles. The game was cancelled, however, and King's Quest: Quest for the Crown development began. Coincidentally, an AGS game called Royal Quest was later in production using backgrounds and sprites ripped from King's Quest: Quest for the Crown. The maker denies any knowledge of its original incarnation of Royal Quest.


  • AGS Awards
    • 2001 - Best Room Art in an AGS Game
    • 2001 - Best Animation in an AGS Game
    • 2001 - Best AGS Documentation
Information also contributed by Neon Hammerite, Sciere and Zack Green

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  • AGS Awards (The Adventure Game Studio Awards for 2001.)
Anym (209) added King's Quest: Quest for the Crown (Windows) on May 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (52132), Anym (209) and Zack Green (1185)