King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (DOS)

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King's Quest: Quest For the Crown
King's Quest - DOS - USA - SRL109.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1987
Developer: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see King's Quest.

The 1987 DOS release of King's Quest: Quest For the Crown is and upgrade from the original PCjr and Tandy releases in 1984 with some bug fixes and a better soundtrack. In King's Quest you play the role of Sir Graham, the king's most trusted knight. It is up to you to seek out and find the three lost treasures of Daventry to restore the kingdom to its former glory.

The player controls Graham by using the arrow keys or keyboard to move him around, and typing out commands such as "look at the castle" and "take the walnut". The player will have to spend a lot of time wandering around the map, carefully examining the various plants, rocks, and people that inhabit the land.

Because it is one of the first adventure games of its type, King's Quest sets a precedence for later adventure games to follow, including the entire Sierra adventure series, as well as the Lucasfilm Games, the Kyrandia trilogy, and many others.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The classic starting position.

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Opening the castle doors.

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Bowing to the king (and losing my cap).

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Hey look, a big rock.

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King's Quest also sets an early precedence for millions of ways of dying.

Music

The music of King's Quest: Quest For the Crown is pretty basic, consisting mostly of short chirps and buzzes. The only really long song is the opening song which is just an arrangement of Greensleeves. Other public domain tunes are used including Pop Goes the Weasel for the fiddle, and Chopin's Funeral March for when you dies.

Players who had a 3 voice chip heard better music than those with just a PC speaker. Both soundtracks have been recorded, tracks starting with a 1 are recorded from the Tandy 3 Voice chip, tracks starting with a 2 are recorded from the PC Speaker.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Title TraditionalUnknown 0:43
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102 Castle Door UnknownUnknown 0:02
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103 Danger UnknownUnknown 0:02
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104 Dwarf UnknownUnknown 0:02
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105 Fiddle TraditionalUnknown 0:02
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106 Falling UnknownUnknown 0:04
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107 Dead Frédéric ChopinUnknown 0:06
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Title TraditionalUnknown 0:43
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202 Castle Door UnknownUnknown 0:02
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203 Danger UnknownUnknown 0:02
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204 Dwarf UnknownUnknown 0:02
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205 Fiddle TraditionalUnknown 0:02
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206 Falling UnknownUnknown 0:04
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207 Dead Frédéric ChopinUnknown 0:06
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Credits

(No source. Game lacks audio credits)


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The music was ripped from the resource files using AGI Studio 1.38b. Because there currently aren't any players that accurately support the 3 voice format, the music was recorded during game play through DOSBox emulating a Tandy 1000.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - PCjr 3 Voice.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

Sound

Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - PCjr 3 Voice.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

(No Source - There is no sound setup. The game engine automatically detects which device you have and uses the optimal.)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
King's Quest - DOS - USA - SRL109.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (1st Edition)
Platform: DOS
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  USA.svg   USA
King's Quest - DOS - USA - SRL117.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (2nd Edition)
Platform: DOS
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  France.svg   France
King's Quest - DOS - Germany-Italy-France-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown + Remake
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
King's Quest - DOS - Germany-Italy-France-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown + Remake
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  Italy.svg   Italy
King's Quest - DOS - Germany-Italy-France-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown + Remake
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
King's Quest - DOS - Germany-Italy-France-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest: Quest For the Crown + Remake
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Links


King's Quest
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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Platform - PCB.png • Platform - A2.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - A2GS.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - MAC.png
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human Platform - DOS.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - A2.png • Platform - A2GS.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - TRSC.png
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella Platform - DOS.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - A2GS.png • Platform - A2.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! Platform - DOS.png • Platform - PC98.png • Platform - FMT.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - NES.png • Platform - W16.png
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow Platform - DOS.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - W16.png • Platform - AMI.png
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride Platform - DOS.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - W16.png • Platform - W32.png
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity Platform - W32.png
King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember Platform - PS3.png • Platform - PS4.png • Platform - W32.png • Platform - X360.png • Platform - XONE.png
Notable Songs Greensleeves
Notable Personnel Mark Seibert • William Goldstein • Dan Kehler • Al Lowe • Chris Braymen • Margaret Lowe • Ken Allen
Notable Companies Sierra-Online