King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (DOS)
|King's Quest: Quest For the Crown|
- 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.
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.
- Ripper: Peter Kelly
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(No source. Game lacks audio credits)
Source verification is needed.
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.
(No Source - There is no sound setup. The game engine automatically detects which device you have and uses the optimal.)
- mobygames.com/game/dos/kings-quest - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/pc/565065-kings-quest-quest-for-the-crown - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Quest:_Quest_for_the_Crown - Wikipedia.
|King's Quest: Quest For the Crown||• • • • • • • • •|
|King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne||• • • • • •|
|King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human||• • • • • •|
|King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella||• • • • •|
|King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!||• • • • • •|
|King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow||• • •|
|King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride||• • •|
|King's Quest: Mask of Eternity|
|King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember||• • • •|
|Notable Personnel||Mark Seibert • William Goldstein • Dan Kehler • Al Lowe • Chris Braymen • Margaret Lowe • Ken Allen|