King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
|King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne|
- For other games in the series see King's Quest.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphical adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1987 and sequel to King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (DOS). After saving the kingdom of Daventry and becoming king, Graham now seeks a queen to keep him company and father his children. Using the powers of the magic mirror, Graham finds a suitable bride in the land of Kolyma, but getting to her is no easy matter. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne also begins the King's Quest tradition of using puns for subtitles.
The DOS port of King's Quest II uses the same engine from the DOS port of the first game. The player controls Graham by using the arrow keys enters commands by typing them on the keyboard, such as "look at the tree" and "take the trident." The must wander the map, carefully examining the scenery, talking to the inhabitants, avoiding the dangers of the land, all the while seeking out your queen.
It is unknown whether or not the original PCjr version of the game has all the same music as the DOS version.
Al Lowe composed the soundtrack for King's Quest II. In addition to the new songs, it uses some of the same songs from the first game, including the Title, Danger, and Dead tunes, as well as several sound effects. However, their quality isn't quite as good as the first game. If the King's Quest music was updated for the DOS port in 1987, and the KQ2 music was made for the PCjr game in 1985, then it makes since that KQ1's music is better. Even with a lower fidelity sound, King's Quest 2 has over twice as many songs as King's Quest.
Lowe made use of several public domain sources for the soundtrack. Greensleeves is again used for the title music, and Chopin's Funeral March is again used when you die. Also, Bach's Toccata and Fugue In D Minor plays in Dracula's castle, and the final wedding scene music starts with Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and then finishes with Wagner's Bridal Chorus. Two songs were "borrowed" without regard to copyright including Neal Hefti's Batman Theme (played during the Batmobile gag) and Rod Temperton's Thriller (played when you encounter the ghosts).
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.
|102||Monastery||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:32||Download|
|103||Danger||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:02||Download|
|104||Batmobile||Neal Hefti||Al Lowe||0:10||Download|
|105||Falling||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:05||Download|
|106||Mermaid||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|107||Neptune||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|108||Genie||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:12||Download|
|109||Space Quest Trailer||Mark Crowe, Tommy Shaw||Mark Crowe||0:38||Download|
|110||Ghosts||Rod Temperton||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|111||Dracula's Castle||Johann Sebastian Bach||Al Lowe||0:23||Download|
|112||Dead||Frédéric Chopin||Al Lowe||0:06||Download|
|113||Kiss||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:16||Download|
|114||Wedding||Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner||Al Lowe||0:31||Download|
|202||Monastery||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:32||Download|
|203||Danger||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:02||Download|
|204||Batmobile||Neal Hefti||Al Lowe||0:10||Download|
|205||Falling||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:05||Download|
|206||Mermaid||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|207||Neptune||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|208||Genie||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:12||Download|
|209||Space Quest Trailer||Mark Crowe, Tommy Shaw||Mark Crowe||0:31||Download|
|210||Ghosts||Rod Temperton||Al Lowe||0:09||Download|
|211||Dracula's Castle||Johann Sebastian Bach||Al Lowe||0:23||Download|
|212||Dead||Frédéric Chopin||Al Lowe||0:06||Download|
|213||Kiss||Al Lowe||Al Lowe||0:16||Download|
|214||Wedding||Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner||Al Lowe||0:31||Download|
- Ripper: Peter Kelly
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
The music was ripped out using AGI Studio 1.38b. Because there currently aren't any players that can accurately support this 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-ii-romancing-the-throne - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/pc/565066-kings-quest-ii-romancing-the-throne - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Quest_II:_Romancing_the_Throne - 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|