King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
King's Quest 2 - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1987
Developer: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see King's Quest.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne continues the story if King Graham. 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 finding her is no easy matter. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne also begins the tradition of using puns for subtitles.

The DOS port of King's Quest II uses the same engine from the DOS port of King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (DOS). The player controls Graham by using the arrow keys or keyboard to move him around, and typing out commands such as "look at the tree" and "take the trident". 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.

It is unknown whether or not the original PCjr version of the game has all the same music as the DOS version. A copy of the PCjr version must be found.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The starting screen.

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I found a giant fork!

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Be careful of the many dangerous people in the land of Kolyma.

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Jesus must have died in Kolyma too.

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I hope she get's heartburn from me!

Music

King's Quest II includes some of the tunes found in the first game, including the Title, Danger, and Dead tunes. However, the quality of the 3 voice soundtrack isn't as impressive. The composer didn't take advantage of the 3 voice chip as much as the KQ1 composer. 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.

Several public domain sources are used in King's Quest 2. Greensleeves is again used for the title music, and Chopin's Funeral March is used again when you die. Also, Bach's Toccata and Fugue In D Minor plays in Dracula's castle, Neal Hefti's Batman Theme (used without legal consent) plays during the Batmobile gag, and the final wedding scene music starts with Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and then finishes with Wagner's Bridal Chorus.

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 TraditionalAl Lowe 0:32
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102 Monastery Al LoweAl Lowe 0:32
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103 Danger Al LoweAl Lowe 0:02
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104 Batmobile Neal HeftiAl Lowe 0:10
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105 Falling Al LoweAl Lowe 0:05
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106 Mermaid Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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107 Neptune Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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108 Genie Al LoweAl Lowe 0:12
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109 Space Quest Trailer Al LoweAl Lowe 0:38
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110 Ghosts Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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111 Dracula's Castle Johann Sebastian BachAl Lowe 0:23
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112 Dead Frédéric ChopinAl Lowe 0:06
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113 Kiss Al LoweAl Lowe 0:16
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114 Wedding Felix Mendelssohn, Richard WagnerAl Lowe 0:31
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Title TraditionalAl Lowe 0:32
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202 Monastery Al LoweAl Lowe 0:32
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203 Danger Al LoweAl Lowe 0:02
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204 Batmobile Neal HeftiAl Lowe 0:10
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205 Falling Al LoweAl Lowe 0:05
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206 Mermaid Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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207 Neptune Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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208 Genie Al LoweAl Lowe 0:12
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209 Space Quest Trailer Al LoweAl Lowe 0:31
Download
210 Ghosts Al LoweAl Lowe 0:09
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211 Dracula's Castle Johann Sebastian BachAl Lowe 0:23
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212 Dead Frédéric ChopinAl Lowe 0:06
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213 Kiss Al LoweAl Lowe 0:16
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214 Wedding Felix Mendelssohn, Richard WagnerAl Lowe 0:31
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Credits

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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.

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 2 - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
Platform: DOS
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  France.svg   France
King's Quest 2 - DOS - France-Germany-Italy-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
King's Quest 2 - DOS - France-Germany-Italy-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  Italy.svg   Italy
King's Quest 2 - DOS - France-Germany-Italy-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
King's Quest 2 - DOS - France-Germany-Italy-UK.jpg
Title: King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Links


King's Quest
King's Quest: Quest For the Crown Platform - PCB.png • Platform - A2.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - A2GS.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - SMS.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png
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