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Kings Quest 1-8

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Some of you may not have played any or all of the games. So before you hunt down old copies on ebay or something that you may have a hard time getting to work on a newer system I would like to suggest this alternative... GOG.com offers all 8 original games for about $30 and they broke them into three parts....

Kings Quest 1-3 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/kings_quest_1_2_3

Kings Quest 4-6 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/king%E2%80%99s_quest_4_5_6

Kings Quest 7 and 8 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/king%E2%80%99s_quest_7_8

as a second alternative you could buy a physical copy of the Kings Quest collection... This has only games 1-7... but in my opinion 8 is NOT really part of the series anyway its more like a spinoff action game set in the same world as KQ.... I mean even the character is not part of the royal family.
http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Quest-Collection-Game-Pack-Pc/dp/B000ZN6MHC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1298225107&sr=8-2

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  • It's also worth mentioning the the GOG version has only the AGI version of KQ1 and the Collection only has the SCI remake. Neither version has both.

  • The 15th anniversary has both... I own that too... but that doesnt include 7
    http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Quest-Collectors-PC/dp/B00164CHN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298228754&sr=8-1

    the King's Quest games are probably the games I have bought different copies of the most.

    I already know I will be buying TTG's Kings Quest on multiple platforms.

    When I was a kid I tried to save up money to buy KQ V on the NES but when I had enough the store didn't have it... I was heart broken... This was the days before the net like it is now mind you.

  • If you don't feel like playing the games, I might suggest watching some let's plays on YouTube.
    Also Paw, a fan of the series recently started giving nice little summaries/reviews of the King's Quest games. Check those out.

  • To all the new-comers non-Sierra fans who don't really know about King's Quest - if you're a strictly adventure-game person, then yes, playing Mask of Eternity won't be your gig, so evade it. But if you like different genres, then I recommend playing MoE too, because, frankly, it IS an enjoyable action game (it's, well, it's actually a pretty good game). And, me personally, I enjoyed it more than I did half of the KQ adventure games.

  • The collection is quite cheap on Steam (10€ gets you KQ 1-7)
    KQ1-6 on GOG is 20€ alone. If you really must get Mask you should grab the collection on Steam and the third pack on GOG. For 20€ total.

    @Spadge said: If you don't feel like playing the games, I might suggest watching some let's plays on YouTube.
    Also Paw, a fan of the series recently started giving nice little summaries/reviews of the King's Quest games. Check those out.

    and paw did an outstanding Let's Play of KQ5 too.

  • @Spadge said: If you don't feel like playing the games, I might suggest watching some let's plays on YouTube.
    Also Paw, a fan of the series recently started giving nice little summaries/reviews of the King's Quest games. Check those out.

    Nice.... I will have to watch those later.

  • @der_ketzer said: and paw did an outstanding Let's Play of KQ5 too.

    I agree, Paw Dugan is pretty funny, and his retrospective on the KQ games is shaping up pretty well.

    He's about to livestream a play-through of King's Quest VI as I type. I'm looking forward to it.

  • If you get the boxed collection that came out years ago for Windows XP there are unofficial patches on the internet which update the Dosbox version used to play the games. This offers better graphics options and compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7. It also removes the disc check, which is nice.

    I would link directly but I do not have the bookmark anymore, I just made backups of the files. A google search should find it though.

  • I have that disc too... does it allow you to use the nicer portraits for when the characters are talking in KQ6? or the flat looking ones?

  • @Irishmile said: I have that disc too... does it allow you to use the nicer portraits for when the characters are talking in KQ6? or the flat looking ones?


    DOSBox uses the DOS version of KQ6, which has the low-resolution character portraits. If you want to get the high-res portraits, though, run the game as the Windows version in ScummVM.

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