King’s Quest

Recall, if you will, young Josh Baskin seated at his computer trying to battle the evil Ice Wizard.

>_MELT WIZARD

>_WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MELT HIM WITH?

… but before Josh can say ‘THROW THERMAL POD’, the wizard freezes him for all eternity.

Bummer.

Even worse? That cool game that was spotlighted so well in 1988’s Big didn’t exist.

…but we 80s kids know exactly what it looked like. Yep, good ol’ King’s Quest. (Well, except that King’s Quest took place in the lush forests of Daventry, while the Ice Wizard lived in, you know, the ice cave.)

The brainchild of Sierra Software’s Roberta Williams, King’s Quest first arrived on the scene in 1984, giving kids a truly interactive video game unlike anything they’d seen before. Along with having the ability to type-in commands like ‘CLIMB’, ‘OPEN’, and ‘GET’ (instead of just moving your guy with a joystick or key commands), the background moved and changed. You could actually visit amazing new (8 bit) worlds.

And so, off you went… piloting young Graham in his quest to recover the chest, mirror, and shield in time to save Daventry and become its next king.

Sierra would go on to make more than a dozen more King’s Quest adventures (depending if you count remakes and repackagings), but in 1998, they ceased to be, and nary a King’s Quest game has been seen since.

Sure, in these days of Call of Duty and Gears of War, the silly, retro journey of a pixelated knight wouldn’t stand much of a chance anyway, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t love to see it anyway.

>_YAY KING’S QUEST!

>_I DON’T UNDERSTAND YAY.

>_We ♥ King’s Quest.

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~ by weheart80s on November 1, 2011.

One Response to “King’s Quest”

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