King's Quest: Quest For The Crown SCI Remake Sierra Entertainment 1990

This is a complete reworking of the original King's Quest, using Sierra's 16-color SCI (Sierra Creative Interpreter) engine. In celebration of their 10 years as a successful computer entertainment company, it was decided in 1989 that Sierra On-Line should make new, enhanced versions of the first games in their five most popular game franchises: King's Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest and Quest for Glory. They would all use the new SCI system and the enhanced looks and sounds of the new versions would show how much tecnology had improved over the years. Graphics were remade, and new music was added. Being the first of the remade Sierra classics, this game was the only one to be made in 16 colors. All other remakes used SCI Version 1 (introduced in KG5) which allowed hand-painted 256-color backgrounds. However, it turned out that Sierra had greatly miscalculated how the market would receive these games. Every single one of them flopped. It turned out that the people who loved the original versions didn't like the new ones because they didn't have the same feeling to them, and the people who had never played the originals weren't impressed by the old-style gameplay and the simplicity in the storyline. They were heavily critizised in most reviews and many people compared the release of these games to the coloring of classic black and white films: It was simply not an improvement at all, and it was much more rewarding to watch the original, "accurate" version.

Also see: #King's Quest VGA Fan Remake

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Full Demo 2Mb (@ Lost Treasures)
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Full Demo (@ XTC Abandonware)
2006 Collection DosBox Update
Roberta Williams Anthology 4CD ISO Demo includes - King's Quest 1-7, Adventure In Serenia, Mission:Asteroid, Mystery House, Time Zone, Laura Bow 1&2:Colonel's Bequest/Dagger Of Amon Ra, Mixed-Up Mother Goose - 1990 SCI remake, Phantasmagoria demo, Dark Crystal (Apple II) 1.41GB (uploaded by Egon68)
King's Quest Collection (2006) 2CD ISO Demo includes - King's Quest 1 SCI & 2-6 integrated with DOSBox v0.63 to run on WinXP, KQ7 (if display driver error, enable "Run in 256 colors" under compatibility tab for SIERRAW.EXE in kq7 folder) 777MB (uploaded by Shattered)
GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.16 15MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in King's Quest Collector's Edition (1994) 2CD ISO Demo 930MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in King's Quest Collection Series (1997) 3CD ISO Demo 2.03GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
King's Quest Collection XP (2006) 2CD ISO Demo and Roberta Williams Anthology (1996) 4CD ISO Demo mirrors + Sierra Soundtrack Collection (flac) + Maps, Manuals & Extras (uploaded by hgdagon)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 2.02MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


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