King's Quest 2: Romancing the throne
King's Quest 2: Romancing the throne downloads
The game was first released in 1985 as a disk that booted on start-up but was re-released in 1987 with EGA support to run under DOS. This is why most remaining copies bear a 1987 rather than a 1985 copyright date.
Kings Quest II was unofficially remade in 2002 when AGD Interactive, then known as Tierra Entertainment, released the fan-made King's Quest II+: Romancing the Stones. The remake uses a point-and-click interface functionally identical to an advanced SCI game engine, VGA graphics and digital sound, including full speech for all characters.
Future Space Quest series designers Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe were on the King's Quest II development team, beginning the long-standing Sierra tradition of using King's Quest as a training ground for future game designers.
players: single player
input: keyboard, joystick
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
graphics: CGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy
sound: PC speaker, Tandy
Abandonware DOS popularity: very low