Abandonware DOS title

King's Quest 2: Romancing the throne

Sierra On-Line released King's Quest 2: Romancing the throne in the year 1985; it's an old fantasy adventure game, part of the King's quest series. King's Quest 2: Romancing the throne is NOT abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode.
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"King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne may be better titled King's Quest I: Part II. It is possible that the overreaction to the success of the first game has prompted a design decision by Williams and her team to deliver a nearly identical game, in order to quickly give the fans more of exactly what the company has perceived them to have wanted. Luckily for the adventure genre, the series has not remained stagnant and proceeds to break revolutionary new ground with its next sequels. However, gamers who are tracing the evolution of graphic adventure games back through the King's Quest series are not going miss much by giving this one a pass." - Adventure Classic Gaming

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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

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: low

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