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King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms.
The story of King's Quest IV follows Princess Rosella, the daughter of King Graham and Queen Valanice. Players take on the role of Rosella as the protagonist. The game begins with Rosella being magically transported to the land of Tamir by the enigmatic fairy Genesta. Rosella is tasked with saving Genesta's realm, which is on the verge of destruction due to the absence of the stolen magical amulet.
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Computer and Video Game (1989): "When King's Quest 1 first appeared, the novelty of its animation system was one of its main attractions. Sierra has not stood still since then, and, whilst continuing the same background theme in subsequent King's Quests, it has steadily improved its techniques and tricks, to produce this, Kings Quest IV, which I rank as its finest game to date."

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King's Quest IV was the only native-mode SCI game to also have an AGI version. This was done mostly as a fall-back measure because the SCI engine was new and unproven, and also for the large existing user base of 8086 machines. However, only a quite small number of copies were sold. It was discontinued within a few months of the game's August 1988 release.

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Additional info about King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella

Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST
Abandonware DOS views: 12067
Series: King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella is part of the King's Quest series.
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  • slx 08/04/2015 09:06
    If the pictures from this game then this is not the AGI version of the game!
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