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King's Bounty

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Apple II - Commodore 64 - FM Towns - Genesis

Alt names King's Bounty 盗まれた秩序, King's Bounty: A Conqueror's Quest, King's Bounty: Nusumareta Chitsujo, King's Bounty: The Conqueror's Quest
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Fantasy, Turn-based
Publisher New World Computing, Inc.
Developer New World Computing, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
4.48 / 5 - 60 votes

Description of King's Bounty

Back when I became instantly addicted to this fantasy strategy game, I wondered why it didn't sell better than it did, and why so few magazines recognized its quality. Years later, when the game was given a tremendous facelift and reborn as Heroes of Might and Magic (HOMM), the great game concept finally got the attention it deserves.

Still, few people know about HOMM's predecessor even when New World Computing included it with the first HOMM game. So here it is.... the true beginning of a classic fantasy conquer-thy-neighbor series :)

Review By HOTUD

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How to play King's Bounty

You have to run "KB!.com" to make it work

Comments and reviews

Tiago Prates 2023-11-18 0 point

Solved guys!! Just don´t read above saying to use do KB!.com instead of the KB.exe

Tiago Prates 2023-11-06 0 point DOS version

Anyone knows what to do after type the number of the world in the KB.exe online version?? Open a DOS window if the phrase thanks for playing King´s bounty. I´m using the DOS box and having the same problem.

King Cauldron 2023-04-30 0 point

I played his game so much so enjoyable.
I beat it on impossible with having access to just two maps.

LXE 2022-02-17 0 point Mac version

Oh, I found what the issue was. It recognized true color ("millions of colors") as B&W. Switched to 256 colors and it worked for me.

LXE 2022-02-17 0 point Mac version

When I run the game in SheepShaver, the graphics is always B&W. Do I need to provide a command line argument?

The93DoomGuy 2021-03-15 1 point

Are you using a DOS (Or whatever version you downloaded) emulator @Jimbo ?

Jimbo 2020-12-29 3 points DOS version

I am running in Windows 10 64-bit and i get message that says its not compatible w 64bit

AV 2020-04-22 0 point

I dont seem to be able to travel between continents, even with the map required, all the game play run through's I can find say to just sail away in the boat and you get the option to change continent. This does not happen for me, am I doing something wrong or is it the game?

Mike1993 2019-11-26 2 points Amiga version

I need help. I play in 1999 when i was 6 years old with this game but "amiga version". How can i run it? I try FS UAE software but the game has not a normal fps speed, and sometimes he crashed.
Please if anyone can help me...GG to all.

KC 2019-11-07 1 point Mac version

I use Boxer which is similar to DosBox to play these type games on a Mac. Boxer is a lot easier to use than DosBox. You download Boxer for free (give a gratuity), download the game, then just drag the game file into Boxer's "Import a New Game" window. It's usually that easy. Sometimes you have to set up sound and video, but that is part of the game's files. Hope this helps.

thealamo67 2019-09-27 2 points DOS version

Yes!! So glad to have found this here. I used to play it back in high school. I was (am) a huge fan of the HOMM series and really like having its forerunner back in my possession.

dfortae 2018-01-12 3 points DOS version

I review King's Bounty here:

Frylock 2017-06-14 2 points Mac version

How Do I play the Mac version on my mac? It says I dont have an application to run it.

Jake 2016-04-12 1 point

How do i save when playing online?

admin 2014-09-02 1 point DOS version

@GREMLIN, You have to launch "KB!.com"

Gremlin 2014-08-29 0 point DOS version

Apparently the crack isn't working as I'm running it right now and it quits the game back to DOSBox when I try to hit Enter past the copy protection.

admin 2014-08-11 0 point DOS version

The game is cracked, just hit enter when it asks for passcode.

AlVacado 2014-08-09 1 point DOS version

Hmm, since 1990 I seam to have misplaced my manual. any suggestions on the copy protection?

mayoyayo 2014-05-26 0 point DOS version

I used to play this, learnt all the tricks. I remember beating this in ~52 in-game days (for reference, impossible mode gives you 200), and being pissed because a 50/50 guess on the grail was the only reason I didn't get a sub-50 run.

GraGamFor 2012-10-03 2 points DOS version

Amazing game! it's 2012, and its still cool, compared to games that are made ourdays.
I just have forgot how to go to other continents and cyrcling Continentia :)

oLemon 2010-11-16 0 point DOS version

very enjoyable game. It's how Heroes would be if it would not be turnbased, but an rpg consisting of moves.
Don't fight ghosts unless you only have high tier units! Don't try to create a superstack of joined ghosts, they will rebel when they close up to 1000 units.

I have a certain round of KB that I remember. I found druid dwellings who were excellent shooters to have joining. After stabilizing using those, I got the high tier units of the home town and some stuffs and dove into the next world/underground or what it was finding dwellings for pink dragons and stuff as well as the obelisks needed to finish the game. It was very neat.

Talvert 2009-10-16 1 point DOS version

Ah, this brings back memories. I remember playing this with a broken arm as a kid. This actually gave birth to the Heroes of Might and Magic series of strategy games.

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