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King's Quest

DOS - 1987

Also released on: Mac - Amiga - Apple II - Apple IIgs - Atari ST - SEGA Master System

Alt names KQ1, King's Quest 1, King's Quest: Quest for the Crown
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1987)
Brazil (1990)
Genre Adventure
Theme Fantasy, Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Fixed / Flip-screen, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.71
4.31 / 5 - 119 votes

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Manual available

Description of King's Quest

Classic is a name used all to often when it comes to older games, but the term is certainly rings true with Kings Quest. This EGA masterpiece is the grandfather of graphic adventure gaming that not only spawned 7 sequels, a remake and later a series reboot but was the beginning of the golden age of the genre and defined it developer, Sierra Online.

For those that are returning to the game for the nostalgia, be ready to relive some great memories as you take Sir Grahame on an adventure through the Kingdom of Daventry in this 2.5D quest. In today's age of point and click there is something satisfying with typing in all your actions, with finding the clue you need without the game giving you a hint and it lighting up for you. For those that are new to the game, this is a must play, a living piece of gaming history Just remember this was originally released in 1984 with this, the DOS version, released in 1987.

A good walkthrough for the game can be found here -

Also, check out the 1990 remake, King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown.

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Comments and reviews

Hanging 2021-01-17 1 point


larry 2020-12-10 4 points

GOG has acquired the license of the game and now offering only the dos version.

how are we supposed to play other versions?

we can't download it as abandonware

we can't buy it on GOG!

so the other versions have been left to die?!?!?!?!?!

Michaelsety 2018-07-01 0 point

This Game is broken. Please fix!

SO 2018-01-24 0 point


Astralinferno 2017-04-22 0 point DOS version

If I run the game in DOSBox it says:
Cracked Version
press ESC
If I press ESC, nothing happens.

DosDentis 2017-04-03 -2 points

It works but no sound..

theBozWorth 2017-01-09 -9 points DOS version

Does anyone know how I can load the DOS version on Windows 10?

TheOneWhoKnows 2016-06-08 -2 points DOS version

A decent front end will eliminate so many issues so many dosboxers are experiencing.

The dude 2016-02-14 1 point

Well meet my friend played these games when I was a kid. The memories last forever good times coming

Anonymous 2015-09-08 1 point

The manual is from KQ2...

pls 2015-08-17 -5 points DOS version

I have no idea how to save. pls help.

jason 2015-08-03 -1 point DOS version

aweme game

admin 2015-07-27 2 points DOS version

Archive was replaced. Cracked version without any issue available.

A 2015-03-05 0 point DOS version

got the thing about the missing agi file pls help

Anonymous 2014-12-30 0 point DOS version

To save your game, change the directory to a removable media storage, such as a flash drive of a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk (if applicable).

Asker 2014-07-07 2 points DOS version

what do i say when i am about to play kq1old i type mount c C:\dosprogs which is where my games are,but what do i type after that to start it?

dodly 2014-07-04 1 point DOS version

agi file missing help someone

running in dosbox is easy... 2014-05-03 -2 points DOS version

If using Dosbox don't install the game it is ready to play. Open the directory kq1old and then run the batch file kq1old. So in dosbox go to the directory where you store your games and then...
Cd kq1old

zorkie 2013-09-08 1 point DOS version

Worked perfectly after download of Boxer. A blast from my past.

Syntax 2013-08-23 2 points DOS version

Yeah.. I get the missing "agi" file error as well. Please fix!

someone 2013-03-15 1 point DOS version

Kings Quest I worked great except for one thing... I CANT SAVE.Please help, Anonymous

Me 2013-02-27 2 points DOS version

I tried to run this game using Dosbox. Seemed to install okay except it complained it was missing a few files, then gave me the "missing 'agi' file" as well when I tried to actually run it. Are we missing something here??

john lennon 2013-02-16 -1 point DOS version

i downloaded the game and dfend, but still no luck. followed steps to the letter. said something about an 'agi' file thats unable to be found. please help.

guest 2012-10-03 1 point DOS version

Review of King's Quest for DOS:

zman 2011-10-14 0 point DOS version


hades 2011-04-10 0 point DOS version

is the 1984 original version, not the remake one, available? thx

MyAbandonware 2008-09-29 3 points DOS version

Thx you're right, error fixed !

Anon 2008-09-20 -1 point DOS version

The screenshots are from the fan-made remake...

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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 2 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

King's Quest was also released on the following systems:



Apple II

Apple IIgs

Atari ST

SEGA Master System

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