King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Amiga - Apple II - Apple IIgs - Atari ST

Alt names King's Quest IV: המיסתורין של רוזאלה, KQ4
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
United States (1989)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1994)
Genre Adventure
Theme Fantasy, Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.2 / 5 - 83 votes

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Manual available

Description of King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

AGI was the in-house, parser-based EGA game engine that Sierra used for its adventure games in mid-80s (e.g. Police Quest 1, King's Quest 3, Leisure Suit Larry 1). King's Quest 4 was finished with AGI, but then Sierra decided to upgrade the game to the newer SCI engine which allowed for better graphics (SCI engine was later used for Police Quest 2, Colonel's Bequest, and Hero's Quest 1, to name a few).

This AGI version was actually released, but was pulled from the shelves and replace with SCI version very quickly.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

CEN 2019-03-17 1 point

I prefer the version with SCI engine and improved EGA-graphics.

tnt900 2015-11-17 0 point DOS version

i love kings quest till the 7th one came out

Mysha 2015-10-18 -1 point

Thanks to download the game king s quest

christinean 2015-09-25 1 point

The damn stairs and ledges! Get me every time.

Maniac4u 2015-06-20 -1 point DOS version

Has anyone been able to download these games?

Anonymous 2014-12-20 1 point DOS version

Thx Nowhere Girl for the tip on how to bypass the copy protection

Anonymous 2014-04-27 3 points DOS version

To save, Change your directory of Save (i.e. change from C: to A: or to a USB Flashdrive). Try saving to other directorys.

JG 2013-12-12 -1 point DOS version

How do you save?

Jerome 2013-07-31 0 point DOS version

Never let a blind man peek.

Jim 2013-05-10 1 point DOS version

This might be the best game ever.

Nowhere Girl 2013-02-10 4 points DOS version

Simple way to bypass copy protection: press alt-D, then type "marble". By the way, if you type "pirate" instead, the game will end, but it's an Easter egg - worth trying.
It's really a treasure - the AGI version is very rare. It sure looks worse, but not that bad - it was one of the last AGI games and by that time the developers had learned to squeeze the most out of this engine. No more Lego-like figures, like in the first two parts of "King's Quest"... And this version contains a pearl: a funny, anachronistic Easter egg which is exclusive to this version. Probably you've read about it: after defeating Lolotte and, if I remember well, before going downstairs, type "beam me" - in the left side of the hall, I guess (the goons aren't a threat anymore at this point because they are grateful too to be rid of Lolotte ;)). Quite a lot of funny information and a room completely out of tune with the rest of the game.

1 2012-12-23 -1 point DOS version


admin 2012-09-13 2 points DOS version

Manual has been added ;)

Wolverine79936 2012-09-08 0 point DOS version

There's no manual. Copy protection but no manual to get the answers out of. ;)

Carlos 2012-03-06 0 point DOS version

how can i read the text on the game i can't read it

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ManualEnglish version 1 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella was also released on the following systems:


Apple II

Apple IIgs

Atari ST

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