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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella Retold

by DrSlash

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File size: 140 MB
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Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color
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Game Genre:
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Game Type:
Drama
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Release Date:
5 May 2021
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"King's Quest IV Retold" is a point-and-click remake of the fourth chapter in Sierra's classic King's Quest series.

The game's story picks up immediately where "King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human" left off. As King Graham tosses his adventurer's cap to his children, he suffers a massive heart attack and is left on his death bed. It is up to his daughter, Princess Rosella, to retrieve a rare magic fruit that can heal her father, as well as save the land of Tamir from the evil fairy Lolotte along the way.

This remake introduces numerous improvements to the original game while staying faithful to its story and graphics, thus offering a new way to experience this classic adventure and making it more approachable for new players.

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Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2021

11 people commented on this game (newest first):

The control is good but you lack one important thing. Your game still has the EGA dithering pass. If only you could move that one thing I would find it great.
2023-08-22 12:11:52 by Gamemaster
This is a great improvement on the original, with point and click rather than text parser.
2023-05-08 14:51:52 by Julanar
Hi, DrSlash. Do you have the source code of this game. How did you code the changes? Did you use scicompanion (http://scicompanion.com/)? Great remake! Thanks.
2023-02-16 16:33:49 by snobes
A tremendous achievement! It's full of KQ IV's original charme and character, puzzle design and experience but manages to carefully adapt the game to a more modern audience by eliminating the Sierra typical ways to get stuck in deadends.
Technically it enhances the experience by adding the best possible soundtrack and even background sound from the Amiga version.
Overall an absolute pleasure to play and for me one of the best games that have ever been released in the AGS engine.
2022-12-27 15:34:29 by Athanor
Clearly this is a vast improvement over the original. Dead ends and time limit are eliminated, and it's "translated" into point and click. It's still the same game and puzzles, though, and you still will die if you aren't successfully climbing a staircase.

This is fun to play for historical or nostalgic reasons, but while this version is a stunning technical achievement, it also shows how much the genre has evolved since the original came out in terms of game design, storytelling and puzzles. Sierra were pioneers, and as such were the ones who created the genre through trial and error. It's easy to criticize in hindsight. Still, I'd say this is not a timeless classic, but a classic that shows its age.
2022-02-24 17:28:13 by heltenjon
Not only with clickable interface but also with digitized sound effects. Thanks for this one, great work!
2021-08-22 21:49:34 by wojnarabc
Wonderful job, it’s an amazing adaptation!
2021-08-09 16:08:11 by SockPuppet
Really nice adaptation of one of my favourites, great job and thank you!
2021-08-08 18:37:10 by HalfDome
All King Quest 4 fans would love to replay this game which is now easier and with better controls. Good job!
2021-06-30 20:16:01 by Meystari F
Excellent modern adaptation of a classic game.
2021-05-30 05:19:57 by lanchong
Nice job!
2021-05-18 21:08:48 by Sledgy
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