Heir Today, Gone Tommorrow
||(Win95/98) (Jewel Case) (KINGSQ6PJ)
On other systems you can
use ScummVM to run this.
Included in the
Roberta Williams Collection
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Top 100 CD-ROMs from PC Magazine 1994
The largest, most puzzling and most exciting chapter in a
series that has sold more games than any other. Robby Benson, who gained
critical praise for his portrayal of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the
Beast, stars as Prince Alexander, crossing an intricate and dangerous world in
his quest to save his true love, Cassima. You'll need all your wits and
imagination to overcome the gauntlet of baffling puzzles and fantastic
creatures that attempt to keep you from your goal. It includes multiple paths
and your choices determine the story's ending.
The story opens with a spectacular 50-meg cartoon created in
3-D rendering by Kronos, the special effects masters who brought you Batman
Returns. The dialogue and narration is by international actors and includes
accurate lip-synching during conversation. There is also the full audio
recording of "Girl in the Tower," the love theme of King's Quest VI.
PC Magazine, September 13, 1997
"King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow continues the
saga of the Graham family, as young Alexander seeks the hand of the fair
princess Cassima. Though darker and more ominous than earlier quests, the
action and production values nevertheless demonstrate how good multimedia
adventure games have become.
"A 50MB animated cartoon introduces the quest and ends with
Alexander shipwrecked on one of the Green Islands. He quickly learns that
Cassima is not only on this very island but betrothed to the wicked Vizier. Of
course, adventure and mishap follow as Alex searches for a way to rescue his
"The story is full of the witty and bizarre characters that
are hallmarks of King's Quest games. There's a particilple dangling from a
tree, a barking dogwood, a head of iceberg lettuce (your need it to cool a
steaming pond), and a delightful group of five animated gnomes, each of which
specializes in one fo the five senses.
"Sierra has developed a truly friendly user interface. There
is nothing to read and nothing to type in the CD-ROM version; all dialog is
spoken by professional actors. And by using the point-and-click interface, even
a 6-year-old can move through the program with ease."
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