King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human Sierra Entertainment 1986

Loud protests were heard when Gwydion, a young slave, appeared on computer screens across the world as gamers were expecting returning characters. It was the first game in the series not to feature King Graham as the player character, though it was not the last. This game featured new sounds and new music in addition to enhanced graphics. In 1986, there were no hint books available, and it took gamers several months to complete the game. But eventually people found a surprise towards the game's conclusion. The story moves away from Daventry and King Graham to the land of Llewdor, where a boy named Gwydion is being kept by the wicked magician Manannan. Gwydion was kidnapped from Daventry by the magician when he was young, and this adventure tells the story of his journey back to Daventry. This was allegedly the first adventure game featuring auto-mapping, with a 'magic map' found in the game that can be used to teleport to most locations that the player has visited before. This feature was unpopular among some fans who claim it made the game too easy, hence magic maps in future Sierra games were more limited in their teleporting ability. It was also the first game in which Sierra used a manual-based copy protection scheme.

Also see: #King's Quest 3 VGA Fan Remake, #King's Quest III Redux

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Full Demo (@ DJ Old Games)
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Full Demo 436kb (@ XTC Abandonware)
2006 Collection DosBox Update
Roberta Williams Anthology 4CD ISO Demo includes - King's Quest 1-7, Adventure In Serenia, Mission:Asteroid, Mystery House, Time Zone, Laura Bow 1&2:Colonel's Bequest/Dagger Of Amon Ra, Mixed-Up Mother Goose - 1990 SCI remake, Phantasmagoria demo, Dark Crystal (Apple II) 1.41GB (uploaded by Egon68)
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King's Quest Collection (2006) 2CD ISO Demo includes - King's Quest 1 SCI & 2-6 integrated with DOSBox v0.63 to run on WinXP, KQ7 (if display driver error, enable "Run in 256 colors" under compatibility tab for SIERRAW.EXE in kq7 folder) 777MB (uploaded by Shattered)
(2x 720kB) Floppy Image (3x 360kB) Floppy Image (uploaded by Molitor)
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GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.16 15MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in King's Quest Collector's Edition (1994) 2CD ISO Demo 930MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in King's Quest Collection Series (1997) 3CD ISO Demo 2.03GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
King's Quest Collection XP (2006) 2CD ISO Demo and Roberta Williams Anthology (1996) 4CD ISO Demo mirrors + Sierra Soundtrack Collection (flac) + Maps, Manuals & Extras (uploaded by hgdagon)
Browser-Playable Full Demo (uploaded by Sarien.net)


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