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                   Kings Quest 1 FAQ / Walkthrough

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Game:           Kings Quest 1
Last updated:   December 23rd, 2001
Version:        3.0
Author of FAQ:  Tom Hayes
E-mail:         [email protected]

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Version History
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Version 3.0 - December 23rd, 2001
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Final version of the guide.

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Version 2.0 - November 8th, 2000
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A big update. I have a new e-mail address, so I've added that to the FAQ. The 
introduction has been updated, and the old format of the FAQ has been replaced with 
an easier to read format. The guide has been changed slightly, along with a few 
slight changes to the point listings. The special thanks section has been updated. 
And the copyright information section has also been updated to include more 
information. New to this version is the FAQ section, which gives questions and 
answers for most parts of the game.

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Version 1.0 - March 24th, 2000
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First version.

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Contents
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1. Copyright Information
2. Introduction
3. My Review
4. The Guide
5. Point Listing
6. Frequently Asked Questions
7. Cheats
8. Copyright Information

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1. Copyright information

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This Kings Quest 1 FAQ/Walkthrough is copyright 2000-2002, Tom Hayes.

This guide is not to be distributed in any form without the permission of the 
author, Tom Hayes. To ask permission to post this guide on a website, send an e-mail 
to [email protected], including the details and address of the website.

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2. Introduction

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Welcome to my Kings Quest 1 FAQ! The purpose of this FAQ is to help you through this 
old, but still great adventure game. This guide is split into eight different 
sections:

- Copyright Information: The small, yet important section on copyright information.

- The Introduction: The beginning of the FAQ. Known as the part where FAQ authors 
always find it difficult to say something interesting.

- My Review: Basically a description of the game. No hints or tips are given away 
here.

- The Guide: A short, but detailed guide on how to get all the points in the game. 
The guide is very basic, but was intended to be that way as it's easier to read and 
follow.

- Point Listing: Just a list on what parts of the game give you points.

- Frequently Asked Questions: The main part of this FAQ. It covers most questions 
that people would ask about the game.

- Cheats: Just a few basic cheats for the game.

- Copyright Information: The small, yet important section on copyright information.

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3. My Review

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Who hasn't heard of adventure games? Whether it's the really old ones, such as Zork, 
or the new ones, such as Grim Fandango. These are all classed as adventure games. 
Zork, was, and still is a classic. It was made in the early 1980's I believe, and 
some people still know what it is even today! What made the game so special was the 
fact that you were in control of the character. You chose whether to go north or 
south, east or west, whether to look under the rug, or to kick the cat out the 
window, and the fact that you had so much control over the game was what made it 
such a classic. So naturally, a game such as Zork spawned a whole new genre of 
games. The genre was called 'adventure games', something hardly anyone had heard 
about in the early 1980's, but which most people have heard about today. One of 
these adventure games, which was made around 1983 by Sierra on-line, was called: 
Kings Quest 1.  

Graphics - 9/10

Use your imagination: It's 1983, and a stunning new game is out with gorgeous 16-
colour graphics. The first area at the beginning of the game is a castle scene. A 
moat is near the bottom of the screen, with a brown bridge on either side of it. 
Fully animated crocodiles are swimming around in the moat. A tree, drawn with two 
different shades of green, is in one part of this area. Animated flags stand proud 
on top of the grey castle, and the background is a sky drawn of two shades of blue. 
The character that you play in the game: Sir Graham, must have at least eight 
different colours on him, and over five frames of animation as he walks. As you walk 
around the various areas of this game, beautifully drawn characters will appear. A 
fairy for example, will show up, drawn in at least three different shades of pink. 
There are enemies too, such as the wolf, the elf or the magician, each having their 
own different colors and frames of animation. (You can stop imagining now...) Of 
course, it is not 1983 anymore, and naturally the graphics for this date look very 
outdated. For this reason, people may be put off the game when they first see them. 
However, if you can imagine yourself back in 1983, when graphics of this quality 
were outstanding, then you may even start to enjoy them.

Sounds - 6/10

Nope, no speakers in 1983. The only sounds that were available from games in those 
days were straight from the PCs internal speaker. Back in 1983, if you added 
a 'beep' here, and a 'boop' there, then you actually come up with something that 
resembles music. The sound is very loud however, and can get annoying after a while. 
Thankfully, there is a way to turn the sound off. By simply pressing F2, the sound 
will be turned off. Actually, once you know about this function key, you might even 
leave the sound on so you can hear what people actually had to put up with.

Gameplay - 8/10

At the time this game was released, the mouse was non-existent. Everything was 
accomplished by using the keyboard. For this reason, adventure games were a lot 
harder. You actually have to type things in, which can make for a more challenging, 
and more fun game. However, this kind of game can be extremely annoying because it 
does not understand certain words. For example, 'look tree' will be understood, 
but 'look at the tree' will not. As you make your way around the land of Daventry, 
you will see all manner of objects and characters with which you can interact. The 
game is non-linear, meaning that you don't have to follow a strict and certain path. 
And another aspect of what makes the game so good is trying to find all the points 
(158 is the most you can get). When you complete the game for the first time, it's 
unlikely that you will find all the points, as there are many ways to complete this 
game. This game has great gameplay as there is just so much to do!

Lastability - 7/10

This just seems to be such a small adventure game, which is a shame because it must 
have had great sound and graphics in 1983. The quest just seems to be over very 
quickly. However, there is a score function. Whenever you accomplish a certain 
important task in the game, you will get points added to your overall score. There 
are 158 points to find in total, and finding every single one is very difficult. For 
this reason, it's likely that your score isn't going to be 158/158 straight away, so 
you'll probably want to go back and try and find things that will get you more 
points. By the 2nd game, you might have maximum points. By the 3rd game, you'll have 
probably found out that there's still a lot more to do in the game besides getting 
maximum points. By the 4th game, you might have found just about everything. And 
from then on, you'll probably just play the game for the fun of it!

Overall - 8/10

A good game, but it just seems to take itself just a bit too seriously. It also 
seems a bit empty. There are just too many screens where there is absolutely nothing 
at all to do. Maybe the creators of this game could have added a few more objects or 
things to look at in these empty looking screens. Aside from these small problems, 
Kings Quest 1 is a great game. Don't let the graphics put you off. Kings Quest 1 
still is a great game, even by today's standards.

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4. The Guide

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You start in an area near the castle - cross the bridge, and carry on west - "open 
doors" - north - west - walk up to the start of the steps - "bow to the king" -
 "talk king" - east - south - south - west - walk behind the rock, and type "push 
rock" - "get dagger" - north - "climb tree" - walk along the branch of the tree, to 
the nest - "get egg" - get down from the tree - west - west - "cut rope" - walk to 
the top-right corner of the well, and type "lower rope" - "climb rope" - climb down 
into the well - climb down to the bottom of the rope and you will fall in the water -
 "dive" - swim into the hole at the bottom-left of this area, and you should arrive 
in the cave of a dragon - exit the cave to refill the bucket, and then enter the 
cave again - walk close to the dragon, and type "throw water" - "get mirror" - 
Woohoo, you've got the first treasure!

Walk back out into the water to refill the bucket, and then enter the cave again - 
west - west - south - south - "look in stump" - "get pouch" - "open pouch" - west - 
north - north - west - walk over to the four-leaf clover - "get clover" - south - a 
fairy should show up and give you a spell that will protect you - west - walk onto 
the garden - "get carrot" - north - north - west - "get bowl" - "read bowl" - west -
 "get walnut" - "open walnut" - north - east - "get pebbles" - north - west - west - 
west -  enter the house - "give bowl" - "fill" - "get fiddle" - exit house - south - 
south - "eat house" - "open door" - enter the bedroom, and wait for the witch to 
show up, who will shuffle over to the stove - walk up to the witch, and type "push 
witch" - "open cupboard" - "get cheese" - "get note" - "read note" - exit the house -
 west - south - south - "open gate" - walk near to the goat, and type "show carrot" -
 exit the pen, and the goat should be following you - south - south - south - west - 
start to cross the bridge, and the goat will shove the troll out of the way - west -
 "talk troll" - he will ask you to guess his name - "ifnkovhgroghprm" - "get beans" -
 east - east - "plant beans" - A huge beanstalk will grow from the ground.

"climb beanstalk" -  up - up - up - walk east along the clouds - east - south - 
east - east - "look in hole" - "get sling" - north - west - Try and get the giant 
caught behind the tree, so that he can no longer follow you - Wait behind the tree 
until the giant falls asleep - "get chest" - east - enter cave - walk down all of 
the stairs, and exit the cave at the bottom - east - wait for the elf to show up -
 "talk elf" - north - east - east - south - east - east - wait until the bird shows 
up - walk behind the rock on the east side of this area, and when the bird is flying 
over you, type "jump" - the bird will take you to a new location - west - "get 
mushroom" - east - fall down the hole - south - west - walk close to the rat, and 
type "give cheese to rat" - "open door" - "play fiddle" - south - "get sceptre" -
 "get shield" - west - "eat mushroom" - go through the hole" - east - north - north -
 east - "open door" - north - west - "bow"

And you've completed the game! Hopefully with 158/158 points! 

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5. Point Listings

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So, maybe youíve completed the entire game, but you STILL canít find those last few 
points. Well, Iíve written a point listing to make things a bit easier. This point 
listing shows you how to get all the points in the game, but it doesnít tell you 
every single detail. For all the little details, read the guide. Onward to the point 
listing!

Open the castle doors                    - 1 point
Bow to the king                          - 3 points
Push the rock                            - 2 points
Get the dagger                           - 5 points
Climb the tree                           - 2 points
Get the egg                              - 6 points
Cut the rope at the well                 - 2 points
Climb down the rope at the well          - 1 point
Dive into the water at the well          - 4 points
Swim into the hole                       - 1 point
Go back and refill the bucket            - 2 points
Throw water at the dragon                - 5 points
Go back and refill the bucket            - 2 points
Get the mirror                           - 8 points
Look in the stump                        - 1 point
Get the pouch                            - 3 points
Open the pouch                           - 3 points
Get the clover                           - 2 points
Get the carrot                           - 2 points
Get the bowl                             - 3 points
Read the bowl                            - 1 point
Get the walnut                           - 3 points
Open the walnut                          - 3 points
Get the pebbles                          - 1 point
Give the bowl                            - 3 points
Get the fiddle                           - 3 points
Eat the house                            - 2 points
Push the witch                           - 7 points
Open the cupboard                        - 2 points
Get the cheese                           - 2 points
Get the note                             - 2 points
Read the note                            - 1 points
Show the carrot to the goat              - 5 points
Use the goat to get rid of the troll     - 4 points
Guessing the gnome's name (ifnkovhghprm) - 5 points
Get the beans                            - 4 points
Plant the beans                          - 2 points
Get the sling                            - 2 points
Wait until the giant falls asleep        - 7 points
Get the chest                            - 8 points
Talk to the elf                          - 3 points
Grab onto the bird                       - 3 points
Get the mushroom                         - 1 points
Give the cheese to the rat               - 2 points
Play the fiddle                          - 3 points
Get the sceptre                          - 6 points
Get the shield                           - 8 points
Eat the mushroom                         - 2 points
Go through the hole                      - 1 points
Open the doors                           - 1 points
Bow to the king                          - 3 points

Total points                             - 158/158 points

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6. Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. What do I have to do at the start of the game?

A. Walk over to the castle doors and open them.
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Q. I'm in the room with the king. What should I do?

A. Walk to the top step and then bow to the king.
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Q. I'm in an area with a small rock. What should I do?

A. Push the rock.
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Q. I can't push the rock, as it keeps killing me! How should I push it?

A. Walk around the top side of the rock, and then push it.
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Q. What should I do when I've pushed the rock?

A. The rock reveals a hole with a dagger in it. Grab the dagger out of the hole.
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Q. What is the purpose of the big tree that is one screen north of the rock?

A. You can climb the tree and get an egg from the nest.
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Q. I've arrived at a well. How do I go down into the well?

A. Cut the rope with the dagger, and then lower the rope into the well. Climb down 
the rope to go down into the well.
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Q. I'm in the water at the bottom of the well. What do I have to do here?

A. Dive into the water, and then swim to the hole at the bottom left corner.
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Q. There's a big dragon in the cave! How do I defeat him?

A. Go back into the water in the well, and then go back into the cave with the 
dragon. This will fill the bucket. Throw the water on the dragon to defeat him.
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Q. Okay, I've defeated the dragon. What should I do in the cave?

A. Pick up the mirror.
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Q. I've at an area with a stump. What should I do here?

A. Look in the stump to get a pouch.
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Q. I'm at an area with some clovers. What should I do here?

A. Pick up the four leaf clover.
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Q. I'm at an area with a garden. What should I do here?

A. Pick up a carrot from the garden.
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Q. I've found a bowl. What should I do with it?

A. Pick up the bowl, and then read it.
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Q. I've found a walnut. What should I do with it?

A. Pick the walnut up, and then open it.
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Q. I'm at an area with a beach. There are some pebbles on the beach. What should I 
do here?

A. Get the pebbles from the beach.
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Q. I'm at an old looking house. What should I do here?

A. Enter the house, and give the bowl to the people. Then type "fill" to fill the 
bowl. The people will allow you to have the fiddle. Walk over to the fiddle and pick 
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Q. I'm outside the witch's house. What should I do here?

A. Eat the house.
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Q. I'm inside the witch's house. What should I do here?

A. Quickly walk into the witch's bedroom and wait for the witch to show up.
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Q. I'm in the witch's bedroom and the witch is currently looking over the stove. 
What should I do?

A. Push the witch.
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Q. Okay, the witch is gone. What else is there to do in the house?

A. Get the note, and then read it. Open the cupboard and get the cheese.
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Q. I'm in an area with a goat. What should I do here?

A. Open the gate on the pen, and show the carrot to the goat.
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Q. The goat is following me. Where do I have to lead him?

A. Lead the goat to one of the bridges. The troll will stop you, but the goat will 
attack him and move him out the way.
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Q. I crossed over one of the bridges, and have met with an old troll. What do I have 
to do here?

A. Talk to the troll.
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Q. The troll wants me to guess his name. What is it?

A. The troll's name is ifnkovhgroghprm.
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Q. The troll dropped some beans. What should I do, and where should I go from this 
area?

A. Take the beans, and walk two screens to the east.
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Q. Okay, I've arrived at an area with some soil. What should I do here?

A. Plant the beans.
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Q. A huge beanstalk has grown out of the ground. What do I do?

A. Climb the beanstalk.
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Q. I'm up in the clouds, and I've come to a hole in a tree. What do I do here?

A. Look in the hole and get the sling.
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Q. I've arrived at an area with a giant. How should I defeat him? Should I use the 
sling?

A. No, don't use the sling. While you can use the sling on the giant, you won't get 
many points for it. The best way to defeat the giant is to make him fall asleep. To 
do this, try and get him caught behind the tree, and he'll eventually fall asleep.
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Q. What do I do after I've defeated the giant?

A. Grab the chest, and then go east to reach a door. Carefully walk down the stairs 
and exit the cave.
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Q. I've arrived at an area where an elf is running about. What should I do here?

A. Talk to the elf.
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Q. I've arrived at an area where a bird is flying about. What should I do here?

A. Stand behind the rock, and then jump so that you catch the bird. The bird will 
take you to a new area.
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Q. Okay, the bird has dropped me off in a new area. What should I do here?

A. Walk west and get the mushroom.
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Q. Help! This big rat is shuffling around, and I can't get past it! How do I get 
past the rat?

A. Give the cheese to the rat.
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Q. I've arrived in an area with lots of people. What should I do here?

A. Play the fiddle.
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Q. I'm in a room with a throne. What should I do here?

A. Get the sceptre and get the cheese.
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Q. I've arrived at a very small hole. How do I go through it?

A. Eat the mushroom.
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Q. Where should I go after walking through the small hole?

A. Go all the way back to the castle at the start of the game. Open the door to the 
castle, and walk through to the King's room. Finally, bow to the king.
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7. Cheats

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1. Hold Alt + D to enter a special mode. Now type "get object", followed by a number 
to get any object in the game.

2. Hold Alt + D to enter a special mode. Now type "tp", followed by a number to get 
to any room in the game.

3. Hold Alt + D to enter the special mode. Now type "position". Type an X 
coordinate, and a Y coordinate, and you can end up in some really weird places!

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8. Copyright information

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This Kings Quest 1 FAQ/Walkthrough is copyright 2000-2002, Tom Hayes.

This guide is not to be distributed in any form without the permission of the 
author, Tom Hayes. To ask permission to post this guide on a website, send an e-mail 
to [email protected], including the details and address of the website.