Get ready for the most spectacular King's Quest ever, three times larger than any previous Sierra adventure, as King's Quest IV has arrived for MS-DOS based computers. King's Quest IV sets a landmark in computer gaming with a new development system that transcends existing standards of computer graphics, sound and animation.
Powerfully dramatic, King's Quest IV evokes emotion like no other computer game with unique combinations of lifelike animated personalities, beautiful landscapes, and soul-stirring music. Sierra has recreated the universe of King's Quest to build a world that one moment will pull at your heartstrings, the next moment place terror in your heart.
Uniting the best programmers, artists and musicians in the industry, Sierra has refined its legendary 3-D animation system to create a constantly evolving universe where landscapes change from day to night, characters roam freely, and dramatic music interludes tantalize your emotions in a complicated tale of faith and mistrust. The quest begins with a full-length cartoon (approximately 10 minutes playing time) and proceeds to plunge you into a fantasy world of mystery, intrigue and enough plot twists to confound even the most dedicated adventurer.
Embark upon a perilous journey into the darkest corners of the King's Quest universe. Find yourself in the midst of not one, but many different obstacles as you plot a course that will save the royal family from a tragic destiny. With a surprise introduction and an equally unexpected conclusion, plot twists abound as you strive to uncover the mysteries of a strange land, overcome its hostile inhabitants, and reveal the secrets that lie therein.
King's Quest fans and newcomers to animated adventurers will meet and interact with creatures of fantasy, folklore and science fiction. They will explore hundreds of locations, acquire invaluable objects, and discover secret and scary places. Travel the land after dark, and discover areas which remain hidden during daylight hours. But travel swiftly, as time is of the essence, and each moment brings your family ever closer to ruin.
Issue 4: Winter 1988
- Adlib Music Synthesizer Card (advertisement)
- Adlib Music Synthesizer Card Supports Sierra Games
- Apple II Graphics Book Available (Issue 4)
- Compute! Book Tells the Complete Story of King's Quest Series
- Corny Cartoons Captured!
- Dealer List (Issue 4)
- Drawing Dynamos Discovered!
- Gold Rush! Sierra's 3-D Animated Historical Simulation
- Heard It In The Hallway (Sierra's Rumor Mill) - Winter 1988
- How to Avoid the Holiday Hint Crush
- Issue 4 Credits
- Kings Quest IV Arrives!
- King's Quest IV - A Technological Wonder
- Manhunter: New York (A Review)
- New Products (Issue 4)
- President's Corner (Issue 4)
- Roberta Williams on the New King's Quest
- Sierra Catalog Orders (Issue 4)
- Sierra Completes Conversion of Color Macintosh Games
- Sierra Extends Hint Hotlines for Holiday Season
- Sierragram (Issue 4)
- Sierra Mail Bag (Issue 4)
- Sierra On-Line, Inc. Announces It's Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
- Sierra Ships New Titles for IIGS
- Smart Money Enchanced for Apple IIGS
- Successful Word Search Winners Announced (Issue 4)
- The Eyes Have It (Sierra's Picture Puzzle Winners Announced!)
- The Men Behind the Mysterious Manhunter: New York
- Three More Sierra Games Go for the Gold!
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