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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is the fourth game in the King's Quest series. Release in 1988, it was one of the first games to implement beyond-PC sound, improving overall sound quality, and the first Sierra game with high(er) resolution graphics. It also has a largely-unknown version with the graphics and (lack of) music of the previous three games.

In this game, you play as Rosella, the twin sister of Alexander and daughter of King Graham. Your father has fallen deathly ill, and his only hope is a magical fruit that grows in the island of Tamir. A good fairy named Genesta sends Rosella to this land, but her powers are weakened by the evil sorceress Lolotte, meaning the trip is one-way. To win the game, you must find the fruit, defeat Lolotte, and return Genesta's powers to her-- all in the span of a single day.

Tropes used in King's Quest IV include:


Notes

  1. the "sprite" for the lanterns light hovers directly behind Rosella, and there's only a few pixels around that allowing you to glimpse the path, or lack thereof
  2. A reference to Frankie Avalon, Teen Idol singer of the late 50s turned actor of the 60s and 70s
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