King’s Quest’s 3
by Alan Danzis
Spoiler: You’re the King’s Son?!
Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, Tandy Color Computer 3
Most gamers didn’t love King’s Quest 3 at the time. You have to understand that at that time in gaming (1986), there was no Internet, so you couldn’t use FAQs and it would take months to finish this text adventure game.
So when the game starts off and you’re a slave named Gwydion, and not King Graham (who was the lead in the previous two games), gamers were pretty confused. Of course, if they kept playing and turned the evil Manannan into a cat (still one of my favorite parts of a King’s Quest game), you would eventually learn that you were, in fact, descended from royalty and the rest of the game you head back on your way to Daventry to save it from a dragon.