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King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)

A prince has little time before the princess he loves is harmed. He must travel throughout her kingdom and try to mend the fueds there in order to save her.


Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queen Valanice / Princess Rosella / Lady Aeriel / White Chess Queen / Black Widow (voice)
King Caliphim / Lord of the Dead / Gruff (voice)
Pawnshop Owner (voice) (as David Fennoy)
Linda Gary ...
Oracle / Red Chess Queen / Mother Ghost / Queen Allaria (voice) (as Linda Grey)
Captain Saladin / Gate / Arch Druid / Lamp Trader (voice)
Josh Mandel ...
King Graham / Shamir Shamazel / Oxymoron / Druid / Guard Dog (voice)
Jollo / Bookworm / Bump-on-a-Log / Woof (voice)
Don Messick ...
Ali / Gnomes (voice)
Patrick Pinney ...
Winged One / Diphthong (voice)
David Prince ...
Dangling Participle / Stick-in-the-mud (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Chess Knights (voice)
Beauty / Lady Celeste / Ghost Child / Oyster (voice)


Prince Alexander of Daventry (Robbie Benson) travels to a kingdom of islands after he sees the distressed image of the lady he loves, Princess Cassima, in a magic mirror. He arrives to find all of the islands fighting, Cassima locked away, her parents killed, and everything is under the hand of an evil vizir. In order to rescue both the princess and her home, Alexander must reunite the islands and find a way into the castle before Cassima is forced to marry the vizir. Written by Max Vaughn

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Release Date:

22 September 1992 (USA)  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Many items described on the wall of the pawn shop are references to difficult parts of previous games in the series. For example, a "bridge repair kit" (referring to the bridge in King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985) that collapses if it is crossed too many times) and "whale tongue climbing gear" (referring to the whale's tongue in King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (1988) that is frustratingly difficult to climb). See more »


Many items in the pawn shop refer to obstacles from the previous games, among them a bottle of "Gnome-be-gone". However, not gnomes but dwarfs were troublesome in the previous games, while the gnomes were friendly and helpful. See more »


[Alexander dies after being tricked into eating nightshade berries]
Narrator: And then there's some land I have for sale in the death bogs of Tamir...
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Followed by King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (1994) See more »


Girl in the Tower
Music by Mark Seibert
Lyrics by Jane Jensen
Performed by Bob Bergthold and Debbie Seibert
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User Reviews

Excellent game.
15 March 2001 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

While basically borrowing the same idea that made up "King's Quest II", this game is really quite original. Plot: Prince Alexander is looking for Princess Cassima, who we met in the previous game. The graphics are great, and, even though it's a click-icon game, it's quite challenging. Definitely a worthwhile game, a great adventure.

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