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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)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Computer game voicing debut for both Tony Jay and Robby Benson. 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 »


Ali: Hello, I will be right up.
[Ali walks up to the counter]
Ali: Now, what can I do for you?
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Spoofs Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »


Brahms's Lullaby
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Chris Braymen, Dan Kehler, and Mark Seibert
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The Best KQ Ever
11 October 1999 | by (Palo Alto, California) – See all my reviews

Yes, I think this was probably the best King's Quest ever. It's certainly my favorite. I've played them all, but none were quite like KQ6. For one thing, Alexander is probably the most compelling character a game could have. Of all the quests, his is the most compelling, exciting, and even touching.

Aside from that, the interface is convenient, the gameplay is smooth, and the puzzles are challenging, but they're possible. And for once, not having to be constantly on the lookout for enemies to hack apart is kind of a relief. So go play King's Quest, you'll be better for it.

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