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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?


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 »


On the Isle of Wonder you can give the sense gnomes plausible items like the peppermint leaves (for the taste gnome) or the feather (for the touch gnome), but they do not have any effect, and will cause the player to lose. See more »


Grovernor: [after Alexander winds and plays the mechanical nightingale] A nose is not a way to spy! / My ears cannot be told a lie / A nightingale is all there be / No man is near, and so say me!
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Brahms's Lullaby
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Chris Braymen, Dan Kehler, and Mark Seibert
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23 February 2003 | by (Arizona, USA/Hull, England) – See all my reviews

This is the best one of the King's Quest games. My friend and I will spend all day playing it, watching it unfold like a movie. The characters are different. There is such a wide variety of people and creatures you could never be bored. The puzzles are great. Going to the Isle of the Sacred Mountain is one of the best adventures. Everything is so well thought out and creative (and I mean creative as in, yes, the idea has been done before, but the way it is done is terrific). Plus, it's funny to try and image Robby Benson saying "Zounds".

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