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

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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.

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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queen Valanice / Princess Rosella / Lady Aeriel / White Chess Queen / Black Widow (voice)
Ron Feinberg ...
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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22 September 1992 (USA)  »

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The genie's name, Shamir Shamazel is a parody on the Yiddish words Schlemiel Schlimazel, which in English roughly mean "clumsy idiot". 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 »


Gnomes: Old Bill Batter, never fatter, vision can resolve this matter. Look you now and end this chatter!
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Chris Braymen, Dan Kehler, and Mark Seibert
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15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game is one of the treasures of my childhood. I grew up playing KQ4-7, (They're how I got so good at spelling! What other 5-year-olds could spell "Go Under Bridge"?) and this one is my favorite. It is hilarious, creative, and contains a wonderful fantasy world. The puzzles are tests of lateral-thinking, and the landscape is rife with puns. The characters are memorable, and the storyline is engaging. My favorite part was the Dangling Participle, found on the Isle of the Beast. I also loved to play the labyrinth over and over again, and would imagine myself stalking and being stalked by the minotaur. What more could anyone want?

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