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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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Many items in the pawn shop refer to obstacles from the previous games: bridge repair kit and garlic for vampire resilience - King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985); cat-cookie mix, magic mirror glass cleaner and box of "Enchanted Sorcerer's Flea and Tick Collars" - King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human (1986); golden bridle finder, tongue climbing gear, uvula tickler, shovel for grave digging, stair traction pads and shark repellant - King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (1988); hull-hole detector for finding holes in small sailboats, self-adhesive emeralds, cheese hook, bottle of "Owl Courage Potion" for spineless owls, miniature carpet cleaner for castles-in-a-bottle and bird's nest soup mix (treasure not included) - King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder (1990). See more »


After Alexander hides behind a pillar from the 2 guard dogs. He hears them talking, then the Narrator informs the player about the woman screaming which Alexander shouts "Cassima!" which would've given Alexander hiding spot away, notified the 2 guard dogs where Alexander is hiding, it would've likely resulted in Alexander getting arrested and thrown in the dungeon and the player would've got a game over message. However the game continues on as normal despite Alexander's accidental yelling. See more »


Rotten Tomato: I got a lawyer, ya know! Nyah! There's kidnappin' laws in this here kingdom!
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References King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985) See more »


Brahms's Lullaby
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Chris Braymen, Dan Kehler, and Mark Seibert
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25 March 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As a child of "Quest for the Crown," I grew up on these games and they never got old for me. When "Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow" came out, Sierra could do no wrong. This game is packed with adventure, logic puzzles, mythology, and an enticing plot that absolutely keeps the gamer interested the whole way through. Even at the age of seven I was captivated by the story of Prince Alexander traveling through all the islands, trying to find Princess Cassima. It takes some serious thought to solve all these riddles, making you feel like you're the most brilliant person alive when you do solve them. All in all I've give this game 10 stars, it's one of the best adventure games even made, let alone in its own time.

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