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King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity (1998)

A young man battles to save his home from an evil spell that can only be reversed when obtains an object known as The Mask Of Eternity.


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Credited cast:
Mary Kay Bergman ... Apothecary Gnome / Swamp Witch (voice)
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... Connor / King Mudge
Jennifer Darling ... Lady of the Lake / Swamp Wisp / Unicorn / Ugly Beast (voice)
Bill Farmer ... King Gryph / Weirdling Tradesman (voice)
Richard Steven Horvitz ... Ice Orc Foot Soldier / Skeleton #2 / Swamp Wisp (voice)
Ben Houge Ben Houge ... Ferryman / Skeleton #1 (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Daventry Official / Sage Gnome (voice)
Daran Norris ... Ice Lord / King Graham / Weapon Seller Gnome (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Crystal Mystic / Henchman (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Lord Azriel / Lucreto / Prophet Tree (voice)
Neil Ross ... Archon / Spirit Knight / Wizard (voice)
Philece Sampler ... Queen Freesa / Swamp Wisp (voice)
Kirsten Seibert Kirsten Seibert ... Gwennie (voice)
Tasia Valenza ... Sara / Sylph (voice)
Jim Ward ... Armor Seller Gnome / Hillman / Unseen Character (voice)


A young man battles to save his home from an evil spell that can only be reversed when obtains an object known as The Mask Of Eternity.

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Did You Know?


Many King's Quest fans disapproved of this game, due to the inclusion of combat and action into the game-play, in contrast to the previous seven games in which the player had to explore lands and solve puzzles, but not put up physical fight against opponents. See more »


Connor refers to the skeletons in the witch's castle as "victims of the witch's wiles." This is due to the fact that she was meant to have been able to shift into the form of a beautiful girl before the idea was dropped due to the loss of the game's intended engine. See more »


[first lines]
King Graham: Ah, I see we have a surplus in grain this season.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks given to: Zippy the Incredibly Inflatable Spitting Wonder Llama, The World Famous Talking Bear--and all the moms, dads, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends & significant others without whom this game would have been completed months earlier. See more »


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An Epic RPG Adventure
23 December 1999 | by CarrigonSee all my reviews

After having played the other King's Quest games, I would have to say that this is quite different. KQ8 is more of an RPG masquerading as an adventure game. There truly is alot of violence, you have to fight your way through each level. But the game is very high on atmosphere. The music is very good. And the settings are very convincing. I couldn't really give this game a very high vote, however, because the dialogue is really bad. It's like something out of a bad B film. In fact it makes your character so annoying that you don't want to click on any of the other characters. And the game plays very slow, even with adjusting the settings, it's slow on my P233, which is rediculous. The load times in between levels are also rediculously slow. This game is just another example of the software companies not caring that their main fans have older, slower pc's, and most of them probably couldn't even play this game on their systems. I also think that KQ8 has failed to deliver the same type of gaming experience that King's Quest fans have come to expect. If you feed your audience pure adventure for seven games, you shouldn't suddenly say, "Here's a violent RPG, now deal with it." It's tantamount to feeding Western fans a Sci Fi story. It just doesn't work. That isn't to say that KQ8 is a bad game. It's just that it really should have been given a different title and not been made a part of the King's Quest series. As a stand alone game, it is fun. But if you are a King's Quest fan, I can see where the outrage can come from. If you want a non-violent adventure, this isn't it. But if you want something alittle different, you might want to give this game a try.

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