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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 feuds there in order to save her.

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Credited cast:
Robby Benson ... Prince Alexander (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheryl Bernstein ... Queen Valanice / Princess Rosella / Lady Aeriel / White Chess Queen / Black Widow (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Vizier Abdul Alhazred / Shamir Shamazel / Lord Azure / Ferryman / Beast / Minotaur (voice)
Ron Feinberg ... King Caliphim / Lord of the Dead / Gruff (voice)
Dave Fennoy ... Pawnshop Owner (voice) (as David Fennoy)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Oracle / Red Chess Queen / Mother Ghost / Queen Allaria (voice) (as Linda Grey)
Tony Jay ... Captain Saladin / Gate / Arch Druid / Lamp Trader (voice)
Josh Mandel Josh Mandel ... King Graham / Shamir Shamazel / Oxymoron / Druid / Guard Dog (voice)
Chuck McCann ... Jollo / Bookworm / Bump-on-a-Log / Woof (voice)
Don Messick ... Ali / Gnomes (voice)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Winged One / Diphthong (voice)
David Prince David Prince ... Dangling Participle / Stick-in-the-mud (voice)
Bill Ratner ... Narrator (voice)
Neil Ross ... Chess Knights (voice)
Russi Taylor ... 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 vizier. 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 vizier. Written by Max Vaughn

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Release Date:

22 September 1992 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sierra,Sierra Entertainment See more »
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Did You Know?


One of the puzzles is based on the story of "Beauty and the Beast", the Disney version of which (Beauty and the Beast (1991)) starred the game's star Robby Benson See more »


On the short path, the guard dogs Wolf and Bay occasionally swap names (and voices) as well as the dogs Jowls and Mite when confronted by Alexander. See more »


Dangling Participle: Thanks no, me want it not!
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Follows King's Quest: Quest for the Crown (1984) See more »


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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23 February 2003 | by maxvaughnSee 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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