King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Prince Alexander is washed up on the shores of the Green Isles, where he must rescue his lady love from the clutches of an evil vizier.

Originally released on 3.5” floppy; CD-ROM version released in 1993. Re-released as part of the King’s Quest Collection Series (1999) and the King’s Quest Collection (2006).

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Posted by TimovieMan on Nov 29, 2012

Darker, more mature, and therefore better!

I'm not a fan of any of Sierra's Quest-series, but this is a game that I actually like! Graphically this is very similar to King's Quest V, but with slightly better imagination (Chessboard Land and the Realm of the Dead are awesome), and with an... Read the review »

Posted by Intense Degree on Aug 6, 2012

Childish? No, a classic with some depth.

Firstly, an admission. As I first played this game at about 13/14 years old it is difficult to view this game with anything other than early/mid 90’s specs on! However, I have just replayed this game on my Android phone, thanks to the good folks... Read the review »

Game Information

Platform Mac, PC
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Quest
Genre Fantasy
Theme -
Graphic Style Stylized art
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media CD

Product Details


System Requirements
1999 Collection Series:
MS-DOS or Windows 3.1/95
486/25 MHz processor
8 MB RAM
2x CD-ROM drive
SVGA 640x480, 256 color
Sound card with DAC

2006 Collection:
Windows 2000/XP
Pentium III 800 MHz or equivalent Athlon processor
128 MB RAM
Windows compatible video and sound card
CD-ROM drive
1.2 GB hard drive space