(This is part of my journey going checking out King’s Quest IV. You can follow the entire series on the Retro Gaming page.)
Now Rosella is on a quest to get the hen that lays golden eggs. Her blind willingness to do this for an admittedly evil fairy makes me really wonder what would happen if the game came up to her and told her that she had to assassinate this fairy for a quest. Heck, the game would probably be over in about four minutes.
Remember that crown Rosella got from the frog prince? Apparently it has the power to turn the wearer into a froggy, although Rosella gets to take it off without any external kissing needed. It’s a clever way to get through the waterfall, I’ll admit.
“Oh no! It’s a YouTube comments section!”
Actually, it’s a troll in the dark. Same thing (rimshot).
Aww… Rosella made friends with an ogre’s bulldog. Kind of want that dog to go with her. Would be awesome for future threats: “Sic ’em, Rex!”
There’s an axe upstairs, which Rosella grabs for her future murderous rampage across Fairyland.
And add “voyeurism” to the list of Rosella’s many crimes. Also, that ogre looks way too much like me for comfort. What are you trying to say, King’s Quest IV?
The ogre roars for his hen, who comes over, poops out a golden egg, and departs, having had its 15 seconds of fame. The ogre then falls asleep (okay…), and Rosella dashes out and commits grand theft fowl.
Commands that King’s Quest IV did not recognize at this juncture:
- Wring hen’s neck
- Put ballgag in hen’s mouth
- Toss hen to ogre with a “jk!”
- Squawk back at hen to confuse ogre
- Murder axe ogre to death
Anyway, Rosella delivers the hen to the evil fairy, who THEN gives ANOTHER quest: to get Pandora’s Box so that she can become unstoppable. It’s at this point that Rosella’s dim mind finally starts working:
OH YOU THINK?
Axe. AXE HER. Take the throne by force, marry that green weirdo, and be ruler over this demented kingdom!
Sierra really did not make this game according to my specifications.