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King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (3.5 floppy)

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (3.5 floppy)
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (3.5 floppy)

SystemDOS
Floppy (3.5")9

Sierra

DOS

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Release Date: 11/9/1990
Manufacturer: Sierra
 
Donated By: Jason MacIsaac
 
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! is a 1990 adventure game released by Sierra. Released in November of 1990, it featured a significant improvement in graphics (achieved through the introduction of VGA into the series) and quickly became the best-selling computer game in history at that time. It was also the first King's Quest installment to replace the typing user interface with a point-and-click user interface, which drew some criticism from some fans of the series who were used to, or simply preferred the keyboard interface.

It was later released as a "talkie" CD-ROM (meaning the characters have voices), in which Graham looks very young and well-built for his years (possibly a side effect of the health-rejuvenating fruit given to him by Rosella in the previous game). The music was MIDI based and written by Mark Seibert, Ken Allen, Rob Atesalp, and Chris Braymen.

Designed by Roberta Williams

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