The King's Quest series is another graphic adventure series from Sierra. While Space Quest is a parody of science fiction, relying on constant jokes and gags, King's Quest relies more on adventuring and fantasy satire. In the Space Quest series, parodies of the King's Quest series have been occasionally seen.

In the King's Quest games are also references to Space Quest.

Appearances in Space QuestEdit

  • Ms. Astro Chicken- Cedric from King's Quest V appears in the game as an enemy.
  • In SQ6, when Roger says "I bid thee open.", the narrator will respond in a Cedric-like voice "If you're going in there, Graham, I'm staying out here."
    • Additionally, if Roger says "I bid thee close", the narrator will say "If you're staying in here, Graham, I'm staying out here."
  • In SQ6, Daventry VIII is mentioned as being a labor camp planet.
  • In SQ6, Clinging Girlfriend Ivy can be ordered from the Mr. Soylent, it's unknown what this plant's use is. It could be related to the clinging vines that inhabited the Isle of Wonder in King's Quest 6.
  • An Elton John look-alike alien appears and sings the “Girl in the Tower” song during the transformation of Magnum in the shuttle bay entrance.
  • If you in the mirror in Roger’s bedroom on the DeepShip 86. There is a brunette in a stone tower. Roger then cries out, “Mother! Mother! Come Quick!” Mimicking Alexander.
  • In Space Quest 4 in the Space Quest X: Latex Babes of Estros era, when Roger is dropped into the pterodactyl's nest, "Maharg" (King Graham) can be seen being carried by a giant bird in the distance. This references the eagle in King's Quest V.
  • In Space Quest IV, one of the items found in the bargain bin at Software Excess in Space Quest X era is Kings Quest XXXXVIII - Quest for Disk Space referencing the increasing size of the King's Quest games. In this case, it requires 12GB of data (incorrectly described as "length"). At the time, a 12GB game would have been enormous. Today, many new games are well beyond that much data.
  • Also in Space Quest IV, is a copy of King's Quest XLIII (King's Quest 43) can be "flushed" in the Space Quest XII era Super Computer. This game is 842 Petabytes in size. The "deleting a lot of data", referencing the increasing size of King's Quest games.'
  • In SQ4 Floppy version it mentions Shamir Florists is a company that supplies plants around the galaxy. Apparently owned and run by Shamir Shamazel.
  • The King’s Quest V theme music is occasionally played in the Software Store at the Galaxy Galleria, made out to sound like a PC internal speaker.
  • In SQ3 trying to throw the bridle on the giant snake: "You've been getting some mighty strange ideas from playing 'KQ II', haven't you? You loose 5 points."
  • In SQ3 trying to 'charm the snake' (ala KQ4): "You do have a charming personality, but I don't think that's going to cut it."
  • In SQ1, by pushing a Don't Touch button Roger Wilco can travel to The Daventry Zone, as discussed in Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume I.
  • A guard outlines his favorite massacre, \"The Great Daventry Rout\" as he called it.
  • A nosy Sarien guard asks \"Do you own King's Quest II?\". Roger can answer yes or no. Which the guard responds "\"Too Bad.\" or "\"Great!!!\" Roger wonders if the guard is getting a kickback from Sierra On-Line. But later he thinks this idea was silly, what would a Sarien do with money from Coarsegold?
  • Roger can ask the guard if he has played King's Quest III.
  • In SQ2, Graffiti in a bathroom on the asteroid which states "Sir Graham Cross Dresses!"
  • Some of the music on Estros in particular (the theme played for Thoreen) appears to be a remix of some of the themes heard in Mordack's castle in KQ5.

References to the Space Quest series in King's QuestEdit

  • In the 1987 version of King's Quest 2, an plug for Space Quest 2 can be seen in hole in a rock on the Top of the Cliffs.
  • A sign can be found behind a tree in a grove of trees in KQ2 that talks about SQ1.
  • In KQ4, there are references to Space Quest 1 and 2 can be found in a Glass Bottle.
  • In KQ7 the nose and glasses of the Two Guys From Andromeda can be seen in the Faux Shop.
  • The King's Quest Companion plugs the Space Quest Companion a bit (and vice versa), but only in the author bio sections.


  • Some believe the Xenon Leader is King Graham (or a future relative). The game files however only call him XenonLeader or 'Leader'. His uniform is often compared to being a futuristic version of Graham's hat and tunic. However, he is a much older man with a resemblance to Kirk Douglas.
  • In Space Quest 6, when you look at the shuttle door, the narrator will comment that you have "good eyesight", and that the next thing you'll have to solve is "one of those puzzles where you have to find a one pixel coin or something". This, in fact, refers to pixel hunts in many early Sierra vga games: Such as the silver and gold coins in King's Quest V or the ring and coin found on the beach at the start of King's Quest VI, which are indeed one pixel in size. These types of puzzles exist in a number of VGA Sierra games (including early Space Quest games). For example the broken glass in Space Quest 1.

See alsoEdit

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