King's Quest V for NES Video Walkthrough -Part 1





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Uploaded on Jun 3, 2008

A classic PC game, known in it's day for it's high quality graphics and innovative control, shows what happens to it when you strip away the high-quality graphics and innovative control: you're left with a game that kind of sucks.

I've made comments based on the NES version, but the PC version is nearly identical...except it looks a lot better. Comments on significant differences are included in the commentary.


0:36 - That's not my mousepointer, that's actually in the game. That's your main method of controlling the game: you walk around with the D-pad and use the eye/hand/mouth/selected item to point to stuff. It's as clunky as it sounds. I select "No" so you all can see the intro. Yes jumps you right into the game.
5:12 - Your first item, Crispin's Wand. It's useless until the end of the game, unless you're playing a PC version and it bugs you for copy protection. Talking to animals also comes in handy.
5:54 - And now, you have control of the game! Yay!
6:55 - During the walkthrough, I not only show what I need to do, but I try to throw in a little context behind why I do it. I screwed up here...I forgot that you need to use the hand on the sled to get him to talk about it. This should be the only unnecessary conversation in the video (unless I like them)
7:45 - The coin isn't there until the man fixing the wagon leaves. Pick it up, along with the fish in the barrel.
9:10 - In the PC version, there's an insufferably long cutscene you need to sit through here. Here, however, I can just walk up and buy the pie with the silver coin. Don't eat it.


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