YMMV / King's Quest I: Quest For The Crown

  • Awesome Music: Ken Allen's soundtrack for the remake really adds to the mood of the game.
  • Better Than Canon: The AGDI Fan Remake is regarded by some to be the best version of the game.
  • Narm: In the original version, Graham simply sits on the throne while the king's body lies there.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: In the PCjr version, there were no window messages. The text is displayed below the text parser. Longer text is very difficult to read as it scroll too fast and there was no way to scroll back up. The only way to read it all was to hit the BREAK button to pause the game.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: King's Quest is very important for the history of gaming; however, it's too dated and frustrating for some to enjoy it at face value today. The Fan Remake makes it much more accessible.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The general reaction to the 1990 remake among gamers and the tech press at the time.
  • Unwinnable by Insanity: In the PCjr version, there was a 'drop <item_name>' command which would dump your item on the ground. Any item dropped could never be recovered. If you drop any of three great treasures, well... you know.
  • Vindicated by History: The official remake is much better regarded these days, and served as the basis for the well-received fan remake. Video game remakes are par for the course now, but in 1990, the idea seemed sacrilegious and was compared to the controversial process of "colorizing" old films. Some fans even prefer the fan remake over the official versions.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: If not for the massive backlash above, we would have gotten official remakes of 2, 3 and 4.