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King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (1994)

A princess feeling pressured to marry follows an image of a castle into a pond, ending up in another world. Her worried mother follows and the two uncover a plan that could destroy the strange realm and the people in it.

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Maureen McVerry ...
Carol Bach y Rita ...
Valanice / Spike / Ceres / Clotho / Titania (voice)
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Malicia / The Crystal Dragon / The Magic Statuette (voice)
Jesse Moises ...
Edgar / False Troll King / Black Dog (voice)
Denny Delk ...
King Otar Fenris III / Lord of the Trolls / Badger of the Jury / The Shrunken Head (voice)
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Fred Barson ...
Jeffry O'Brien ...
Esther Hirsch ...
Joe Paulino ...
James Cranna ...
Don Robins ...
Brutus Bonecrusher / The Boogeyman / Borasco (voice)
Greg Walsh ...
Marcus Lewis ...
Male Mud Bath Troll 2 / Dr. Mort Cadaver (voice)
Toby Gleason ...
Attis / Ersatz DeFaux the Mock Turtle / Levanter (voice)
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While Rosella listens to her mother Valanice talking to her about getting married, she sees a reflection of a castle in a pool and is magically transported to the land of Etheria, with her mother not too far behind, where every mystery they solve brings them closer to the fiery confrontation that determines the fate of an entire kingdom Written by <KQswst104@aol.com>

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Trivia

This is the only game in the series in which King Graham does not appear, though he is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Rosella enters the Faux Shop in Chapter Four, Ersatz the turtle tells her that he met Valanice. When Valanice asks him in Chapter Five if he saw Rosella, he says he did not. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Nibbler the Psycho Mouse: Tell me about your father, Rosella.
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Connections

Followed by King's Quest (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Land Beyond Dreams
Sung by Debbie Seibert
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Simple, Animated Fun!
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

The previous two games in the King's Quest series, featuring King Graham & Prince Alexander, took a more realistic, "epic" feel to point-and-click adventure gaming. This seventh installment, however, goes over to the lighter side for simpler gameplay and more appeal to children. By and large, this move turns out to be a good one, as it truly is just a simple, fun game to play!

For a basic plot summary of "The Princeless Bride", this time you are put in control of two characters. Sometimes you are Valanice (wife of Graham), while other times you are her daughter Rosella. Both characters have fallen into a magic pool of water outside their castle and must struggle to find each other through many strange, exciting worlds.

The hallmark of this game is its simplicity. Whereas in the other KQ games you could often (and sometimes even easily) "play yourself into a corner", requiring multiple saved games and often lots of lost time, this effort does away with that. True, the puzzles/situations are "easier" because of it, but there is nothing too simple about this game. It still takes a sharp mind and a lot of exploring to complete.

"Princeless Bride" also ratchets up the appeal to children, who will love the goofy characters and colorful locales. Though the puzzles themselves may be a bit too difficult for the kiddie set, this makes it a perfect game to port over to the big screen and play with the whole family.

Overall, KQ7 is a successful (and actually ends up being the last successful) entry into the King's Quest series. The only reason I can't give it the full five stars is because of a little bit of personal bias being a hardcore KQ fan. The fifth and sixth games of the series were just so good that this cartoon approach took all of us "Questers" by surprise. Other than that, though, it is a solid game that would garner a 4.5 rating if able.


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