King’s quest 1 has been one of my favourite games. It was released by Sierra in 1984 and became one of the most popular PC-based adventure games. I got a copy of it when I was 11 years old. I remember playing whilst holding an English to Greek dictionary for all the words that I didn’t know. After exchanging a few tips with friends, I almost managed to reach the end but was stuck on the final quest inside a cave.
After having spent some time stuck in the cave, I thought of using a hex editor to view the game data in chars and hex. Sure enough, after some searching I got to the text that was describing the piece of the puzzle I was missing. I subsequently finished King’s Quest 1, and I’m very fond of it as it was excellent fun, brilliant education and prompted me on my first hacking experience.