King’s Quest V Cheats & Cheat Codes

Interface in King's Quest V.

King’s Quest V Cheats & Cheat Codes

King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! or simply King’s Quest V is a 1990 graphic adventure game by Sierra. The game series is one of the more iconic adventure game franchises in the early history of adventure games. It was an important step in advancing game graphics and was one of the first to introduce VGA resolution to PC gamers. Here we’ll take a look at the game and what sort of cheats in included for gamers.

King’s Quest V Premise

The plot of King’s Quest V revolves around King Graham. The king returns from a walk to find his castle and family vanished, swept away by a magical whirlwind. A mysterious cloaked figure, responsible for the deed, is revealed to be the evil wizard Mordack, seeking revenge against Graham’s family. Graham embarks on a journey to rescue his family. He is aided by a talking owl named Cedric and the wizard Crispin, who also gives him his old wand. As players travel through the land of Serenia, they gather items and find out more about this evil wizard with one simple goal: to save his family and confront Modrack once and for all.

Bake House in King's Quest V.
Players take the king across various locations in the kingdom of Serenia.

The adventure takes Graham through various landscapes and challenges, where he must use wit and courage to overcome obstacles and enemies. The game is a traditional point-and-click adventure, where players interact with the world and its inhabitants to find their way across the lands of Serenia. Only this will further the ultimate quest that lies ahead.

King’s Quest V Characters

King’s Quest V, like others in the series, is an adventure game, where characters are at the forefront throughout the adventure. In this case, players control King Graham, who is trying to find an evil wizard who has captured his family. The king is helped by a talking owl as well as his trusty wizard 

  • King Graham: The protagonist of the game, who is on a quest to rescue his family and kingdom from the evil wizard Mordack.
  • Cedric: A talking owl who accompanies Graham. Cedric provides advice and commentary throughout the game.
  • Mordack: The main antagonist, an evil wizard seeking revenge against Graham’s family.
  • Crispin: A wizard who assists Graham by giving him a magical wand and advice for his journey.
Point and click in King's Quest V
King’s Quest series is a precursor to some of the most iconic games in history.

Games in the Series

The King’s Quest series, celebrated for pioneering the graphic adventure game genre, was created by Sierra in the 1980s and serves as a precursor to more modern point-and-click games, such as LucasArts’ Monkey Island and others. The series began in 1980, with the first game bearing the King’s Quest name launching in 1984. This series quickly spawned multiple entries, with the last game released in the late 1990s.

  • Wizard and the Princess (1980)
  • King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown (1984)
  • King’s Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985)
  • King’s Quest III: To Heir Is Human (1986)
  • King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (1988)
  • King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (1990)
  • King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)
  • King’s Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (1994)
  • King’s Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity (1998)

King’s Quest V  Cheats

King’s Quest V does not include traditional cheat codes. If players are not able to find their way through a certain puzzle or challenge, they can use walkthroughs. However, we won’t go through the entire game here, but we’ve included passwords that allow players to skip to certain spots in the game.


Launch from a specific location with the help of passwords.

Location (items and score)Password
After the second town042BWZ010J407T8
After the Yeti3S0WJRC19RGJFO6
Beach (Crystal, Locket, Score 156)S00K0PC51RF0V50
Beginning (Wand, Fish, Cake, Score 12)2T3CPJXF1C80KT0
Desert (Coat, Score 22)1929FJWF0V80GSJ
Eagle (Score 135)3N2BW-C53J8JCWB
Final Battle (Score 240)630287000058MQN
Gnome’s Hut (Wax, Elven shoes, Harp, Puppet, Score 90)122891L91080J38
Gypsy Camp (Brass bottle, Gold coin, Score 42)1D6D1C490V80DB0
Harpies (Iron bar, Fish hook, Score 172)6Y0C8L341R90QVS
Inn (Tambourine, Hammer, Sled, Score 104)0K2C50J51000DF8
Labyrinth (Score 195)JT500F155R30R18
Labyrinth Exit (Hairpin, Score 200)KB3DSC155R501KJ
Mordack’s Isle (Score 184)4D0CQH141R90CWS
Mordack’s Kitchen5317JB115Q50Q6J
Mordack’s Lab (Mordack’s Wand, Score 227)5W0CN8010J50D7D
Mountain (Rope, Leg of lamb, Score 115)3026JZ010J008GS
Pantry 2 (Bag of peas, Cheese, Score 216)4Z1748015Q50PJJ
Past the Witch1WBB17QTOC8ODQJ
Temple (Old shoe, Score 32)DC20VHD90V80XCJ
Witch (Amulet, Honeycomb, Emeralds, Wheel, Heart, Score 66)2KLC56N90280L28


Can King’s Quest V be played on modern computers?

Yes, it can be played on modern systems using emulators or through digital platforms that sell older games.

How long does King’s Quest V take to beat?

The game is a fairly short adventure game, and beating it can be done in one night. Less experienced gamers might want to reserve up to 5 hours to beat it and someone looking for every nook and cranny for 100% completion might take more than that.

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