King of Kings: The Early Years

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This article is about the video game published by Wisdom Tree. For the video game published by Namco, see King of Kings (1988 video game). For other uses, see King of Kings (disambiguation).
King of Kings
King of Kings: The Early Years
Cover art
Developer(s) Wisdom Tree
Publisher(s) Wisdom Tree
Platform(s) NES/Family Computer
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Christian-themed platformer
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution cartridge

The King of Kings is an unlicensed NES video game game published in 1991 by Wisdom Tree, the creators of Bible Adventures.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay was split into three games, each illustrating a Bible story relating to the early years of Jesus. In all the games the health points are measured by scrolls, and more scrolls can be earned by answering trivia questions about the King James Version of the Bible. After a game is chosen at the main screen, the player has the choice between two game difficulties (Normal and Easy) and whether the Music is on or off.

Game 1: The Wise Men[edit]

In this game, the player takes the vantage point of one after another of the three Biblical Magi who travel to baby Jesus on the first Christmas collecting their specific gifts (frankincense, myrrh, and gold) along with scrolls, that initiate a question each related to the King James Version of the Bible. The background music consists of the carol "We Three Kings".

The game itself is a side-scroller in which the player controls a camel on which one of the Wise Men are riding. He must get to the end of every level while defeating enemies that are encountered with an attack which the camel appears to spit some projectile that destroys all enemies in one hit.

Game 2: Flight to Egypt[edit]

In this game, the player takes the vantage point of Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus traveling to Egypt for safety from King Herod. The background music consists of the carol "Go Tell It on the Mountain".

The game controls and feel are very similar to "The Wise Men", but instead of a camel, the player controls a donkey, and the attack is a kick from the donkey. The course spirals up and is completed once the player reaches the top.

Game 3: Jesus and the Temple[edit]

This game alludes to the story which Jesus is left behind at the Temple in Jerusalem at the age of 12. The player takes the vantage point of Joseph, who is traveling to Jerusalem to find Jesus. The background music consists of the carol "What Child Is This?", a.k.a. "Greensleeves".

The character is controlled in a side-scrolling manner, though in this game the player has more control over how high and low he can travel. The player controls Joseph instead of an animal this time, and the level is completed when Joseph reaches the right-most side of the course.

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