The Quest of Ki (カイの冒険 Kai no Bōken) is a video game released only in Japan for Famicom in 1988 and for mobile phones in 2009.


The game is a prequel to The Tower of Druaga. The Sumer Empire took over the kingdom of Babylim and created a large tower to obtain the Blue Crystal Rod in the sky, but the god Anu destroyed the tower. Shortly after this, the demon Druaga rebuilt the tower and took over the Blue Crystal Rod, bringing darkness to the kingdom. The goddess Ishtar gives Ki the quest to enter the Tower of Druaga to bring back the Blue Crystal Rod, giving Ki a magic tiara to protect her. Inside the tower, Ki meets the dragon Quox, which helps her by showing shortcuts in the tower. When Ki reaches the 60th floor of the tower, Druaga transforms her into stone.


The game is a platformer with 100 stages. In each floor, Ki must find the key to open the door and proceed to the next floor while avoiding enemies like Slimes and Ghosts. Ki can't attack enemies, and loses a life when hit, but if she is directly touched by an enemy (with some exceptions like Vampires and Ogres), they disappear when she return to the stage, making the path easier. However, all enemies return if all lives are lost. Ki can run and jump very high as long as the button is held, but if she run to fast and hit the wall, or hit her head in the ceiling while jumping, she will be stunned for a few seconds. The floors contain treasure chests with items that help Ki complete the floor, but their effects only last for the floor on which they were found.

After completing the 60 normal floors, the player can pass through 40 extra floors that are harder than normal, and include enemies from other Namco games like the ghosts from Pac-Man, Pooka from Dig Dug, and Nyamco from Mappy. Also, Quox is replaced by the Silver Dragon and Black Dragon, which makes Ki return several floors instead of helping her proceed. In the last floor Gil and Ki compliment the player.


The Quest of Ki and Sangokushi:
Chūgen no Hasha commercials

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