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Solomon's Key

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Commodore 64 - SEGA Master System

Alt names Arcade Archives: Solomon's Key, Solomon No Kagi
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Action, Puzzle
Theme Arcade, Platform
Publisher U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Tecmo, Ltd.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.63
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Description of Solomon's Key

A disappointing conversion of Tecmo's popular platform/puzzle arcade game, done by Probe Entertainment. I remember this game quite well on the C64 when it was a lot of fun. Simple goal, good playability: solve a room by finding the key and then reaching the exit. You can destroy and create blocks with your magic wand. The PC version with its CGA graphics and beeper sound doesn't quite live up to the expectations or addictiveness of the original. The gameplay is intact, but the atmosphere is almost completely missing. You'll need a slow-down util to play it on modern computers.

Overall, an obvious Montezuma's Revenge wannabe that unfortunately doesn't come close to that classic due to lackluster conversion. It's still quite fun, but Probe could have done a much better job at retaining the flair of C64 version.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Matt 2017-04-05 1 point DOS version

Got it with a Joystick, and 3 other games: Trantor, Bedlam and Wizard Warz.

Piotr 2015-09-25 2 points

Awesome game.
I got it in a pack of 3 games with a joystick.
With Trantor the last Stormtrooper and another one but I don't remember the name.

Peter 2014-11-03 1 point DOS version

One of my first games! I did get it with a joystick. I did get with it 2 another games but i don't remember their names.

natsoman 2011-10-02 1 point DOS version

einai apo ta kalhtera game tote to solomon the best....eixa liosh me ayto kai tofelo akoma na to paizo ayto to game

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Other Releases

Solomon's Key was also released on the following systems:

Amstrad CPC

Atari ST

Commodore 64

SEGA Master System

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