Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Inspiration: Literature

Group Description

This group contains games based on previously published works of literature and characters from those works. This can include novels, short stories, or any other form of written fiction, published in books, plays, magazines, in e-books or even online as text.

Limitations
  • If the game directly references content or design from another adaptation of a literary work (such as a movie), it is no longer considered to be based solely on the original work and is instead based on the new derivative work.

  • Works of literature which are based on an already existing game are not eligible for this group. In those cases the literature is inspired by the game, not the other way around.

  • Legendary characters such as Zeus, King Arthur or Robin Hood are based on a loose series of tales and mythology. For that reason, different materials have sprung up with completely different retellings and the characters themselves do not really apply to any particular piece of literature. These can only be included in this group if the game references a specific book, author, or story.

  • Games which merely recreate the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Jan Pienkowski Haunted House1997CD-i, Macintosh, WindowsPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Sophie's World1997Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xVoyager4.11
Le Petit Prince1997Macintosh, WindowsEditions Gallimard...
Gooka1997WindowsJRC Interactive...
Sítio do Picapau Amarelo1997SEGA Master SystemTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.3.80
Shuihuzhuan: Liangshan Yingxiong1997DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd....
Gary Gadget: Building Cars1997Macintosh, WindowsViva Media, LLC4.50
Hunchback of Notre Dame1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xPeter Pan Industries1.67
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.0.00
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical3.58
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs1996Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation2.14
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation3.71
Star General1996DOS, WindowsMindscape, Inc.2.46
Rama1996DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.42
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsPsygnosis Limited3.75
Yellow Brick Road1996Macintosh, Pippin, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.2.83
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C.3.43
Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid1996CD-iCompact Disc Incorporated...
Private Eye1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.45
Sheila Rae, the Brave1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
Arthur's Reading Race1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.5.00
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth1996Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation3.70
A Story as You Like It1995Browser3.62
Robot City1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xByron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc.2.35
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Selected Covers

Robot City Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Robot City
Sheila Rae, the Brave Windows 3.x Front Cover also as manual
Front cover for Sheila Rae, the Brave
Private Eye Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Private Eye
Yellow Brick Road Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Yellow Brick Road

Selected Screenshots

Starting location
Screenshot from A Story as You Like It
Introduction
Screenshot from Robot City
Title
Screenshot from Arthur's Reading Race