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

Adventure Island

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
...
5.0
MSX
...
4.1
Wii
...
4.2

Trivia

Wonder Boy similarities

Although the games are indeed identical, Adventure Island is not exactly a "blatant rip-off" of Wonder Boy. The original arcade Wonder Boy game was developed by a company called Escape, who later became known as Westone. Hudson optioned the rights from Escape for a NES port of the game, but SEGA still owned the Wonder Boy title, forcing Hudson to come up with a new title for the NES version, hence Adventure Island. In that version, Wonder Boy was replaced by Master Higgins, who was patterned after then-Hudson Soft executive and public figure Toshiyuki Takahashi (also known as Takahashi Meijin).

Contributed by lugnut (359) on Apr 24, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107483) and ryanbus84 (8360)]. -- edit trivia