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

Bruce Lee (Commodore 64)

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Description

The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth.

In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders.

On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their heads or luring them into hazardous terrain, or even by making them accidentally hit each other. Even after they are killed, however, they keep coming back for more after a few seconds. Since they can move pretty intelligently (they even climb ladders), you should watch out for them.

There are lots of hazards to avoid by either walking round or jumping - walls of electrical charge and exploding bushes for example.

Screenshots

Bruce Lee Commodore 64 A nice temple, isn't it?
Bruce Lee Commodore 64 Main menu
Bruce Lee Commodore 64 Flying obstacles
Bruce Lee Commodore 64 Loading screen

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User Reviews

One of the great platformers of the era James Hofmann (13) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Pretty fun kung-fu action game OlSkool_Gamer (99) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Sep, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Aug, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Commodore User Jan, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore User Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Your Commodore Dec, 1990 75 out of 100 75

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Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • issue 37 – #18 in the "Top 25 Platformers of All Time" poll

Related Web Sites

  • Mark Rosten's Bruce Lee Remake (written in Blitz Basic for Windows.)
  • The End Zone (Dedicated to end of game sequences with the objective of providing the most definitive and complete 'end of game' information ever assembled for the games featured. Includes video streaming of Bruce Lee from start to finish.)
Quapil (4742) added Bruce Lee (Commodore 64) on Jul 11, 2003
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