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

Kung-Fu Master (Commodore 64)

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Back of Box - 2600 (Germany):
    You are a master of the martial arts. Quietly confident that your skills will allow you to overcome any challenge. Even the greatest challenge of all--THE WIZARDS TEMPLE!!

    Remote and heavily guarded, the temple is a fortress never before defeated. You must avoid demons, dragons, snakes and killer bees while doing battle with the wizard's armed henchmen on each of the five floors of the temple.

    Beware lapses of concentration--you must defeat all of these deadly guardians and more to advance to the next floor.

    Failure is out of the question--the wizard holds the princess captive, and only you stand between her and an uncertain fate.

    The one thing you can be certain of is non-stop martial arts action with Kung-Fu Master.

    For one or two players. Joystick required.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 21, 2007.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    MASTER THE MARTIAL ARTS



    The fair Sylvia has been captured by the mysterious gang "X" which holds her a helpless captive at the top of their castle fortress. She feverishly awaits her rescue by Thomas, great master of Kung Fu. The task is not easy--even for the great master. This gang fights with style! Skillful punches, sharp kicks and well-timed jump kicks are required to overcome the artful and wily fighters unleashed by the evil gang.

    GAME PLAY: As Thomas, you must fight an uphill battle to the fifth floor to save Sylvia. Each floor has different dangers. Myriad martial arts experts lie in wait to attack you and halt your mission. Learn to hit the Gripper, the Knife Thrower, or the Tom Tom Brothers with a punch or a jump kick and you'll earn extra points. It's tricky! The Stick Fighter, Giant, Boomerang Thrower, and Black Magician are some of the tough opponents at the end of the floors, but nothing like the gang leader, Mr. X that you will meet on the fifth floor. So tighten you black belt, and fight!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 23, 2004.

Back of Box:
    Kick, jump and punch your way to victory in KUNG FU!

    You’ll need lightning fast reactions to knock out the Knife Thrower, stop the Stick Fighter, and trip up the evil Tom Tom Brothers in this action packed martial arts contest! Are you sure you’re tough enough? Because it’ll take all your strength and skill to master the moves in KUNG FU, beat your opponents and rescue the fair Sylvia who’s held captive on the top floor! The action is non-stop, and just when you think you’ve got your enemies licked there’s always a Giant, a Snake, or a fire-breathing Dragon to contend with in KUNG FU!

    Players: 1 or 2

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 10, 2002.