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

Crystal Wizard (Windows)

Crystal Wizard Screenshots

Windows version

Crystal Wizard Windows The game's title screen. Gems fizz across the background as the game waits for the player to start the game

The game's title screen. Gems fizz across the background as the game waits for the player to start the game

Crystal Wizard Windows The game's main menu

The game's main menu

Crystal Wizard Windows There are two help screens that explain the game, this is the first

There are two help screens that explain the game, this is the first

Crystal Wizard Windows There's an in-game tutorial. This is part of the section that explains how to aim the gem by throwing it so that it bounces off the side wall using the mouse to Click, Drag-to-aim, and release

There's an in-game tutorial. This is part of the section that explains how to aim the gem by throwing it so that it bounces off the side wall using the mouse to Click, Drag-to-aim, and release

Crystal Wizard Windows The start of the main game. Objectives are clearly defined at the beginning and the first few levels are really easy to accustom the player to the game mechanics

The start of the main game. Objectives are clearly defined at the beginning and the first few levels are really easy to accustom the player to the game mechanics

Crystal Wizard Windows The game quickly becomes more difficult, here at level three the player can only complete the level by bouncing a purple ball off a side wall onto the purple cross

The game quickly becomes more difficult, here at level three the player can only complete the level by bouncing a purple ball off a side wall onto the purple cross

Crystal Wizard Windows A high score is being recorded, only eight characters are allowed for a player name

A high score is being recorded, only eight characters are allowed for a player name

Crystal Wizard Windows This level features gold coins which score bonus points if included in a sequence

This level features gold coins which score bonus points if included in a sequence

Crystal Wizard Windows Three pegs make clearing this level difficult

Three pegs make clearing this level difficult

Crystal Wizard Windows This shows the bonus level menu. Each is a single level game with different rules/objectives

This shows the bonus level menu. Each is a single level game with different rules/objectives

Crystal Wizard Windows The objectives at the start of the SPREE bonus level

The objectives at the start of the SPREE bonus level

Crystal Wizard Windows SWANK is another timed bonus level but with ramps to make attaining a high score difficult. Here the game has ended because the stack has breached the floodline

SWANK is another timed bonus level but with ramps to make attaining a high score difficult. Here the game has ended because the stack has breached the floodline

Crystal Wizard Windows HEAVE is a timed bonus level in which the player must cover the coloured X's.

HEAVE is a timed bonus level in which the player must cover the coloured X's.

Crystal Wizard Windows The game control options

The game control options