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

Ancient Domains of Mystery (DOS)

Ancient Domains of Mystery Screenshots

DOS version

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Title screen

Title screen

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The main menu

The main menu

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The online manual -- available everywhere in the game

The online manual -- available everywhere in the game

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Creating a new character...

Creating a new character...

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Character generation: selecting a race.

Character generation: selecting a race.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Character generation: selecting a class.

Character generation: selecting a class.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Character generation: a description of a character -- quite detailed!

Character generation: a description of a character -- quite detailed!

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Character generation: modifying attributes by questions, Ultima-like.

Character generation: modifying attributes by questions, Ultima-like.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Character generation: choosing a talent.

Character generation: choosing a talent.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The game starts!

The game starts!

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Uh-oh, my new character is attacked by a grizzly bear...

Uh-oh, my new character is attacked by a grizzly bear...

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Fighting the grizzly...

Fighting the grizzly...

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The grizzly won! Game summary on death.

The grizzly won! Game summary on death.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The hall of fame

The hall of fame

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Entering a village.

Entering a village.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Getting a quest from the village elder.

Getting a quest from the village elder.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Entering a food shop -- important!

Entering a food shop -- important!

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Hmm... where may these stairs lead?

Hmm... where may these stairs lead?

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS In a dungeon, advancing to level 2.

In a dungeon, advancing to level 2.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Level advancement lets you improve skills.

Level advancement lets you improve skills.

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The inventory

The inventory

Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS A BIG battle, a room full of goblins!

A BIG battle, a room full of goblins!