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

Code-Name: Iceman (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

So Jim Walls was also a submarine captain as well, eh? *Katakis* (37795) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Codename: ICEMAN is a foray into techno-thriller fiction by Jim Walls. vni VIC (20) unrated
A ridiculous failiure? Not even. Eurythmic (2610) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A ridiculous Sierra failure. Tomer Gabel (4388) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Interesting, varied, but also terribly hard Nowhere Girl (1441) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Police Quest meets Military Quest? Pretty fun game, somewhat of a let down. OlSkool_Gamer (99) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A brave, innovative Sierra adventure that ultimately doesn't accomplish much. Lucas Schippers (59) unrated
Great promise, good begining, and terrible everything else William Shawn McDonie (1152) unrated
2 hours, Bull! C W (6) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (43 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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72
Power Play
"Islamische Fanatiker kidnappen amerikanischen Botschafter" - so lautet die Schlagzeile des "Südsee-Kurier". Navy-Experte Johnny Westland liest's mit Schrecken: So wie's aussieht, darf er seinen schönen Urlaub abbrechen, um einmal mehr die Kohlen aus dem Feuer zu holen. Richtig: Schon ruft der General den gestählten Soldaten ins Pentagon. Er gibt ihm ein Paket mit Anweisungen, einen feuchten Händedruck, läßt ihn in ein Atom-U-Boot verfrachten und in Richtung Terroristen schippern. Der Auftrag: "Befreien Sie den Botschafter." Wenn's nur so einfach wäre...
67
The DOS Spirit
Spillet er bygd opp rundt at man skriver inn kommandoer i en tekstboks. Dessverre er det meget begrenset med hvilke engelske ord og uttrykk man kan bruke. Gameplayet er en blanding mellom ubåtsimulator og vanlig eventyrspill. For å navigere ubåten bruker man kommandoer som man får av kapteinen eller som man må gi selv. For å gi kommandoer selv må man ha en manual som følger med spillet som beskriver de forskjellige prosedyrene.
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Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Rückblickend bleibt jedoch festzustellen, daß der Schneemann vergleichsweise doch eher zu den schwächeren Sierra-Produkten gehört - aber damit ist er ja immer noch ganz ordentlich!
(page 72)
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Adventure Gamers
For submarine simulator fans and Sierra completists only.