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

Dark Continent (DOS)

Dark Continent DOS Running under DOS the game starts with a copyright screen. It then progresses to show a request for payment and details of other games by the same author

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Description

Dark Continent is a single-player shareware recreational text adventure in which the player travels to Africa in search of a fabulous jewel.

The game starts on day three of the expedition. The native bearers have run off taking the supplies and all the money. Alone in a strange country with no possessions the player's task is to find King Solomon's diamond and get back home to England.

The game is entirely text based. With the exception of special commands such as U, D, N, S, E, and W which are abbreviations for GO UP, GO DOWN, GO NORTH, etc, all commands consist of two words such as GET THING or GO PLACE. The game can be saved by typing SAVE GAME.

Running under DOS the game runs in a single window. It runs in Windows by opening a DOS window in which there are two panels. The game plays in the left hand panel while the right pane contains the copyright information.


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Dark Continent DOS Running under DOS and showing the game's help screen. This is followed by a chance to change the colours in the game
Dark Continent DOS Running in a DOS Window: The game opens with both panes showing copyright information. It progresses to this quite reasonable request for payment.
Dark Continent DOS Running under DOS: the start of the game
Dark Continent DOS Running in a DOS Window: Before the game starts the player is given hints on gameplay

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piltdown_man (68899) added Dark Continent (DOS) on Jul 24, 2012