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

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mirrorshades2k (273)
Written on  :  Jun 23, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A truly great game. Very well done.

The Good

The story was hilarious. This game will make you laugh -- guaranteed.

The adventure part is well done, too. It is somewhat like a RPG, in the sense that it is a bit non-linear and that there are multiple solutions or workarounds to puzzles (i.e. you can either pay your phone bill or use the computer to fix it).

The Bad

If you're not careful, you can get yourself into an unwinable state. And you'd never know, because you can keep on playing forever. So save your game!

The Bottom Line

Under-rated and almost totally forgotten, but I guarantee you'll like it.