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

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DOS version

Fade to Black DOS Main Title

Main Title

Fade to Black DOS Waking up from cryonic sleep, just to get captured by the Morphs (Intro)

Waking up from cryonic sleep, just to get captured by the Morphs (Intro)

Fade to Black DOS In-game inventory panel.

In-game inventory panel.

Fade to Black DOS Blasting one of the Morphs (game can quickly shift between few different resolutions, though).

Blasting one of the Morphs (game can quickly shift between few different resolutions, though).

Fade to Black DOS With some nice moves, you can check if there's a surprise awaiting you behind some corner.

With some nice moves, you can check if there's a surprise awaiting you behind some corner.

Fade to Black DOS Red dot on the yellow circle shows from where is someone targeting you.

Red dot on the yellow circle shows from where is someone targeting you.

Fade to Black DOS Reloading your gun after spending a few bullets on a bot (those we saw in "Flashback" as 2d platform sprites).

Reloading your gun after spending a few bullets on a bot (those we saw in "Flashback" as 2d platform sprites).

Fade to Black DOS Ducking never helps at this distance (if you use 320x240 or 640x480, you'll get blackness on upper and lower of the screen, though).

Ducking never helps at this distance (if you use 320x240 or 640x480, you'll get blackness on upper and lower of the screen, though).

Fade to Black DOS Recharging both shield and your health.

Recharging both shield and your health.

Fade to Black DOS Main Menu (it's an animated cube that opens to each of the options differently).

Main Menu (it's an animated cube that opens to each of the options differently).

Fade to Black DOS Checking the contents of the locker (useful for finding grenades or tech stuff).

Checking the contents of the locker (useful for finding grenades or tech stuff).

Fade to Black DOS Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.

Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.

Fade to Black DOS It's hurts!

It's hurts!

Fade to Black DOS Alien enemy

Alien enemy

Fade to Black DOS Spider

Spider


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PlayStation version

Fade to Black PlayStation Intro - Conrad's shuttle is picked up...

Intro - Conrad's shuttle is picked up...

Fade to Black PlayStation ... by his worst enemies.

... by his worst enemies.

Fade to Black PlayStation Your first task

Your first task

Fade to Black PlayStation Don't shoot Conrad! This robot is needed to get past the barrier.

Don't shoot Conrad! This robot is needed to get past the barrier.

Fade to Black PlayStation Step on the field to open the door.

Step on the field to open the door.

Fade to Black PlayStation The green cursor indicates that the enemies are aiming at Conrad.

The green cursor indicates that the enemies are aiming at Conrad.

Fade to Black PlayStation Start up screen.

Start up screen.

Fade to Black PlayStation Title screen.

Title screen.

Fade to Black PlayStation Options screen.

Options screen.

Fade to Black PlayStation Loading screen.

Loading screen.

Fade to Black PlayStation Starting off in my cell.

Starting off in my cell.

Fade to Black PlayStation Shooting at a security droid.

Shooting at a security droid.

Fade to Black PlayStation As Conrad finds a treasure chest he also receives a message. Great. Multi-tasking, or whatever it's called

As Conrad finds a treasure chest he also receives a message. Great. Multi-tasking, or whatever it's called

Fade to Black PlayStation Conrad elegantly side-jumps through an absolutely empty biotechnology room. He simply can't think of anything more exciting at the moment

Conrad elegantly side-jumps through an absolutely empty biotechnology room. He simply can't think of anything more exciting at the moment

Fade to Black PlayStation Dude... you are blocking the view. So I'm gonna go all zoomed-in with you here, if you catch my drift

Dude... you are blocking the view. So I'm gonna go all zoomed-in with you here, if you catch my drift

Fade to Black PlayStation Hi. Don't aim at me, please. My Mom told me I should avoid stress whenever possible

Hi. Don't aim at me, please. My Mom told me I should avoid stress whenever possible

Fade to Black PlayStation Levels do change drastically - the enemies, not that much. You green best friend is here again, and he doesn't mind the stylish lavender

Levels do change drastically - the enemies, not that much. You green best friend is here again, and he doesn't mind the stylish lavender

Fade to Black PlayStation Oh wow, it's a space shuttle! I can go back home!!... Or can I?..

Oh wow, it's a space shuttle! I can go back home!!... Or can I?..

Fade to Black PlayStation There are many traps and hazards in the game. Those thingies shoot at you now. As if life wasn't complicated enough already

There are many traps and hazards in the game. Those thingies shoot at you now. As if life wasn't complicated enough already

Fade to Black PlayStation I feel like a wise Jewish rabbi in medieval Prague. I'd feel like one even more if I knew how to activate the damn golem

I feel like a wise Jewish rabbi in medieval Prague. I'd feel like one even more if I knew how to activate the damn golem

Fade to Black PlayStation Nice detail here in the temple. The levels of <i>Fade to Black</i> are beautiful

Nice detail here in the temple. The levels of Fade to Black are beautiful

Fade to Black PlayStation While admiring some strange purple alien phenomenon, I got shot by someone. How rude!

While admiring some strange purple alien phenomenon, I got shot by someone. How rude!

Fade to Black PlayStation I always wanted to navigate a little floating thing through grim hazardous corridors. That, and an unlimited supply of smoked salmon

I always wanted to navigate a little floating thing through grim hazardous corridors. That, and an unlimited supply of smoked salmon

Fade to Black PlayStation Conrad zooms in again. A droid is approaching from the left...

Conrad zooms in again. A droid is approaching from the left...

Fade to Black PlayStation ...and this is what happens. One of the several pre-rendered death animations in this game

...and this is what happens. One of the several pre-rendered death animations in this game

Fade to Black PlayStation I could, just like that. Now lemme ask you something. How could YOU dare be so hard to beat despite your inferior AI? Eh? Eh?

I could, just like that. Now lemme ask you something. How could YOU dare be so hard to beat despite your inferior AI? Eh? Eh?

Fade to Black PlayStation Hmm... this is just an innocent human guard! OR IS HE??..

Hmm... this is just an innocent human guard! OR IS HE??..

Fade to Black PlayStation Later levels feature bigger, tougher robots!

Later levels feature bigger, tougher robots!

Fade to Black PlayStation Whee!! Look at this! One of the final levels is a scrolling shooter!

Whee!! Look at this! One of the final levels is a scrolling shooter!