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

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen Screenshots

MSX version

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Title screen

Title screen

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Intro

Intro

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX James receives his quest

James receives his quest

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Starting location

Starting location

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Fighting some mean dudes not far from an oasis

Fighting some mean dudes not far from an oasis

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX This is Acala, or Budong Mingwang in Chinese, which the Japanese pronounce "Fudō Myōō"

This is Acala, or Budong Mingwang in Chinese, which the Japanese pronounce "Fudō Myōō"

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Game Over...

Game Over...

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Hmm... the door is locked

Hmm... the door is locked

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen MSX Buddhist characters abound

Buddhist characters abound


Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen Screenshots

PC-88 version

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Title screen

Title screen

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Intro

Intro

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 The story is full of Buddhist mythology

The story is full of Buddhist mythology

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 No, the hero is not an ancient Nazi. The swastika an ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbol, which has been unfortunately abused by that evil cult

No, the hero is not an ancient Nazi. The swastika an ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbol, which has been unfortunately abused by that evil cult

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Starting location. Man, I need a coke or something. It's just too hot here

Starting location. Man, I need a coke or something. It's just too hot here

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Fudo looks like someone who is just short of being admitted to a mental institution

Fudo looks like someone who is just short of being admitted to a mental institution

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Ahh, it's a nice place... if it weren't for those low-level monsters...

Ahh, it's a nice place... if it weren't for those low-level monsters...

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 The game has plenty of Buddhist mythological figures

The game has plenty of Buddhist mythological figures

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 This tree saves your game. But that cloud tries to prevent you from doing so!

This tree saves your game. But that cloud tries to prevent you from doing so!

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Important locations are hard to find, since the whole game is basically a gigantic maze

Important locations are hard to find, since the whole game is basically a gigantic maze

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 This guy looks anachronistically Muslim. Islam didn't yet exist at the time of the Kushan empire...

This guy looks anachronistically Muslim. Islam didn't yet exist at the time of the Kushan empire...

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 So you have five of those, and I have just one. So what? Does it mean you're better than me? No. So quit bragging already

So you have five of those, and I have just one. So what? Does it mean you're better than me? No. So quit bragging already

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Transition between worlds!

Transition between worlds!

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Game Over

Game Over

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Mid-level character is exploring the second world. Very colorful!..

Mid-level character is exploring the second world. Very colorful!..

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Mazes, monsters, and quite a "gothic" horror design of some locations...

Mazes, monsters, and quite a "gothic" horror design of some locations...

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Dungeon exploration. Hey, don't look at me like that... :)

Dungeon exploration. Hey, don't look at me like that... :)

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 High-level hero outside of a gorgeous palace

High-level hero outside of a gorgeous palace

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Where are we going?..

Where are we going?..

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 Be careful not to fall into the lava

Be careful not to fall into the lava

Gandhara: Buddha no Seisen PC-88 These high-level monsters look deceptively cute

These high-level monsters look deceptively cute