Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.
The bus journey
An inspector calls
The waiting game sucks, let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos
The Guardian's first piece of guarding
A pretty garden
Some of the rooms of the house
Does anyone here play the harmonica?
'Quite devoid of aesthetic merit' sounds like a Morrissey song title
A conservatory, albeit one with an odd background
The house's library
Red rag to a bull
This is version 1.2. And a jolly good version it is, too. All Rights Reserved. They really mean it. No messing.
You're on the buss.
Bull in grassy field
This screen is displayed after a short delay while the game loads. There's no title screen, no music and no pictures - straight into the detailed text ...
... that continues onto a second screen
After exiting the bus the player is immediately placed in mortal peril
Luckily there's a guardian nearby who saves the player from a squishy demise
The guardian hands the player a document and thus begins the mission.
It took me ages to realize that the document referred a real document that's included in the game's packaging.
Games can be saved to disk to be continued later
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