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

Magic Pockets

MobyRank MobyScore
Acorn 32-bit
...
...
Atari ST
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4.5
Amiga
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3.7

Trivia

Music

The Betty Boo song is also in the PC version, but as a simple snippet of digitized sound on the PC, whereas on the Amiga it is a full module. The PC version developers transcribed the music to nearly every single sound device - Sound Blaster (complete with digital drums), Adlib, Tandy, MT-32, even PC speaker - and all the transcriptions are fairly accurate.

TV

An early version of the game was used on children's TV show Motormouth's call-in game Mighty Mo. Players had to give directions by voice commands which were interpreted into movements, presumably by someone playing the demo as instructed.

Awards

  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #16 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by -Chris and Martin Smith

Contributed by Joshua Dove (5) on May 18, 2001. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107479), Martin Smith (63168) and Jo ST (10127)]. -- edit trivia