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


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This is an adaptation of the Monopoly board game for home consoles and computers, completely reproducing all aspects of gameplay. Player movements can be presented as 3D animations, but those can be optionally turned off for those who don't want to see animations. There can be up to 6 players at once, and it can be played over the Internet on those platforms which support such connections. Some versions have music in MIDI format, with WAV sound effects. Roll dice, spin around the board, and don't forget to have fun as you pass GO!


Monopoly NES Title
Monopoly Nintendo 64 I landed on a property with a hotel. I cannot come up with enough money to pay the rent, so...
Monopoly Game Boy Getting out of jail...
Monopoly Nintendo 64 The Community Chest card nobody wants.

Alternate Titles

  • "モノポリー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun time-saver! Windows Condemned (70)
A mediocre port of a great game PlayStation Xa4 (274)
Quite successful switch from a board game. Windows MAT (70549)
A good game, if you liked the board game you'll love the video game! SNES darthsith19 (64)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Windows 3.x Jan 13, 1996 90 out of 100 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation Feb, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Feb, 1998 2 out of 6 80
Power Play Game Boy May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Macworld Macintosh Feb, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1991 6.25 out of 10 62
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Génération 4 Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
1UP! SEGA Master System Feb 28, 2013 42 out of 100 42
N-Force SNES Dec, 1992 25 out of 100 25


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The Sega Master System version (others might, too) of this game uses the classical music piece The Entertainer, composed by Scott Joplin, for the theme song.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #113 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #15 Top Sleeper Of All Time
Information also contributed by Zack Green

Related Web Sites

  • Howard & Nester do Monopoly (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In Volume 24's installment, Howard teaches Nester the shifting value of a Get Out of Jail Free card.)
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