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

Ghosts 'N Goblins (NES)

Ghosts 'N Goblins Screenshots

NES version

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Title screen

Title screen

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Japan Title screen

Japan Title screen

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Our hero with his sweetheart

Our hero with his sweetheart

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES A lower level demon appears and absconds with the hero's love

A lower level demon appears and absconds with the hero's love

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES The map of the levels

The map of the levels

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Starting a new game

Starting a new game

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES In need of some armor

In need of some armor

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES A haunted forest

A haunted forest

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Through the forest, over the river, battling the ghostly knights

Through the forest, over the river, battling the ghostly knights

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Even the plants are out to get the hero

Even the plants are out to get the hero

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES The first boss

The first boss

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Level 2

Level 2

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Level 2, progressing through a cursed town

Level 2, progressing through a cursed town

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES More of the terrible town

More of the terrible town

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES A pair of bosses at the end of level 2

A pair of bosses at the end of level 2

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES It's raining bats at the start of level 3

It's raining bats at the start of level 3

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES A demonic rockpile

A demonic rockpile

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES A dragon (and residual demon) at the end of level 3

A dragon (and residual demon) at the end of level 3

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Lots of moving platforms in level 4

Lots of moving platforms in level 4

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES The bridge across lava; there is a powerful cross weapon here

The bridge across lava; there is a powerful cross weapon here

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Level 4 boss -- another dragon

Level 4 boss -- another dragon

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Level 5, hiking up the fortress

Level 5, hiking up the fortress

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Refighting old bosses

Refighting old bosses

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Refighting the dragon boss

Refighting the dragon boss

Ghosts 'N Goblins NES Battling a pair of powerful demons in order to gain access to the inner sanctum

Battling a pair of powerful demons in order to gain access to the inner sanctum