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Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (NES)

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Description

The Princess Eleanor has been captured by the evil mage Morbius and is somewhere in the fortress of Kastlerock. You play the part of Shadax, who must now rescue the Princess by searching the fortress for the six pieces of the magical Staff of Demnos and use it to defeat Morbius.

Solstice is a combination of puzzle-solving and action game played from an isometric 3D point of view. There are numerous rooms to explore in the fortress, many with dangerous, evil creatures wandering about and traps and obstacles to get past. Along the way there are magic potions, keys, and many other items to find which help you get past the creatures as well as reach new parts of the fortress.

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Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos NES Title screen
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos NES Be careful crossing the spikes
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos NES The Princess is in trouble
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos NES Some strange creatures wander around this room

Alternate Titles

  • "Solstice : La quĂȘte du Sceptre de Demnos" -- French title
  • "Solstice : La Busqueda Del Baculo De Demnos" -- Spanish title
  • "Solstice : Die Suche nach dem Zauberstab von Demnos" -- German title
  • "Solstice: Alla ricerca dello scettro di Demnos" -- Italian title

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VideoGame Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
1UP! Dec 21, 2010 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Cubed3 Jan 03, 2006 9 out of 10 90
NES Center Sep 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
AllRPG 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Mean Machines Jun, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Sep, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Power Play Sep, 1991 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos was the first game developed for the Nintendo console outside Japan to win a coveted Japanese award for its contribution to the Software Industry as well as achieving World-wide sales of over half a million units.
Servo (55897) added Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (NES) on Oct 25, 2002