Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.
The game starts with fire!
Funny starting menu
Some very impressive graphical effects...
The creation of the world?
Lovely scene featuring the hero
Manjimaru at home
Manjimaru is showing his acrobatic skills
In front of a beautiful house
No, this is not a secret Nazi-worshipping cult: swastika ("manji" in Japanese) is an ancient religious and philosophical symbol
Nice little Japanese room
Buying some stuff
Visiting a town
This evil orchid (blue) will be destroyed, like all the other orchids, after you have defeated its master
The enemies become more and more intimidating as the game progresses
Manjimaru and Kabuki on the shore of the Blood Lake
This is Kyoto, the old capital of Japan (uh... I mean, of course, Jipang). This is a large city with four districts and a palace
Kyoto slums. Home for poor people
Each province has a capital city with large, fancy houses
While piloting the amazing Buddha robot statue, you can walk on shallow waters and even cross those nasty plants
Manjimaru and Kabuki in Kyoto palace
Talking to the mermaid queen in the mermaid village
One of the many caves in the game
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