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

Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic (Windows)

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Trivia

References

In the description for the hero Ham Binger you can read the following :

His fame became an unpleasant weight in later years. Whole Halfling villages named their children Binger, or Ham, or some combination of the two. Ham disappeared centuries ago, but now and again, a Halfling named Ham appears, does good deeds, and heals a few wounds; and the legend spins up again. Sometimes there is more than one Ham, which gets terribly confusing, and whole towns have festivals or contests to determine who is the real Ham Binger.

This refers to a bug in AoW2, where you could end up with two Ham Bingers when playing the campaign. The bug was fixed in a patch.

Steven Woltering

Steven Woltering, credited for "Scenarios & Additional Design", was before he was hired by Triumph one of the fans hanging out in the AoW forums at HeavenGames. Among other things, he made the map "Rise of Kings" that came with patch 1.3.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Strategy Game of the Year

Contributed by Grov (646) on Apr 17, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107466)]. -- edit trivia