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

Knight Moves (Windows)

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Description

Knight Moves puts a twist on the old chess game and puts you in charge of a knight that has to leap his way trough increasingly complicated chessboards filled with enemies, hazards, power-ups and treasures. Your knight moves in the traditional L-shaped patterns, which means you'll have to constantly be planning ahead, and quickly too, because the knight is in constant motion, and you only have a few seconds to decide its next move.

The game is played in a 3-D board, but the graphics consist mostly of 2-D scaled sprites and the chessboards themselves are irregular affairs with walls, pits, etc.

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Knight Moves Windows Each lava square is deadly until it change to normal
Knight Moves Windows Another objective is to collect the swords in right order
Knight Moves Windows Next enemy is the king adding new coins to the board
Knight Moves Windows Menaced by spiders, punkin, treeguy, bats in this match

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The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Feb, 1996 47 out of 100 47

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Development

Knight Moves is based on an original idea by Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, though he had no part whatsoever in the development of the game.
Zovni (9366) added Knight Moves (Windows) on Jul 10, 2001