Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.
Game instructions and tips
Level loading screens also display tips
The 1st treasury vault showing all 8 chests.
The first stage for chest number one playing using the Expert difficulty. I must get at least 10,000 points to earn the first medal. (It's only 5,000 for "casual" games.)
The first tile-matching game
Time's up! 40,300 points! Notice that I got a great bonus for a combo. I almost filled up the sand bar at the bottom which adds more points.
My first medal! Look at the Bonus for Gems. Each is worth 300 and I got 9 of them. I need to improve on that.
This double-match shows just a bit of the dynamic graphic effects
I got my first Gold Star!
The "Shop" screen where all gold stars should be spent.
The instructions for the bonus mini-games
The first bonus mini-game is pretty easy. Clear all tokens. The "steel" ones can't be removed, but they aren't stuck in place. They can be used in swapping tiles for matches.
The 3rd mini-game requires a little more thinking. There's no time limit, so I can take it easy and reason it out. I must remember what works and what doesn't.
The Red totem is waiting for me to make a 2nd red match. When done, he'll throw something at the board and destroy chunks of tiles.
Wow! I got over 1 million points in a "casual" game! (I also got its big star)
My casual game is almost done now. I've earned a lot of trophies!
My stats. Now that I've started an Expert game, I wonder if I can beat these scores.
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