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

Zynaps

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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3.8
Atari ST
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3.5
Amstrad CPC
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3.2
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Description

This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features 16 levels and 450 screens of Nemesis-inspired action. You pilot a spacecraft through the levels, shooting as many of the encroaching meanies and mounted turrets as possible. Power-up tokens are offered for shooting some, which can be used to obtain better weapons including ground-attack lasers, speed ups and multiple bullets. Extra lives are on offer as well, which you'll certainly need, especially as you have to go back a long way when losing a life.

Screenshots

Zynaps ZX Spectrum Enemy's ship
Zynaps ZX Spectrum I died.
Zynaps Amstrad CPC Title screen
Zynaps Amiga Loading the next level

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Awards

  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #3 Best Spectrum Game '87
  • CRASH
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Shoot-'em-up 1987 (readers choice)

Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20706) and Martin Smith (63168)