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Solomon's Key

aka: Arcade Archives: Solomon's Key, Solomon No Kagi

Description official descriptions

Solomon's Key is a platform game with both action and strategy elements. On each level your goal is to retrieve a key which can then be used to unlock the exit. To help out, you have a magic wand which can be used to create and destroy blocks (though some blocks can't be destroyed). In order to reach the key you will need carefully to arrange the blocks on the screen so you can jump your way around safely. Wandering around each level are a variety of enemies which will cause you to lose a life if you're caught. Some creatures can be killed by destroying the block they are standing on, others must be dodged. Hidden bonuses and magic can be found on many of the levels, sometimes even hidden in blocks. Some treasures give you bonus points, others can form magic spells to help deal with the enemies. To make the game more difficult, each level has a time limit in which it must be completed.


  • ソロモンの鍵 - Japanese Famicom spelling
  • ソロモンの鍵 王女リヒタの涙 - Japanese SEGA Master System spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

Music Composer (uncredited)



1001 Video Games

Solomon's Key appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cheat card

The magazine Commodore User published a cheat card (no. 4) that contained a 23-line program giving the player the choice of infinite lives, infinite time, or unlimited fireballs, or all three. The player had to type the program in and then follow the on screen prompt to load their game.


  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 01/1988 - Best Dexterity Game in 1987
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best CPC Game '87

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  • MobyGames ID: 13104


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Arcade added by Trypticon. Nintendo 3DS added by GTramp. Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Wii added by Guy Chapman. Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. PlayStation 4 added by Sciere. ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, chirinea, Sciere, Freeman, Patrick Bregger, piltdown_man, FatherJack.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.