- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- Jul 1987
- 30th Mar 1990
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 19th Nov 2006, 500 points
- 15th Dec 2006, 500 points
- 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 5th Dec 2012, ¥500
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 1st May 2013, ¥500
- 9th May 2013, £3.49
- 9th May 2013, $4.99
- 22nd Aug 2013, £3.59
- 19th Sep 2013, $4.99
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
You'll need the wisdom of Solomon for this one
In Solomon's Key – an action / puzzler from Tecmo – you take command of a wizard named Dana as he searches for a magical formula that's said to banish all evil from the world. It began life in arcades back in 1986, finding its way to NES a year later, and now it's resurfaced on the 3DS Virtual...
One door closes, another one opens
In Solomon’s Key – an action / puzzler from Tecmo – you take command of a wizard named Dana as he searches for a magical formula that’s said to banish all evil from the world. The game began life in arcades back in 1986, finding its way to NES a year later, and now it’s resurfaced on Wii U Virtual...
I've got the key, I've got the secret!
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Hamster is adding Tecmo's 1986 release Solomon's Key to its Arcade Archives line on the Nintendo Switch. The title supports 1-2 players and will set you back $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29. From June 6th, 2019, Arcade Archives Solomon's Key will be available digitally for Arcade Archives, the downloadable series by HAMSTER for Nintendo Switch...
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A blast from the past
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Membership required to play
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To save his world from rampaging demons, Dana goes on a dangerous quest to find Solomon's Key and seal the monsters away. An audacious mix between an action game and a giant puzzle, Solomon's Key is one of the toughest challenges on the NES, but also one of its most endearing adventures.
The player is required to combine logic and cunning reflexes to unravel all the mysteries of each room. Several secrets ought to be unlocked by the brightest minds, and only a few have been deemed worthy of seeing all the different endings. Will you be clever enough?