1986 arcade Solomon's Key is back on Nintendo Switch
June 08, 20191 min read
This week's Hamster release takes us to the mid-1980's, with a memorable fantasy game that was popular in the arcades, but made a much bigger impact on the home computer market: Solomon's Key, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.
Released by Tecmo in 1986, Solomon's Key is a puzzle-platformer that tells the story of a young sorcerer, tasked with retrieving the titular item and restore light to the world. The player guides the sorcerer, Dana, through 50 single-screen levels, and must unlock the door to each stage while dodging hazards and enemies. Dana can create platforms and attack monsters, but must move fast to beat the clock and will die immediately upon contact with an enemy.