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Solomon's Key Solomon's Key - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Using magic wand to create and destroy blocks, get the key and exit the room. Gets progressively harder to figure out how to get the key and exit.

Solomon's Key was produced by Tecmo in 1986.

Tecmo released 64 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Solomon's Key was produced include: Mega Force, Mighty Bomb Jack, Argos No Senshi - Legendary Warrior, Rygar, Tee'd Off, and Gemini Wing


Name Solomon's Key
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9617
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Tehkan
Dipswitch Settings

Solomon's Key Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - WandFireball
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The main character, "Dana," must play his way through many hard action/puzzle style levels by creating and destroying bricks to walk and jump on.

Game Play

Collect ten fairies for free man. Jumping is achieved by pressing "up" on the joystick, rather than being assigned to a button.

Solomon's Key KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.44 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.38

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 1.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.50
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 1.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Solomon's Key Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 29 known instances of this machine owned by Solomon's Key collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 26 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Solomon's Key. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Solomon's Key boards sets.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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