For years whenever I’ve been hunting around through books about old games and going over compilation discs, I’ve seen the words “Solomon’s Key” and never been tempted. Intrigued, but not intrigued enough. It’s an old game, right, maybe a bit puzzley? Ported a lot.
That ended yesterday. I was looking through the NES games on Switch for something to play, and there was Solomon’s Key. After all this time, what is this game? Is it playable at all? A relic? Will it make me understand the lineage of another game a little better? I didn’t know what to expect, but I’ll tell you what actually happened: I fell in love.