In this fourth episode of Retro Game Master, our game-testing everyman, Shinya Arino, faces off against Solomon's Key.

Released for arcades in 1986, Tecmo's Solomon's Key was brought to the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Atari ST and other consoles. In the game, players maneuver Dana through 50 or so maze-like rooms on the hunt for a key that opens the door to the next level. The Kacho's temperament will be tested as he faces off against a game that not only allows players to make a level impossible to finish, but also has no save points.


This first official U.S. airing of the show, known as Game Center CX in Japan, uses dubbing for the announcer's voice and English subtitling for Arino's.

Retro Game Master airs weekly on Kotaku at 8 p.m. eastern on Thursdays. The show and Kotaku reruns will remain on the site for viewing at your leisure throughout the season. Licensing prevents the show from being seen outside of North America.

Don't forget to expand the video above to watch it full screen!

Share This Story

Get our newsletter