Now here’s a genre of game that never occurred to me as being absolutely perfect for the iPhone/iPad platforms. Solomon’s Keep is a new release in the App Store that’s basically a cartoonish Diablo.
Of course! It was so simple! I can’t believe that I hadn’t made the instant mental connection between all the tapping people do on their iPhones and the basic gameplay mechanic of Diablo. I’ll grant that it looks a bit on the cluttered side and this would probably be a fair bit better suited to iPhone’s chubby baby brother. Still, the genre is ideal.
You can pick the game up in the App Store today. If you’re not sure about it, a “lite” version of the game will be available for free soon so you can try it out first.
Check out some cutesy screenshots and a press release for the game below (which has a rather amusing bit at the end that I’ll not ruin here). Now, if only we can get Blizzard to do one of these…
Solomon’s Keep! – New iPhone game released
Free Solomon’s Keep “lite” version available soon
Solomon’s keep is an action role playing game, that pits a young student wizard, Sirius, against the master of black magic Solomon Dark. Sirius must make his way up the floors of Solomon’s Keep to the top. But it won’t be easy. Solomon’s tower is guarded by a host of traps, skeletons, zombies, ghosts and other evil minions who’s only goal is to ensure Sirius is dinner, instead of a winner.
In Solomon’s Keep you use two virtual touchpads on the iPhone screen. One to aim and shoot and the other to walk through the keep. You can collect Solomon’s treasures along the way and use the gold you find to improve your skills or buy magical items to aid in your quest.
As you gain experience you will periodically level-up. There are many options in the skill tree to choose from. Will you become a master of magic missiles or is fire more your style?
Making the right choices along the way can help you win the game. The dungeons are never the same twice, and it’s possible to play Solomon’s Keep several times and try different approaches.
It you enjoy the playstyle of such action RPGs as Diablo, Titan Quest, or Torchlight, Solomon’s Keep will satisfy your dark heart.
Solomon’s Keep will play on any iPhone or iPod touch with OS ver 3.0 or greater.
Performance may be poor on 1st generation devices due to overuse of stunning visual effects.