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''Solomon's Keep'' is a free DungeonCrawler for the iPhone. The player plays as Sirius, a student wizard whose final test is to traverse [[BigBad Solomon Dark's]] Keep and defeat him.

Sirius has four elemental abilities available: [[NonElemental Magic Missile]], [[KillItWithFire Fireball]], [[KillItWithIce Frost Jet]] and [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]]. As Sirius levels up, he gets new upgrades to his abilities and magic. Furthermore, two elements can be "welded" together to create a new magic spell.

A prequel to the game has been released, ''Solomon's Boneyard''. It is an arena survival game featuring the same BigBad and enemies. An interquel game, ''Solomon Dark'', is currently in development.
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!! Tropes Associated with Solomon's Keep:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The game's count on the enemies you kill when you beat the game. (Skeletons Shattered, Zombies Zapped, Demons Destroyed, Shadows Shafted, etc)
* AirborneMook: Ghosts, who fly around very quickly and try to charge the player. Their airborne status allows them to fly over embers caused by Fireball. [[GoddamnedBats Quite an annoyance]].
* AllYourPowersCombined: If you learn two of the primary offensive spells, you can combine them into a new, unique spell which also merges the special attributes of the composite spells.
* AnnoyingArrows: The arrows used by the skeleton archers in the early floors of the game. They do hardly any damage.
** Inverted in ''Solomon's Boneyard''. You ''will'' learn to hate archers, as there are ''no walls to protect you'' from their arrows. If you don't have Magic Shield, ''you're toast''.
* AntagonistTitle: Especially for the third game, which is literally just the BigBad's name.
* ArrowsOnFire: Flaming skeletons use these on you.
* AsteroidsMonster: The Fire Demons split into tiny Imps on defeat. The ''[[GiantMook even larger]]'' ones split into more. Later on, even the imps themselves can split again!
* BagOfSharing: The Amazing Cabinet, which allows you to transfer items from one savegame to another. Be warned: transferring the same item more than three times will make the item useless.
** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', you retain any gold you collect in order to save up for perks that let you last longer in subsequent plays. One such perk, "Magic Inventory", gives permanent storage for collected rings (but not potions).
* BananaPeel: If you manage to entirely clear a few floors, you may see one of these on the floor. Stepping on it will make you trip as well as making Solomon laugh at you (admittedly, it ''is'' pretty funny).
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Both a regular and an in-game example. When your character levels up, he gets to choose from three random upgrades. You can use the "[[ScrewDestiny Bribe Destiny]]" option to select which skill you want to level up, at the cost of gold. However, in order to get "Bribe Destiny", you have to buy it with real money.
* ChainLightning: The "Chaining" subskill turns the Lightning spell into this. Welding the Lightning and Fireball spells creates Flame Lash, which is a ''flaming'' version of this.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Your projectile-based attacks will dissipate or explode on contact with treasure chests lying around. Enemy mages can also use projectiles, however, theirs will pass through treasure chests! Tough luck trying to hit an enemy mage behind a few rows of treasure chests...
* DareToBeBadass: Killing enemies when your character has a sliver of life left will give you ''triple'' the "[[ScoringPoints Awesomeness]]" you get from the enemy. The easiest way to do it is to get poisoned to low health (poison cannot kill you), and start spamming.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Both Frost Jet and Lightning do very little damage per hit, but they have a ''very'' fast rate of fire.
* DeathTrap: The GladiatorGames sort. When you enter certain rooms, iron gates immediately block all the exits to prevent your escape, and then a horde of monsters will spawn. The only way out is to destroy the monsters before they destroy you.
* DeflectorShields: One of the available secondary skills. Very important, as it prevents your SquishyWizard character from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons, which comprise a majority of enemy forces. Varieties include regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.
* {{Dracolich}}: Bone Daddy.
* DropTheHammer: Charles the Hammer.
* EasyModeMockery: Kid Mode option makes you invincible, but prevents you from getting any achievements.
* EndlessGame: ''Solomon's Boneyard'', which can make Solomon's taunts add insult to injury.
* EscapeRope: The Magic Key, which allows you to return to town so that you can buy/sell items as well as improve skills.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies: regular ones, and the upgraded version that poison on contact and explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful: they may be slow, but can kill your character in a matter of ''seconds''.
* EvilLaugh: You'll be hearing Solomon Dark's evil laugh almost every minute, especially if you get trapped in an enclosed room or trigger an ambush.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Solomon Dark's voice is very hollow and low-pitched.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: The Infernal, the penultimate boss fought right before Solomon Dark. One of his attacks shoots fireballs that leave fire walls on the floor, but he purposely chooses to shoot them around your character. His other attack are moderately powerful EyeBeams, which have very strong KnockBack and are meant to push you into the flame walls.
* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All the good wizards too, as their hats and hoods are so oversized to obscure their faces in a top-down view.
* {{Fireballs}}: The Fireball spell, natch. Fire Demons throw bouncy exploding ones towards you.
* FireIceLightning: Three of the four primary spells: Fireball, Frost Jet, and Lightning.
* FlamingSkulls: Present on the flaming skeleton enemies, of course. The next-to-last boss is a giant floating skull on fire. Solomon Dark himself can shoot homing projectiles shaped like these.
* FlunkyBoss: Most of them, to some extent. Charles The Hammer has mooks which periodically appear from [[BehindTheBlack offscreen]], Bone Daddy spits out poison along with maggots, Monculus can spawn two smaller copies of himself, and Solomon Dark can summon imps, armoured flaming skeletons, and even fire demons to beat the crap out of you.
** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', the flame walls generated by The Unholy spawn a cluster of imps.
* FragileSpeedster: Ghosts, which fly around you in circles and then charge you. VERY annoying, because they also slow you down on contact.
** Imps. Very fast and annoying, and they have one of the lowest hit points in the game.
* GiantMook: Large demons, which have the most health of any regular mook.
** MiniMook: Imps, which can be created when you kill a Demon. Very weak, but they always come in large numbers to put on the hurt. Plus, they're ''fast''!
* HarderThanHard: Demigod Mode, no questions asked. Enemies move more than twice as fast and attack more than twice as fast. And '''ALL''' enemy mages have mana shields!
* HeavilyArmoredMook: Skeletons start to appear in tougher and stronger armour as you progress up the tower. The strongest ones wear a full set... while on fire, no less.
* HomingProjectile: The Magic Missile weapon. Then there are those ice and poison Skeleton Mages, who fire homing balls that will slow you down/poison you. Solomon Dark can fire homing FlamingSkulls at you.
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Student, Wizard, Archmage, and [[HarderThanHard Demigod]].
* InvisibleMonsters: The Shadow enemies, who only reveal their black forms when they're near you. Thankfully, they do not have much health.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: The opening line to the game.
* KaizoTrap: Subverted. If you clear 4+ floors and then clear the current one, Solomon Dark himself may appear and whack your character with a very powerful strike, however, it cannot kill and can only reduce your HPToOne. You can't die once you cleared a level (unless you got hit by a rogue projectile at low health or something)
* KickTheDog: See KaizoTrap above. Solomon Dark probably does that ForTheEvulz.
--> "Muahahahaha! Blue wizard needs potion badly!"
* LastChanceHitPoint: As long as you have health, you will survive a fatal attack and be brought down to 0 hp. The next attack will kill you, however.
* LimitBreak: Not exactly, but each elemental spell has a special secondary ability at higher levels that will greatly help in destroying enemies or reducing damage.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: At level one, your character has slight trouble with even the weakest physical-attacking skeleton horde. He gets a lot stronger than the melee enemies once his spells and skills level up.
** The skeleton mages also play it straight on harder difficulties. [[SquishyWizard Poor health]]? Well, they do have a Magic Shield that can allow them to tank and spam... Most of other enemies with loads of health are either physical attackers (Zombies) or DemonicSpiders (Demons), and even these guys have less health than a Magic Shield on higher difficulties.
* LuckBasedMission: Hope you can get the right perks each time you level up... or just [[BribingYourWayToVictory Bribe Destiny]]. Turned up even higher if you decide to do the Random Skills challenge -- the game picks a random skill for you each time! (Hint: do it only after you've upped all your primary skills.)
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld with it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battle Mage (with items to go beyond the usual cap), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.
* MageTower: The eponymous Solomon's Keep. Well, it's more of a Mage Castle, but still...
* MagicMissile: One of the four primary spells you may choose. It fires {{Homing Projectile}}s, as will any spells welded with it.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Of all things, ''treasure chests''. They have the nasty habit of sitting there... and blocking Magic Missile and Fireball projectiles. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard The enemies have no such restrictions with these and can fire their own projectiles through them]].
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Solomon Dark. Justified, as he's a {{Necromancer}}.
* ManOnFire: Well, skeletons on fire.
* MetaPowerup: The "Creativity" skill, which allows you to choose between four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 5 levels).
* MightyGlacier: The zombies. They are very slow, but if you are careless enough to get near one, you'll be dead in ''mere seconds''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Solomon '''Dark'''.
* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it -- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... while he's busy digging a grave!
* NewGamePlus: Every time you manage to beat the game, you get to play a harder difficulty. Enemies will have more health and bosses will use new moves, but you also get better equipment.
** Saving up gold to buy perks in ''Solomon's Boneyard'' makes basically every subsequent play into this.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Zombies, Ghosts, Skeletons, etc.
* NintendoHard: Anything above Archmage difficulty. On [[HarderThanHard Demigod]], the ''regular mooks'' have a lot of health, move more than twice as fast, and attack at around three times the speed.
* NonElemental: Magic Missiles.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demons in this game are horned EnergyBeings ''made of fire'' that throw exploding fireballs. And they split into [[MiniMook Imps]] when they are killed.
* PercentDamageAttack: Ether Charge, the special ability of Magic Missiles. It will hit all enemies on screen for a percentage of their health, but only if they were at maximum hitpoints.
* PermaDeath: Hardcore Mode, which locks you out of your game when you die even once. Beating Demigod difficulty (without the use of Kid Mode) allows you to play Gauntlet Mode, where you can "keep playing until you die".
* RecurringBossTemplate: The Infernal (student difficulty), The Unincarnate (wizard difficulty), The Unsummonable (archmage difficulty) and The Unholy (demigod). You fight one of them right before Solomon Dark. They all use eye beams and fire walls, but a new attack is added for each proceeding difficulty.
** This progression of boss difficulties is repeated for ''Solomon's Boneyard''.
* ScoringPoints: Known as "Awesomeness" in this game. You get them by killing mooks and bosses, and multiplied when you: 1) kill mooks while in a trap room; 2) [[DareToBeBadass kill mooks when at low health]]; 3) play on higher difficulties. You lose them from dying or returning to town.
* ShoutOut:
** When you first meet Solomon in front of the castle, he says "[[VideoGame/ImpossibleMission stay awhile, stay FOREVER!!!]]"
** "Muahahahaha! [[{{Gauntlet}} Blue Wizard]] [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly needs potion badly]]!"
** The game's ending has a kill count for each type of enemy. Usually done in AddedAlliterativeAppeal for most enemies, but for Ghosts, it says "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghosts Busted]]"
** Could be just a coincidence- the fireballs that demons and Monculus throw bounce on the floor twice before exploding on the third. [[SuperMarioBros Where else have we seen bouncy fireballs]]?
* SpeedRun: One of the challenges. You need to complete all thirteen levels in under an hour.
* SpreadShot: Magic Missiles turn into this with a few levels in the "More Missiles" skill.
* SquishyWizard: Your character.
* StandardStatusEffects: Poison, which drains your health for a set period of time but cannot kill you, and slow, which makes you slower.
* StationaryBoss: Bone Daddy.
* StoneWall: Having a high-leveled Frost Jet and high-leveled Harden will make you into this. The damage is rather weak on large enemies, but it will make you NighInvulnerable.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Solomon Dark takes down his [[DeflectorShields Magic Shield]] every time he does an attack. Hit him hard when he does so. He fixes this on higher difficulty levels and above.
* TheSlowWalk: You can do this with the Harden ability (an upgrade to Frost Jet). It makes you gain a lot of armour WHILE firing Frost Jet, to the point that most enemy attack will be unable to ''scratch'' you. Then all you have to do is walk towards the enemy (as Frost Jet has somewhat limited range).
* WakeUpCallBoss: Monculus (a Beholder). He spits out very damaging, homing bouncy fireballs (similar to the demons), and unlike Charles and Bone Daddy, he will chase you out of the room. Plus, he is also able to summon two smaller copies of himself that can take quite a bit of damage, and if those get to you, they ''[[LifeDrain drain your health and give it back to Monculus]]''!
* WarmUpBoss: Charles the Hammer -- he doesn't leave the room he's in, and only attacks with a slow, easy to avoid physical strike.
* WaveMotionGun: The Blizzard Beam, welded from Frost Jet and Lightning. The Unincarnate, The Unsummonable and The Unholy also have one.
* [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly Wizard Needs Potion Badly]]: Said by Solomon Dark after you encounter him on a cleared floor, right after he whacks you hard.
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''Solomon's Keep'' is a free DungeonCrawler for the iPhone. The player plays as Sirius, a student wizard whose final test is to traverse [[BigBad Solomon Dark's]] Keep and defeat him.

Sirius has four elemental abilities available: [[NonElemental Magic Missile]], [[KillItWithFire Fireball]], [[KillItWithIce Frost Jet]] and [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]]. As Sirius levels up, he gets new upgrades to his abilities and magic. Furthermore, two elements can be "welded" together to create a new magic spell.

A prequel to the game has been released, ''Solomon's Boneyard''. It is an arena survival game featuring the same BigBad and enemies. An interquel game, ''Solomon Dark'', is currently in development.
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!! Tropes Associated with Solomon's Keep:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The game's count on the enemies you kill when you beat the game. (Skeletons Shattered, Zombies Zapped, Demons Destroyed, Shadows Shafted, etc)
* AirborneMook: Ghosts, who fly around very quickly and try to charge the player. Their airborne status allows them to fly over embers caused by Fireball. [[GoddamnedBats Quite an annoyance]].
* AllYourPowersCombined: If you learn two of the primary offensive spells, you can combine them into a new, unique spell which also merges the special attributes of the composite spells.
* AnnoyingArrows: The arrows used by the skeleton archers in the early floors of the game. They do hardly any damage.
** Inverted in ''Solomon's Boneyard''. You ''will'' learn to hate archers, as there are ''no walls to protect you'' from their arrows. If you don't have Magic Shield, ''you're toast''.
* AntagonistTitle: Especially for the third game, which is literally just the BigBad's name.
* ArrowsOnFire: Flaming skeletons use these on you.
* AsteroidsMonster: The Fire Demons split into tiny Imps on defeat. The ''[[GiantMook even larger]]'' ones split into more. Later on, even the imps themselves can split again!
* BagOfSharing: The Amazing Cabinet, which allows you to transfer items from one savegame to another. Be warned: transferring the same item more than three times will make the item useless.
** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', you retain any gold you collect in order to save up for perks that let you last longer in subsequent plays. One such perk, "Magic Inventory", gives permanent storage for collected rings (but not potions).
* BananaPeel: If you manage to entirely clear a few floors, you may see one of these on the floor. Stepping on it will make you trip as well as making Solomon laugh at you (admittedly, it ''is'' pretty funny).
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Both a regular and an in-game example. When your character levels up, he gets to choose from three random upgrades. You can use the "[[ScrewDestiny Bribe Destiny]]" option to select which skill you want to level up, at the cost of gold. However, in order to get "Bribe Destiny", you have to buy it with real money.
* ChainLightning: The "Chaining" subskill turns the Lightning spell into this. Welding the Lightning and Fireball spells creates Flame Lash, which is a ''flaming'' version of this.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Your projectile-based attacks will dissipate or explode on contact with treasure chests lying around. Enemy mages can also use projectiles, however, theirs will pass through treasure chests! Tough luck trying to hit an enemy mage behind a few rows of treasure chests...
* DareToBeBadass: Killing enemies when your character has a sliver of life left will give you ''triple'' the "[[ScoringPoints Awesomeness]]" you get from the enemy. The easiest way to do it is to get poisoned to low health (poison cannot kill you), and start spamming.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Both Frost Jet and Lightning do very little damage per hit, but they have a ''very'' fast rate of fire.
* DeathTrap: The GladiatorGames sort. When you enter certain rooms, iron gates immediately block all the exits to prevent your escape, and then a horde of monsters will spawn. The only way out is to destroy the monsters before they destroy you.
* DeflectorShields: One of the available secondary skills. Very important, as it prevents your SquishyWizard character from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons, which comprise a majority of enemy forces. Varieties include regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.
* {{Dracolich}}: Bone Daddy.
* DropTheHammer: Charles the Hammer.
* EasyModeMockery: Kid Mode option makes you invincible, but prevents you from getting any achievements.
* EndlessGame: ''Solomon's Boneyard'', which can make Solomon's taunts add insult to injury.
* EscapeRope: The Magic Key, which allows you to return to town so that you can buy/sell items as well as improve skills.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies: regular ones, and the upgraded version that poison on contact and explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful: they may be slow, but can kill your character in a matter of ''seconds''.
* EvilLaugh: You'll be hearing Solomon Dark's evil laugh almost every minute, especially if you get trapped in an enclosed room or trigger an ambush.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Solomon Dark's voice is very hollow and low-pitched.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: The Infernal, the penultimate boss fought right before Solomon Dark. One of his attacks shoots fireballs that leave fire walls on the floor, but he purposely chooses to shoot them around your character. His other attack are moderately powerful EyeBeams, which have very strong KnockBack and are meant to push you into the flame walls.
* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All the good wizards too, as their hats and hoods are so oversized to obscure their faces in a top-down view.
* {{Fireballs}}: The Fireball spell, natch. Fire Demons throw bouncy exploding ones towards you.
* FireIceLightning: Three of the four primary spells: Fireball, Frost Jet, and Lightning.
* FlamingSkulls: Present on the flaming skeleton enemies, of course. The next-to-last boss is a giant floating skull on fire. Solomon Dark himself can shoot homing projectiles shaped like these.
* FlunkyBoss: Most of them, to some extent. Charles The Hammer has mooks which periodically appear from [[BehindTheBlack offscreen]], Bone Daddy spits out poison along with maggots, Monculus can spawn two smaller copies of himself, and Solomon Dark can summon imps, armoured flaming skeletons, and even fire demons to beat the crap out of you.
** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', the flame walls generated by The Unholy spawn a cluster of imps.
* FragileSpeedster: Ghosts, which fly around you in circles and then charge you. VERY annoying, because they also slow you down on contact.
** Imps. Very fast and annoying, and they have one of the lowest hit points in the game.
* GiantMook: Large demons, which have the most health of any regular mook.
** MiniMook: Imps, which can be created when you kill a Demon. Very weak, but they always come in large numbers to put on the hurt. Plus, they're ''fast''!
* HarderThanHard: Demigod Mode, no questions asked. Enemies move more than twice as fast and attack more than twice as fast. And '''ALL''' enemy mages have mana shields!
* HeavilyArmoredMook: Skeletons start to appear in tougher and stronger armour as you progress up the tower. The strongest ones wear a full set... while on fire, no less.
* HomingProjectile: The Magic Missile weapon. Then there are those ice and poison Skeleton Mages, who fire homing balls that will slow you down/poison you. Solomon Dark can fire homing FlamingSkulls at you.
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Student, Wizard, Archmage, and [[HarderThanHard Demigod]].
* InvisibleMonsters: The Shadow enemies, who only reveal their black forms when they're near you. Thankfully, they do not have much health.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: The opening line to the game.
* KaizoTrap: Subverted. If you clear 4+ floors and then clear the current one, Solomon Dark himself may appear and whack your character with a very powerful strike, however, it cannot kill and can only reduce your HPToOne. You can't die once you cleared a level (unless you got hit by a rogue projectile at low health or something)
* KickTheDog: See KaizoTrap above. Solomon Dark probably does that ForTheEvulz.
--> "Muahahahaha! Blue wizard needs potion badly!"
* LastChanceHitPoint: As long as you have health, you will survive a fatal attack and be brought down to 0 hp. The next attack will kill you, however.
* LimitBreak: Not exactly, but each elemental spell has a special secondary ability at higher levels that will greatly help in destroying enemies or reducing damage.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: At level one, your character has slight trouble with even the weakest physical-attacking skeleton horde. He gets a lot stronger than the melee enemies once his spells and skills level up.
** The skeleton mages also play it straight on harder difficulties. [[SquishyWizard Poor health]]? Well, they do have a Magic Shield that can allow them to tank and spam... Most of other enemies with loads of health are either physical attackers (Zombies) or DemonicSpiders (Demons), and even these guys have less health than a Magic Shield on higher difficulties.
* LuckBasedMission: Hope you can get the right perks each time you level up... or just [[BribingYourWayToVictory Bribe Destiny]]. Turned up even higher if you decide to do the Random Skills challenge -- the game picks a random skill for you each time! (Hint: do it only after you've upped all your primary skills.)
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld with it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battle Mage (with items to go beyond the usual cap), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.
* MageTower: The eponymous Solomon's Keep. Well, it's more of a Mage Castle, but still...
* MagicMissile: One of the four primary spells you may choose. It fires {{Homing Projectile}}s, as will any spells welded with it.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Of all things, ''treasure chests''. They have the nasty habit of sitting there... and blocking Magic Missile and Fireball projectiles. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard The enemies have no such restrictions with these and can fire their own projectiles through them]].
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Solomon Dark. Justified, as he's a {{Necromancer}}.
* ManOnFire: Well, skeletons on fire.
* MetaPowerup: The "Creativity" skill, which allows you to choose between four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 5 levels).
* MightyGlacier: The zombies. They are very slow, but if you are careless enough to get near one, you'll be dead in ''mere seconds''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Solomon '''Dark'''.
* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it -- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... while he's busy digging a grave!
* NewGamePlus: Every time you manage to beat the game, you get to play a harder difficulty. Enemies will have more health and bosses will use new moves, but you also get better equipment.
** Saving up gold to buy perks in ''Solomon's Boneyard'' makes basically every subsequent play into this.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Zombies, Ghosts, Skeletons, etc.
* NintendoHard: Anything above Archmage difficulty. On [[HarderThanHard Demigod]], the ''regular mooks'' have a lot of health, move more than twice as fast, and attack at around three times the speed.
* NonElemental: Magic Missiles.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demons in this game are horned EnergyBeings ''made of fire'' that throw exploding fireballs. And they split into [[MiniMook Imps]] when they are killed.
* PercentDamageAttack: Ether Charge, the special ability of Magic Missiles. It will hit all enemies on screen for a percentage of their health, but only if they were at maximum hitpoints.
* PermaDeath: Hardcore Mode, which locks you out of your game when you die even once. Beating Demigod difficulty (without the use of Kid Mode) allows you to play Gauntlet Mode, where you can "keep playing until you die".
* RecurringBossTemplate: The Infernal (student difficulty), The Unincarnate (wizard difficulty), The Unsummonable (archmage difficulty) and The Unholy (demigod). You fight one of them right before Solomon Dark. They all use eye beams and fire walls, but a new attack is added for each proceeding difficulty.
** This progression of boss difficulties is repeated for ''Solomon's Boneyard''.
* ScoringPoints: Known as "Awesomeness" in this game. You get them by killing mooks and bosses, and multiplied when you: 1) kill mooks while in a trap room; 2) [[DareToBeBadass kill mooks when at low health]]; 3) play on higher difficulties. You lose them from dying or returning to town.
* ShoutOut:
** When you first meet Solomon in front of the castle, he says "[[VideoGame/ImpossibleMission stay awhile, stay FOREVER!!!]]"
** "Muahahahaha! [[{{Gauntlet}} Blue Wizard]] [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly needs potion badly]]!"
** The game's ending has a kill count for each type of enemy. Usually done in AddedAlliterativeAppeal for most enemies, but for Ghosts, it says "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghosts Busted]]"
** Could be just a coincidence- the fireballs that demons and Monculus throw bounce on the floor twice before exploding on the third. [[SuperMarioBros Where else have we seen bouncy fireballs]]?
* SpeedRun: One of the challenges. You need to complete all thirteen levels in under an hour.
* SpreadShot: Magic Missiles turn into this with a few levels in the "More Missiles" skill.
* SquishyWizard: Your character.
* StandardStatusEffects: Poison, which drains your health for a set period of time but cannot kill you, and slow, which makes you slower.
* StationaryBoss: Bone Daddy.
* StoneWall: Having a high-leveled Frost Jet and high-leveled Harden will make you into this. The damage is rather weak on large enemies, but it will make you NighInvulnerable.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Solomon Dark takes down his [[DeflectorShields Magic Shield]] every time he does an attack. Hit him hard when he does so. He fixes this on higher difficulty levels and above.
* TheSlowWalk: You can do this with the Harden ability (an upgrade to Frost Jet). It makes you gain a lot of armour WHILE firing Frost Jet, to the point that most enemy attack will be unable to ''scratch'' you. Then all you have to do is walk towards the enemy (as Frost Jet has somewhat limited range).
* WakeUpCallBoss: Monculus (a Beholder). He spits out very damaging, homing bouncy fireballs (similar to the demons), and unlike Charles and Bone Daddy, he will chase you out of the room. Plus, he is also able to summon two smaller copies of himself that can take quite a bit of damage, and if those get to you, they ''[[LifeDrain drain your health and give it back to Monculus]]''!
* WarmUpBoss: Charles the Hammer -- he doesn't leave the room he's in, and only attacks with a slow, easy to avoid physical strike.
* WaveMotionGun: The Blizzard Beam, welded from Frost Jet and Lightning. The Unincarnate, The Unsummonable and The Unholy also have one.
* [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly Wizard Needs Potion Badly]]: Said by Solomon Dark after you encounter him on a cleared floor, right after he whacks you hard.
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* AllYourPowersCombined: You can combine two of your spells to form a new, stronger one. It took on the current attributes of both spells too.
* AnnoyingArrows: The arrows used by the skeleton archers at the start of the game. They do hardly any damage.
** The prequel subverts this. You ''will'' learn to hate [[DemonicSpiders archers]], as there are ''no walls to protect you'' from their arrows. If you don't have Magic Shield, ''you're toast''.
* AntagonistTitle

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* AllYourPowersCombined: You If you learn two of the primary offensive spells, you can combine two of your spells to form them into a new, stronger one. It took on unique spell which also merges the current special attributes of both spells too.
the composite spells.
* AnnoyingArrows: The arrows used by the skeleton archers at in the start early floors of the game. They do hardly any damage.
** The prequel subverts this. Inverted in ''Solomon's Boneyard''. You ''will'' learn to hate [[DemonicSpiders archers]], archers, as there are ''no walls to protect you'' from their arrows. If you don't have Magic Shield, ''you're toast''.
* AntagonistTitleAntagonistTitle: Especially for the third game, which is literally just the BigBad's name.



** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', you retain any gold you collect in order to save up for perks that let you last longer in subsequent plays. One such perk, "Magic Inventory", gives permanent storage for collected rings (but not potions).



* ChainLightning: The Lightning spell can be upgraded to this. Welding Fireball and Lightning will give Flame Lash, a ''flaming'' version of this.

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* ChainLightning: The "Chaining" subskill turns the Lightning spell can be upgraded to into this. Welding Fireball and the Lightning will give and Fireball spells creates Flame Lash, which is a ''flaming'' version of this.



* DeflectorShields: One of the available secondary skills. Very important, as it prevents your SquishyWizard from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons. They come in many kinds: regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.

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* DeflectorShields: One of the available secondary skills. Very important, as it prevents your SquishyWizard character from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons. They come in many kinds: Skeletons, which comprise a majority of enemy forces. Varieties include regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.



* EndlessGame: ''Solomon's Boneyard'', which can make Solomon's taunts add insult to injury.



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies: regular ones, and the upgraded version that poison on contact and explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful: they may be slow, but can kill Sirius in a matter of ''seconds''.

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies: regular ones, and the upgraded version that poison on contact and explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful: they may be slow, but can kill Sirius your character in a matter of ''seconds''.



* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All the good wizards too, as their hats are so oversized to obscure their faces in a top-down view.

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* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All the good wizards too, as their hats and hoods are so oversized to obscure their faces in a top-down view.



* FireIceLightning: Three of the four base spells: Fireball, Frost Jet, and Lightning.

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* FireIceLightning: Three of the four base primary spells: Fireball, Frost Jet, and Lightning.



** In ''Solomon's Boneyard'', the flame walls generated by The Unholy spawn a cluster of imps.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld of it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battle Mage (equip items to go beyond the usual cap), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld of with it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battle Mage (equip (with items to go beyond the usual cap), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.



* ManOnFire: Well, more like skeletons on fire...

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* ManOnFire: Well, more like skeletons on fire...fire.



* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it -- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... WHILE he's busily digging a grave!

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* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it -- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... WHILE while he's busily busy digging a grave!


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** Saving up gold to buy perks in ''Solomon's Boneyard'' makes basically every subsequent play into this.
27th Dec '12 7:00:14 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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* MetaPowerup: The "Creative" ability, which allows you to choose between four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 7 levels).

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* MetaPowerup: The "Creative" ability, "Creativity" skill, which allows you to choose between four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 7 5 levels).
27th Dec '12 3:59:15 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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A prequel to the game has been released, ''Solomon's Boneyard''. It is an arena survival game featuring the same BigBad and enemies.

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A prequel to the game has been released, ''Solomon's Boneyard''. It is an arena survival game featuring the same BigBad and enemies. An interquel game, ''Solomon Dark'', is currently in development.



* AirborneMook: Ghosts, who fly around very quickly and try to charge the player. Their airborne status allows them to fly over embers caused by Fireball.[[GoddamnedBats Quite an annoyance]].

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* AirborneMook: Ghosts, who fly around very quickly and try to charge the player. Their airborne status allows them to fly over embers caused by Fireball. [[GoddamnedBats Quite an annoyance]].



* BagOfSharing: The Amazing Cabinet, which allows you to transfer items from one savegame to another. Be warned- transferring the same item more than three times will make the item useless.

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* BagOfSharing: The Amazing Cabinet, which allows you to transfer items from one savegame to another. Be warned- warned: transferring the same item more than three times will make the item useless.



* DeathTrap: The GladiatorGames sort. When you enter certain rooms, the exits will be immediately shut by an iron gate, preventing your escape. And then a lot of monsters will spawn in the room. The only way out is to destroy the monsters before they destroy you.
* DeflectorShields: One of the powerups you could get. Very important, as it prevented [[SquishyWizard you]] from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons. They come in many kinds- regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.

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* DeathTrap: The GladiatorGames sort. When you enter certain rooms, the exits will be iron gates immediately shut by an iron gate, preventing block all the exits to prevent your escape. And escape, and then a lot horde of monsters will spawn in the room.spawn. The only way out is to destroy the monsters before they destroy you.
* DeflectorShields: One of the powerups you could get. available secondary skills. Very important, as it prevented [[SquishyWizard you]] prevents your SquishyWizard from taking direct damage. On later levels, enemy skeleton mages have them, making them a complete ''pain'' to take out. Solomon Dark also has this, but he periodically takes it off every time he does an attack.
* DemBones: Skeletons. They come in many kinds- kinds: regular melee (with varying degrees of armour), archers, ''flaming'' archers, and the dreaded mages.



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies- regular ones, and those that explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful- they may be slow, but can kill Sirius in a matter of ''seconds''.
* EvilLaugh: You'll be hearing Solomon Dark's evil laugh almost every minute, especially if you got trapped in an enclosed room or if an ambush was triggered.

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Two kinds of zombies- zombies: regular ones, and those the upgraded version that poison on contact and explode into a poison puddle when defeated. Be careful- careful: they may be slow, but can kill Sirius in a matter of ''seconds''.
* EvilLaugh: You'll be hearing Solomon Dark's evil laugh almost every minute, especially if you got get trapped in an enclosed room or if trigger an ambush was triggered.ambush.



* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All th good wizards too, as their hat is so oversized that it obscures their face from a top-down view.
* {{Fireballs}}: The fireball spell. Fire Demons throw bouncy exploding ones towards you.
* FireIceLightning: Three of the four base spells- Fireball, Frost Jet and Lightning.
* FlamingSkulls: Present on the flaming skeleton enemies, of course. The next-to-last boss is a giant floating skull on fire. Solomon Dark himself can fire out homing projectiles in the form of these.

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* TheFaceless: Solomon Dark. All th the good wizards too, as their hat is hats are so oversized that it obscures to obscure their face from faces in a top-down view.
* {{Fireballs}}: The fireball spell.Fireball spell, natch. Fire Demons throw bouncy exploding ones towards you.
* FireIceLightning: Three of the four base spells- spells: Fireball, Frost Jet Jet, and Lightning.
* FlamingSkulls: Present on the flaming skeleton enemies, of course. The next-to-last boss is a giant floating skull on fire. Solomon Dark himself can fire out shoot homing projectiles in the form of shaped like these.



* FragileSpeedster: Ghosts, which fly around your character in circles and charge him. VERY annoying, because they also slow you down every time they get you.

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* FragileSpeedster: Ghosts, which fly around your character you in circles and then charge him. you. VERY annoying, because they also slow you down every time they get you.on contact.



* GiantMook: Large demons, which have the most health of any regular Mook.

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* GiantMook: Large demons, which have the most health of any regular Mook.mook.



* HeavilyArmoredMook: Skeletons start to appear in tougher and stronger armour as you progess up the tower. The strongest ones wear a full set... while on fire, no less.

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* HeavilyArmoredMook: Skeletons start to appear in tougher and stronger armour as you progess progress up the tower. The strongest ones wear a full set... while on fire, no less.



* LimitBreak: Not exactly, but each elemental spell would gain a special secondary ability that will greatly help in destroying enemies or reducing damage.

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* LimitBreak: Not exactly, but each elemental spell would gain has a special secondary ability at higher levels that will greatly help in destroying enemies or reducing damage.



* LuckBasedMission: Hope you can get the right perks each time you level up... or just [[BribingYourWayToVictory Bribe Destiny]]. Turned up even higher if you decide to do the Random Skills challenge- the game picks a random skill for you each time! (Hint: do it only after you've upped all your primary skills)
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld of it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battlemage (equip items to go over the max), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.
* MageTower: Solomon's Keep. Well, more like Mage Castle, but still...
* MagicMissile: One of the four spells you could use. It fired out {{Homing Projectile}}s, and when welded with another spell, would give a homing version of it.

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* LuckBasedMission: Hope you can get the right perks each time you level up... or just [[BribingYourWayToVictory Bribe Destiny]]. Turned up even higher if you decide to do the Random Skills challenge- challenge -- the game picks a random skill for you each time! (Hint: do it only after you've upped all your primary skills)
skills.)
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Get Magic Missiles (or a weld of it), fully upgrade More Missiles, Faster Caster and Battlemage Battle Mage (equip items to go over beyond the max), usual cap), then equip a +150% faster casting ring.
* MageTower: The eponymous Solomon's Keep. Well, it's more like of a Mage Castle, but still...
* MagicMissile: One of the four primary spells you could use. may choose. It fired out fires {{Homing Projectile}}s, and when as will any spells welded with another spell, would give a homing version of it.



* MetaPowerup: The "Creative" ability, which allows you to choose four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 7 levels).

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* MetaPowerup: The "Creative" ability, which allows you to choose between four perks on level-up instead of three (it also lowers perk requirements by 7 levels).



* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... WHILE he's busily digging a grave!

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* {{Necromancer}}: Solomon Dark. He also knows how to summon flaming demons as well. He's probably very proficient at it- it -- in Solomon's Boneyard, he can summon skeletons, imps, zombies and ghosts from the edges of the screen... WHILE he's busily digging a grave!



* ScoringPoints: Known as "Awesomeness" in this game. You get them by killing mooks and bosses, and multiplied when you either 1. kill mooks while in a trap room 2. [[DareToBeBadass kill mooks when at low health]] 3. higher difficulties. You lose them from dying or returning to town.

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** This progression of boss difficulties is repeated for ''Solomon's Boneyard''.
* ScoringPoints: Known as "Awesomeness" in this game. You get them by killing mooks and bosses, and multiplied when you either 1. you: 1) kill mooks while in a trap room 2. room; 2) [[DareToBeBadass kill mooks when at low health]] 3. health]]; 3) play on higher difficulties. You lose them from dying or returning to town.



* SpreadShot: Magic Missiles can be upgraded to this.

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* SpreadShot: Magic Missiles can be upgraded to this.turn into this with a few levels in the "More Missiles" skill.



* WarmUpBoss: Charles the Hammer- he doesn't leave the room he's in, and only attacks with a slow, easy to avoid physical strike.

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* WarmUpBoss: Charles the Hammer- Hammer -- he doesn't leave the room he's in, and only attacks with a slow, easy to avoid physical strike.
4th Aug '12 10:29:09 AM FELH2
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''Solomon's Keep'' is a free DungeonCrawler for the iPhone. The player plays as Sirius, a student wizard whose final test is to traverse [[BigBad Solomon Dark's]] Keep and defeat him.

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''Solomon's Keep'' is a free DungeonCrawler for the iPhone. The player plays as Sirius, a student wizard whose final test is to traverse [[BigBad Solomon Dark's]] Keep and defeat him.
him.



** The game's ending has a kill count for each type of enemy. Usually done in AddedAlliterativeAppeal for most enemies, but for Ghosts, it says "[[{{Ghostbusters}} Ghosts Busted]]"

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** The game's ending has a kill count for each type of enemy. Usually done in AddedAlliterativeAppeal for most enemies, but for Ghosts, it says "[[{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghosts Busted]]"



* StoneWall: Having a high-leveled Frost Jet and high-leveled Harden will make you into this. The damage is rather weak on large enemies, but it will make you NighInvulnerable.

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* StoneWall: Having a high-leveled Frost Jet and high-leveled Harden will make you into this. The damage is rather weak on large enemies, but it will make you NighInvulnerable.
2nd May '12 3:58:35 PM Ekuran
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Every time you clear a floor of Mooks, there's a chance that Solomon Dark himself will appear, whack your character for massive damage, then disappear. Not fun.
25th Dec '11 9:23:44 AM ironcommando
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** When you first meet Solomon in front of the castle, he says "[[VideoGame/ImpossibleMission stay awhile, stay FOREVER!!!]]"
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