Solstice (NES) Review

By Adam Riley 01.03.2006 6

Review for Solstice on NES

The British Gaming Industry is slowly turning itself round nowadays to become a major player in the world of videogames. However, there used to be a time when games from good ol' Blighty were highly prolific in stature, gaining praise from all circles and high sales upon release. One such developer brought a strange style title to the NES as an experiment. But just how did this game, Solstice, pan out?

There is actually a very long, in-depth story behind Solstice, one that stretches far longer than most NES games. Here is the abridged version

Screenshot for Solstice on NES

Some of you may remember me reviewing a little SNES game by the name of Plok. Software Creations also created this, with the music maestro that is Tim Follin working on that sublime soundtrack. And guess what? The same person worked on the soundtrack for this and it is every bit as good, if not even more so! Which is quite surprising considering the difference in power between the NES and SNES...But this is one of the games where you can sit and just listen to the title screen tune for ages

Screenshot for Solstice on NES

You have four types of magical elixir

Screenshot for Solstice on NES

There are various techniques that can help you get through the game easier, well maybe not so much 'easier', but slightly less difficult. Block jumping is one particular move where you pick up one then go to drop it and jump at the same time to gain a little more height

Screenshot for Solstice on NES

Cubed3 Rating

Rated 9 out of 10

Exceptional - Gold Award

Rated 9 out of 10

You may have classics like the Mario series in the platform stakes, but in terms of adventure titles Solstice takes the biscuit, well and truly. Software Creations really flexed its creative muscle on this title, showing that the British talent did not solely lie in Twycross with Rare. Anyone craving for some retro goodness and loved Equinox should look this golden oldie up...




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C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (7 Votes)

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Great review Adam. I've never personally played it...

I have this game for my NES. Good review.

Thanks folks - I especially love the music in it, very impressive considering it's on the NES. Loved the SNES sequel as well, Equinox...Wish they'd do a third one!

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

I've never played this one either... it looks good though.

the screenshots seem familiar... ooh! have anyone been on Thats what it reminds me of :lol:

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I don't think too many people here will have played it, to be honest, and I only picked it up cheap from eBay to review for Retro Month because I loved Equinox so much and wanted to see what its prequel was like... Smilie

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You gotta be kidding right XD ? 9/10 ? I hated this game back in the days. The gameplay isn't really good and the difficulty, even for a NES game, is so frustrating it's not even funny.

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