Two months before the game's release, Amiga Power magazine ran its annual All-Time Top 100 feature. They asked several industry people for their personal Top 10s, and Ocean's Gary Bracey
as his favourite game ever, promising that everyone would agree when it was released. Unfortunately, Amiga Power didn't - they only gave it 34%
It is interesting, the Rexxons' fighters are Vipers from Battlestar Galactica series, Rexxons' cruisers are Klingon Warbirds form Star Trek Series, and Mankind Motherships are Battlestars itself. This can be recognized in the intro to this game.
Development originally began in February 1989, over three years before the eventual release.
Digital Image Design - with co-operation with The One magazine - prepared an additional mission disk for Amiga. It contains two completely new missions. Since the game was relatively easy, they decided to make these two missions more difficult. They also disabled all the cheats. Mission Disk was sold together with The One Issue 47.
Amiga 600HD version
The game was bundled with the Amiga A600HD Epic Pack. It was distributed on 3 floppy disks (just as in regular version) but they were not bootable. They contained files of the game and a hard drive installation script.
- ST Format
- January 1993 (issue #42) - #30 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list