According to Wikipedia, Terrormolinos
was "was written with a modified version of The Quill
". Other sources describe these modifications as having been so appealing that its tweaked version of the Quill engine was licensed on at least two other occasions, for AdventureSoft's Temple of Terror
and the C64 cassette tape version of the Questprobe: Featuring Human Torch and the Thing
The author of the game Benidorm
, which was advertised to be released on the Little Softie label, Ray Kearney considered suing the authors of Terrormolinos
for copyright infringement, as he felt it had 42 similarities to his game. £25,000 would have had to be spent by Ray to bring legal action.
The game's title is a pun on the name of the Spanish city Torremolinos.