Copy protectionThe Amiga version features multi-layered copy protection. The main part was cracked quickly, and produced what appeared to be a playable game. However, a second layer remained, which raised the difficulty level quickly, to the point where the first boss was impossible to beat. Unfortunately for the Bitmap Brothers, this hard work seemed to backfire, as many assumed that the cracked version they played was representative of the game's difficulty, and the game's reputation was hampered as a result.
Cover artThe box cover art for the Amiga, Atari, DOS and Genesis (PAL) release was done by famous comic artist Simon Bisley (Sláine, Lobo, Batman/Judge Dredd, and several other works).
MusicThe title song, Into the Wonderful, was written by Nation 12 which was a music project by John Foxx (of Ultravox fame). The Amiga music was converted by Richard Joseph for Bitmap Brothers. The original song was released on the album Electrofear by Nation 12 in 2005.
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
- ST Format
- August 1991 (Issue #8) – #18 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)
- January 1993 (Issue #42) – #48 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Contributed by Martin Smith (63216) on Jan 03, 2006. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (98791) and Jo ST (6697)]. -- edit trivia