Hard Hat Mack Trivia
ControversyOne of the villains in the game is a OSHA agent. OSHA enforces Federal Health and Safety rights within the workplace and at least one California State Senator publicly accused the game of being anti-worker for depicting OSHA agents as villains, which prompted some retail stores to pull the game from their shelves.
Cover artThe front cover illustration, like most of the first Electronic Arts games, has the EA logo (not so) hidden in the photo. But it also appears more cleverly in the inside photo of the two developers; look for it as part of the falling lunchbox.
CGA Composite patchThe PC Booter version of the game only supports CGA 4-color graphics, but in 2012 an amateur patch was released which allowed the game to use the CGA Composite 16-color mode. The patch can be found here.
TitleOne of the four large meeting rooms on the first floor of the "Mission Control" building of Electronic Arts Redwood City, CA campus is named Hard Hat Mack. The four meeting rooms are named after EA's first four games.
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