When the game first came out, one of the ads was about an average looking gamer being chained to the wall in a dungeon, a dominatrix standing near with a whip, and a computer with Deathtrap Dungeon just out of reach. The ad blurb was "The only thing worse than Deathtrap Dungeon is... Not being able to play it." Eidos eventually withdrew the ad.
One of the characters in the game is a female swordsmen, except she was in a thong leather bikini in the preview pictures! Due to ratings concerns, Eidos gave her some 'proper' armor (chainmail bodice) before the game went gold. The female character, in subsequent beta screenshots, also had a 'chain bra'. Basically, the only things it covered were her nipples, with the chain attached only by her nipples.
Based on the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebook series by Ian Livingstone & Steve Jackson. The original Deathtrap Dungeon gamebook was released in 1984.
Eidos released a Limited Edition version of Deathtrap Dungeon in the United Kingdom. This included some nifty items:
- A copy of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook of the same name, originally published in 1984.
- A Deathtrap Dungeon card game.
- A 2-for-1 ticket to visit the London Dungeon, described as "a museum of simulated horror from history, recalling events of atrocities from the past" (http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-dungeon.htm).