Amiga/Atari ST port
Developer Mike Clarke
about the Amiga/Atari ST ports:
The music for the Amiga version was created during a half-term holiday while I was still at school. I was paid £40 for each piece. Not a lot, but not bad for a school kid.
The Amiga version was a direct port from the ST version because there was no financial benefit offered to the company in utilizing the extra hardware in the Amiga.
Also, the ST/Amiga versions were created purely by playing and copying the C64 version. No maps or gameplay info was provided by System3.
Cancelled Konix port
A port was in development for the never released British Konix console.
Some versions of the game included a plastic throwing star and a ninja hood.
In the first open-air screen in the office level, take a look at the sky. First there is a bird, then a plane, and finally...
The Spectrum conversion was by a team lead by Mev Dinc
, which is appropriate as the title of his 16-bit hit First Samurai
is widely thought to be a parody of this series.
Information also contributed by
Martin Smith and
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- Power Play
- Issue 01/1989 - "Sequel with an Illogical Sounding Name" Special Award
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #68 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)