Some versions of the game came with a free color poster of featuring original box cover artwork.
Although it was not revolutionary in terms of gameplay, Overlord
was revolutionary in terms of its presentation. It was the first space empire-building game to have striking visuals, and it boasted a graphical (rather than text-based) interface
A year or two after being released for the PC (and also a few other computer platforms), Overlord
resurfaced in a slightly modified form as Overlord for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
. The detailed troop organization and management aspect was replaced with arcade-like, real-time combat sequences.
Information also contributed by
- Commodore Force
- December 1993 (Issue 13) – #71 “Readers' Top 100”