By using a disk editor on the booter disk, one can find traces of a deleted personal formal application letter by Greg Kuperberg, now a math professor.
Because the original arcade game used portrait orientation of the CRT, Greg Kuperberg rotated the original levels by 90 degrees to fit the PC screen.
The name was changed for obvious trademark reasons.
The game still runs at the correct speed even on pentium and higher CPUs. It just takes a long time to figure out what the proper throttle speed is.