1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
There was sequel planned based on the Cybertron series, but Atari
moved Melbourne House
onto another project, effectively canceling it.
Some characters were dropped from the game. Demolishor, one of the Decepticons, was to be a boss, and Ramjet, Tidal Wave's Minicon partner, was meant to be an enemy harassing the player prior to entering one of the stages.
This game is based on the series Transformers: Armada
, the first series of the Unicron Trilogy. The name comes from the fact that the planet destroying Transformer of the same name has an important role in the series. In fact, the minicons are supposed to be its creations. The other two series are Energon and Cybertron.
At the game's launch party, Atari's venue served several signature drinks named for the game-exclusive Mini-cons.