Shortly after the game's release, Renegade took out a full page advert in trade magazine CTW, which simply said "The Chaos Engine. So good, even that bastard Stuart Campbell liked it", referring to a British journalist who had a habit of not liking much-hyped games, including previous Bitmap Brothers titles Xenon 2
, but gave this one a great review. Ironically Campbell later worked for CTW (as of 2004).
The original beta version (as seen on TV in many countries) was a three player game (not two).
On March 31, 1995, The Chaos Engine
was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games
A quote from the manual addendum lying in the game box:
Please note - In order to continue the time-honoured Bitmap Brothers tradition of mucking around with the password system at the last minute, The Chaos Engine now only awards passwords at the end of every world rather than after every Equipment Screen.
- In both the SNES and Genesis versions of the game which are named Soldiers of Fortune, the game's ending credits still call it The Chaos Engine.
- In the console versions the Preacher was changed into a Scientist due to Sega and Nintendo having a policy of censoring any religious material in games for their consoles.
Information also contributed by
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker,
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1994 – #2 Best Genre Mix in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1994 – Best Multiplayer Game in 1993