The rather unfortunate use of the word "Trial" in the name along with a budget release price ($20 and in some cases as little as $5) evidentially lead many gamers to believe Hired Team was a demo or shareware product. Within a week of it's release, yellow stickers were plastered on the front of the box reading:
"WARNING! Inside this box you will find full version software that will test your combat skills. Your trial awaits!"