There were plans to port this game to the Atari 7800. A prototype
was started but it was never completed or released.
According to designer David Fox
, the game was originally meant to be set in the Star Wars
universe. However, Lucasfilm did not allow this because at the time the real money was earned with licensing fees. Also the first prototype of the game did not feature a fire button because of Fox's pacifist attitude. It was added after a meeting with George Lucas
during which he asked if the fire button is missing because of gameplay or philosophical reasoning.
As the name suggests, this game uses a fractal generator to render the mountains.
Rescue on Fractalus!
, along with Ballblazer
, was the first games launched by LucasFilm Games.
Information also contributed by
Pat Cdr and
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #82 on the “150 Best Games of All Time” list