The game received two awards in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)
- Overall Best Shooter Game of the Year
- Best 3DO Shooter Game of the Year
Cheat modeThe cheat mode, includes (amongst other jokes) some "techno" theme music sung (quite badly) by the programmers.
ExtrasSome versions of the packaging contain an official lapel pin; others contain a small model of the ship.
PackagingThe packaging for Novastorm is of a very high quality. The printing process for the box used a very fine screen for the background matte, and the foreground objects are glossy. Even the inside box is extremely sturdy--and made of recycled, bio-degradable materials.
Video compressionThe proprietary video compression method used was surprisingly effective, given that it was tuned for single-speed drives, 15 frames per second, and 8-bit color displays.
- 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1) - awarded the Overall Best Shooter Game of the Year
- 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1) - awarded the Best 3DO Shooter Game of the Year