intric8 wrote:I've not played this one. Looks like an R-Type clone... except you are flying though realistic environments, not H.R. Geiger psychedelia. Oh - that really is a smaller than usual box!
Exactly. R-Type is a favorite of mine, especially the arcade and SNES versions.
Looks like a Roger Dean cover, too.
Yep. Par for the course with Psygnosis. I think many of their games used him for the cover art. It definitely set them apart in the 80's and 90s. I think it ended with the Amiga titles and didn't carry over to PlayStation. Apparently they were bought by Sony Computer Entertainment in 1993. Even so they still released games for Sega and Nintendo in addition to Sony PS1. I find this interesting because there are at least a few games released after 1993 for Amiga.
Here is an interesting bit of trivia: The Psyclapse label actually came from a game of the same name for Commodore 64 that was never released. This was under the imagine brand. Only a few games were published under the Psyclapse label. I am not sure why. Budget games?