Pooyan was released in October 1982.
The title is Japanese for 'little pigs'. It is also very rarely used as an adjective meaning 'extremely stupid'. For example, 'Intentionally puncturing your spacesuit is pooyan'.
The intro tune is a rendition of "The Other Day I Met a Bear" which is a traditional American camp song. The music was composed in 1919 by Carey Morgan and Lee David.
The Round 1 in-game tune is a rendition of 'Humoresque (Op. 101, No. 7 in G flat major)' by Antonin Dvorak.
Mark Kinter holds the official record for this game with 1609250 points.
A bootleg of this game is known as "Pootan
A Pooyan unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.