Revolution X © 1994 Midway Mfg. Co.
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|Revolution X was released in March 1994.|
The game was originally called 'Generation X', until it was realised Marvel owned the copyright to that name (listen to the opening sequence to hear the game being referred to by it's original title).
Several subtle in-jokes appear in the game that lead many to believe that the programmers were massive fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although had difficulty recalling it in detail.
1. When the final boss loses limbs, he sometimes says 'Just a flesh wound' a quote from the Black Knight scene.
2. The subtitles in the credits, including 'Why not try a holiday in Norway this yer?' are often slight misquotes of those in the film credits.
3. 'Llamas trained by Nicholas Petro.' Llama jokes a plenty in the TV series and film credits, but moose trainers were included by name in the film. Nicholas is of course the brother of George N. Petro.
4. The dramatic music change and palette swap of the final credit screen is a nod to the Holy Grail joke where the credit writers were sacked and replaced with another team 'at great expense and at the last minute' who did things in a different way.
This game features four Aerosmith songs : 'Eat the Rich', 'Sweet Emotion', 'Toys in the Attic' and the ending song 'Walk This Way'.
Michael Jackson (1958~2009) used to own this game (Serial number: 400191127). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24th, 2009.
On May 8th, 2014 at the Regency 8 Cinema and Arcade, located at I-75 and Hwy 192 London, KY 40741, player John Bullard, under the initials JLB reached a high score of 4,099,990 on the original arcade cabinet, without cheating.
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