I worked for Taito of America in 1990-91 and designed the NES version of
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" so I got a good working knowledge of
I knew Richard slightly when I was at Microsoft so when I left Taito I
contacted him and I told him a game I wanted to program -- and he said go
for it. Then later I saw the Trolls craze emerging so I suggested we revise
it with new levels with Trolls as the players. My daughter Cam helped me
with both the design and the animation for both these games. She is now at
Harvard majoring in Computer Science.
At that time one of Cam's friends was Masayo Arakawa (granddaughter of the
head of Nintendo) so the lawsuit was an embarrassment to me. I tried to
mediate a few times but the parties were antagonistic. There was a TV
segment done on AVE that would be worth your while tracking down altho I
have no idea where to start looking for it.
These are two of my favorite games and one day I hope to adapt them to
another machine. The timing is so critical that doing it on the PC would be