Contextual wafflings on my blog: https://egypt.urnash.com/blog/2022/11/22/a-moment-of-sonic-nostalgia/
I think I'd ripped the music out of it and it had a very French name in the credits of that file. The Amiga version was handled by Infogrames, and the music was new for that. I'm not committed enough to find a MOD ripper tool and use it on a virtual Amiga to be 100% sure of this though. :)
Elliot was a designer at Broderbund who worked on Shufflepuck, all the Carmens, and some other stuff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Elliott
@anthracite I had it on the Mac in black and white with no music, but even then it was a damn fun game. The sound effect for the alien who says "Fnee fnee fnee" when you beat them lives rent-free in my head.
There's something familiar about this. A distant memory in the crevices of my mind...
Whatever version of this I may or may not have known, it wasn't *this* version... but...
It started life on the Mac as a B&W game, and got ported to the Amiga, ST, MSDOS, the NES, and a few other platforms.
This music wasn’t in the Mac version as far as I know. Dunno about any other versions, I had an Amiga.
I have no idea where I'd have seen it. MSDOS, maybe, but that would imply my parents had it on our computer when I was a wee hatchling, and I don't think they did? If I saw it at school, I guess it would've been the Mac version. (I don't remember the music, so that checks out.)
What mostly rings a bell is the glass breaking effect when the puck goes over the edge. Which is confusing, because I'm sure I'd remember the aliens, too.
I'm a grumpy queer dragon lady and this is my quiet cave for me and some friends.