Punchy was originally titled Hunchy, and was a clone of popular arcade game Hunchback.
Contributed By: jimfish
Hunchbank owners Century Electronics took legal action, and as a result, advertising for Punchy was stopped, and all copies of the game and its artwork was ordered to be destroyed.
Mr. Micro owner Jim Gregory remarked: "Hunchy did involve a hunchbank and a maiden, but it's got different controls, and...extra features like catching hearts and leaping onto flying carpets."
He would go onto say: "Our solicitors said we had a 99 per cent chance of preventing the injunction...but it would have cost us thousands of pounds...We're a small firm, and we don't have the time or the money to fight the case."
Rather than fight, the company agreed to withdraw and destroy Hunchy. But that would not be the end of the game. Undergoing a quick make-over, with the cover and in-game art changed to a Punch and Judy theme, Hunchy became Punchy, and was released without further legal action.
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