I have fond memories of playing this game when I was a kid. I think I must have owned it… I remember being in some kind of volcano trying to ride bubbles up and out of it. Lots of lava, and fire and random bubbles.
The controls are pretty slippery and attacking with your pathetic little sword feels bad. I suppose you would have to get used to it to really have a good time.
I didn’t get far but the level design appears to be non-linear with many ways to beat the different levels and lots of random items to find which can help you on your quest. That probably gives it some decent replay value.
What is the deal with that cover art though? The protagonist looks nothing like a shirtless Fabio. Was the Fabio recognition intended to attract young boys into buying this game? Maybe they couldn’t afford Arnold.