Terminator 2

If you're a die-hard fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator films, or even just classic arcade shooters, you may well have picked up a copy of Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy. Also released on SNES, this was an official tie-in to the movie of the same name, but the developers faced a rather comical issue during development.

An interview from a - now pretty old - issue of gamesTM magazine has resurfaced online thanks to Twitter user @Matt_Paprocki, revealing the strange licencing problem. Conducted by Graeme Mason, this interview was held with Terminator 2 developer Jas Austin, who went into detail about the issues faced when dealing with the film company. It turns out that official imagery of Arnie caused a bit of trouble, but Linda Hamilton's character, Sarah Conner, was far more problematic due to an issue with her 'bangs'.

Thankfully, as you can see, it turns out that the film company didn't actually demand the unnecessary graphical enhancements that this comment might suggest, and was actually innocently referencing the character's hair. Phew! Still, it's easy to imagine the increasing levels of confusion spreading through the development studio with each new comment, and presumably the relief when the situation was finally resolved.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy
Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy

Well, there's a story that you'd probably keep away from the grandkids.

[source twitter.com]