Had the nes version of this as a kid,lot's of fun.
Yeah my brother-in-law had a NES with this on it and I loved it! I can remember that game was basically how we bonded at the time, before it we had never really talked lol! It was great fun and then later I played the arcade game itself with friends and it was so much harder.
My very first issue of Commodore Format had a demo of the first level and I can remember playing it over Christmas in 1991 after getting my 64 and being very annoyed that when you lost all your lives you had to rewind the tape and load it again!