I played this a lot as a kid. It was my stepfathers favorite game. Then, 15 years later, I was describing it to a friend who got overly excited and finally blurted out ‘Oh my god! I loved that game, but no one else ever heard of it, and I started to think I just imagined it!’
I can feel that. There were a few games I played as a kid that I only half remembered and was half convinced I’d just imagined.
Faxanadu was one of a handful of games my aunt and uncle had at their place when I was young. It was basically this, Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Terminator 2 and a few other odds and ends. The game is genuinely interesting on it’s own, even if it is a bit clunky and weird.