'With the rights acquired, it was a bizarre twist of fate that would bring an arcade machine manufacturer to a software company when Data East sought to sub-license the title to Ocean in order to create its own arcade game. This would result in the rather ironic occurrence of Data East crediting Ocean Software on the Attract mode for irs RoboCop Coin-op - which Ocean would then go on to convert. Neither Orion, Paul Verhoeven nor the other film-makers were as protective over their intellectual property as Warner Brothers was with batman the following year, "We had the usual approvals process, but they weren't very precious about the property at the time (not in the way Warner was with batman, for instance) We did get a little video footage prior to the film release," says Gary. "However, keep in mind that as we were basing our game on that of Data East's then we never needed such reference. Data East visited the set a couple of times, I think, and were given access to pre-release footage and stills. '