Top Banana (video game)

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Top Banana
Publisher(s) Hex
Distributor(s) Hex Worldwide
Programmer(s) Miles Visman
Artist(s) Miles Visman
Karel Dander
Sophie Smith
Robert Pepperell
Matt Black
Platform(s) Archimedes (original)
Amiga, CDTV, Atari ST
Release 1991
Genre(s) Platform

Top Banana is an environmentally-themed platform game produced by Hex and Psycore for the Acorn Archimedes in 1991 and ported to the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST in 1992. The chief artist and coder was Miles Visman, with supporting graphics and sound by Karel Dander, and supporting graphics by Sophie Smith, Robert Pepperell and Matt Black. The game was released using recycled cardboard packaging, and is regarded[by whom?] as an early example of environmentally aware computer gaming.


The heroine, KT, must travel through psychedelic levels while jumping across platforms and throwing lovehearts to convert planet-damaging enemies into energising fruit. The enemies include Corprats, Popstars, Chainsaws and Bulldozers.[1]

In November 1992 the game was included in Hex's release Global Chaos CDTV on the then new CD-ROM medium, combining the game's music with vocals by Biz Markie on one CD.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davies, Jonathan (March 1992). "Game Reviews - Top Banana". Amiga Power. Future Publishing (11): 72, 73.