This is another one of those timely games that came out at a time when you'd be hearing on the news about people (namely teens!) breaking into computer private systems using nothing more than a home computer. This is more or less common today, but back then most people didn't have computers. The movie WarGames also inspired a spike in these incidents if I recall, if not this game as well.
As for the game itself, it was fun having to figure out everything, from logging-in to mapping out the grid and correctly determining where each piece of the puzzle went where. This was another game I never could successfully complete until I played it on an emulator (so I could save my progress) as timing on it was so critical. I'd have most of it solved and either never made it to the final agent or had the plug pulled before being able to make it back to the last destination. Timing is so critical that you have to literally sprint to location to location without hesitation. You also had to remember where everything was by the number of sound clicks as at some point you lose some of the visuals!
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 09/05/2011
Excellent, excellent game. This is arguably Activision's best game of the home computer era, rich and complex, terrific graphics, and did they really refuse to pack any instructions? "You're a hacker, figure it out." Hah! You gotta love chutzpa like that.
Yes folks, THIS was the "Original Cyberpunk Thirller" and don't you let anybody tell you otherwise.