1.first this fun little tidbit
Interesting fact about this game is that Konami used to implement unconventional ways of piracy protection, in this particular case by making each hit or an otherwise harmful collision in the game result in an instant death if you play it illegitimately. Apparently, this was how a large amount of people were used to playing it in pre-emulation era, without ever finding out Konami's little sabotage.
its possible to beat the game like that and you can try it yourself by entering the code HARD!, but I don't think I'm gonna try and fuck around with anything like that
2.Almost all the Konami and Capcom games made from licensed cartoons are classics and a big part of my childhood. Darkwing Duck, Ducktales, Chip N' Dale, the NES and SNES Tiny Toons, Aladdin , even the Bonkers game was great. Rented Crazy Castle all the time too and my mom actually seemed to like watching me play it. Its kinda crazy that good developers and musicians cranked out all amazing games with wonderful soundtracks, when I'm pretty sure it would have sufficed for them to just hastily throw together some junk and assume that kids will make their parents buy it because it has the characters they liked on the cover.