It is unique to the other versions as it has completely redrawn and original art for each the screens, in a higher resolution. The text is was updated into Japanese, but it is unclear if it was modified, changed or improved. Although according to some reviews it may be suggested the peasant woman (village aunt?) was turned into a 'village daughter' (of 'mountain farmers'), the giant has been changed (this may be regards its size and scale next to the tree, in which the giant in the original game would appear to be much larger), and 'magus Harlin' is apparently a 'witch'.
Behind the scenesEdit
It's a bit unclear, but there may have been a more direct port of the apple II version to Japan by Starcraft before the release of the version with updated graphics. There may have also been a all machine language version as well, which made the game run faster.