@demonbear: My GOTY as well. I've finished it three times and even on the third play it was still fun as. I've since given it to a mate to play, but all this talk makes me want to get it back and have another shot!
@h83r: I find that Jim Sterling can be sometimes be funny for what he delivers. But you've also got to remember that other times he can be a guy who loves wallowing in bile. Every now and then he'll launch into some smug, self-congratulatory rant that is peppered with the C-word because he's trying to be cool in his confrontational, 'edgy' manner. These in themselves can be amusing, but it's best to keep in mind he may sometimes be doing this for entertainment purposes, and not necessarily as a more straight-down-the-line opinion.
@WilliamRLBaker: Funny thing is, I've never had any of those symptoms while playing. Mind you, I quickly figured out the easiest (and laziest) way to play it is lying on your back, so maybe that's helped.
Superfluid's version of Knucklebusters is pretty ace. It's a breaky rendition of the classic Rob Hubbard tune, but it also incorporates the speech elements of Impossible Mission.
Oh, and the bit in the breakdown where it says "cut number one contains computer data..."? It's taken from a hidden thing you can hear when you stick your Playstation disc of Castlevania SotN into a CD player. It's one of my all-time favourite gaming easter eggs from one of my all-time favourite games!
Go HERE to listen to Knucklebusters - you need to drag the bottom octogon onto the player, then click on the tune in the menu.