The Sensible Software team often put hidden messages into their games, and Cannon Fodder is another classic effort from them. There’s a couple of hidden messages at the start and very end of the game. ensible Software was formed in Chelmsford, Essex in 1986 by two former school friends, Jon Hare and Chris Yates. Sensible initially released games for the ZX Spectrum and later the Commodore 64. Over the next few years the company swapped the 8 bit machines for the more powerful Amiga and Atari ST, where games such as Mega Lo Mania, Sensible Soccer, and Cannon Fodder became classics.

If you decrunch the file VIRGPRES.RAW, everything appears to be normal when the default palette is applied

But if you alter colour palette entry 31 from black to white, the hidden text appears

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