I haven't played this in a few years. The loading time didn't bother me too much as it was a single load anyway. I'll have a bash at this later. I loved this game back then, and is the best version across all formats imho. The graphics and extended colour palette in Punchy shows off the C16 brilliantly.
This gives me an idea. Perhaps it would be even more fun if we had a hi-score table category of games here, and move this to it. Proof of hi-score via emulator or preferably a photo on the real machine would be viable evidence