Robert Zemeckis said that he would never make a Back to the Future Part IV, but this game was very close to what a fourth movie would have been like.

This game featured voice work by Thomas F. Wilson, replacing the voice work for Biff, as originally done by "Kid Beyond" Andrew Chaikin for the previously released episodic games. Contrary to popular belief, Wilson did not re-voice the other Tannen characters in the game.

If you talk to the squawk box outside the McFly residence in episode three, Marty says, "Everything is perfectly fine now...we're are you?!" which is a reference to Han Solo's interaction with the Stormtrooper on the radio near the end of the movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

Yakov Smirnoff is the name of a Russian comedian who became a U.S. citizen on July 4, 1986. As the game takes place before July 4, 1986, Yakov Smirnoff was still a non-American citizen. Coincidentally, Yakov was a roommate of Thomas F. Wilson (Biff) when Tom first moved to Hollywood as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s.

The game has a longer running time than the trilogy of movies. Each movie is roughly 90 minutes. Each episode (of which there are five) is also roughly 90 minutes.