You say it, Snacky... The goal was, to have the first, best and shortest (in KB) release. Snacky always nailed it! Best Cracks (sometimes even the only ones...), best Trainers and with his IFFL-packing his cracks often were in one file instead of one disk or at least on one disk instead of several ones. A really tiny intro like this (if I remember it right, it was just 4 Blocks... I think, he even did some kind of compression on the scrolltext...) did help to achieve this.
So, to say it clear: SNACKY = best cracker ever. period. :-)
Remember, the Intro does not make the game! This intro was just a couple of blocks, so very effective for all the games I released!
Beauty was secondary!
Ugly, yes but still kinda effective. Maybe coz GP always delivered quality stuff.