True story: When I was little, I was given a copy of a games magazine (which I think was Computer and Video Games, but I’m not sure). In it, there was a glowing review of the Spectrum version of Yie Ar Kung-Fu, and an advert for the same game. In fact, here’s the advert…
Amazing scenes, yes? Anyway. I recall pestering my mum for days about this game. Reading her excepts from the review. Saying how great it was. You know, to convince her to buy it for me. She never did.
Many years later, I played it for the first time. It was crap.
So is the demo for XBLA, although I’m still strangely compelled to buy it anyway, out of some strange homage to the fact I wasn’t bought it as a child. Even though I already own it on at least two other compilations. Tch.