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Irosnsword advert

Press cutting added by Ste Pickford on Thu, 29 Jan 2009
Subject: IronSword

Ste Pickford

This is the print advert for our first NES game, Ironsword, published by Acclaim back in about 1988.

Our jaws hit the floor when we first saw this image (which was, being merely the developers, probably about a week before the game's release). Why on earth did they choose a photograph of a bare-chested barbarian to promote a game starring a knight in shining armour?

We shall never know.

I think it's 80s model Fabio too!

The game's cover (which is the same image) regularly appears in lists of the worst ever video game covers, with good reason.

 

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