I remember a friend coming over to my house back in about 1985 and bringing a copy of The Heist for Colecovision to play. I recall it being pretty fun, very much in the vein of British and C64 8-bit microcomputer action games… except I’m pretty sure it came out before those platforms took off.
You run, evade traps… actually, I guess it’s more akin to Pitfall! than anything else, except you’re stealing art and stuff. I think.
I was intending to borrow the game from my friend, but I did something my parents didn’t like (I have no idea what; it’s all lost to the mists of time) and they sent him home along with his game. Who knows? Maybe this game would have changed my life, and I was denied a radical upheaval by a quirk of fate. Probably not, though. I should probably play the game again and decide for myself.
Do other people have near-miss experiences with dumb life ephemera that nags at them years later? Surely you must.