Vertex Parenting in-game

Hi Blenderartists!
I have noticed that vertex-parents aren’t working for me in game. Is this a bug?

Since the BGE supported basic vertex parenting since Blender was open sourced, then yes, it would be a bug.

Well, it acts differently now ( grrrrr):
Select the child object, then the parent one, enter Edit Mode, select a vertex, then Ctrl-P to make Vertex PArent!