Action 52 [Model ACT-52]

The Nintendo NES Game by Active Enterprises (PIRATE GAME)

Action 52 [Model ACT-52] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[CONSOLE] Nintendo NES Game

Action 52 © 1991 Active Enterprises.


Get 52 New and Original exciting games for play on your Nintendo System. Try to get Billy Bob out of the Dungeon where he is imprisoned, to save MARYLOU. Go along with the ACTION GAMEMASTER as he changes into one of the fearsome CHEETAHMEN to try to defeat all of the ACTION 52 evil attackers. These two games plus an additional 50 games on this one Multi-GamePak will keep you entertained for a long time.

The games included are:
Fire Breathers
Star-Evil
Illuminator
G-Force Fighters
Oooze
Silver Sword
Critical Bypass
Jupiter Scope
Alfredo and the Fettucinni's
Operation Full-Moon
Dam Busters
Thrusters
Haunted Hills of Wentworth
Chill-Out
Sharks
Megalonia
The French Baker
Atmos-Quake
Meong
Space Dreams
Streemerz
Spread-Fire
Bubblegum Rosie
Micro-Mike
Underground
Rocket Jockey
Non-Human
Cry Baby
Slashers
Crazy Shuffle
Fuzz Power
Shooting Gallery
Lollipops
The Evil Empire
Sombrero's
Storm Over the Desert
Mash-Man
They Came From Outer Space
Laser League
Billy-Bob
City of Doom
Bits and Pieces
Beeps and Blips
Manchester Beat
Boss
Dedant
Hambo's Adventures
Time Warp Tickers
Jigsaw
Ninja Assault
Robbie and the Robots
The Cheetahmen (The Action Gamemaster)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID: ACT-52

TRIVIA

Retail price: $199

The creator of Action 52 was Vince Perri, a businessman from Miami, Florida and the owner and founder of Active Enterprises. The breakthrough came by accident; "I happened to see my son playing an illegal product made in Taiwan that had 40 games on it. The whole neighborhood went crazy over it", Perri said. "I figured I'd do it legally. It's obvious when you see something like that, you know there's something there". In 1993, he showcased Action 52 at the International Winter Consumer Electronics Show.

Perri raised $20 million from private backers in Europe, South America and Saudi Arabia. He and Raul Gomila employed three college students (Mario Gonzalez, Javier Perez and Albert Hernandez) to do the game design, music, graphics and programming on an Atari ST, with a three-month deadline. Technical work was contracted out to Cronos Engineering, Inc., a Boca Raton company that had done work for IBM. Action 52 has 8 extra game templates, since the distributor had the carts come with 60 games by default, as well as many unused tiles.

Several of the songs from the NES version of Action 52 were plagiarized from example tunes included in Activision's The Music Studio for the Atari ST. The games with plagiarized music include Fuzz Power, Silver Sword, French Baker, Streemerz, Time Warp Tickers and Ninja Assault.

A Yeah! Woo! drum break sample from Rob Base's song 'It Takes Two' is used in the opening sequence.

Active Enterprises advertised a competition in which anyone who could complete level 8 of Ooze would be entered into a prize drawing to win $104,000 ($52,000 cash, and a scholarship of same value). The game was reported to crash on level 2, making this prize impossible to win without the use of emulator or an in-game exploit, rendering the contest a failure.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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