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    Action 52

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released 1991

    A compilation of 52 bite-sized games, each shittier than the last. Action 52 is now infamous for being plagued with programming bugs. A contest which involved one of its included games was rendered meaningless because of such glitch. Much of the soundtrack is plagiarized.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Action 52 last edited by MelodicVirus on 01/01/23 11:54AM View full history


    Action 52 is an unlicensed multicart game developed & published by Active Enterprises. The game's initial retail price was $199.00 due to the large amount of games within the compilation, each game equating to around $4 each. However, a large amount of the games were unfinished and a number of games failed to run. Retrospectively, the game has become notable for its negative reception.

    Due to the compilation's numerous issues, there were many speculations that this game was made to scam parents into thinking they were getting a good deal. Many people believe this due to the fact that Active Enterprises tried to pitch the main game of the cartridge, Cheetahmen, into a big franchise. The game did get a sequel, Cheetahmen 2, which was never released in stores, but was leaked in 1996 and only a few copies exist.

    List of Games

    NES (1991)

    1. Fire Breathers - A 2-player dragon shooter.
    2. Star Evil - A space shooter that is notorious for having a block hit players at the beginning of the game.
    3. Illuminator - A platformer shooter where players have to kill enemies to keep the screen lit up.
    4. G-Force Fighters - Another space shooter.
    5. Ooze - A platformer that had a contest for people who made it to the fifth level got entered into a drawing for $104,000; however, it was impossible to win due to a game crashing.
    6. Silver Sword - An action-adventure game similar to The Legend of Zelda.
    7. Critical Bypass - A space shooter.
    8. Jupiter Scope - A space shooter where players shoot meteors.
    9. Alfredo and the Fettucine- A game that doesn't work on the cartridge.
    10. Operation Full-Moon - A space shooter set on a green moon.
    11. Dam Busters - A shooter where bears shoot strawberries at each other.
    12. Thrusters - A space shooter with a green ship.
    13. Haunted Halls of Wentworth - A Castlevania-like game where players kill ghosts.
    14. Chill Out - Platformer where players kill snowballs and Eskimos in the Arctic.
    15. Sharks - A shooter where you kill sharks.
    16. Megalonia - A space shooter.
    17. French Baker - A platformer where players destroy cooking products.
    18. Atmos Quake - A space shooter with a triangle ship.
    19. Meong - A Puzzle game where you need to go up blocks.
    20. Space Dreams - A shooter where players control a pacifier.
    21. Streemerz - A platformer where players must grab their way up to the top while avoiding everything.
    22. Spread-Fire - A space shooter where players control a lobster.
    23. Bubblegum Rosie - A platformer involving spikes that must be avoided.
    24. Micro-Mike - Players must dodge everything. The game was controversial for its character design.
    25. Underground - A platformer that is set underground.
    26. Rocket Jockey - A space shooter where players play as a cowboy on a rocket in a red background.
    27. Non-Human - A platformer where players control Beethoven in a surreal world.
    28. Cry Baby - A platformer where players play as a baby.
    29. Slashers - A beat-em-up similar to Double Dragon.
    30. Crazy Shuffle - A shooter where players have to kill robots from a top view.
    31. Fuzz Power - A platformer where players play a ball of fuzz that destroys hair products.
    32. Shooting Gallery - A game where players need to be still in the first second or nothing will pop in the gallery.
    33. Lollipops - A platformer where a lollipop is the main weapon.
    34. Evil Empire - A platformer where players have to go to Russia and shoot everyone.
    35. Sombreros - A game where players walk down a street collecting hats.
    36. Storm Over the Desert - A tank shooter where players shoot pink tanks and large soldiers.
    37. Mash Man - A platformer with a character that has giant feet.
    38. They Came... - A game that is inspired by Asteroids.
    39. Lazer League - A jetpack shooter.
    40. Billy-Bob - A platformer inspired by Pitfall.
    41. City of Doom - A game where players climb a building to space.
    42. Bits and Pieces - A zombie action game.
    43. Beeps and Blips - Another Asteroids inspired game.
    44. Manchester Beat - A Platformer.
    45. Boss - An action game where players control a lizard.
    46. Dedant - A shooter where players control an ant that shoots other ants.
    47. Hambo's Adventures - A platformer where players control a pig.
    48. Time Warp Tickers - A platformer where players control fingers.
    49. Jigsaw - Another game that doesn't work.
    50. Ninja Assault - A game where players must avoid shadows.
    51. Robbie and the Robots - A robot shooter.
    52. Action Gamemaster Starring The Cheetahmen - A game where a boy gets sucked into a video game and the Cheetahmen must help him.

    Sega Genesis (1993)

    1. Bonkers
    2. Darksyne
    3. Dyno Tennis
    4. Ooze
    5. Star Ball
    6. Sidewinder
    7. Daytona
    8. 15 Puzzle
    9. Sketch
    10. Star Duel
    11. Haunted Hill
    12. Alfredo
    13. The Cheetahmen
    14. Skirmish
    15. Depth Charge
    16. Minds Eye
    17. Alien Attack
    18. Billy Bob
    19. Sharks
    20. Knockout
    21. Intruder
    22. Echo
    23. Freeway
    24. Mousetrap
    25. Ninja
    26. Slalom
    27. Dauntless
    28. Force One
    29. Spidey
    30. Appleseed
    31. Skater
    32. Sunday Drive
    33. Star Evil
    34. Air Command
    35. Shootout
    36. Bombs Away
    37. Speed Boat
    38. Dedant
    39. G Fighter
    40. Man At Arms
    41. Norman
    42. Armor Battle
    43. Magic Bean
    44. Apache
    45. Paratrooper
    46. Sky Avenger
    47. Sharpshooter
    48. Meteor
    49. Black Hole
    50. The Boss
    51. First Game
    52. Challenge
    Game TitleSong Title
    Silver SwordAisle Dance
    Time Warp TickersBoogie
    Fuzz Power /
    Cheetahmen II Title
    Bossa Nova (played back at 2x speed)
    Ninja AssaultMystery (played back at 1.5x speed)
    French BakerTango


    Businessman & Active Enterprises CEO Vince Perri came up with the idea of an affordable and legal multicart game when he noticed his son playing a bootleg NES cartridge with several games. After receiving questionable funding from European and the Middle Eastern financiers, Perri hired three college students to learn NES programming in two weeks and then create a total of 52 games in the span of just three months.

    The 52nd and final game of Action 52 was originally envisioned as a boss battle compilation, but was ultimately changed to feature the Cheetahmen - a trio of game mascots which Perri intended to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


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