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Action 52
Box artwork for Action 52.
Developer(s) Active Enterprises
Publisher(s) Active Enterprises
Distributor(s) Active Enterprises
Release date(s)
Globe.svg September, 1991
Genre(s) Various
System(s) NES
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Followed by Action 52 (Genesis)
Series Action 52
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For the Genesis compilation with the same name, see Action 52 (Genesis).
This is the first game in the Action 52 series. For other games in the series see the Action 52 category.

Action 52 is the name of two unlicensed multicarts released by Active Enterprises. Each cart consisted of 52 individual and original video games. The first was released in September 1991 for the NES. The second was released for the Sega Genesis. A SNES version was advertised in some magazines, but never released. It initially retailed for the comparatively high price of US$199 (or "less than $4 for each game"), and became notorious among gamers for the abysmal quality of its games. Many video game collectors value Action 52 for its notoriety and rarity.

The boxes state that the carts contain "52 'new and original' exciting games". The games cover a variety of genres, although the most common are scrolling shooters and platform games. Among the games is The Cheetahmen, Active's attempt at creating a franchise similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Games[edit]

  1. Firebreather (a.k.a. "Fire Breathers" on the title screen)
  2. Starevil (a.k.a. "Star Evil" on the title screen)
  3. Illuminator
  4. G-Force FGT. (a.k.a. "G-Force" on the title screen)
  5. Ooze
  6. Silver Sword
  7. Critical BP. (a.k.a. "Crytical Bypass" on the title screen)
  8. Jupiter Scope
  9. Alfredo (a.k.a. "Alfred N The Fettuc" on the title screen)
  10. Operation Full-Moon
  11. Dam Busters
  12. Thrusters
  13. Haunted Hill (a.k.a. "Haunted Halls of Wentworth", according to the manual)
  14. Chill Out
  15. Sharks
  16. Megalonia
  17. French Baker
  18. Atmos Quake
  19. Meong
  20. Space Dreams
  21. Streemerz
  22. Spread Fire
  23. Bubblegum Rosy (a.k.a. "Bubble Gum Rossie" on the title screen)
  24. Micro Mike
  25. Underground
  26. Rocket Jock (a.k.a. "Rocket Jockey" on the title screen)
  27. Non-Human
  28. Cry baby
  29. Slashers
  30. Crazy Shuffle
  31. Fuzz Power
  32. Shooting Gallery
  33. Lollipops (a.k.a. "Lolipop" on the title screen)
  34. Evil Empire
  35. Sombreros
  36. Storm over the Desert
  37. Mash Man
  38. They Came...
  39. Lazer League
  40. Billy Bob (a.k.a. " ", on the title screen)
  41. City of Doom
  42. Bits n Pieces
  43. Beeps n Blips
  44. Manchester
  45. Boss
  46. Dedant
  47. Hambo (a.k.a. "Hambos Adventures" on the title screen)
  48. Timewarp (a.k.a. "Time Warp Tickers" on the title screen)
  49. Jigsaw
  50. Ninja Assault
  51. Robbie Robot
  52. The Cheetahmen (a.k.a. "Action Gamemaster" on the title screen)