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''Action 52'' is an unlicensed game compilation consisting mostly of space shooters released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A port to the Sega Genesis was released in 1993. This game compilation gained much notoriety for the poor quality of the games and due to being very expensive, costing 199 USD.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090414065846/http://archive.gamespy.com/top10/december02/shame/index2.shtml A top 10 list of terrible games, which includes Action 52 on the list.] Retrieved 14 Jan '21</ref>
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Along with these 2 versions, '''a Super Nintendo Entertainment System port was planned, but never released.''' This port was mentioned in a advertising sheet which made to promote the game to any potential retailers.<ref>[http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/special/active2.html A page that features the ad and features notes about it below.] Retrieved 14 Jan '21</ref> The reason that the port was never released was unknown. It is speculated that the poor reception of the previous 2 versions is the reason why.
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==Possible nonexistence==
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No copies of this port have been found. It is not even known if any prototypes were ever made to begin with. In 1996 a warehouse containing games by Active Enterprises such as the cancelled sequel to Action 52 known as ''Cheetahmen II'' was found. No prototypes of this port were found inside this warehouse.<ref>[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/action52/action52.htm An article about Action 52 which discusses the warehouse being searched.] Retrieved 14 Jan '21</ref>
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Latest revision as of 19:23, 14 January 2021

Action52.jpg

Cover of the original NES version.

Status: Existence unconfirmed

Action 52 is an unlicensed game compilation consisting mostly of space shooters released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A port to the Sega Genesis was released in 1993. This game compilation gained much notoriety for the poor quality of the games and due to being very expensive, costing 199 USD.[1]

Along with these 2 versions, a Super Nintendo Entertainment System port was planned, but never released. This port was mentioned in a advertising sheet which made to promote the game to any potential retailers.[2] The reason that the port was never released was unknown. It is speculated that the poor reception of the previous 2 versions is the reason why.

Possible nonexistence[edit | edit source]

No copies of this port have been found. It is not even known if any prototypes were ever made to begin with. In 1996 a warehouse containing games by Active Enterprises such as the cancelled sequel to Action 52 known as Cheetahmen II was found. No prototypes of this port were found inside this warehouse.[3]

References[edit | edit source]