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|imagecaption=Cover of the original NES version.
 
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|status=<span style="color:gray;">'''Existence unconfirmed'''</span>
 
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''Action 52'' is an unlicensed is a cartrige released for Nes and Genesys in 1991 containing a compilation of 52 original games by Active Enterprises. Mostly notorious by the infamy of not having a single bearable playable game in a catalog of 52 ( 50 if counting only the playable games).
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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>
Despite being sold by 200,00 U$, it mostly of it's games were pragued by bottom graphics, less content than a regular Atari 2600 game, deceptive/contradictory titles, stiffy unresponsive playability and control, incoherent difficulty (from games that you can't win to games you can't lose), severely glitched with some games like their Star mascot Shitahmen couldn't pass the second level out of the 6 that are only reveled in codes, which Active Enterprises had big plans to make a  franchise with toys, comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, movies.
 
Active Enterprises made a sequel which was left unfinished and unreleased but found in warehouses.
 
  
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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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Despite its terrible quality, it is highly valued towards game collectors for it's rarity. There have also been several attempts to remake polished versions of the games that never came to fruition.
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==References==
In what is also lost made Active Enterprises itself, a bootleg console that could allegedly play cartridges and disks of all ports from the generation of consoles at the time and a version for the build of a Snes port.
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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]

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