History VideoGame / Action52

18th Aug '16 12:52:33 PM Mikeyfan93
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It all started when the head of Active saw his son playing a pirated NES multicart he borrowed from a friend of his that had 40 games on it. It immediately became quite popular with other kids in the neighborhood, who were amazed that so many games could fit on one cartridge. This provided him with a revelation; if programmers in Taiwan could produce multicarts, why not programmers in America? Instead of putting in games from other companies, why not put in original games you couldn't find anywhere else? Thus ''Action 52'' was born.

The truly amazing part? He was apparently a big dreamer, and accompanied the grand unveiling of ''Action 52'' with a press release, proclaiming the upcoming release of ''Cheetahmen'' action figures and a "Disney-quality" Saturday morning cartoon, and the [[http://www.consoledatabase.com/consoleinfo/actiongamemaster/ Action Gamemaster]], a portable system that would play games from nearly every console available at the time. None of these products ever came to fruition, as ''Action 52'' wallowed in obscurity, but it has gained a new lease on life in the Internet age as SnarkBait.

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It all started when the head of Active Active, Vince Perri, saw his son playing a pirated NES multicart he borrowed from a friend of his that had 40 games on it. It immediately became quite popular with other kids in the neighborhood, who were amazed that so many games could fit on one cartridge. This provided him with a revelation; if programmers in Taiwan could produce multicarts, why not programmers in America? Instead of putting in games from other companies, why not put in original games you couldn't find anywhere else? Thus ''Action 52'' was born.

The truly amazing part? He Perri was apparently a big dreamer, and accompanied the grand unveiling of ''Action 52'' with a press release, proclaiming the upcoming release of ''Cheetahmen'' action figures and a "Disney-quality" Saturday morning cartoon, and the [[http://www.consoledatabase.com/consoleinfo/actiongamemaster/ Action Gamemaster]], a portable system that would play games from nearly every console available at the time. None of these products ever came to fruition, as ''Action 52'' wallowed in obscurity, but it has gained a new lease on life in the Internet age as SnarkBait.
18th Aug '16 12:51:13 PM Mikeyfan93
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It all started when the soon-to-be head of Active saw his son playing a pirated NES multicart from a friend of his that had 40 games on it. It immediately became quite popular with other kids in the neighborhood, who were amazed that so many games could fit on one cartridge. This provided him with a revelation; if programmers in Taiwan could produce multicarts, why not programmers in America? Instead of putting in games from other companies, why not put in original games you couldn't find anywhere else? Thus ''Action 52'' was born.

The truly amazing part? The folks at Active were apparently big dreamers, and accompanied the grand unveiling of ''Action 52'' with a press release, proclaiming the upcoming release of ''Cheetahmen'' action figures and a "Disney-quality" Saturday morning cartoon, and the [[http://www.consoledatabase.com/consoleinfo/actiongamemaster/ Action Gamemaster]], a portable system that would play games from nearly every console available at the time. None of these products ever came to fruition, as ''Action 52'' wallowed in obscurity, but it has gained a new lease on life in the Internet age as SnarkBait.

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It all started when the soon-to-be head of Active saw his son playing a pirated NES multicart he borrowed from a friend of his that had 40 games on it. It immediately became quite popular with other kids in the neighborhood, who were amazed that so many games could fit on one cartridge. This provided him with a revelation; if programmers in Taiwan could produce multicarts, why not programmers in America? Instead of putting in games from other companies, why not put in original games you couldn't find anywhere else? Thus ''Action 52'' was born.

The truly amazing part? The folks at Active were He was apparently a big dreamers, dreamer, and accompanied the grand unveiling of ''Action 52'' with a press release, proclaiming the upcoming release of ''Cheetahmen'' action figures and a "Disney-quality" Saturday morning cartoon, and the [[http://www.consoledatabase.com/consoleinfo/actiongamemaster/ Action Gamemaster]], a portable system that would play games from nearly every console available at the time. None of these products ever came to fruition, as ''Action 52'' wallowed in obscurity, but it has gained a new lease on life in the Internet age as SnarkBait.
17th Jul '16 5:45:50 PM Someoneman
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** ''Cheetahmen'' has [[ThatOneLevel level 5]], which gives you the worst weapon in the game (a crossbow which is ridiculously hard to aim properly) and unfairly quick enemies, most of whom home in on you.

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** ''Cheetahmen'' has [[ThatOneLevel level 5]], 5, which gives you the worst weapon in the game (a crossbow which is ridiculously hard to aim properly) and unfairly quick enemies, most of whom home in on you.
12th Jun '16 7:57:39 PM Doug86
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* TakeThat: The Saddam Hussein analogue in ''Storm Over the Desert'' can be killed in just one hit. As a double TakeThat, he is basically a slightly modded sprite from ''SuperMarioBros'' Yeah, take that, Mario! What's more, his name is ''Satan'' Hosain. Because subtlety is for wimps.

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* TakeThat: The Saddam Hussein analogue in ''Storm Over the Desert'' can be killed in just one hit. As a double TakeThat, he is basically a slightly modded sprite from ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' Yeah, take that, Mario! What's more, his name is ''Satan'' Hosain. Because subtlety is for wimps.
29th May '16 5:14:02 AM SolidSonicTH
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23rd May '16 8:24:02 AM Iampureevil
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* FollowTheLeader: Cheetahmen was this to the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.
18th May '16 7:24:51 PM rjd1922
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* [[TyopOnTheCover Tyop on the Title Screen]]: ''Crytical Bypass'', unless it's an intentional case of XtremeKoolLetterz.

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* [[TyopOnTheCover Tyop on the Title Screen]]: ''Crytical Bypass'', unless Bypass'' (unless it's an intentional case of XtremeKoolLetterz.XtremeKoolLetterz) and ''Alfred n the Fettuc'', which is supposed to be "Alfredo and the Fettucini".
18th May '16 7:21:49 PM rjd1922
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* [[TyopOnTheCover Tyop on the Title Screen]]: ''Crytical Bypass'', unless it's an intentional case of XtremeKoolLetterz.



** Unintentionally done in ''Crytical Bypass''.

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** Unintentionally Likely unintentionally done in ''Crytical Bypass''.
11th May '16 12:51:07 PM DoctorCooper
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* {{Plagiarism}}: A few of the songs are lame ripoffs of music from The Music Factory on the Atari ST. The title music itself is shamelessly ripped from "It Takes Two."
4th May '16 8:59:52 AM jameygamer
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** Many of the games contain tough, nasty and cruel examples. Most famously ''Ooze'', which was part of a back-of-the-box competition where anyone who beat said game would be entered into a raffle. Since the game is impossible to beat, this raffle saw extremely few entries.

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** Many of the games contain tough, nasty and cruel examples. Most famously ''Ooze'', which was part of a back-of-the-box competition where anyone who beat said game would be entered into a raffle. Since the game is impossible to beat, beat (after getting past three of its five levels, it crashes the cartridge before the fourth level can load), this raffle saw extremely few entries.
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