Four Games? What About 52!

The writer of Press The Buttons really presses the right buttons. Up until this day I would have completely gone through life with the following NES cartridge burned out of exsistance in my memory. But that is no longer the case. Today, I remember Action 52 and can finally bury the memories of the boy who so desperatly wanted to understand why he couldn’t do good in more then half the games found the extravagant 52-in-1 cartridge. Apperantly it wasn’t because I was bad at the games, but because the games were bad.

I think I actually tried playing all 52 games in said piece of plastic and silicon, but that would be a lie. I do actually remember at least 2 or 3 of them freezing the NES. That’s right. Like the thing your Windows OS does sometimes. So thats only 48 games left. But that number really doesn’t describe exactly how many actual different games existed in this piece of plastic. That number is closer to perhaps 12. But what about the other 36? Just rehashes really. Instead of this weird sprite with blue that has to move left and right, you’re a black sprite that moves left and right. And talk about weird backgrounds - what’s with the faces?

Now, I can’t remember exactly how much my parents found this piece of plastic for, but I sure hope they didn’t pay what was apperantly the starting MSRP of $200?! And while it is interesting to see how many other crappy endevours the creators of this cartridge were up to, it’s definately a good thing nothing came of them. I wonder were we can find the people that have tried and failed so miserably these days. Perhaps they stayed cleared of the Videogame business.

Personally, I don’t think the Cheetahmen would have been able go against another memorable 80’s/90’s comic/videogame/cartoon mutant animal super group: TMNT!

The Cheetahmen Ran Off….

March 14, 2006 10:17 PM Nintendo


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