Action 52 (lost build of cancelled Super Nintendo port of unlicensed compilation game; existence unconfirmed; 1990s)
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.
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. 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.
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.
- A top 10 list of terrible games, which includes Action 52 on the list. Retrieved 14 Jan '21
- A page that features the ad and features notes about it below. Retrieved 14 Jan '21
- An article about Action 52 which discusses the warehouse being searched. Retrieved 14 Jan '21