American Video Entertainment Inc.

Moby ID: 3152

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AVE was founded as a spin-off company for semiconductor (ROM) manufacturer Macronix. Its goal was to act as a publishing house for third-party (unlicensed) titles for Nintendo's NES system. Macronix had been denied contracts for memory chips for Nintendo and had developed a chip called NINA to circumvent Nintendo's lock-out circuit in the NES. NINA was offered to unlicensed developers who could then publish their games through AVE, ultimately giving Macronix the ROM sales it had been denied by Nintendo themselves.

Credited on 18 Games from 1989 to 1992

Blackjack (1992 on NES)
Maxi 15 (1992 on NES)
Solitaire (1992 on NES)
Trolls on Treasure Island (1992 on NES)
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang (1992 on NES)
Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble (1991 on NES)
Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II (1991 on NES)
Ultimate League Soccer (1991 on NES)
Venice Beach Volleyball (1991 on NES)
Deathbots (1990 on NES, Amiga)
Double Strike (1990 on NES)
Dudes with Attitude (1990 on NES)
F-15 City War (1990 on NES)
Krazy Kreatures (1990 on NES)
Puzzle (1990 on NES)
Pyramid (1990 on NES, Supervision)
Tiles of Fate (1990 on NES)
Impossible Mission II (1988 on DOS, Amiga, NES...)

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company founded by Richard Frick

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Company address (1990):

American Video Entertainment Inc.

1348 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose

CA 95131


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