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Action 52 (Genesis)

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Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. Some of them are the same as those included with the identically entitled NES compilation, though most are unique to this release. The games are selected from a colored menu and are mostly side scrolling, platform or shooter action games. Each game is written in one color, yellow meaning "expert", purple "intermediate", green "beginner", blue "two players" and white "special". The games included are:

  1. Go Bonkers
  2. Darksyne
  3. Dyno Tennis
  4. Ooze
  5. Star Ball
  6. Sidewinder
  7. Daytona
  8. 15 Puzzle
  9. Sketch
  10. Star Duel
  11. Haunted Hills
  12. Alfredo
  13. The Cheetahmen
  14. Skirmish
  15. Depth Charge
  16. Minds Eye
  17. Alien Attack
  18. Billy Bob
  19. Sharks
  20. Knockout
  21. Intruder
  22. Echo
  23. Freeway
  24. Mousetrap
  25. Ninja
  26. Slalom
  27. Dauntless
  28. Force One
  29. Spidey
  30. Appleseed
  31. Skater
  32. Sunday Drive
  33. Star Evil
  34. Air Command
  35. Shootout
  36. Bombs Away
  37. Speedboat
  38. Dedant
  39. G Fighter
  40. Man At Arms
  41. Norman
  42. Armor Battle
  43. Magic Bean
  44. Apache
  45. Paratrooper
  46. Sky Avenger
  47. Sharpshooter
  48. Meteor
  49. Black Hole
  50. The Boss
  51. First Video Game (Pong)
  52. Challenge (the most difficult levels of each previous game)
The game also offers a music demo screen and a randomizer, which picks a game at random.


Action 52 Genesis 15 Puzzle: I'm trying to solve this puzzle...
Action 52 Genesis Knockout: old-fashioned button bashing.
Action 52 Genesis Sharks, many sharks actually and absolutely no place to move about.
Action 52 Genesis Skater: This game sorta reminds me of that skating game from California Games.

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Alternate Titles

  • "A52" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

52 in 1, eh? Giu's Brain (543) 1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars
No, not the genesis! Arejarn (5018) 0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars
Home Brew style 52 game multi-cart with old school 8-bit style games gametrader (233) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Probably the best action 52 review you'll ever read james bright (5) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
My review of the Genesis/Mega Drive version of Action 52 OmegaPC777 (7567) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Mar, 1994 1.5 out of 5 30 Mar 02, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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Corn Popper (69258) added Action 52 (Genesis) on Dec 22, 2003