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Not to be confused with the Nintendo Entertainment System version, Action 52 (NES).

Action 52
Action 52 title scren

Release Date

May 1993


FarSight Technologies Inc.


Active Enterprises




Sega Genesis

Action 52 is an unlicensed multicart consisting of 52 original games, developed by FarSight Technologies Inc. and published by Active Enterprises for the Sega Genesis in 1993. It is considered of much better quality than the NES version, as more work was put on each of the games, but it still doesn't offer a solid product.

The game list is vastly different from the NES version. While it had mostly platform and shooter games, this version adds puzzles and some driving games. Most of the games are completely new, with some of them returning from the previous version. There are 6 games for 2 Players, as opposed to the original which only had one, Fire Breathers.


This version features a different lineup of games, some with more work put into design and fewer technical issues than the NES version. Each game is color-coded on the main menu screen; "Beginner" games are displayed in a green font, "intermediate" games are displayed in a purple font, "expert" games are displayed in a yellow font, and multiplayer games are displayed in a blue font. In addition to the 52 games listed above, the Genesis version features a music test mode, and a "randomizer" option. If selected from the main menu, the randomizer will randomly choose and start one game from the 52 available on the cartridge. The fifty-second game, Challenge, is an endurance test to see how long the player lasts in a random series of the highest levels of the other games.

Several new games were introduced in the Sega version. A number of these have the same name as games on the NES cartridge, although they are not the same game; the Sega Haunted Hills, for instance, is entirely different from the NES Haunted Hills. Other games feature other changes, including a version of Cheetahmen in which the titular Cheetahmen rescue captured cheetah cubs from monsters, which is completely different from the original NES game. The bosses from the NES version appear as enemies.

List of Games[]

  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 Hill
  12. Alfredo
  13. Cheetahmen
  14. Skirmish
  15. Depth Charge
  16. Mind's 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. Speed Boat
  38. Dead Ant
  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. 1st Video Game
  52. Challenge


  • The name of Norman (game 41) is a reference to General Norman Schwarzkopf.
  • Game 51, which is a clone of Pong, is erroneously called "1st Video Game." The first video game was actually "Turbochamp".
  • Game 52, Challenge, is an endurance test to see how long the player lasts in a random series of the highest levels of the other games. However, after completing the first game. It will load the second level, and will then crash after a few seconds.