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Time Warp Tickers

Type of game


Menu name

Time Warp



Time Warp Tickers is the fourty eighth game of the NES version of Action 52 (NES).


You play as a creature resembling two human fingers "flicking" at enemies such as worms, rectangular objects with smiling faces, spinning clocks, blue eyeball creatures with legs, and black objects on legs. The game has the same engine as the other "platformer" games such as Ooze, meaning it has the same physics issues present. The game also only consists of 2 stages before returning to the start screen.

Manual Description[]

As the Ticker continues, you must stop the hour blasters and jump the time warp to stop the Tickers.


  • The music, like many of the games on the cartridge, has plagiarized music stolen from an Atari ST game called "The Music Studio". This game's music was plagiarized from a song called "Boogie" by Ed Bogus.
  • The game has sprites loaded for an enemy resembling a key, but never seen in the game.
  • According to the fourth unnamed developer of the game, the game's famous death sprite that simply states "Time?" is a reference to a repeated voice sample saying the same phrase in his prior unnamed Miami Dance Song.
  • The game was programmed and pitched by a music composer. The rest of the developers taught him to develop games, make sprites and backgrounds and this was one of the few games he produced.
  • The Action 52 OWNZ remake project offered a remake for this game as well, which indeed includes a bullet-time mechanism, collectible health, various hazards, and even an end boss with a nice "Big Rigs over the Road" Easter Egg reference upon finishing the game.