!! WOW !! Rare ACTION 52 PROTOTYPE, NES Nintendo, Cheetahmen, Action52, BLUE BCPSee original listing
Sep 09, 2012 19:17:29 PDT
Miami, Florida, United States
Good: An item in used but good condition. May have minor damage to jewel case including scuffs or cracks, ... Read moreabout the condition
|Release Year:||1993||Game:||Action 52|
|Genre:||Compilation, Action/Adventure||Publisher:||Active Enterprises|
The most controversial cart in the history of gaming.
Anyone viewing this auction will know its place in gaming history and the ruckus it has stirred up in forums, blogs, and chat rooms all over the internet.
Shrouded in secrecy and controversy, released in the golden age of Nintendo gaming, so many assumptions, speculations, and myths have been formed since the release of the retail cart that it has created a following far beyond what anyone ever expected. Even the gamers that criticize this cart only do so because they're obsessed with it.
This Prototype is the rarest vintage gaming artifact you will find or ever own.
The first was one was discovered in 2010. This one is the only other one that has ever surfaced worldwide.
Presenting, the Active Enterprises,
Action 52 PROTOTYPE
Official Cart Details:
The Ultimate Challenge
52 Games In One Cartridge
Get 52 "New and Original" exciting games for play on your Nintendo System. Try to get Billy Bob out of the dungeon where he is imprisoned, to save MARYLOU. Go along with the ACTION GAMEMASTER as he changes into one of the fearsome CHEETAHMEN to try to defeat all of the ACTION 52 evil attackers. These two games plus an additional 50 games on this one "Multi-GamePak" will keep you entertained for a long time.
1. Fire Breathers
What makes this cart different from ALL others in existence ?
1. The cart’s plastic casing is held together with metal screws. Most Action 52 carts contained no screws whatsoever and instead were held together with something like clear plastic rivets. It makes sense to start with hand-built prototypes that could be assembled and disassembled quickly by hand.
2. The PCB (printed circuit board) is a unique blue color. Normally, they’re green and sometimes (although less commonly) black. The label is also blue, while all other known labels are clear.
3. "Made in America" appears to be hand stamped on the PCB (printed circuit board) rather than being factory printed.
4. Board is 3/4 inches shorter than others.
5. It does not utilize capacitors as do the other versions. The capacitor was generally used to defeat Nintendo’s lock-out chip and wouldn’t be needed in a prototype version.
6. The PCB has EPROMS and no production PROMS. The production carts contained PROMS that are labeled ACTION 52 all other production carts do.
7. Both pieces (top and bottom) come from different molds than the production carts. The arrow and the word TOP is missing
in the front; all references to ACTIVE ENTERPRISES, PAT PENDING AND MADE IN U.S.A. are missing from the reverse. The side
flanges on the top piece are FLAT instead of curved.
The highest bidder will receive:
1. Action 52 Prototype cartridge For NES
2. Action 52 Demo box labeled "SAMPLE, Not for Sale, Demonstration Purposes Only" with foam insert
3. Cheetahmen comic book
4. Game list sheet
5. Instruction manual
all items are ORIGINAL.
In addition the to the above items, the bidder that meets the asking price of $97,000 will also receive the following ORIGINAL, irreplaceable, and never before seen Action 52 artwork BONUS items:
1. "Get Your Action 52 Here" Poster
2. "Action 52 Presents Cheetahmen" Poster
3. Marketing Flyer (8.5" x 11")
4. Ooze Cash\Scholarship Prize Mailer (8.5" x 11")
Any offers below the $97,000 asking price will NOT get the BONUS items.
So many of you will ask "When\How did you obtain these items ?". My answer is, about 20 years ago, when I helped develop this icon of Nintendo culture that gamers of all ages just hate to love.
This is a very special collection. You will own a piece of gaming history. Action 52 has been more obsessed with and talked about than any other game. You will also be purchasing it directly from one of the developers. Just consider what people pay for items that aren't even one-of-a-kind or this rare.
This is the centerpiece of any gaming collection. It belongs in a museum.
Check out the commercial:
The actual release date was September 1991. If you Google Action 52, Active Enterprises, and\or Cheetahmen, you will find tons of information on this infamous project. If you want specific pictures, let me know and I'll accommodate as best as I can. I will NOT be answering questions regarding the story behind the project, yet (perhaps after the auction), but I will answer all questions regarding the cart itself to the best of my ability. Please be patient while waiting for my response.
I have 100% positive history and over 280 feedback on eBay, a member since January 1998 (14 years)
so bid with confidence.
Some notes on condition. The cartridge, cartridge holder, cheetahmen comic, instruction manual, and game list are in near mint condition. The box still has a nice sheen to it but the corners, straight edges, top lid, and SAMPLE sticker show wear (see pics). The posters and flyers are in good condition and have been vacuum pressed and shrink wrapped.
Payment methods accepted are cashiers check and wire transfer. All funds must clear before the item(s) is\are shipped.
Free next day delivery, after funds have cleared, to the USA and Canada. International bidders please contact me before bidding.
Thanks for looking and good luck !