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This article is about the Genesis version. For the NES version, see Action 52 (NES).

Action 52 is a multicart of 52 original games, developed by FarSight Technologies Inc. and published by Active Enterprises in 1993. It is considered to be of somewhat higher quality than the NES version, and contains more of a variety, introducing new game genres not previously presented in the NES version.

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. 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. 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." This is debatable on whether this is true or not as "Tennis for Two" is technically the first virtual game which was created in 1952.
  • 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. An ending for this was programmed, but appears to be inaccessible without hacking as the game crashes after beating one game/level. 
  • The game was also released in PAL regions, with different artwork and running at 15-20% slower speed, as it is not optimised for the MegaDrive. These versions interestingly do not mention Active Enterprises or FarSight Technologies anywhere on the cartridge or box art, making their publisher and country release unknown while also making out that these are bootleg copies of a game that wasn't licensed to begin with.