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Believe it or not, in the late 80's the original Nintendo games were around $50 each cartridge! 
Pretty expensive for a retro game that is not cool as compared to today's games. People wanted more bang for their buck, but paying $50 for a game that they don't even know it's good was a big waste. So, a company decided to lend a hand to those who were on a budget , and released a cartridge with 52 games. This was called "Action 52". It retailed for 199.99 which is about four dollars for each game. Many thought it was a great way to save and went and got it. But to their disappointment, all the games in it were faulty, laggy, and not fun at all. Most of the games were space shooters that made no sense at all, and some weren't even playable due to the bad controls. Out of those 52 games was one that was supposed to start a new franchise similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were The Cheetah Men.Just like the other games, Cheetah Men was a big flop! Crappy controls and gameplay gave it a bad reputation and never sold. So, what happens to games that nobody hears about in years? They simply become famous and sought after. A cartridge of Action 52 can cost thousands of dollars on online auctions. Just like Nintendo World Championships, Action 52 is extremely rare. But do not get it mixed up with the Sega Genesis remake of it, as there was one for it too. Test your luck and search for this cartridge at local yardsales!

 





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