View Poll Results: The best Unlicensed NES games were made by...

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  • Camerica

    41 64.06%
  • American Video

    4 6.25%
  • Color Dreams/Wisdom Tree

    6 9.38%
  • American Game Carts

    2 3.13%
  • Active Enterprises

    3 4.69%
  • Panesian

    8 12.50%
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Thread: Who made the best Unlicensed NES Games?

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    Default Who made the best Unlicensed NES Games?

    Which company made the best unlicensed NES games? Not counting Tengen, because they would win easily.

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    Well, it certainly WASN'T Active Enterprises.

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    i dunno about companies on the whole, but micro machines is by far my favorite unlicensed nes game.

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    Not counting Tengen, Camerica, easily. Ever played Ultimate Stuntman? Pretty snazzy.

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    Agreed, Cap'n. None of those other companies even hold a candle to Camerica's work, which I would venture to say includes many of the best games on the system, period.

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    It's quality not quanitiy that sells the games. Sure you can be unlicenced and produce quality games which people will buy on word of mouth and other reviews. What other games did they make?
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    @Kaine:

    Quattro Sports, Quattro Adventure, Dizzy, and Bee 52 to name a few. Which I might add, quite a few people have.

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    Oboy, time for me to be anal.

    If you want to be technical, and more all-inclusive, as far as DEVELOPERS go, the Panesian stuff was by Hacker International. A.V.E. had outside help, such as Sachen, Odyssey Software, and Idea-Tek (aka Super Mega, aka [I think] TXC). Some of the Color Dreams games were developed by Sachen also. And if you want to go all the way, BIT Corp. did a couple games that HES released (Duck Maze, Jackpot, and Othello come to mind).

    STILL, though, with all that said and done, Codemasters. No contest.

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    Did Camerica do Micro Machines also, or was that just Codebrakers?
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    @Kaine: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

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    I was just asking who brought Micro Machines out, that's all....
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    Oh.

    Camerica.

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    Alright, who's the wise guy who actually voted for Active enterprises?! That's really sad, AGCI made some decent games and get no votes at all, but Active, makers of utter SHIT actually get a vote for being the best!!!?? WTF

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    Default Camerica

    I actually voted for AVE. I have my reasons.

    Camerica's games are all eyecandy and little substance, with a few games breaking that mold (Ultimate Stuntman, Quatro Arcade's Dizzy game). Make no mistake, both AVE and Quatro made some really terrible games, so I took into consideration only the good games made by each company. It came down to what I consider the best two by each company. Using my star system.

    Quatro Arcade: ****1/2
    Ultimate Stuntman: ***1/2

    Dudes With Attitude/Trolls on Treasure Island: ****1/2
    Krazy Kreatures: ****

    Close to be certain.

    And the worst... Color Dreams. This DUDs for you. Hell, even Action 52 could get one star. Of course, every dog has their day: Spirital Warefare by Wisdom Tree was an easy ***1/2, making it the best title by them.

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    I voted for Color Dreams/Wisdom Tree (although, Bunch should be listed in the same line as these two). Mind you, they also created some of the worst games, but I was greatly surprised to find out that all of those other star systems in P'Radicus Conflict were really there & not merely window dressing. Wisdom Tree's Bible Buffet seems to have some of the best voices in an NES game that I think I've heard (and the gameplay isn't bad, either).

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    Camerica merely released the games in the US. The real talent behind it all was the Codemasters guys here in the UK. They converted some of their most popular franchises (Dizzy, Seymour etc) from the home computers onto the NES. I remember the ruckus back then when Nintendo tried to stop them from releasing the carts unofficially in Europe, especially the Game Genie.

    Though admitedly Micro Machines never came out on the 8-bits, it was originally an Amiga title I think...

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    Panesian.

    Hehehe..



    Maybe Codemasters..I love Dizzy. o.o;
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    I want my Tengen......

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    Default Re: Who made the best Unlicensed NES Games?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Which company made the best unlicensed NES games? Not counting Tengen, because they would win easily.

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    Their version of TETRIS, for The NES. WAS THE 'BEST !!"
    .. with The Dancing Poeple when you went 'UP' a-level !!! :P
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    What ! no Tengen!

    That's a shame.
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