American Video Entertainment

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American Video Entertainment
Type Public
Industry Video gaming
Genre Video game developer and publisher
Founded California (1990)
Headquarters San Jose, California
Area served North America
Products Video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System
Parent Macronix

American Video Entertainment was a San Jose, California–based[1] software development company that developed unlicensed video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.[2] The company developed two games on its own, Krazy Kreatures and Trolls on Treasure Island in 1990,[3] and published 19 games altogether for the NES.[4]

List of games[edit]

Title Details
Blackjack

Original release date(s):[5]
1992 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Blackjack was developed by Odyssey Software and published by American Video Entertainment.[5] The game features blackjack action and a deal who deals from 1-3 card decks. After winning a certain amount of money or losing it all, the game automatically ends.


Cue Stick

Cancellation date:[6]
1992 (NA)
Proposed system release:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Cue Stick was a cancelled game originally developed by Odyssey Software and to be published by American Video Entertainment.[6]


Deathbots

Original release date(s):[7]
1990 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Deathbots was developed by Odyssey Software and published by American Video Entertainment.[7] In Deathbots, the Mutech Corporation created a base on Alcatraz Island, where attempts to create superior computer intelligence has backfired, as the robots they've created has taken over the computer systems and is threatening the world. Deep in the fortress is an atomic bomb–like device called the Gamma Bomb, which one lone robot must destroy. The game is played from an overhead perspective.


Double Strike

Original release date(s):[8]
1989 (AS)
1990 (NA/AUS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Double Strike was developed and published in Taiwan by Sachen (original name: 双鷹), in North America by American Video Entertainment, and in Australia by HES.[8] It is a shoot 'em up game in which the player must save a group of islands from terrorists.


Dudes with Attitude

Original release date(s):[9]
1990 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Dudes with Attitude is a puzzle game developed and published by American Video Entertainment.[9] The player controls a face–like character called a "Dude" or "Dudette." The object of the game is to collect all the treasures in every level without getting killed by obstacles or running out of time. Players collect treasures by touching them only if they are the same color as the treasures; players can change their color by running over cup–like objects called "attitude converters."[10] The game plays very similarly to Diamonds.


F–15 City War

Original release date(s):[11]
1990 (NA/AUS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

F–15 City War is a 3–D shoot 'em up game developed by Idea-tek and published in North America by American Video Entertainment and in Australia by HES.[11] In this game, the player must defend a city under siege by tanks, helicopters, enemy fighter jets, boats, and robots. According to David Sheff's Game Over, the title sold at least 60,000 copies.



Original release date(s):[12]
1990 (NA/AUS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Impossible Mission II is a platform game developed by Novotrade for Epyx and published in North America by American Video Entertainment; it was published in Australia by HES.[12] It is the sequel to the Commodore 64 hit Impossible Mission and features similar gameplay as its predecessor.[13]


Krazy Kreatures

Original release date(s):[14]
1990 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Krazy Kreatures is a puzzle game developed by Bitmasters and published by American Video Entertainment.[14] The player must clear various animals off the screen by arranging them into rows of three or more before the time runs out.


Maxivision 15–in–1 (Maxi 15)

Original release date(s):[15]
1992 (NA/AUS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Maxivision 15–in–1 (Maxi 15) is a multicart published in North America by American Video Entertainment and in Australia by HES.[15] It was the last game to be published by AVE, and it featured games published by AVE, American Game Cartridges, and Color Dreams. The 15 games on the multicart are Chiller, Deathbots, Double Strike, Dudes with Attitude, F-15 City Wars, Krazy Kreatures, Menace Beach, Puzzle, Pyramid, Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II, Shock Wave, Solitaire, Stakk M, Tiles of Fate, and Venice Beach Volleyball.[16]


Mermaids of Atlantis

Original release date(s):[17]
1991 (NA/AS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Mermaids of Atlantis is a puzzle game published by AVE as a clean version of the pornographic NES game Bubble Bath Babes originally developed by Taiwanese developer Computer & Entertainment. The original pornographic version was also published in the United States by Panesian and in Japan by Hacker International. The object is to clear groups of colored bubbles as they float to the top of the screen.[18]


Puzzle

Original release date(s):[19]
1990 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Puzzle is a sliding puzzle video game developed by Idea-tek and published by AVE.[19] The game consists of 10 different 4–by–4 sliding puzzles in which the player must solve in a limited amount of time. Players can receive limited help if they are stuck at any point during a puzzle.[20]


Pyramid

Original release date(s):[21]
1992 (NA)
1990 (AS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Pyramid is a puzzle game developed by Sachen and published in Taiwan by Sachen and in North America by AVE.[21] It is similar to Tetris, except that the blocks are triangle–shaped instead of square.


Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II

Original release date(s):[22]
1991 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Rad Racket: Deluxe Tennis II is a tennis game developed by Idea-tek and published by AVE in 1991.[22]


Solitaire

Original release date(s):[23]
1992 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Solitaire was developed by Odyssey Software and released by AVE; it is based on Microsoft Solitaire and the card game of the same name.[23]


Tiles of Fate

Original release date(s):[24]
1990 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Tiles of Fate is a puzzle game developed by Taiwanese developer Computer & Entertainment (original title: 戰國四川省) and published in the United States by AVE. The player must restore order in Ancient China by matching similar tiles used by Ancient Kings. Similar to the game Mahjong, the player must clear tiles from the screen by matching them side–by–side in pairs.[25]


Trolls on Treasure Island

Original release date(s):[26]
1994 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Trolls on Treasure Island was developed and published by AVE in 1994.[26] The game is exactly the same as Dudes with Attitude but player controls a troll instead of a face, and the puzzles are slightly different.


Ultimate League Soccer

Original release date(s):[27]
1991 (AS)
1992 (NA/AUS)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Ultimate League Soccer is a soccer game developed by Taiwanese developer Computer & Entertainment. Apart from the United States and Taiwan, it was also published in Australia by Home Entertainment Suppliers and in Brazil by Milmar (under the name "Futebol"). A version with pornographic content added was published in Japan by Hacker International.


Venice Beach Volleyball

Original release date(s):[28]
1991 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Venice Beach Volleyball is a volleyball game developed by Idea-Tek and published in the United States by AVE.[28] The player is in the semifinals of the Venice Beach Open volleyball tournament, with two of the teams consisting of men and the other two consisting of women.[29]



Original release date(s):[30]
1992 (NA)
Release years by system:
Nintendo Entertainment System
Notes:

Wally Bear and the NO! Gang is a platform game developed by American Game Cartridges and published by AVE.[30] It is a game designed to teach children to say no to drugs. The game was designed in cooperation with the American Medical Association and the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.[31] It also featured a toll–free number, 1–800–HI–WALLY, that was running for 15 years.[32]


References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b "Cue Stick Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Deathbots Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  8. ^ a b "Double Strike Release Information for the NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Dudes with Attitude Release Information for the NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
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  12. ^ a b "Impossible Mission-II Release Information for the NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
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  15. ^ a b "Maxi 15 Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
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  22. ^ a b "Rad Racket Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  23. ^ a b "Solitaire Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
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  32. ^ Eckhardt, Florian (2006-09-11). "Wally Bear And The No Gang: Call 1-800-HI-WALLY". Kotaku. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 

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