Maxi 30in1 From American Video Entertainment Review

American Video Entertainment, one of the few companies which produced unlicensed games for the Nintendo Entertainment System from 1990 to 1992. In my oppinion AVE was the only unlicensed company which produced decent games, yes i know that Tengen made quite a few cool games but they actually started out as a licensed company.

With more than 23 games, 5 never got released though, with titles such as Dudes with Attitude, Krazy Kreatures, Walley Bear and the No gang and Rad Racket, American Video Entertainment did their best to try to survive in the hard videogame business. But about 2½ year later they went out of business. The last game cartridge from AVE was probably their Maxi 15in1. Though the cartridge is a bit mysterious, because it is copyrighted (1992) by Maxmarketing and the cartridge design has been changed a little bit. If anyone out there know more about this copyright and why it's Maxmarketing, then please let me know.

American Video Entertainment had also planned a Maxi 30in1, but it seems like they went out of business just before it's release, the release date was already official. Anyway here's a preview GamePro made of the MaxiVision 30in1 back in May 1992:American Video Entertainment (413/342-9737), Burlingame CA) put 30 games into the MaxiVision cartridge which packs its multi-game fun into 24megs (two 8meg roms and two 4meg roms). 

MaxiVision is due out in June. AVE dident jump through a lot of hoops to store its games in one cart. It merely reprogrammed existing games to fit into the existing ROM space. A side from some circuitry to support menu-selection and suplement bank switching nessesary to direct the NES CPU to game info, all the games such as Criminal Case Hack are exact duplicates of existing carts.

Infact, twenty-five of the 30 games have been available in their own carts from Color Dreams, American Game Cartridges, and AVE. Walley Bear and the NO! gang is a cute skateboarding game with an anti-drug message (see its ProReview in this issue). Mermaids of Atlantis is an action- oriented puzzle game, where you help fun-loving Mer-people pop high tech bubbles that an evil industrialist has used to surround their games. 

Ultimate League Soccer and Venice Beach Volleyball are two sports games. F-15 City War is an action-packed, jet combat game. Dudes with Attitude and Dudes with Attitude 2 are outrageous treasure hunt games. MaxiVision will cost $149,95. Again, AVE says price per game is where the value is.

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