Camerica

Camerica

Camerica is a video game company that was notable for producing unlicensed Nintendo Entertainment System games and hardware. It was founded in 1988 and published games through 1992. It created a number of peripherals for the NES, including the Aladdin Deck Enhancer. Camerica had the rights to publish most of Codemasters' game titles, both on the NES and the Deck Enhancer.

Camerica created many early peripherals for the NES, such as a wireless controller add-on. However, they soon let their license expire for unknown reasons, while leaving many of these products on the market. Nintendo filed a lawsuit early on and won, stopping the sale of many of Camerica's infringing products.

Since Camerica still lacked license to produce NES games, they had to create their own cartridges that would bypass Nintendo's lock-out chip. Like the circuit used in Color Dreams cartridges, the Camerica lock-out defeat generated glitch pulses that froze the chip. The cartridges they made were shaped slightly differently than Nintendo's cartridges, though they still fit in the NES. The most notable difference however was in color: all Camerica cartridges were gold and later silver. They also featured a switch for play on European NES consoles.

Camerica released the Codemasters-designed Game Genie in Canada and the UK.

Camerica NES games

*"Bee 52"
*"Big Nose Freaks Out"
*"Big Nose the Caveman"
*"Dizzy the Adventurer"
*"Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy"
*"FireHawk"
*"Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade"
*"Micro Machines"
*"Mig 29 Soviet Fighter"
*"Quattro Adventure"
*"Quattro Arcade"
*"Quattro Sports"
*"Super Robin Hood"
*"Stunt Kids"
*"Ultimate Stuntman"

ee also

*Color Dreams
*List of NES games
*Galoob

External links

* [http://www.planetnintendo.com/thewarpzone/camerica.html The Warp Zone - Camerica, Codemasters, and Acemore]


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