- Home Entertainment Suppliers
company_name = Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.
foundation = 1984
location = Punchbowl,
industry = Computer and video games
homepage = http://www.hes.net/
Tru Blu Entertainment
Home Entertainment Suppliers
Pty. Ltd.(or HES) is an Australiancompany that distributes computer games and gaming equipment. HES offices are based in Punchbowl, Sydney.
They began distributing
Commodore 64titles such as " Pitfall!" in 1982and " Kung-Fu Master" in 1985and Atari 2600titles nearing the end of the 1980's under the name Activision.
HES still remains a dominant distributor within Australia, despite not being well known. HES currently is the distributor for
Saiteks [http://www.saitek.com/] , Gamester[http://www.gamesterusa.com/] and Mad Catz[http://www.madcatz.com/] joysticks, cables, memory cards, and other peripherals. HES also remains the official Australian distributor for Action Replay.
Quite a large number of software titles are currently also being distributed by HES for Windows,
Xbox, PlayStation 2and Game Boy Advanceby publishers ZOO Digital Publishing, Tru Blu Entertainmentand Phantagram.
In the past, HES had gained a reputation for developing and distributing some interesting peripherals such as their auto fire controllers,
Game Boypower adaptors, Master Systemconverters for the Mega Driveand adapters for NES games such as the HES Unidaptorand HES Unidaptor MKII.
Nintendo Entertainment System
In the late 1980s and early
1990s HES ported games from American Game Cartridges, American Video Entertainment(AVE), Bit Corp, Color Dreams, EPYX, Thin Chen Enterprise( Sachen, Joy Van, etc) and Tengen onto the Nintendo Entertainment System(NES) as unlicensed titles, very much against what Nintendowanted. Some of the games HES distributed had no companies credited and their developers remain unknown. Most games were released in plastic cases like a video box with printed instructions on the inside, however sometimes the AVE titles were released in their original AVE boxes with a HES sticker simply stuck over AVE's original one.HES at the time became widely known for their unlicensed distribution of NES games at budget prices. Nintendo tried to fight against all unlicensed companies by introducing a Nintendo Seal of Qualityon all their products spreading propagandathat only titles adorning the symbol are guaranteed to operate on their NEShardware. To combat this, HES introduced their own seal that mimicked Nintendo’s seal, possibly in the hope of confusing buyers.
In a further attempt to limit the success of unlicensed companies, Nintendo changed the hardware of later revisions of the NES, so unlicensed games would no longer work. Therefore, early HES games are not compatible with many of the later NES consoles. In order to circumvent this, HES developed the 'Piggy Back' or 'Dongle' games, where one could insert an official NES cart into the HES game and it operated the country code of the official title instead of HES'. This was so successful that HES also used the same technology to build a device to entirely bypass the
10NESsecurity protocol which was released as the "HES Unidaptor". The adapter allowed 72-pin and 60-pin NTSCNES/Famicom games to be played on a PALNES.
HES introduced games to Australia that were not released elsewhere in the western world, and these have become very sought after classics. However, HES also chose to release their multigame cartridges and a few of their single game titles in very limited numbers. Such titles are extremely scarce and thus nearly impossible to find.
* 4 in 1 Fun Blaster Pak (Pipemania, Twin Eagle, Metal Fighter and Little Red Hood)
* 4 in 1 Fun Pak (Pac man, Sidewinder, Duck Maze & Othello)
* 4 in 1 Mind Blower Pak (Math Quiz, Jackpot, Arctic Adventure, Galactic Crusader)
* Real Player's Pack 6-Pak (Rarest Known HES Game) Has The Same Unique Games As The (Caltron 6 in 1/Myriad 6 in 1)
* Arctic Adventure
* Death Race
* Duck Maze
* F15 City War
* Impossible Mission 2
Little Red Hood(By Thin Chen Enterpriseas Sachen)
* Maxi 15
* Pac man
* Raid 2020
* Silent Assault
* Super Sprint
* Twin Eagle
4 Pak All Action
"'4 Pak All Action" was an 1995 unlicensed video game for the
Sega Master System, that was released exclusively in Australia. It includes 4 games; Power Block, Adventure Kid, Twin Mouse, and Cave Dude. [ [http://cheats.ign.com/objects/829/829112.html 4 Pak All Action entry at IGN] ]
Atari 2600 Titles
HES released quite a few titles and multi game packs for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System. The cartridges are virtually identical to the Activision cartridges, but the Activision logo on the underside is blacked out.
* Smash Hit Pak (5-in-1 cartridge: Frogger, Stampede, Seaquest, Boxing, Skiing)
* Super Hit Pak (5-in-1 cartridge: River Raid, Grand Prix, Fishing Derby, Sky Jinks, Checkers)
* [http://www.hes.net/ Official website]
* [http://www.atariage.com/company_page.html?SystemID=2600&CompanyID=69 AtariAge - Companies - HES]
* [http://www.zoodigitalpublishing.com/ ZOO Digital Publishing website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Home Entertainment Suppliers — est une compagnie australienne distribuant des jeux vidéo et des accessoires de jeu. Portail des entreprises … Wikipédia en Français
Tru Blu Entertainment — Infobox Company company name = Tru Blu Entertainment Pty. Ltd. company company type = Privately held (Division of Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.) foundation = 1999 location = Punchbowl, Sydney, Australia industry = Computer and video… … Wikipedia
Nintendo Entertainment System — Pour les articles homonymes, voir NES (homonymie). Nintendo Entertainment System Fabricant Nintendo … Wikipédia en Français
American Video Entertainment — Double Strike redirects here. For other uses, see Double Strike (disambiguation). American Video Entertainment Type Public Industry Video gaming Genre … Wikipedia
Nintendo entertainment system — Pour les articles homonymes, voir NES (homonymie). Nintendo Entertainment System … Wikipédia en Français
Nintendo Entertainment System — Nintendo Entertainment System … Википедия
List of Nintendo Entertainment System accessories — The array of accessories designed and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (known in Japan as the Family Computer, or Famicom) is considerable. Contents 1 Family Computer 2 Nintendo Entertainment System 3 See also … Wikipedia
Cineplex Entertainment — Famous Players redirects here. For other uses, see Famous Players (disambiguation). Cineplex Odeon redirects here. For the defunct corporation, see Cineplex Odeon Corporation. Cineplex Entertainment LP Type Public … Wikipedia
The Home Depot — Infobox Company company name = The Home Depot, Inc. company company type = Public (nyse|HD) slogan = You Can Do It. We Can Help. foundation = 1978 (Marietta, Georgia) location = Vinings, Georgia key people = Frank Blake, CEO chairman industry =… … Wikipedia
Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre — Infobox Stadium stadium name = Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre nickname = TREC location = Hillvue, Tamworth, New South Wales broke ground = opened = 1999 closed = demolished = owner = Tamworth Regional Council operator = Tamworth Regional… … Wikipedia