I just got this Home Entertainment Suppliers cartridge with a game called Little Red Hood,
written by Joyvan. Did Joyvan ever show this one to you? It has got to be the worst NES
game I've ever seen.
Yea it sucked. We thought about publishing it.
Well Richard Frick told me that Cuestick was the last game and that it was finished. Well was
it boxed and ready to ship to retailers or was it just the game which was finished and ready
to go into production.
We had just decided on a logo and started to art for the box.
Who programmed CueStick?
Art Cesstarto (I think I spelled the name wrong) of Odyssey software
You sold the Maxi15 to Home Entertainment Suppliers in Australia
(I've managed to get a copy of their Maxi15). Their Maxi intro is
different from the one released in the US plus 2 games are different
from the US version, Pyramid(US) -> Blackjack(AUSSIE) and
Double Strike (US) -> Blackjack (AUSSIE). Any reason why the
two carts arent identical?
Many of these games are from different developers. So their Licensing Agreements are
O yea, Mike Levie (of Television Infomersial Fame) put together a ½ hour commercial with a
live audince, Hulk Hogan and a bunch of other wrestlers and Richard Frick. It's very funny.
I have a copy of it floating around. I think the show was aired once and none of the product
was sold. I have a copy on VHS somewhere.
Were any of the following rumored games ever finished?
Big Mouth Bass
Well, the boxes where made, the game was completed but I don't think we shipped any.
I've been told that another collector has found an AGCI version of
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang. Wasnt this game sold to AVE? (My
cart it the AVE version)
I don't know if they shipped it commercially but there are some AGCI cartridges floating
I've talked with Jon Valesh from Color Dreams who said that he
once had seen a beta of Hellraiser running, is it true or just his
I doubt it. Unless it was the title screen that I made.
What was Fred Hoots position in AVE?
Quality Control, making sure we had everything we needed to make the games.
Could you tell me a little bit about Joyvan as well as Sachen, how
did you find those companies?
I believe Sachen made Pyrimid, and Jovan did some game we published at both companies
(remember Bunch Games, Galactic Crusader, O boy) I think that was a Jovan Game.
And now the usual question (I just gotta know). You wouldnt
happen to have a huge box of AVE prototypes would you? :)
Yea I have some old stuff floating, that's for sure.