What's the Worst Console You Ever Played? in Classic Console Discussion Posted August 26, 2020 On 8/20/2020 at 1:16 AM, Tanooki said: No they did, just their seal of quality was more of a front. They let people release whatever pretty much as long as it wasn't broken so you could get the greats from existing still third parties, or the crap like from LJN and a few others people openly mock. As long as your game wasn't broken and you paid the licensee fee it was fine for you to release 6 games a year, and for those who got crafty and opened a front, such as ULTRA for Konami you could do 12 a year. And yeah the NES lived with a steady though shrinking run of games in 1991-1993 a good year and a half into the SNES on the shelf, and the final game Wario Woods was in 1994. Not anyone could get a license. if I remember right Beeshu tried to get their ultimate super stick licensed, but Nintendo refused because it was competing against their NES advantage. despite the fact the Beeshu Ultimate Super Stick had one thing the NES did not, ambidexterity. but Beeshu did get a version licensed for the Turbo Grafx 16 and the Sega Genesis and that's when Nintendo decided to open up possibly competing licenses for their own peripherals. It makes me wonder if Japanese companies just hate right hand sticks, because when most of the titles in the arcade and home were made in America of the eight consoles at the crash six of them head ambidextrous options. Five of them had OEM options.