Are LJN games that bad?

Almost every game LJN released is broken on some level. Some of them are tediously easy. Most of them are impossibly difficult. A large percentage of them have virtually nothing to do with their source material besides the packaging and, sometimes, the design of their main character.

Why were LJN games so bad?

This is due primarily to the huge gaps within the company’s quality control. This resulted in games that suffered from a wide variety of glitchy graphics, monotonous music, poor controls or non-intuitive game play.

Is LJN still making games?

The toy division of the company was closed by Acclaim and the company shifted towards video game publishing before being closed in 1994….LJN Toys Ltd.

Type Subsidiary
Defunct 1994
Fate Dissolved
Headquarters New York City , US
Parent MCA Inc. (1985–1990) Acclaim Entertainment (1990–1995)

What does LJN stand for?


Acronym Definition
LJN Law Journal Newsletters (American Law Media)
LJN Laughing Joking Numbnuts (toy company)
LJN Los Jinetes Negros (Spanish: Black Riders)
LJN Lewis J. Norman (toy and video game company)

Who currently owns LJN?

In 1985, MCA, which had been actively acquiring companies in the mid-1980s, acquired LJN for $66-67 million in an effort to retain more profits from the merchandising of its film properties. LJN began publishing video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986.

When did LJN shut down?

LJN was dissolved in 1995 by Acclaim, but not before Jack Friedman, the founder of LJN, founded THQ as his new independent company following the accquisition by MCA in 1990.

Who owns LJN games?

MCA Inc.
Entertainment giant MCA Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire 63% of L.J.N. Toys Ltd. in an exchange of stock worth up to $39.8 million.


THQ Inc. was founded by LJN co-founder Jack Friedman in April 1990. “THQ” was an acronym for Toy Headquarters. THQ acquired New Ventures, a division of Broderbund, in September 1990.

Is THQ dead?

THQ continued its trend of acquiring companies through the 2000s….THQ Inc.

The company’s final logo, which was used from 2011 to 2013
Type Public
Defunct January 23, 2013
Fate Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Headquarters Agoura Hills, California , US

Did LJN become THQ?