HES


Founded in 1984
Status: active
aka(s): HesWare, Human Engineered Software

Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd. (or HES) is an Australian company that distributes computer games and gaming equipment. HES offices are based in Punchbowl, Sydney.

They began distributing Commodore 64 titles such as Pitfall! in 1982 and Kung-Fu Master in 1985 and Atari 2600 titles 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 Saitek, Gamester and Mad Catz 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 2 and Game Boy Advance by publishers ZOO Digital Publishing, Tru Blu Entertainment and Phantagram.

In the past, HES had gained a reputation for developing and distributing some interesting peripherals such as their auto fire controllers, Game Boy power adaptors, Master System converters for the Mega Drive and adapters for NES games such as the HES Unidaptor and HES Unidaptor MKII.

It is known for Pac-Man, Zaxxon

Releases per year

198210
198315
19846
19851
19872
19883
19892
199015
19924
58 video games with valid date were considered (90.6%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

Atari 2600 23
VIC-20 14
NES 12
C64 8
Atari 400/800 3
MS-DOS 2
Apple II E 1
Nintendo DS 1