Absolute Entertainment

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Background: Absolute Entertainment was founded in 1986 by former Activision programmers, who chose the name to be shown alphabetically before Activision (the same thing chose Activision itself, when it wanted to leave Atari behind). The company was closed in 1995.


1st Logo (1987-1993)

Logo: On a black background, there is a sandy-colored pyramid with the name "ABSOLUTE ENTERTAINMENT" below in rainbow font that changes colors, and "presents..." underneath in yellow italics. The picture is captured into the double white frame.

FX/SFX: The name changes with rainbow colors.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early games for Genesis and SNES.

Editor's Note: TBA.


2nd Logo (1994-1996)

Logo as seen on the Genesis version of ESPN Sunday Night NFL

Nickname: "Absolutely Copied Sierra's Logo"

Logo: On a black background, the blue sphere is placed and the yellow spaced pyramid hangs over it. The name "ABSOLUTE" is in white font below, without any other words.

Variant: The animated version of the logo featured the parts of the pyramid sliding on the black background, then the sphere fades in, along with the company's name below.

FX/SFX: None. The sliding of the pyramid pieces and fading in on the animated version.

Music/Sounds: None. An ascending 16-bit brass fanfare can be heard on the animated version.

Availability: Seen on Casper and Turn and Burn, all for SNES, among other games. The animated version can be found on Home Improvement for the SNES, and ESPN Sunday Night NFL for the Genesis.

Editor's Note: The nickname is a reference to its appearance on the JonTron review of the Home Improvement game.



3rd Logo (1994)

Nickname: "Absolute In Space"

Logo: The camera travels through space. We later see a blue sphere with yellow lines (which is part of the company's logo), and the camera turns around until the Absolute logo from before is revealed (with text).

FX/SFX: The camera moving. Very impressive graphics for 16-bit, although this is due to the Sega CD's FMV capabilities.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized fantasy-like fanfare.

Availability: So far, it was seen on the Sega CD version of Wheel Of Fortune.

Editor's Note: TBA.


4th Logo (1994-1995)

Logo as seen on RDF - Global Conflict for Sega CD

Nickname: TBA

Logo: TBA

Variant: A higher-quality, still version of the logo was seen on Rise of the Robots on the 3DO.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: The original animated version is found on RDF - Global Conflict for the Sega CD. It also appears on the unreleased game Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors also for Sega CD.

Editor's Note: TBA.