AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd. (Japan)
Logo descriptions by TrickyMario7654 Logo capture by ScottonCLG
Background: AlphaDream Corporation is a Japanese second-party developer to Nintendo, founded on January 12, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan. Their first game,Koto Battle, was released exclusively in Japan in 2001. They're best known for being the developers of the Mario & Luigi RPG series. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2020.
(March 9, 2001- 2020? )
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Logo: On a white background, the "ALPHADREAM" text in big bold rounded letters, fades in along with the smaller word "CORPORATION", positioned below it. We then see a purple dot fade in above the text. Two more purple dots connected by small lines then emerge from it. A red dot then slides from the dot on the top-right corner of the logo, stopping in the bottom-left corner of the logo.
Variant: On Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (and possibly other DS games by this company). The logo appears on the top screen, and the Nintendo logo is on the touch screen. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story also does this, but the AlphaDream logo is on the touch screen, and the Nintendo is on the top screen.
FX/SFX: The text fading in, followed by the dot's animation.
Music/Sounds Variant: On Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi all say "Nintendo" simultaneously (as mentioned above, the Nintendo logo is shown at the same time). A similar thing is also done on Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, but this time either Mario & Luigi, or Bowser (varies on start-up) will walk up the screen and say the "Nintendo" name.
Availability: Current, It was first appeared on Koto Battle for the Game Boy Color, and was used on Mario & Luigi games throughout the era.The logo is strangely absent from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (or Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Brothers in PAL regions).
Editor's Note: This logo is a favorite of fans of the Mario & Luigi series.