Atari Interactive

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Background

In 1998, Hasbro bought the remains of Atari Corporation from JTS Storage, forming Atari Interactive. When Infogrames acquired Hasbro Interactive in 2001, they officially reorganized its subsidiaries into Atari-branded names, which included renaming Infogrames Interactive, Inc. to Atari Interactive, Inc..


1st Logo (October 31, 1996)

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Logo: On a steel background, we see the familiar Atari tripod logo to the left of the screen. "ATARI" is seen next to it, with "INTERACTIVE" below it, all in gray.

FX/SFX: Just the fade in and out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the MS-DOS port of Tempest 2000. This logo would have appeared on the other Atari Jaguar games that would have been ported to DOS, but were cancelled after Atari was bought by JTS Storage.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (1999-2000)

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Nickname: "Partitari", "Hasbro Atari"

Logo: There are blue and red images and particles moving over a colored background. After while, a ghostly image of an Atari logo flashes and then 6 different images appear in grey boxes which move from the right and then vanish in order for the next image to appear. In order the images are Pong, (2 flippers with faces hitting a ball) Centipede, (The face of the Queen Pede from the Centipede 3D remake), Missile Command (The shooter used to shoot missiles, with red lines forming where it has to shoot), Q*Bert (Q*Bert himself), The Next Tetris (Tetris blocks, with red ones falling down and turning) and Glover (Glover kicking his bouncy ball). Then the six images appear all again for a brief second as a ghostly Atari logo flashes behind it in different colors, which ends with the Atari logo (with the same colorful ghostly image behind it, still flashing) and the colors vanishing. A large flash happens and then the entire background turns black. The logo then fades out.

Variant: A shorter version exists, where the beginning starts off, but rather than having images it goes to a ghostly image of the logo, which then becomes solid. The background continues to move and diminishes into the logo.

FX/SFX: All the simple animations.

Music/Sounds: Short electronic entries composed together.

Availability: Rare, as not many games used this logo (most Hasbro Interactive Atari games used their own variants). The normal version appeared on the Dreamcast version of Centipede (The PlayStation and PC versions use the Hasbro Interactive logo) and the PlayStation version of Glover (replacing the Glover variant of the Hasbro Interactive logo). The short version of the logo appears on the Dreamcast and PC versions of Q*Bert (the next logo appears in the PlayStation version) and Nerf Arena Blast for PC. This logo was also going to be used on the Dreamcast version of Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge, but it was replaced with the 4th Hasbro Interactive logo instead (It's still viewable in the game's files).

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (November 30, 1999)

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Nickname: "The Cellar of Boxes", "Hasbro Atari ll"

Logo: A blue tripod is created with the matter particles, surrounded with blue glow and moving to the left. Then it becomes rainbow and background lights up to show the room full of monopoly-like designed boxes. A rainbow spot flies to the right opening blue ATARI, and becoming itself a copyright mark. The logo glows and shuts down.

FX/SFX: Rather simple animation of the logo.

Music/Sounds: Thundering and squeaking are heard.

Availability: Extremely rare. This logo is only seen on the PlayStation version of Q*Bert. The PC and Dreamcast versions of the game both use the 2nd logo.

Editor's Note: None.