Avalanche Software

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Logo descriptions by EnormousRat

Background: Avalanche Software was launched in 1996. In 2002, the studio was acquired by Disney, making it a division of their Disney Interactive Studios brand. In May 2016, with the shutdown of DIS, Avalanche laid dormant for almost ten months, before being revived by Time Warner's popular film/entertainment company, Warner Bros., making this gaming studio a division of WB's gaming division dedicated to releasing product based on Disney franchises such as Cars.

1st Logo (1996-2000)

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Nicknames: "Avalanche Mountain", "Paramount's Cousin"

Logo: On a black background, we see a white hemisphere propped up by two circle cones. The white name appears below the logo, saying "AVALANCHE SOFTWARE" with "SOFTWARE" in spaced-out letters under "AVALANCHE" .

Variants:

   Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PS) and NHL Open Ice (PS): The pinkish-gray marble logo tumbles towards the camera and lands to the marble background, giving the front faces regular colors.
   Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time: The yellowish-white light travels and shines behind the logo.
   Rampage 2: Universal Tour (N64) and Rugrats in Paris (N64 and PS): The 3D logo stands in a circle of light.


FX/SFX: None, unless if you count fade-ins and fade-outs.

Music/Sounds: None.

Music/Sounds Variants: Depending on games:

   Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PS) and NHL Open Ice (PS): A rising deep choir note accompanied by whooshes and a deep bell-like toll.
   Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time: The wind blowing in the background.


Availability: Normal version seen on Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero for Nintendo 64. Custom variants appeared on games listed above.

Editor's Note: None


2nd Logo (December 6, 2000) Avalanche Software (2000)

Logo: The camera rotates to the Avalanche Software logo (same text as the 4th logo) lying on ground. The shine appears over the second "A" letter.

FX/SFX: The camera moving and the shine.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Seen on Prince of Persia 3D for Dreamcast.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (August 28, 2001) Avalanche Software (2001)

Logo: On a complicated blue background, the words "AVALANCHE" (almost white) and "SOFTWARE" (in blue font below) are seen.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on NCAA College Football 2K2 for Dreamcast.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (August 6, 2002) Avalanche Software (1999)

Logo: A red rugby ball falls on a grass. When the camera rotates, we see the Avalanche logo carved on a field. Then the background changes to black, leaving only text designed the same way as in the previous logos.

FX/SFX: The ball falling to grass.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Seen on NCAA College Football 2K3.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (November 26, 2002-) Avalanche Software (2008)Avalanche Software (2006)

Nickname: "Walking Letters"

Logo: On a white background, silver letter "A" walks to the left, and other letters of the company name fall behind as it passes. When "V" falls, "A" attempts to continue walking, but "V" squeaks, making an attention of "A", which jumps to its usual position. The whole word in 3D is seen. The hatch opens below the name and purple "SOFTWARE" is pulled up from it. The "AVALANCHE" word is pushed above by it, and the shadow is seen below.

Trivia: The box covers have the very first Avalanche logo even now.

Variant: On 25 to Life, it's a still version. Plus three developer logos, (Crystal Dynamics, Ritual Entertainment, and Hwy 1 Productions) are below the logo.

FX/SFX: Letters walking and jumping, the hatch opening.

Music/Sounds: Various background noises and squeaks, and a short synth note.

Availability: Common. Can be seen on many games from the company, starting with Rugrats: Royal Ransom. Also appears on Disney games issued by WB since 2017, beginning with Cars 3: Driven to Win.

Editor's Note: None