Paramount Digital Entertainment

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1st Logo (1990)

Nickname: "The 8-bit Paramountain"

Logo: A simplified 8-bit version of the bylineless 1986 "CGI Mountain" movie logo with a copyright banner below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Silent.

Availability: Was used on only one game: The Hunt for Red October (NES).

2nd Logo (1992- )

Nickname: "The Paramount Banner"

Logo: On a white background, we see the post-1968 Paramount print logo with a byline below, previously colored in blue.

Bylines:

  • 1992: "A Gulf+Western Company".
  • 1993-1995: "A Paramount Communications Company".
  • 1995-2010: "A VIACOM COMPANY" (in the 1990 \/|/\CO/\/\ "Wigga-Wigga" font).
  • 2010-2019: "A VIACOM COMPANY" (in the 2006 font).
  • 2020-: "A VIACOMCBS COMPANY".

Variants:

  • In the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum versions of The Addams Family, the logo is in white with the Gulf+Western byline in yellow and the registered trademark symbol "®" in red, along with the Ocean logo above the Paramount logo.
  • In some games, the logo is on a black background.
  • In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen, the logo had silvery gradient colors and space background.
  • In the DS version of Transformers: The Game, the logo is on a red (Autobots) or purple (Decepticons) background with a robotic frame around it. The logo also glows.
  • In 2010, the entire logo and byline are colored in black.
  • The glowing blue logo was seen on Indian in the Cupboard, with the moon in the background. The circle was arranged right to fit the moon.
  • On Bébé's Kids for the Super NES, the logo (without byline) appears in a white box on a black background with copyright info on top and on bottom, "LICENSED TO MANDINGO ENTERTAINMENT INC.".
  • From 2011-2012 only, the mountain was modified and the Viacom byline has lost its line. The 100 Years disclamer is on the logo. In 2013, the 2010 logo was reinstated.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common. This is not actually an interactive mark, it is the banner used in Paramount-owned licensees, including Mission: Impossible for PlayStation, Top Gun: Fire Storm for Game Boy Color, Top Gun: Combat Zones for Game Boy Advance, and The Spiderwick Chronicles for Nintendo DS among others. Most of the Transformers titles also have it. First seen in The Addams Family for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

3rd Logo (1993-1994)

Nickname: "Paramount Interactive"

Logo: The blue-colored print version of the 1968-present bylineless Paramount print logo is accompanied with "Paramount Interactive" below, written in decorative italics and in the famous Paramount script font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This was a very short-lived interactive division of Paramount, and this logo is extremely hard to find. It was used on Lenny's Music Toons, two Medior games, Rock, Rap 'N Roll and Movie Select, and is believed to be used on two Cyberflix games, Jump Raven and Lunicus, both long out of the market and even harder to get working nowadays on modern computers.

4th Logo (1993-2006)

Nickname: "CGI Mountain"

Logo: It's basically the 1986-2003 Paramount Pictures logo without an interactive mark whatsoever.

Variants:

  • In the PC version of Wayne's World, the logo is still and bylineless, then "Paramount" turns into "and" (in the same font as the Paramount script) as the stars disappear.
  • In Top Gun: Fire At Will, the logo is cut-shortened. Plus, the Viacom byline fades in together with the Paramount script logo.
  • There is also a still artwork version of this logo in Nacho Libre.

FX/SFX: Same as the Paramount Pictures logo of the era.

Music/Sounds: None. However, on Star Trek the logo comes with the original fanfare that was sometimes used in the movie counterpart.

Availability: Seen in Wayne's World, Top Gun: Fire At Will, Nacho Libre and The Godfather: The Game. Also appears on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars.

5th Logo (2002-2011)

Nickname: "CGI Majestic Mountain"

Logo: It's basically the then-current Paramount Pictures logo without an interactive mark whatsoever.

FX/SFX: Same as the then-current Paramount logo.

Variants:

  • An accurate copy of the 90th Anniversary logo (still) was used on The Sum of All Fears. The same game for GBA used the print version.
  • There was a still logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common. Found on The Italian Job.

6th Logo (The Warriors Custom Variant) (2005)

Nickname: "Blue Mountain", "Abstract Mountain"

Logo: Same as the 1975-1986 Paramount Pictures logo, but the byline "A VIACOM COMPANY", in the \/|/\CO/\/\ "Wigga-Wigga" font, fades-in instead at the same time "Paramount" fades-in.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1975-1986 logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen in the game The Warriors.

7th Logo (2009-2014)

Nickname: "The Rays"

Logo: Starting in a tunnel made of blue 0's and 1's (representing binary code), we zoom forward and the Paramount's circular stars are already there. Many other small digits fall from the top and form a white field over the mountain, which is the print logo of Paramount Pictures. The name is quickly wiped below the mountain. It has "Paramount" in regular font and also "DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT" under it. The logo then rushes towards the screen and ends in a splash of light.

FX/SFX: Full CGI.

Music/Sounds: Mainly whooshing sounds and time-counting squeaks.

Availability: The still version is seen in various (mainly casual) games for PC like Star Trek D-A-C, Clueless, and Pretty in Pink. The animated version is seen on Rango and some other games for the Wii, along with some iPhone games.

8th Logo (2014- )

Nickname: "Static Mountain"

Logo: On a black background, a splash of static wipes in, with traces of color bars. This then quickly zooms out to reveal the new logo. A cut-out circle is seen with the static in it. 3 black bars are seen above a version of the Paramount logo, but this time more angular and the 5 cut-out sections now looking like lightning bolts. The bars also contain "PARAMOUNT DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT", all stacked on the bars. A Viacom byline is seen below as the logo slowly zooms in and flickers.

FX/SFX: The quick zoom out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Current. Seen on digitally streamed series, like Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. It's unknown if it will appear on future games.

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