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Background: Arena Entertainment was formed in 1991 as a division of Mirrorsoft, Ltd. to publish games for Sega Genesis. On January 6, 1992, Acclaim Entertainment purchases Mirrorsoft Ltd. and acquired the company to publish Acclaim games for Sega systems. In 1994, it was folded into Acclaim Entertainment.

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(1991-1992)

Nicknames: "The Flower", "The Arena Flower"

Logo: On a white background, we see a blue flower. Under it is the word, "ARENA" with the word "ENTERTAINMENT" spaced below it.

Variants:

  • On Back to the Future: Part III, the logo is a bit darker, due to the incorrect palette format. Plus, "ENTERTAINMENT" is a bit smaller.
  • On the U.S. Genesis version of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, the in-credit logo is on the left next to the in-credit The Bitmap Brothers logo at the right with the copyright info below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the game, or none.

Availability: Seen on BattleMaster for Genesis.

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(1992-1994)

Nicknames: "The Flower II", "The Flower in the Box", "The Arena Flower II"

Logo: On a black background, we see the previous logo design, but it's all very light blue, the text is smaller and it's on the blue/dark blue gradient box with a golden border around it.

Variants:

  • On games developed by Probe Software for Genesis and Game Gear (including the Amiga version of Alien³, "PRESENTS" is shown underneath.
    • On Genesis version of T2: The Arcade Game and Game Gear version of Mortal Kombat, the word is blue.
    • On Game Gear and Sega Master System versions of Alien³, it is shown as "Presents".
  • On the Genesis version of NBA Jam, the basketball is bouncing on the logo to the left. Plus, it bounces on the ground.
  • On the Game Gear version of NBA Jam, the basketball bounces on the logo to the right.
  • On Genesis version of Super High Impact, the logo is on the white background. Plus the byline, "Arena Entertainment a division of Acclaim Distribution, Inc." is under the logo.

FX/SFX: None, but the basketball bouncing for the NBA Jam variants.

Music/Sounds: Silent, or the opening theme of the game.

Availability: Seen on Acclaim games for Sega systems until 1994.

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(1993-1994)

Nicknames: "The Exploding CD", "The Acclaim/Arena Logo Transformation", "The Arena Flower III", "The Half Flower"

Logo: On a black background we see a CD which turns to see a side view of it. Then, it explodes shattering away, then the pieces of the Acclaim logo appear and forms the Acclaim logo. Then the Rainbow colored line like object appears under it. Then it transforms into the "ARENA" text. Then the blue half flower appears unfolding and spreading above it.

Trivia: The logo first appeared as a print logo on game covers (although the games themselves used the previous logo).

Variant: On WWF Rage in the Cage, the logo is smaller. Plus the CD exploding part is cut and the Acclaim logo is already formed. Also, the rainbow colored line animation is different and the flower appearing animation is different.

FX/SFX: FMV CGI.

Music/Sounds: A quiet dark whoosh at first. Before the CD explodes, a random piano theme, then a brief explosion, with a dissonant high-pitched synth chord. A 13-note fanfare which transforms into a rock theme when the Acclaim logo appears.

Availability: Seen on Mortal Kombat and WWF: Rage in the Cage for Sega CD.

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