Closing Logo Group

(Early 1990s)[]


Nicknames: "Green Pac-Man", "Showtime and Pac-Man in Korea", "Cheap Man", "Bad Logo Man", "Another Bottom of the Barrel"

Logo: We start against a Showtime "It's Showtime" bumper from the mid 1980's, which starts against a black background with a blue ball moving and the Showtime logo at the time turning against the screen. The text scrolls across to the screen with the blue ball behind it. We stop at the O and the ball flies through the O and the logo zooms out. However, there is a Pac-Man picture trying to cover the blue ball, and "HOME GAME" flashing in red and white on the screen. When we see the Showtime text zooming out, the Pac-Man picture goes to the center of the screen and it cuts to a blue background with the Pac-Man picture on the right side of the screen, now tinted green. To the left of it is the same text, but it's stacked, "HOME" is stretched out, and the entire text changes colors. The text pixelates, spreads out, and crunches up, which is then replaced with "홈 게임" (Home Game) which also change colors.

Trivia: Their slogan was apparently, "Know Silver! Feel Silver!"

FX/SFX: All the animation.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic synth-orchestral fanfare, actually part of the beginning of "Ancient Legend" by composer David Arkenstone, with additional high-pitched whooshing and shimmering sounds during the transition to the logo. The same fanfare was also used for the TOP Video Production logo from the same country.

Availability: Ultra rare. All tapes are only in South Korea, so trying to find them is almost impossible. It is very likely on a Korean tape of the 1977 B-movie Tentacles (known as Holiday Killer over there). As for the Showtime ID, it's incredibly hard to find and until now (see it here at 18:12), no footage of it existed on the Internet with the exception of the Home Game logo. Go to South Korea and check charity shops for tapes with a Home Game print on them.

Editor's Note: This logo is one of the weirdest logos ever made, mainly due to its blatant use of stolen properties (this being Pac-Man, and a Showtime ID) and poor computer animation.