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Logo captures by EnormousRat and others
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1st Logo
Electronic Arts (1994)Electronic Arts (1992)Electronic Arts (1994)Electronic Arts (1997)Electronic Arts (US Navy Fighters)Electronic Arts (1993)Electronic Arts (1995)Electronic Arts/High Score Productions (1996)Electronic Arts - Desert Strike - SNES

: "The Square/Circle/Triangle Shape Combination", "The EA Square/Circle/Triangle Combo"

: Against a black background, we see a segmented green square flip in, followed by a segmented blue circle and a segmented yellow triangle. At the same time, the words "ELECTRONIC ARTS" are formed below by two sets of lines coming in from the sides of the screen and merging together.

  • Another animation variant has the parts flying and intersecting until they take places, then the name zooms in below and shines. It was seen on US Navy Fighters and Space Hulk.
  • On John Madden Football for 3DO, the steel-colored logo is visually in 3D (see 1st picture).
  • On Grand Slam Bridge 2, the logo is red and featureless with golden text.
  • Need for Speed 2 has the logo in turquoise color zooming in with light spots on the floor.
  • For the variant on the PlayStation version of Viewpoint, the background is a space background. Then the 3D circle zooms through as we pan through the space. Then the light rays swipe through the circle to make the lines appear on the circle. Then it zooms out and the 3D Square and the 3D Triangle shapes (with lines intact), appear from left and right respectively forming the logo. Then "ELECTRONIC ARTS" appear in the game's font appears through the burning effect. Then the text dissolves. Then we move through as the 3D Square leaves the screen while the Circle moves onto the Triangle while the text zooms out through the burning effect this time reading "HIGH SCORE ENTERTAINMENT" (see here), appears while the Circle turns and glows yellow. Then the circle explodes as the text dissolves causing a hole in the triangle to appear. Then it slowly turns upside down and turns gray, becoming the Visual Concepts logo while "VISUAL CONCEPTS" (see here), appears through the burning effect forming the logo. Then the text rotates up and dissolves through fire. Then the VC logo zooms out as the games title zooms out turning with the light ray effect, making it's position into the center as the light rays dim out. Then it fades into the opening intro of the game.
  • On Extreme Pinball, the blue logo is shown on top along with the High Score Productions logo (see here), on the bottom.
  • On Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf for the Super NES, the logo in blue zooms out and rests in the middle. It stays there for a moment before fading to black.
  • On Soviet Strike, the logo is purple.

FX/SFX: The flipping and merging on the standard Genesis variant. The variants have different animation.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the game.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • B.O.B, released in 1993 on the Sega Genesis, had a series of ominous futuristic sounds which changed their pitch as the geometric forms flipped in. At the end, a "clunk" noise was heard. As far as we know, the SNES port of the game lacked the sounds.

Availability: Seen on SNES and Sega Genesis/Megadrive games of the era. Also can be seen on EA games for PlayStation, Saturn, PC and other systems through the era as well, including Space Hulk, Soviet Strike, Japanese version of Lemmings for 3DO, Escape from Monster Manor, US Navy Fighters, John Madden Football for 3DO.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo (Electronic Arts Studios)
Electronic Arts Studios

Nickname: "The Square/Circle/Triangle Shape Combination Transformation"

Logo: On a black background, a blue version of the EA logo shown above fades in. Then the shapes turn 3D, turn down, and the square and circle shapes separate from the triangle and the triangle starts spinning while the square leaves and the circle starts flying around. The lightning flashes appear in between the triangle and the circle while they go faster until the triangle explodes. Then the triangle reappears in 2D deformed style while the Circle returns and the lighting makes the three curved blue lines forming the "E" appear through lightning. Then the Square comes in from the right rotating flying through into the left making ''ELECTRONIC ARTS STUDIOS'' appear through the wipe effect below the logo with a line in between and "STUDIOS" spaced below to fit the width of "ELECTRONIC ARTS".

FX/SFX: The animation of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A synth build up while the shapes are spinning and a lightning-like sound for the text appearing.

Availability: Seen on VERY EARLY PlayStation and Saturn games (and some 3DO games, too), such as Road Rash and Psychic Detective. It was also used in Fade 2 Black, Shockwave 2 for 3DO and Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger.

Scare Factor: Medium, possibly bordering on high. The shapes are OK, but the synth build up, the explosion and the lightning can just unnerve someone if they're not expecting it. But if you've seen this many times before, you should be perfectly fine.

3rd Logo (Electronic Arts Canada)
EA Canada 1995EA Canada HQ LogoElectronic Arts (1995)

Nicknames: "The Square/Circle/Triangle Shape Combination II", "The EA Square/Circle/Triangle Combo II", "Geometric Shapes 3D"

Logo: Against a purple-gray gradient background, pieces of 3D versions of the segmented square, circle, and triangle (well, since they're 3D, it should be a cube, sphere, and pyramid! ;-)) drop down, one-by-one, as the camera goes from a top aerial view from the right, passing the logo, then returning to center the logo as pieces continue to drop when "
ELECTRONIC ARTS CANADA" ("ELECTRONIC ARTS" is blue, "CANADA" is red) flies underneath. Also, when the logo finishes, it shines, and a white sun can be seen traveling all over the logo.

  • 3DO games, including the original version of The Need for Speed, had a much brighter background, no sun, and the music just ended with the "THUD!" sounder.
  • Another variation of the logo simply reads "ELECTRONIC ARTS". This variant appears on OverDrivin for 3DO.
  • A high quality still version was used on NHL '95 for DOS.

FX/SFX: The pieces of the shapes dropping down, the camera flying over, the text appearing underneath.

Music/Sounds: A Moog synthesizer build up as the pieces form the shapes, then a "jail-door" like "THUD!", followed by a twinkling sound.

Availability: Can be found on many EA games from this period, most notably the first game of the Need for Speed franchise and NHL '96 for DOS.

Scare Factor: None to low, for the music can be a bit startling.

4th Logo
Electronic Arts (1999)Electronic Arts (2002)

Logo: We see many mixed-up flying letters, which move quickly from us to their usual places, forming "
ELECTRONIC ARTS". There's a glow around the words, and the website www.ea.com fades in below.

  • Anno 1503 contains the print version of this logo just zooming in. The same logo appears on Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction.
  • There also exists a variant without the URL; this was seen on Auto Destruct.
  • On Sled Storm, the logo is slowed down.

: Flying letters.

Music/Sounds: An explosion-like sound, followed by a male announcer (in an electronic style voice) pronouncing the company's name.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • Some games like Need for Speed: High Stakes have a different sound and a female announcer saying "Electronic Arts."
  • On Auto Destruct, the sound is in a lower pitch.
  • Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit has a synth "THUD!" sound and no voice-over.

Availability: Seen on several games, like Freedom Force, Sled Storm, Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing, Future Cop: L.A.P.D, Beetle Adventure Racing, ReBoot for PSX and Medal of Honor (original PSX version).

Scare Factor: Low. The explosion sound, announcer, and maybe the animation is scary and will get some

5th Logo (EA Games 1st Logo)
EA Games (1998)Electronic Arts (2002)

Logo: We see the current
EA logo in dark blue stacked on top of the word ''GAMES'' in capital letters, encased in a circle on a white background. The circle rotates for a few seconds before placing itself into place. ''WWW.EAGAMES.COM'' fades in below along with the byline reading "EA GAMES is an Electronic Arts brand."

  • On Desert Strike Advance for Game Boy Advance, the circle is absent.
  • On SimGolf, the background is cloudy sky.
  • On LoTR: The Two Towers, the golden ring of power appears in a fire and rotates to the logo.
  • There is also a variant with a black background (seen on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone on PSX).

:The circle rotating.

Music/Sounds: 'Whirling' effects for the rotation and when the circle stops there is a mild ding sound along with a thud sound.

Music/Sounds Variant: On some games there is an explosion sound in place of the ding.

Availability: Very common, even when the 2002 EA Games logo is a still same icon. It can be seen on late 90s to early 2000s games. It was also found on a typical EA games from 1999 to 2002 such as like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit II, Cel Damage, 007: The World is Not Enough and 007: Agent Under Fire. Also appeared on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for GBA.

Scare Factor: None.

6th Logo
(November 24, 2001)
Electronic Arts (2001)

The letters "EA" are shown in its corporate font, like in the 4th logo. The color is usually blue. Under the letters we can see "ELECTRONIC ARTS".


Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on The Simpsons: Road Rage.

Scare Factor: None.

7th Logo (EA Games 2nd Logo)
Electronic Arts (2002)Electronic Arts (2003)Electronic Arts (2003)

Logo: We see a zoom out of the late 90s EA Games logo, and it presses itself causing it to flash and "Challenge Everything" appears through the light ray effect below the logo along with the byline, "EA GAMES is an ELECTRONIC ARTS brand" and they stay there for a few seconds. Then the logo goes into a flash and disappears while the bylines fade away.

  • Still version of this logo, used on GBA, had the byline in different font with the blue aura still in place.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for GBA had the logo on a piece of parchment.
  • A still version with a black background and more accurate print was used on NDS even a year later, on GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. The reason is because this game was released for all other platforms in 2004.
  • Another version with white background was used on 007: Nightfire for GBA.
  • On Medal of Honor: European Assault for PS2, the logo starts out normal, but just before we hear "Challenge Everything" the logo fades to sepia tone and the quality deteriorates, much like a 1940s style movie.
  • An early variant of this logo (seen on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for PSX) had the logo moving much slower and choppily, the "Challenge Everything" voice-over is omitted, and the "EA Games" voice-over is not reverberated.

FX/SFX: The zoom out, the voice-over, and the flash.

Music/Sounds: Multiple voices say "EA Games" simultaneously, then a whisper says "Challenge Everything".

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • On TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, the music and voice-overs are played at a higher pitch
  • On Def Jam: Fight for NY, D-Mob (a character from the game) says "Challenge Everything" in place of the whisper.

Availability: Seen on games of the era, such as Freedom Fighters, Batman Begins, Catwoman, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, most 007 games of the era (like Everything or Nothing) and most Harry Potter games of the era (like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone (PS2/GCN/XBOX versions), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).

Scare Factor: Minimal to low, the surprisingly zoom out and the voice announcer, and the flash can scare a couple, but this is a great logo.

8th Logo
(2005-2006, 2009)

Logo: On a black background, two white lines are seen whooshing in. They later go down and right, forming the EA logo. The logo then makes a sudden
Electronic Arts (2005)
boom, and it zooms out. The byline, "EA IS AN ELECTRONIC ARTS BRAND" appears
under the logo.

FX/SFX: The lines whooshing.

Music/Sounds: Some sword drawing sounds, and then a synth whoosh.

Availability: Seen on games from the era, including Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Burnout Legends, The Sims 2 for NDS and 007: From Russia with Love. This also appears, surprisingly enough, on the trailer for the 2009 game Need for Speed: Nitro.

Scare Factor: Low. The rapid change to the logo will scare some

9th Logo
(2006- )
Electronic Arts (2006)Electronic Arts - Standard version (2009)

Logo: On a white background, the current EA logo rapidly zooms and sends a red circle around it, then continues to zooms out slowly. Until 2007, the byline "EA IS AN ELECTRONIC ARTS BRAND" appears under the logo.

Variants: Since EA publishes many games, there are incredibly many variants.

FX/SFX: The zoom out of the EA logo.

Music/Sounds: The same whoosh heard on the last logo.

Availability: The original variant is very rare and was seen on The Simpsons Game, Def Jam Icon and Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Its still version is available from Need for Speed: Carbon and G.I.Joe for DS. Also available on some earliest trailers (before the new ones with custom logo appear).

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The zoom out will get some

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