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Background: High Voltage Software, despite the name, is a video gaming company that produces games for many systems, such as the NBA Inside Drive series, Paperboy, etc.


1st Logo
(1995)

Nickname: "The High Voltage Tower"

Logo: We see an electrical tower in front of the stormy sky. The thunder occurs around and the lightning hits the tower. Then we switch to the side view with the tower standing left and the horizontal pod with the white sign saying High Voltage Software (1995)"DANGER" in red box and "HIGH VOLTAGE" in black below. The sign then flips open, revealing the lower part with "SOFTWARE" handwritten in messy red font.

FX/SFX: The thunder lightning and the sign flipping out.

Music/Sounds: Thundering and electric zapping, then the creaking of old sign.

Availability: Appeared only on Vid Grid for Jaguar.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low.




2nd Logo
(1995-1996)
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Nickname: "High Voltage Tower II"

Logo
: We see a box containing a dark-blue sky background with an electrical tower (like the ones you see near factories). The words


HIGH VOLTAGE
S O F T W A R E

are shown curved around the tower. Two yellow and black strips of warning tape with "DANGER!!! HIGH VOLTAGE!!!" written on them in red slide in from the top and bottom sides of the screen, and four
electrical bolts shoot out from the tower four times, each in a diagonal corner of the screen. The warning strips slide away.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor
: The electricity.

Music/Sounds
: The start of the menu theme for whatever game it appears in, along with the thunderclap.

Availability: Seen on High Voltage games of the time, like NBA Jam: Tournament Edition and White Men Can't Jump for the Atari Jaguar.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The thunderclap may catch some people off guard, but other than that, it's tame.



3rd Logo
(1996)

Nicknames: "High Voltage Tower III", "The Lightning-Struck Tower"

Logo: We see a sign saying "Danger High Voltage" on a fence as we zoom out to see the electrical tower from before. Lightning strikes the tower as the logo zooms out once again, we then see the tower inside of a box on a metal wall, with the same High Voltage Software text from before underneath it, which is surging with yellow electricity before turning blue.

FX/SFX: CGI animation and the electricity.

Music/Sounds: Electric sounds throughout.

Availability: Currently only known to be on Tempest X3 for PSX.

Scare Factor: Minimal, due to the electricity.



4th Logo
(1997)

Nickname: "The High Voltage Tower IV"

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Appeared on NCAA Basketball 97.

Scare Factor: Minimal.



5th Logo
(Late 1990s-Early 2000s)
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Nickname
: "Lego Mini-figure"

Logo: Starting with a dark screen, we hear footsteps. The screen brightens to reveal a Lego mini-figure
in an electric worker's outfit, walking and smiling and he goes to a switch. He struggles to pull it for a few seconds and then he does it. We hear sparks and the mini-figure's face turns to wonder and then happiness as the camera zooms in on his face. In the next scene we see the High Voltage Software sign in darkness. Then, as the lights flicker on, the camera rotates to have the logo in the center. We remain on the same shot, with a skyline in the background, and then the camera fades to black. The logo itself reads as follows: On a white square, "DANGER" is in white lettering in a red ellipse on top. "HIGH VOLTAGE SOFTWARE" is black and each word in read top to bottom, except for "SOFTWARE" which is sideways on the right side.

FX/SFX: The footsteps, machinery, and sparks.


Music/Sounds: We don't hear music until after the mini-figure
finishes pulling the lever. It is a slightly eerie synth note. At present time, it sounds like a choir can be faintly heard near the end.

Availability: Found only on Lego computer games from the late 90's/early 2000s.

Scare Factor: Low.



6th Logo
(1999)

Nickname: "Short Circuited"

Logo: A polygonal action takes place, showing the bicycle-riding paper boy and the dog chasing him. When he rides between two electrodes, he throws a bone into the console, turning it on and electrocuting the dog. It pans down to show the High Voltage logo, which electrocutes.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Simple polygonal animation, which is N64 console strangely capable of.

Music/Sounds: Wheel-creaking and the whining of fried dog.

Availability: Appeared only on Paperboy for Nintendo 64.

Scare Factor: Low.




7th Logo
(2000)

Nickname: "The High Voltage Tower V"

Logo: Through an optic device, we observe soldiers moving across the orange surface, when the large electric tower rises up and takes all the view. Then the device power-offs and the close-up view of the HVS shield appears, which zooms to normal position.

FX/SFX: Animation of the soldier figures and the tower, not very complicated.

Music/Sounds: Minor wind and talking.

Availability: Appears only on Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




8th Logo
(2002)

Nickname: "Electricity Factory"

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: TBA.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




9th Logo
(2002-2003)

Nickname: "Bug Zapper"

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: TBA.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




10th Logo
(2003- )

Nickname: "Kid Console"

Logo: We see a kid with glasses in a room, who's looking through a pile of games that he has. He then pulls out a disc that has the company logo from
before on it. He puts it in his game console and begins playing it, until his TV begins to shake. It surges with electricity, and shoots out a bluish light, leaving the kid with an amazed face as the camera zooms in on his glasses, where we see logo on a black background, surging with electricity.

FX/SFX: Cartoon animation.

Cheesy Factor: There's an unnecessary amount of zooming in the logo, and the reactions that the kid has are just hilarious.

Music/Sounds: A rock theme starting when the kid finds the disc with the logo on it, but we here the sounds of birds chirping beforehand, and we also hear several video game sound effects and electrical surges throughout.

Availability: Currently only known to be on the console versions of Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Iron Man 2, and Ben 10: Protector of Earth. Still in use today.

Scare Factor: Medium, the electrical surges as well as the kid's reactions may not sit well with some.



11th Logo
(2004, 2006)

Nickname: "Glowing Blocks"

Logo: On a black space, several glowing blocks with red outlines float and join together, zoom inside, then form the HVS shield in the middle.

FX/SFX: The blocks moving.

Music/Sounds: Small swishing sounds.

Availability: Appeared on
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna *** Laude and Blitz Overtime for PSP.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




12th Logo
(2004)

Logo: The flames open the view on the red-haired game character shown from behind. Then he looks back and we immediately zoom close into his eyes. He produces a game card and throws in at the screen. The card flips several times and becomes the HVS shield logo.

FX/SFX: Cartoon animation.

Music/Sounds: Mainly "whoosh" in various tones.

Availability: Appeared only on Duel Masters.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




13th Logo
(2006- )


Nickname: "Key Drive".

Logo: On a black background, we see the logo as we zoom on a mechanical arm coming out from the left side of the logo, it begins rotating and mildly
surging with electricity, we then see the logo zoomed out again as two mechanical arms (the one from before and another one on the right side) shock the logo with electricity, then retreat back into it. The logo then slowly zooms out and fades out.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of electrical surges throughout.

Availability: Currently only known to be on the console versions of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and all versions of Family Guy.

Scare Factor: Medium, due to the fast paced
animation, but this is a pretty cool logo.



14th Logo
(2007-2008)

Nickname: "Metal Patch Circuit"

Logo: There is the steel-patched HVS shield. Two fire streams move and meet at the center, causing the logo to vibrate and slowly zoom in, while the horizontal power line descends over it.

FX/SFX: Fire streaks and effects.

Music/Sounds: The noise.

Availability: Appears on Harvey Birdman for all platforms, and Tom Clancy's GRAW 2 for PSP.

Scare Factor: Medium.




15th Logo
(2009)

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Seen on The Conduit.

Scare Factor: Minimal.




16th Logo
(2010-2011)

Logo: The logo shield slowly zooms in, with thunder and lightning in the background.

FX/SFX: Lightning animation.

Music/Sounds: Thundering sounds.

Availability: Seen on Captain America and Conduit 2.

Scare Factor: Medium.




17th Logo
(2011)

Logo: On a purple stage, the HVS shield is seen, pulsing and emitting reflections in joint with the music beats. Three lights descent above. After some beating, the logo suddenly explodes and dissolves into particles.High Voltage Software (2011)

FX/SFX: Logo pulsing and colors switching.

Music/Sounds: Disco beat music synchronized with shield beating.

Availability: Seen on Victorious: Time to Shine, Nickelodeon Dance and Country Dance 2.


Scare Factor: Low.




18th Logo
(2012)

Logo: In a dark space, we see a small orange square and blue rectangle. The latter flips and multiplies, and the HVS logo appears on its place, deforming and twitching at random parts. Small blue squares and stars flash around. The logo ends when the orange square poses at the right side and begins to constantly flash.

FX/SFX: Computer square animation.

Music/Sounds: Beeping and clicking sounds.

Availability: Seen on Toy Story Mania for PS3.


Scare Factor: Minimal.




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LogoGuy2013 5th logo variant 0 Mar 4 2014, 9:14 AM EST by LogoGuy2013
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Variant: on the Nintendo 64 version of Lego Racers, the background is entirely black, the spotlight was there, the lever design is different, the sounds and music are slightly low pitched, the logo was brighter and the sparks are tiny.

Rare variant not used:

If you tilt the LEGO Racers Cartridge (64 only), then the music/sounds corrupt, The lego guy appears to be deformed, the logo of HVS will turn into the green screen, the spark elements break, the spotlight disappears, and the lever appears to be deformed too.
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zerovertigo High Voltage 0 Feb 25 2014, 9:40 PM EST by zerovertigo
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I was just searching this up for the sake of a little piece of my childhood, and I believe the first or second High Voltage logo is in a game called Ruiner Pinball for the Atari Jaguar. As shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2p48zDIZI
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fig2090 the 16th 0 Aug 31 2012, 10:05 AM EDT by fig2090
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the 16th logo's avalibility is not true I saw the logo on nicktoons mlb
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