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Nintendo was founded in 1889 to make cards. Later, it began making toys and starting in 1975, they started making video games.


1st Logo
(1985- )

Logo: Not really a logo, but on a background is the words ''Licensed by Nintendo''.

Variant: On some games, ''Licensed by Nintendo of America, Inc.'' appears instead of ''Licensed by Nintendo''.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Nintendo-licensed games since 1985.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
(November 21, 1990-October 21, 2003)
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''Nintendo Presents....''

Logo: On a black background, we see ''- Nintendo -'' in it's font without the round shape. Below it is ''presents".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A newer coin sound effect from Super Mario World, On Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi says the word "Nintendo".

Availability: Seen on Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, and the Super Mario Advance games except for the first one.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo


Logo: On a white background, a Nintendo logo falls while a penguin is seen running around and then it goes away. The Nintendo logo shakes when is stopped, then, the whole logo flashes rapidly with color inversion effect.

FX/SFX/Cheese Factor: Simple animation, but what's with the penguin?

Music/Sounds: A menacing high-pitched synth chord following by rising synth blips, and blips that sounded like an alarm when a penguin runs around. When Nintendo logo shakes, a "Dong!" sound, followed by a loud thunderclap sound when logo flashes rapidly.

Availability: Seen only on Penguin Wars (Also known as King of the Zoo) for the Game Boy.

Scare Factor: High, the creepy music and the strobe lights at the end cause scares to many people. However the penguin is cute to look at.

4th Logo
(September 1, 1992- August 13, 1993, December 12, 2010) (USA)
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''The Gold Mario Coin'', ''Nintendo Coin''

Logo: On a black background, we see the normal Nintendo logo but the round shape is stretched out a bit. On top the text is a gold Mario coin.

Variant: On Super Mario Kart, there's no gold Mario coin.

FX/SFX: The coin shining.

Music/Sounds: See the 2nd logo.

Availability: Seen on Super Mario Kart, Super Mario All-Stars (+ Super Mario World), and Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition.

Scare Factor: None.

5th Logo

(1993- )
Nintendo - CLG WikiNintendo (2005)

: ''The Nintendo Logo''

Logo: We see the famous Nintendo logo. The logo is sometimes colored.

  • On Mario Kart 64, the logo is gold and spins around. It gradually gets faster and eventually the screen fades to white, leading up to the Mario Kart 64 title screen. A similar variant also appears on Goldeneye 007, but the logo is gray instead of gold and it only spins around at a steady pace.

FX/SFX: A usual effect or none.

Music/Sounds: A sound from the game or silence. On the Mario Kart 64 variant, the sounds of cars driving by. On the Goldeneye 007 variant, the opening theme plays. On Animal Crossing: Wild World, a child says "Nintendo."

Availability: Can be seen on most Nintendo games
such as Mario Kart 64.

Scare Factor: None for the standard version but low to high for the Mario Kart 64 variant, it depends on what you think of the sound effects and the logo spinning. For the Goldeneye 007 variant, low, since the music can surprise those who aren't expecting it.

5th Logo
(2004- )

Nickname: "The Ugly Nintendo Logo"

: On a white background, we see the current Nintendo logo.

: None.

Cheesy Factor
: The logo looks ugly.

: None.

: Seen after you download a game from someone else during DS download play on DS/DS Lite. Also seen on Nintendo-made DS games. 3DS games have the Nintendo 3DS logo instead.

Scare Factor: Low.


Nintendo Films

(1999-2001, 2006) (USA)
Nintendo Films logo 1999

Nicknames: "Shining Nintendo", "Nintendo!"

Logo: On a black BG, we see a 3D Nintendo logo zoom and spin around slowly. When it is done, the logo shines from left to right.

FX/SFX: The logo zooming and spinning and the shining wipe effect.

Music/Sounds: Silent for Pokemon: The First Movie and Doubutsu No Mori (the Japanese name for the Animal Crossing series, which translates to Animal Forest), but the other movies had a shining sound.

Availability: Seen on only the three 1999-2001 Pokemon movies which were released by Warner Bros. Also seen on the Doubutsu No Mori movie released in 2006 in Japan only.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

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JerkTV2008 More Nintendo variants! 0 Jul 7 2013, 7:59 AM EDT by JerkTV2008
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There also more Nintendo variants from Rareware games.
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Nickname: "The Ugly Nintendo Logo"

Logo: On a white background we see the Nintendo logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The logo looks ugly.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen after you download a game from someone else during DS Download Play. It might also be on the DSi.

Scare Factor: Low.
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