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Logo descriptions by EnormousRat

Background: MicroProse Software was founded in 1982 by Sid Meier and Bill Stealey; in early years they released mostly wargames. The company started to experience financial problems in 1990's, which led to their acquisition by Spectrum HoloByte, followed by staff layoffs in 1996. Both co-founders left to their new studios. GT interactive attempted to purchase the company in 1997 but the deal was cancelled. In June 1998 MicroProse was acquired by Hasbro Interactive for $70 million. The layoffs continued and MicroProse finally ended as just a brand name. It was dissolved in 2001 by Infogrames and ceased to exist. The last development studio based in Maryland was closed in 2003.

1st Logo
MicroProse - CLG Wiki

Logo: There are red words "MICRO PROSE" barely divided, the first one streaked with four black lines.

FX/SFX: None.

  • The logo sometimes appeared in 3D.
  • There is an early version with words more separated in the logo.
  • On Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror, the logo is in a gold color.
Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Logo: We see a rotating wireframe globe with the letters of "MICRPROSE" flying around it, led by the plane. The whole logo is gray.

FX/SFX: Simple movement effects.

Music/Sounds: Morse code.

Availability: This was merely a custom variant made for 1942: The Pacific Air War.

Editor's Note: None.

1st Logo
(Late 90's-2001)

Logo: We start in the darkness with red sparks and shadows of the glass 3D word "MICROPROSE." We cannot see anything interesting but the occasional sparks, until the logo pans and zooms out, revealing the glass logo turning into normal red one. Then it fades out.

Variant: A shorter version exists.

FX/SFX: Computer effects. The animation efforts were not bad, but the logo failed because it didn't show anything. Just the flickering, and the banner appeared for only a short time.

Music/Sounds: A computer-synth music was used.

Availability: Appeared on many of Hasbro Interactive's strategy and action games. The regular version appears on games like Risk 2, Worms: Armageddon (except the Nintendo 64 and GBC versions, which were published by Infogrames),Gunship! and Civilization II: Test of Time.

Editor's Note: None.