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Logo captures by mr3urious and Logophile
Video captures by
Bloodreign1, RapierInternational, and AdjustTracking
Editions by mr3urious, Hoa, GETENT, BenIsRandom,and KirbyGuy2001 (Logoblin)

Background: Founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business, but later made arcade games in 1973, Konami is a familiar and famous game publisher based in Japan known for their franchises such as Metal Gear, PES (Pro Evolution Soccer), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (until Ubisoft acquired rights to the franchise, which would later be given to Activision), Castlevania, Gradius, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Contra, and Dance Dance Revolution franchises.

1st Logo

Nicknames: The Konami Logo, "The Bacon Strips"

Logo: On a black (or white) background, two curvy ribbons, one orange and one yellow, are seen arranged diagonally with "KONAMI" written below. The ribbons scroll up. Below it is the title screen.

FX/SFX: The scrolling.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the game or none.

Availability: Seen on a lot of Konami games on the NES and the arcades such as Contra.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
Konami blue stripe on TurboGrafx-16/PC EngineKonami purple stripe on Super Nintendo/Super FamicomKonami green stripe on Genesis/MegaDrive
Konami - CLG Wiki
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Top left:
The blue laser forming the logo as seen on NEC TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Konami games.
Top center:The purple laser forming the logo as seen on Super Nintendo/Super Famicom Konami games.
Top right:The green laser forming the logo as seen on Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Konami games.
Bottom: The finished logo.

: "3D Konami Logo", "Laser Bacon Strips"

: Against a black background, a spark draws a purple line at the top of the screen. It moves downward until a dark blue outline of the Konami logo from before is shown. Colors fill the Konami logo (the top ribbon orange, the bottom ribbon red, and "KONAMI" silver) and textures as the background fades to white.

  • The purple laser variant described above is seen on all Super Famicom/Super Nintendo games.
  • On Sega Mega Drive/Genesis versions of Konami games, there was a variant with a green line being drawn out. This could also be spotted on the Sega CD Konami games (such as Snatcher).
  • On PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 versions of Konami games, there was a variant with a blue line being drawn out.
  • Strangely, on the SNES/Super Famicom version of Gradius III, the logo is shown after the familiar cross hatch screen seen when an arcade game is turned on. There is no copyright info.
  • A still variant exists when region lockout occurs on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.

: The line animation (whether it's purple for Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, green for Genesis/Mega Drive, or blue for TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine) and the color fill.

Music/Sounds: An ascending/descending bell-like synth sound as the color appears (which sounds different depending on the game/system); otherwise silent.

Music/Sounds Variants:
  • On Metal Warriors and the SNES version of Zombies Ate My Neighbors, the sound "reverberates" more.
  • On NFL Football for the SNES, the music sounds more muffled.
  • On Tiny Toons Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure for the Sega Genesis, the music is fast.

Availability: Seen on all Konami releases for the SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (and the Sega CD/Mega CD add-on), as well as some for the NEC TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine. The logo is preserved on Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP and Wii Virtual Console versions of Konami releases as well as the Anniversary Collections for both.Contra and Castlevania on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
Konami (1980's-Early '90s)

Logo: Just the words "KONAMI" in white italics scrolling up against a black background.

FX/SFX: The scrolling.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later games by Konami for Game Boy, such as Contra III: The Alien Wars.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo

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Left: The Konami logo walks along.
Right: The finished logo.

: "Walking Konami Logo", "Konami Gumby", "Gumby Bacon Strips"

Logo: Against a black background with a white floor, we see the Konami logo from before, but rendered in 3D, walking across the screen from right to left, with the silvery text "KONAMI" following behind. The text then stops in the middle and the logo walks off-screen. The logo then walks in ahead toward the screen, pushing the text along with it until the screen turns white and both the text and logo turn into 2D images (but in more solid colors than the 1st logo).

FX/SFX: The logo and text moving.

Music/Sounds: A series of synth chimes as the logo walks around, followed by a synth fanfare as the logo is fully formed.

Availability: Seen on Konami releases of the period for the PS1 and Saturn, only in Japan however. Konami releases in North America and PAL territories used the 6th Logo.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo
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Left: The Konami logo rotating.
Right: The finished logo.

Nicknames: "3D Konami Logo II", "Rotating Konami Logo"

: Against a black background, the two bacon strips rotates 180 degrees until it stops and the logo's background and text "KONAMI" turned gray.

  • On Fighting Bujutsu, the Konami logo moves from left to the center, plus it is almost on warp speed.
  • On Gradius IV, the logo ends with a still of the 8th logo.

FX/SFX: The logo moving in 3D.

Music/Sounds: A remixed version of the 2nd logo synth chime.

Music/Sounds Variants: Depends on the game, a longer version of the music can be found on Hang Pilot and Gradius IV, which is 4 seconds long.

Availability: Seen on some Konami arcade games released from 1995 until 1998 starting with Midnight Run: Road Fighter 2 and ended with Racing Jam: Chapter 2. Note that the majority of these games can be ranged from very rare to extinct. However, the Hang Pilot (a.k.a Gradius IV) variant can be found on Gradius III & IV Collection on the PlayStation 2 and other compilations of Gradius games.

Editor's Note
: None.

6th Logo

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Left: The nearly finished logo, with sky and ground intact.
Right: The finished product.

: "Through the Rocks", "Rocky Bacon Strips"

: Against a swirly dark blue sky looking similar to the Northern lights, we see some boulders rising from the ground. The words "KONAMI" in steel flip up from underneath. We zoom out, and this ends with the two strips flipping up to the screen really fast. The screen quickly shifts to white, with the logo in slightly lighter colors and a Registered trademark "®
" symbol.

FX/SFX: The boulders, the logo rising, the Northern lights sky, and the logo forming.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic tune with boulders crumbling (sounds more like explosions), a jet-like sound as the strips fly forth, and an orchestral "hit" as the logo is formed.

Availability: Seen on pretty much all Konami games for the PS1 and Saturn released in North America and PAL territories, such as Contra: Legacy of War, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and select sports games from the company.

Editor's Note: None.

7th Logo

Nicknames: "Flip In", "Flipping Bacon Strips"

Logo: Against a black/blue gradient background, the three pieces of the Konami logo flip in, the orange ribbon
Konami (Late '90s)coming in from the left, the red ribbon coming in from the right, and the company name in gray zooming out. When they join together, the screen turns white. The logo lacks the Registered trademark " symbol from before.

FX/SFX: The parts of the logo coming together.

Music/Sounds: Just a chime when the logo comes together.

Availability: Was seen on Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and all other Konami games for the Nintendo 64.

Editor's Note: None.

8th Logo

Logo: Just a still picture of the ribbons logo.

  • On Metal Gear Solid, the logo fades out to the KCEJ logo.
  • Later games by the company had the Konami text Black and in a bold Arial-like font and it would note be italicized. It would also be in a black borderline box.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None, or the game's theme. On Metal Gear Solid, there is a 12-note synth vocal jingle. There's also a synth chime that actually comes out from the Konami Video logo in some Arcade releases.

Availability: Seen on some games from Konami, such as Metal Gear Solid, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories, Konami Arcade Classics, and Evolution Skateboarding. Can also be seen on the company's arcade games from the time, including most of the Dance Dance Revolution games.

Editor's Note: None.

9th Logo

Konami (2003)

: "The Knife", "The Banner"

Logo: Just the words "KONAMI" in a much different font on a red knife-shaped banner. This takes place on a white or black background.

Variant: Starting in 2013, the knife-shaped banner is removed, so it's only the text.

FX/SFX: The fade-in.

Music/Sounds: Usually none. On arcade games, a tune is heard which just a little bit sounds like the Capcom jingle.

Availability: Common. Seen on all
.Konami games since 2003.

Editor's Note: None.


1st Logo
(Late '80s)

Konami - CLG Wiki[Untitled]

: On a white and gray gradient background, the 3-D "KONAMI" (in a dark gray color" rotates and eases back to the top of the screen. As this happens, the Bacon Strips (also 3-D) rapidly spins past the text. They both rest on the top of the screen and copyright and store disclaimers appear below.

FX/SFX: The moving text and spinning Bacon Strips. Standard 1980s computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A spinning noise is heard with a whoosh and a "THUD" when the logos rest.

Music Variant: The soundtrack from the commercial might be heard when the logo animation plays. It ends when the "THUD" is heard.

Availability: Extinct, this appeared on TV spots for the NES games The Adventures of Bayou Billy and Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest. Check old tape recordings.

2nd Logo
(20??- )

Logo: On a white background, a different Konami logo fades in quickly with only the font used for the logo, this time in red.

FX/SFX: The fade in.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized chime, two people shouting "Konami". This logo was made by Sota Fujimori, sound director of various Konami games as well as a notable BEMANI artist.

Music Variants: Sometimes, the logo is silent.

Availability: Common, seen on every recent ad and web-ad for Konami in Japan, as well as some web advertising.