AKA Acclaim

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
EnormousRat and CuriousGeorge60

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ENunn and Broken Saw


AKA Acclaim (formerly Acclaim Max Sports) was the extreme sports brand of Acclaim Entertainment that was launched in June 2000, and was best known for the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX games. In 2003, Acclaim discontinued the brand along with Acclaim Sports.

Acclaim Max Sports

(September 14, 2000-June 7, 2002)

Logo: On a black background, we see a silver rectangle with an arrow in a red background rotate down from the top. The white text "max sports" slides in and bounces at the bottom of the arrow and at the same time, "Acclaim" slams into the rectangle letter-by-letter.

Variant: On the PlayStation and Dreamcast versions of Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, we see the in-game Dave Mirra cycling down a ramp decorated with the game's logo. The camera cuts to a side view as Mirra does various tricks on the ramp. As the fourth trick has him fly off the ramp, the camera pans up to reveal the base of the Acclaim Max Sports logo. The normal animation then proceeds, albeit slower than usual.

Technique: CGI Animation.

Music/Sounds: A metal slam sound with each letter slamming in.

Music/Sounds Variant: The Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX variant has a rap rock theme, which wanes once the normal animation plays with the slam sounds.

Availability: Seen on the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX games and Jeremy McGrath Supercross World.

AKA Acclaim

(May 29, 2002-June 30, 2003)

Logo: On a black background, we hear the sound of a spraycan, and then a street light turns itself on and flickers, which reveals the setting to be a dark alleyway with a trash can rolling around and the empty spray can next to it. The spray can has painted graffiti that says "AKA", with the "Acclaim" (without the arrow) typeface next to it (both in white) on the bottom right. The graffiti then drips.


  • On Aggressive Inline and BMX XXX, the logo is still and is inverted.
  • On Aggressive Inline for GBA, there is a massive red line and "AKA" and "Acclaim" are white instead of black.
  • On Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3, the logo is red, and is set behind a background with a biker and a wall in orange.

Technique: CGI Animation.

Music/Sounds: A spray can, a trash can and street sounds.

Availability: The animated version appears on ATV Quad Power Racing 2 and SX Superstar. The still version appears on Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3, ATV Quad Power Racing for GBA, Aggressive Inline and the infamous BMX XXX.

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