Amusement Vision

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Jecken

Editions by
Jecken

Video captures courtesy of
Logo Master, Jake Sharratt Martinez, and Broken Saw

Background

Amusement Vision was a video game company founded in 2000 by Toshihiro Nagoshi when Sega's research and development teams were split from the main company. The company was most well-known for their Super Monkey Ball series and the game F-Zero GX. In 2005, Amusement Vision was dissolved back into Sega.

1st Logo (June 23, 2001-September 3, 2004)

Logo: On a white background, we see a ball with "av" carved into it. The ball rolls towards the screen, then stops, before the screen fades to an orange background, the ball turns into a circle with additional white outlines, a trademark symbol is added at the top right of the circle, and text reading "Created by" in an Impact font appears above the circle.

Variants:

  • On Super Monkey Ball 2, the logo is still.
  • On Super Monkey Ball Jr., the Sega logo crossfades into a still variant of this logo, but the "Created by" text and trademark symbol are now in Comic Sans, and the text "Created by" instead says "Supervised By". The logo then crossfades to the THQ logo.

Technique: The ball rolling and the fading.

Music/Sounds: Rolling sounds when the ball rolls, followed by 3 synth notes, then a synth chord.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The Super Monkey Ball 2 variant removes the rolling sounds.
  • On Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball Jr., the logo is silent.

Availability: Seen on Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Jr.

2nd Logo (July 25, 2003)

Logo: On a black background, the preceding screen with the Nintendo and Sega logos crossfades to the same outlined circle in the last logo with the trademark symbol included. The logo then fades out.

Technique: The crossfading from the preceding screen to the logo, and the fade out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen only on F-Zero GX.

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