MTV Games

From Audiovisual Identity Database


MTV Interactive was originally used as an announcer card for games based on MTV-owned licensees. In 2007, MTV relaunched its gaming division as "MTV Games". In 2011, the company closed.

1st Logo (1998)

Logo: On a white background, we see the standard MTV logo from the era, with the word "INTERACTIVE" below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the Game Boy version of Beavis and Butt-Head.

2nd Logo (1998-2002)

Logo: On a black background with a silver sparkle, we see a metal, CGI version of the MTV logo with "MUSIC TELEVISION" below it. Suddenly, a hand holds the MTV logo, causing the background to turn black and the words "MUSIC TELEVISION" disappear, and then the background turns into a blue light with a red light in it, and the word "INTERACTIVE" in black (outlined in yellowish orange) appears below.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The sound effects including a metal stomp and lab effects.

Availability: Common. Can be seen on some MTV-licensed video games like Beavis and Butt-head Do U and MTV Sports: Pure Ride for the PS1. It also appears on GBC games from the company, still and bit-crushed.

3rd Logo (Late 2000)

Logo: On a black background, we see a periwinkle MTV logo, with "TV" in gold, inside a green circle with a gold outline.

Technique: Simple computer effects.

Music/Sounds: A brief rock tune and a cheering crowd, and Daria's sister Quinn (voiced by Wendy Hoopes) saying "It isn't just for geeks!".

Availability: Seen only on Daria's Inferno.

4th Logo (November 21, 2006-October 26, 2010)

Logo: On a black background, many green circles come into the screen, surrounding the pre-2010 MTV logo, then "GAMES" is written below. The circles unravel and zoom out.


  • On Rock Band for PS2, the logo is still and silent.
  • Another variant had a white version of the logo. Again, it is still and silent.

Technique: Rather simple animation.

Music/Sounds: A quiet voice saying "MTV Games".

Music/Sounds Variant: Sometimes, there is a short beating soundtrack and the name is said with a loud shout.

Availability: Seen on the Rock Band series. The sound variant appeared on Pimp My Ride, including the Nintendo DS port. The still white logo appeared on Jackass: The Game.

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