Telstar Electronic Studios
Telstar Electronic Studios was a video game division of Telstar Records, based in Surrey, UK, launched in 1993. Initially, it was called "Telstar Fun and Games", and re-issued titles in budget form and reduced price game packs. Telstar then soon entered the full publishing business, working with smaller, little-known developers. Unfortunately, many of their games sold poorly, leading the company into debts of £10,000,000. In 1999, Telstar signed a deal with Take-Two Interactive, which included a total dissolution and absorption into the latter.
1st Logo (1995-1998)
Technique: The logo rotating and moving.
Music/Sounds: A gentle creaking.
Availability: Rare. Seen on most of their games.
2nd Logo (August 1997)
Logo: On a white background, we see a gold emblem with the white word "telstar" and the black letters "F&G" beneath it. The bottom section is cropped. Beneath that is a black rectangle with octogonal edges with the white text "fun & games" inside. Four black triangles surround everything in the logo.
Availability: Can only be seen on the European release of Bubsy 3D.
3rd Logo (October 24, 1997)
Technique: The moving star and orb.
Availability: Rare. Appeared on Virus and Dementia (aka Armed & Delirious).
4th Logo (November 21, 1997-June 16, 1998)
Logo: On a black background, we see the Telstar logo from before. The letters have a blue outline, and we see the arrow from before rotating around and casting a shadow on a blue, rippling sphere.
Technique: The rippling and the arrow moving.
Music/Sounds: A synth music note.
Availability: Ultra rare. Appears on Wreckin Crew and Formula Karts: Special Edition (the latter of which was only released in Europe).