Ultra Software Corporation

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
CuriousGeorge60

Background

Ultra Software Corporation (trademarked as "Ultra Games") was a subsidiary publishing label of Konami founded in 1988 to release Konami titles in North America for Nintendo's consoles like Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System. Its first game was the NES version of Metal Gear. After the release of the Super Nintendo in 1991, Konami dropped the Ultra Games label.

(1989-1992)

Logo: We see the word "ULTRA" with "GAMES" underneath it. Over "ULTRA" are three blue diagonal lines.

Trivia: This logo is mostly seen on the game's title screen on most games.

Variants:

  • On early titles from Metal Gear to Q*Bert, there are no lines over "ULTRA".
  • On some games, the text is white while the diagonal lines are red.
  • On Game Boy titles, there is copyright notice under the logo.
  • On some games like Nightshade, only the logo is there, in that case, against a white background.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The title music of the game, or none.

Availability: Can be seen on most Konami titles throughout the period for NES and Game Boy.

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