Konami changes logo

by snout on 25-02-2003, 22:53
Topic: MSX Related

The MSX computer system would not have been the same without the Japanese software company Konami. Many of the best games created for MSX contain their famous double-wave logo. Konami celebrates their 30th anniversary with a new logo. They feel it is time for something else... With a bit of nostalgia and disappointment the MRC would like to 'double' wave goodbye to the stylish logo that was a symbol for pioneering in Computer entertainment.

On the Gaming Age forums the press release about the new logo is translated in this topic.

Thanks go to Gaby López of @rroba magazine for reporting about this one!

Comments (10)

By anonymous

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25-02-2003, 23:22

This looks very much like the 'Canon' logo. I hate it... Sad
But this does mean Joy Division has less of a chance to get sued over its logo Wink Smile
Konami is no longer konami... It started when they stopped using the double-wave everywhere (just 'KONAMI' in white on black) and stopped using KONAMI... BAH!

By anonymous

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25-02-2003, 23:22

[I] means italics ^^;

By BiFi

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26-02-2003, 10:30

It's the end of another Konami era, just like the wave in the K of the first Konami (Nemesis 1 was the last game bearing that logo, even the Game Master and Synthesizer already had the new one) was very nostalgic when the new logo appeared.

It's a pity.

By Latok

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26-02-2003, 19:24

The new logo is very japanese like and also pretty retro, don't you think?

By konamiman

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26-02-2003, 21:25

I do not like the new logo. Just the "Konami" letters without any drawing... it has no personality. What a pity.

BTW, I didn't know that Konami started at 1973. What were their business at those years?

By Latok

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26-02-2003, 21:28

I believe they made electric toys in the beginning....And some kind of electric boardgames? Dunno know for sure.....

By snout

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27-02-2003, 00:24

And arcade games. They invented FROGGER! Smile

By Grauw

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27-02-2003, 01:30

toys, awesome Smile. btw, I like new logo kinda, it's ok I mean. however the old one was much much cooler. the oldest one with the warped k? nahh... never cared for it a lot. the 'new' one wellknown to all of us was much better.

By FiXato

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27-02-2003, 01:32

Yuck, that new logo sux!
I like the old logo(s) much more!

Please keep the old logo or bring it back Crying

By anonymous

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27-02-2003, 02:46

I think if you want to ask Konami to take back their old logo, you should mail them and not cry here Wink I think a new logo does make clear the Konami of old is no more, and hasn't been in a LOOONG time.