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History of Acclaim - “The Rise”

February 15, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 012 - History of Acclaim - "The Rise"


We go over the rise of Acclaim Entertainment from its inception by two former employees of Activision. We cover Acclaim's rise as they started off as publishers of games from smaller companies, and then branched out into franchising. We discuss the interactions between Acclaim and Nintendo, and how they become one of the first American publishers for Nintendo. 






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Star Voyager:


3D World Runner:


World Games:


Atic Atac :


Donkey Kong Country:


Secret of Evermore:


Wizards and Warriors:


Mortal Kombat TV Commercial:


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