RoyalT 134 Member · Posted November 15, 2019 Share Posted November 15, 2019 Full credit to SuperGamBoy for this OP - his guides come in very handy when collecting on the Genesis, where case/reg card/poster swaps happen all the time, it's nice to know exactly what belongs where. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In this mini guide I’ll be focusing on all of the titles that Acclaim published for the Sega Genesis. This guide will not include games published by Flying Edge or Arena. Both Flying Edge and Arena appear to have become associated with Acclaim in 1992. Arena had been formed as a division of Mirrorsoft Ltd. in 1991 to publish Mirrorsoft’s games (with the Arena label) games for the Sega Genesis. The arrangement was related to contract issues with Nintendo. Acclaim acquired Mirrorsoft (and the Arena label) on January 6, 1992. Acclaim also created the subsidiary Flying Edge in 1992 and debuted it at Summer CES in June of that year. The final games for each label came out in 1994, after which Acclaim used its name on all of the titles it published. In the second post of this thread, I’ll post full lists of games published by Flying Edge and Arena. There are 27 Acclaim published releases for the Sega Genesis. # Title Year Poster Style Case Style Additional Inserts 1 Batman Forever 1995 Black/Silver Regular 2 College Slam 1996 Black/Silver Wide 3 Cutthroat Island 1996 Black/Silver Wide 4 Demolition Man 1995 Dream Team Regular 5 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1994 Dream Team Regular 6 Foreman For Real 1995 Dream Team Regular 7 Frank Thomas: Big Hurt Baseball 1995 Black/Silver Regular Baseball Card 8 Judge Dredd 1995 Dream Team Regular AOL Disk 9 Justice League Task Force 1995 Dream Team Regular 10 Mortal Kombat II 1994 Dream Team Regular 11 NBA Jam: T.E. 1994 Dream Team Regular Orange Tip Card 12 Newman Haas IndyCar featuring Nigel Mansell 1994 Dream Team Regular 13 NFL Quarterback Club 1994 Offense/Defense Regular 14 NFL Quarterback Club 96 1995 Hyper Audibles and Black/Silver Regular NFL Merchandise Catalog 15 Revolution X 1995 Black/Silver Wide 16 Scooby-Doo Mystery 1995 Black/Silver Regular 17 Spider-Man: The Animated Series 1995 Dream Team Regular 18 Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage 1994 VG Blockbusters Regular 19 Spot Goes to Hollywood 1995 Black/Silver Wide 20 Stargate 1995 Dream Team Regular 21 True Lies 1995 Dream Team Regular 22 Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety 1995 Black/Silver Wide 23 Virtual Bart 1994 Dream Team Regular 24 Warlock 1994 Dream Team Regular 25 Wolverine: Adamantium Rage 1994 Dream Team Regular 26 WWF Raw 1994 Dream Team Regular Aura Interactor 27 WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game 1995 Black/Silver Regular I’ve labeled this guide as a “mini” guide because the contents for all of these Acclaim releases are pretty similar. Every single Acclaim release includes a game-specific registration card and an Acclaim poster/insert. The main point of this guide is to direct you to which posters came with which games while also highlighting any additional inserts that came with certain games. To begin, there are two main posters that were packed in with Acclaim published games for the Sega Genesis. Games published in 1994, along with a few games in 1995, included a poster/insert with the text “Acclaim’s Dream Team!” Later in 1995, and for both releases in 1996, Acclaim instead packed in an insert that I refer to as the “Black/Silver” poster. The word Genesis is written in silver on a black background. For each insert I’ve tried to show what it looks like when it’s folded up and when it’s completely unfolded. Both of those posters are blank on the opposite side. Acclaim’s Dream Team! Black/Silver Poster Here are all of the games that used the “Acclaim’s Dream Team!” poster: And here are the games that included the Black/Silver poster: Acclaim (and its subsidiary labels) also used a poster that read “Video Game Blockbusters.” This poster has Acclaim, Arena, Flying Edge, and LJN logos in the top right corner. I have seen the poster packed in with some Arena games and at least one Flying Edge game. Maximum Carnage is the only Acclaim title to include the “Video Game Blockbusters” poster. A note on Maximum Carnange: this game has two releases, one with a black cart and one with a red cart. The boxes, manuals, and inserts for the games are identical. The only difference between the two releases is the color of the cart. When sealed, the red cart release had a sticker on the outside indicating that the cartridge was red. Maximum Carnage was also packaged with a comic book, three lapel pins, and a certificate of authenticity for a release through QVC. The release for that package was the one with the red cartridge, and the game itself was sealed, just as it would have been at retail. The box holding the game and the pack-in items was also sealed. As this package was released through QVC, I don’t count it as something that Acclaim “published.” NFL Quarterback Club had its own poster that was two-sided. One side shows offensive plays and the other defensive plays: NFL Quarterback Club 96 included a hybrid poster. One side of the poster is the Black/Silver poster included with games released in 1995 and 1996, and the other side features “Hyper Audibles”: NFL Quarterback Club 96 also included an NFL Merchandise Catalog: In addition to NFL Quarterback Club 96, four other releases had additional inserts that came with the games. Frank Thomas: Big Hurt Baseball included a Frank Thomas baseball card. The card has an acclaim logo on the back and appears to be unique to this game: Judge Dredd came with an AOL diskette in a special sleeve that was adhered to the back of the clamshell, underneath the shrink wrap. The art design on the sleeve matches the back of the boxes artwork so that the sleeve blends in: NBA JAM T.E. included an orange insert that reads “Read Carefully Before You Lace Up The Shoes!”: WWF Raw appears to have included an insert for Aura Interactor. This insert is a more recent discovery for me, but I’ve seen it with two separate copies of the game. For Acclaim releases, there were two kinds of cases. The vast majority of games use a clamshell case with a cart holder that is the same size as a normal Genesis cart. A few titles in 1995 and 1996 used a new case with a larger cart holder, one that could have accommodated an EA games cart. The games that I know about that used the new case style are: College Slam, Cutthroat Island, Revolution X, Separation Anxiety, and Spot Goes to Hollywood. There may be others, but those are the five that I have observed. Regular case: Wide Case: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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