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Background: Medusa Software is a German software company, best known for being the main competitor to Microsoft and developing the Medusa DOS and HardDrive operating systems. Its international TV commercials, including a comparison of the same computer running HardDrive and Windows and several parodies of other companies' commercials (such as Apple's "I'm a Mac" and Microsoft's "Scroogled"), have won many ad industry awards. One infamous US-only ad from 1986 compared the few games available on the NES at the time with the many games available for Medusa DOS and the then-new Medusa Advanced Operating System with Hard Drive Viewer (now HardDrive) and called back to the 1983 video game crash; the ad was pulled after Nintendo of America threatened Medusasoft of America (now Medusa Software North America) with legal action.

Medusa Networking Software Corporation (1981-1991)[]

Logo: On a black background, the white text:

MEDUSA NETWORKING
SOFTWARE CORPORATION
WEST BERLIN, GERMANY

(in a Fixedsys-like font) appears letter-by-letter.

Variants:

  • On Canadian retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in English or Quebec French.
  • On European (non-UK) retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, or Serbocroatian.
  • On Soviet retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Russian.
  • On Brazilian retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Brazilian Portuguese.
  • On Chinese and Taiwanese retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in Traditional on Simplified Chinese.
  • On Japanese retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Japanese.
  • On South Korean retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Korean.

FX/SFX: Just the letters appearing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Medusa Networking Software/MedusaNet and a few other programs for MS-DOS and Medusa DOS.

Medusaware Games (1986-1991)[]

Logo: On a black background, a blue rectangle with black and white borders (a la the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3) enlarges until it is roughly the same size as the message boxes in the aforementioned game. Inside the box, the white text "From West Berlin" in an NES-like font wipes in. A few seconds later, the text fades out, and the yellow text:

A
MEDUSAWARE
GAME

(in the same font) appears in the box, word-by-word.

Trivia: This Logo was inspired by old British ITV logos.

Variants:

  • On Canadian retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in English or Quebec French.
  • On European (non-UK) retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, or Serbocroatian.
  • On Soviet retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Russian.
  • On Brazilian retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Brazilian Portuguese.
  • On Chinese and Taiwanese retail copies of Medusa software, depending on the language selected, the text can be in Traditional on Simplified Chinese.
  • On Japanese retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Japanese.
  • On South Korean retail copies of Medusa software, the text is in Korean.

FX/SFX: The box and the words appearing.

Music/Sounds: A bombastic fanfare corresponding with the animation.

Availability: Seen on several games developed by Medusa for Medusa DOS, taking advantage of several advanced graphics features that weren't available in MS-DOS.

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