Acclaim Studios Teesside

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Optimus Software Limited was a British development company founded in 1988 (incorporated on 7 March) by brothers Darren and Jason Falcus, who had been independently developing computer games since 1981. It was acquired by Iguana Entertainment in 1993, becoming Iguana UK (Iguana Entertainment Limited, renamed on 5 March 1993). Iguana was itself later acquired by Acclaim, and in 1999 Iguana UK became Acclaim Studios Teesside (Acclaim Studios Teesside Limited, renamed on 27 July 1999). [1]

The Falcus brothers left in 2000 to start a new studio called Atomic Planet. [2] Acclaim Studios Teesside was closed in May 2002. [3]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, shared staff, online resources

As Optimus Software

Amiga

  • Big Nose the Caveman (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Fast Food (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Mean Machine (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pegasus (EU Publisher: Gremlin Graphics)
Sound: Imagitec Design
  • Pro Boxing Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pro Powerboat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Seymour Goes to Hollywood (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Super Seymour Saves the Planet (EU Publisher: Codemasters)

Amstrad CPC

  • Big Screen Hero (EU Publisher: Skyslip Computers)
  • Bounty Hunter (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Cobra Force (EU Publisher: Premier Software)
  • Dizzy Dice (EU Publisher: Players Software)
  • International Rugby Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Jungle Warfare (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pro Powerboat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Radius (EU Publisher: Players Software)
  • Saigon Combat Unit (EU Publisher: Premier Software)
  • SAS Combat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Super Tank Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Tanium (EU Publisher: Players Software)

Atari ST

  • Big Nose the Caveman (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Fast Food (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Mean Machine (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pegasus (EU Publisher: Gremlin Graphics)
Sound: Imagitec Design
  • Pro Boxing Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pro Powerboat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Seymour Goes to Hollywood (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Super Seymour Saves the Planet (EU Publisher: Codemasters)

Famicom/NES

  • Big Nose Freaks Out (US Publisher: Camerica)
  • Big Nose the Caveman (US Publisher: Camerica)
  • Quattro Adventure ("Boomerang Kid" development) (US Publisher: Camerica)
  • Quattro Sports ("Soccer Simulator" development) (US Publisher: Camerica)

Game Gear

  • Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman (unreleased) (Codemasters)

Lynx

  • Switchblade II (US Publisher: Atari)

Mark III/Master System

  • Dinobasher Starring Bignose the Caveman (unreleased) (Codemasters)

ZX Spectrum

  • Big Nose the Caveman (unreleased) (Codemasters)
  • Bounty Hunter (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • International Rugby Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Jungle Warfare (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Pro Powerboat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Saigon Combat Unit (EU Publisher: Premier Software)
  • SAS Combat Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)
  • Super Tank Simulator (EU Publisher: Codemasters)

As Iguana UK

32X/Super 32X

  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

DOS

  • Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • College Slam (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

Game Gear

  • NBA Jam (US/EU Publisher: Arena; JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

Mark III/Master System

  • NBA Jam (unreleased) (Acclaim)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • NBA Jam (US/JP/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • College Slam (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam (EU/US Publisher: Arena; JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

Nintendo 64

  • Forsaken / Forsaken 64 (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

PlayStation

  • All-Star 1997 featuring Frank Thomas (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • College Slam (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

Saturn

  • All-Star 1997 featuring Frank Thomas (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • College Slam (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • College Slam (US Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball (US/JP Publisher: Acclaim)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (US/EU/JP Publisher: Acclaim)

As Acclaim Studios Teesside

Dreamcast

  • Shadow Man (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

Nintendo 64

  • Shadow Man (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

PlayStation

  • Shadow Man (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

PlayStation 2

  • Shadow Man: 2econd Coming (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

Windows

  • Shadow Man (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)