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| title = Spectrum HoloByte
 
| title = Spectrum HoloByte
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| founded = 1983
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| defunct = 1998
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| hq = Alameda, California, U.S.
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| people = Gilman Louie, Phil Adam
 
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'''Spectrum HoloByte''' was the first company to publish ''Tetris'' brand [[game]]s in Western Europe and North America.
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'''Spectrum HoloByte''' was the first company to publish official ''Tetris'' [[game]]s in Western Europe and North America.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Collaborated with [[Bullet Proof Software]] on a few titles. (which ones?)
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In December 1993, Spectrum HoloByte merged with MicroProse, and in 1996 adopted the name MicroProse. MicroProse was acquired by [[Hasbro|Hasbro Interactive]] in 1998 and Hasbro closed Spectrum HoloByte in 1999. In January of 2001, Hasbro sold its video game assets, including its [[Atari]] brand, to [[Infogrames]], which renamed itself to Atari after.
They bought Microprose in 1993, and adopted the name Microprose in 1996. Bought by [[Hasbro]] in 1998; Hasbro closed Microprose in 1999. Hasbro sold it's video game assets to [[Infogrames]], which renamed itself to [[Atari]] after another studio that Hasbro had bought.
 
  
 
== Tetromino games ==
 
== Tetromino games ==
 
The following tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:
 
The following tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:
  
* [[Super Tetris]] (PC DOS, 16-bit Windows)
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* [[Tetris (Spectrum HoloByte)|''Tetris'' (Spectrum HoloByte)]]
* [[Tetris (PC, Spectrum HoloByte)]] (PC DOS)
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* ''[[Super Tetris]]''
* [[Tetris Classic]] (PC DOS, 16-bit Windows)
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* ''[[Tetris Classic]]''
  
 
== Non-tetromino games ==
 
== Non-tetromino games ==
 
The following non-tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:
 
The following non-tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:
  
* [[BreakThru]], a "SameGame" clone (Game Boy, Super NES)
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* ''[[BreakThru]]'', a "SameGame" clone (Game Boy, Super NES)
* [[Faces...Tris III]], a.k.a. "FaceTris" (PC DOS)
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* ''[[Faces...Tris III]]'', a.k.a. "FaceTris" (PC DOS)
* [[Hatris]] (PC DOS)
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* ''[[Hatris]]'' (PC DOS)
* [[Welltris]] (PC DOS)
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* ''[[Puyo Puyo|Qwirks]]'' (Windows)
* [[WildSnake]] (Game Boy, Super NES)
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* ''[[Welltris]]'' (PC DOS)
* [[Wordtris]] (Game Boy, Super NES, PC DOS)
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* ''[[WildSnake]]'' (Game Boy, Super NES)
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* ''[[Wordtris]]'' (Game Boy, Super NES, PC DOS)
  
 
==External links ==
 
==External links ==
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte English Wikipedia article]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte English Wikipedia article]
 
*[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte German Wikipedia article], [http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte&prev=/language_tools translated by Google]
 
*[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte German Wikipedia article], [http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_HoloByte&prev=/language_tools translated by Google]
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{{Spectrum HoloByte games}}

Latest revision as of 03:39, 31 August 2019

Spectrum HoloByte
Spectrum HoloByte logo.jpeg
Founded 1983
Defunct 1998
Headquarters Alameda, California, U.S.
Key people Gilman Louie, Phil Adam

Spectrum HoloByte was the first company to publish official Tetris games in Western Europe and North America.

History

In December 1993, Spectrum HoloByte merged with MicroProse, and in 1996 adopted the name MicroProse. MicroProse was acquired by Hasbro Interactive in 1998 and Hasbro closed Spectrum HoloByte in 1999. In January of 2001, Hasbro sold its video game assets, including its Atari brand, to Infogrames, which renamed itself to Atari after.

Tetromino games

The following tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:

Non-tetromino games

The following non-tetromino games were developed or published by Spectrum HoloByte:

External links