Title Screen

A title screen is the initial screen of a computer, video, or arcade game after the credits and logos of the game developer and the publisher are displayed.

Earlier title screens often included all the game options available (single player, multiplayer, configuration of controls, etc.) while modern games have opted for the title screen to serve as a splash screen. The reason for this can be attributed to the use of the title screen as a loading screen, in which to cache all the graphical elements of the main menu. Older computer and video games had relatively simple menu screens, that often featured pre-rendered artwork. In arcade games, the title screen is shown as part of the attract mode loop, usually after a game demonstration is played. The title screen, as well as the high score list, urges potential players to insert coins. In console games, especially if the screen is not merged with the main menu, it urges the player to press start. Similarly, in computer games, the message "Hit any key" is often displayed. Controls that lack an actual "Start" button use a different prompt; in the Nintendo Wii, for example, usually prompts to press the "A" button and the "B" trigger simultaneously, as in Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Mario Party 9.

Fan-made games often parody the style of basis of the creation.

The information listed on a title screen can include:

  • Game developer
  • Game publisher
  • Release date
  • Registered trademarks
  • Game logo
  • Additional pre-rendered artwork
  • Miscellaneous licensing information.

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Top Ground Gear Force - Title Screen
... Like Top Gear of the Pops, the title screen and music is changed to suit the programme ... The images bore a strong resemblance to the Top Gear title screen (e.g ... of him pushing a button on a remote control in the Top Gear title screen) ...
Hong Kong 97 (video Game) - Gameplay
... the introduction above (which follows some ads and the title screen), the game starts without any warning ... moving about and spitting randomly on the screen ... The final boss is actually Deng Xiaoping's head from the title screen, and once he is defeated, the game repeats itself ...
Mega Man Battle Network 4 - Gameplay - Title Screen Badges
... two games, players earned different colored stars on the title screen for completing certain tasks ... icons or marks instead) on the top of the title screen, and continues these for the remainder of the series ...
Thin Chen Enterprise - Games - Nintendo Entertainment System/Family Computer - List of Games Developed As Sachen
... # Serial number Title AKA Title(s) Original release Notes 1 TC-011 Chinese KungFu 1989 A clone of the game Double Dragon ... Credited as Lucky 777 on title screen ... Credited as 75 Bingo on title screen ...

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