Probe Software


Founded in 1984
Closed in 2004
Status: dead
aka(s): Probe, Probe Entertainment, Acclaim Cheltenham

Probe Software (later Probe Entertainment, and ultimately Acclaim Cheltenham) was a British videogame developer founded in 1984 and acquired by Acclaim Entertainment. In 2001, Probe Entertainment became Acclaim Studios London. It was responsible for developing Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II for the Sega Mega Drive and Extreme-G and Extreme-G 2 for Nintendo 64. They were also well known for successful licensed games like Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy.

Probe Entertainment Ltd. (from 1995 to 2001).
Probe Software Ltd. (from 1984 to 1995).

It is known for 194x, Bubble Bobble, Chase HQ, Extreme-G, Golden Axe, Lemmings, Mortal Kombat, OutRun, Puzzle Bobble, Road Rash, Rygar, SimCity, Xevious

Releases per year

19841
19852
19867
198729
198831
198919
199032
199132
199215
199319
199421
199522
199614
19972
19989
19991
20181
257 video games with valid date were considered (99.6%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

ZX Spectrum 35
Amstrad CPC 33
C64 30
Atari ST 23
Amiga 22
Game Gear 16
GB 16
Mega Drive 13
MS-DOS 12
Master System 12
SNES 10
PS 10
NES 4
Saturn 4
C16/Plus4 3