Probe Entertainment

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Probe Entertainment
Acclaim Studios Cheltenham
Subsidiary of Acclaim Entertainment
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1984
Defunct September 1, 2004
Headquarters Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Parent Acclaim Entertainment

Probe Entertainment was a British video game studio in Croydon, England, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1984 as Probe Software by Fergus McGovern and Vakis Paraskeva, later renamed Probe Entertainment. They were acquired by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. in October 1995.[1] In 1999, Probe Entertainment became Acclaim Studios London and a year later, changed to Acclaim Studios Cheltenham. Its United States-based parent company, Acclaim, declared bankruptcy in 2004.

It was responsible for developing Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II for the Sega Genesis and Extreme-G and Extreme-G 2 for the Nintendo 64. It was also well known for successful licensed games such as Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy.

Games developed as Probe Software/Entertainment[edit]

Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Commodore 64/128

Amstrad CPC

Atari ST


Sega Master System

Game Boy

Game Gear

Mega Drive/Genesis


Super NES



Nintendo 64


Games developed as Acclaim Studios London[edit]

Games developed as Acclaim Cheltenham[edit]


  1. ^ Sherman, Christopher (January 1996). "Acclaim Acquires Probe and Sculptured, Bolsters Talent Pool". Next Generation. Imagine Media (13): 25.