Radical Entertainment

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Radical Entertainment
Founded 1991-??-??
Headquarters Vancouver, CA

Radical Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia and a subsidiary of Activision. The studio was founded in 1991 by industry veterans Rory Armes and Dave Davis, as well as newcomer Ian Wilkinson. It is best known for developing three games in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, and the Prototype series of games.

The company developed a great deal of NES, SNES and Sega Genesis titles.

In its early days of game development, the company seemed to lack roles in the developer's names in the staff rolls. The only exception is the NES version of Mario is Missing, in which they lack credits, due to either there not being enough cartridge space, or The Software Toolworks prohibiting game credits.


Music Development


Paul Wilkinson programmed the sound driver for Radical's NES games. He started off writing music in assembly for The Terminator. He then used Cakewalk created a MIDI conversion tool.


Paul Wilkinson programmed Radical's SNES driver. Music was written in MIDI on Cakewalk.


As most of their titles were published by Accolade, Radical used the sound driver by Russell Shiffer. Beavis and Butt-Head uses a custom driver by Paul Wilkinson.


The company used a sound engine provided by Distinctive Software.

Audio Personnel

These composers worked at Radical Entertainment: