Philips CDI

The CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by Philips and Sony in 1986. The first Philips CD-i player, released in 1991 and initially priced around USD $400, was capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs), though the last required an optional "Digital Video Card" to provide MPEG-1 decoding.

Early software releases in the CD-i format focused heavily on educational and self-improvement titles, with only a handful of video games, many of them adaptations of board games like "Connect Four". The most popular games for the system were The 7th Guest and Burn: Cycle. Later attempts to develop a foothold in the games market were rendered irrelevant by the arrival of cheaper and more powerful consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation. CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo.

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Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters and three Legend of Zelda games were released: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. Nintendo and Philips had secured an agreement to co-develop a CD-ROM enhancement for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Philips was contractually allowed to continue using Nintendo characters after the deal fell through.

Although extensively marketed by Philips, consumer interest in CD-i titles remained low. By 1994, sales of CD-i systems had begun to slow, and in 1998 the product line was dropped. With the home market exhausted, Philips tried with little success to position the technology as a tool for kiosks and industrial multimedia.

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Surf City

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Welcome to Surf City, an endless wave of animated fun, friends and surprises! Consider your remote control the slickest set of wheels ever, as you join Ryan, Wendy, Rhonda and their pals cruising the main drags of the coolest beach on the coast. Go wherever you want, whenever you want! Visit all the surfer hangouts for non-stop games and activities. Make a burger at Mels Diner, throw strikes at the beach bowl, build a hot rod at the garage or bop until you drop at the Pizza Parlour.

Tangram

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The ultimate Chinese Game. CDi makes Tangram more challenging, more exciting. There are more symbols, more silhouettes, so you can develop even greater skills. Just use the cursor to rotate and move the pieces. Choose free expression or tackle set risks. And choose your own level of play: beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert - up to the highest level of all, Free Form. Tangram on CDi means moving forms, mood music and much much more fun!

Strip Poker Live

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Match your luck and your skills against beautiful international models who are waiting to strip for you. You can choose from Julie, a Swedish Blonde, Ombretta the beautiful Mediterranean brunette, the tempting Aysha - just arrived from Maui, the refined Christine from Paris or if you prefer, Roby, the athlete. The decision is up to you: pass or call.

Striker Pro

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£12.00
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Striker Pro is a fast and furious game that brings football to life. Pick any one of sixty four teams from around the world. Play in a World Knockout, create your own World League championship or even the World Cup. Practice your ball control skills, weaving your ball through the opposition playing either a friend or even against the CDi system. Everything's here - penalties, send off's, free kicks. Are you ready? The crowd's roaring - let the game begin!

Story Machine

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Star Everyone loves stories with fair maidens, handsome princes, fiendish villains and fantastic settings. Here's a great way to create stories of your very own, whether they're fairy tales with happy endings or thrilling adventure stories. We've supplied all the tools you need to devise stories from scratch: dozens of scenes, hundreds of intersecting characters, a complete alpha numeric keyboard for narration & dialogue. even musical accompaniment to suit every plot twist!

Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country

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This is a VCD which requires the VCD cartridge.
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The Enterprise leads a battle for peace in the most spectacular Star Trek adventure ever! After years as adversaries, the Federation and the Klingon empire prepare for a peace summit. But the prospect of intergalactic glasnost with sworn enemies is an alarming one to Captain Kirk. 'They're animals!' he warns. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war of unleashed again, as both forces brace for what may be their final, deadly encounter.

Sticky Bear

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Learning is fun and full of surprises with Stickybear and his friends. Children can learn as they play with six engaging activities that foster basic skills and provide positive foundation and superior preparation for learning success. In each activity - Alphabet, Counting, Shapes, Opposite, Grouping and Colours - kids can explore on their own or be guided by Stickybear.

Star Trek 2 - The Wrath of Khan

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This is a VCD which requires the VCD cartridge.
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It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship USS Enterprise is on routine training manoeuvres, and Admiral James T. Kick seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan - brilliant renegade of 20th Century Earth - has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk. with the threat of a universal Armageddon.

Space Ace

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This game requires the Digital Video Cartridge to play.
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£18.00
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Ace, Earth's greatest hero is being attacked by the evil commander, Borf. Borf has just kidnapped the beautiful Kimberly, and is plotting to take over the planet Earth with the help of his dreaded weapon - the Infanto Ray. Only you can guide Ace through treacherous battles to destroy the Infanto Ray, save Earth and rescue Kimberly. Be valiant, space warrior, the fate of the Earth is in your hands!

Seventh Guest

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This game requires the Digital Video Cartridge to play.
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A stunning interactive drama of mystery and intrigue. you don't know why you're in the mansion of the long gone master toy maker, but you do know that you're not alone. The Seventh Guest on CDi promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with a combination of vivid imagery, special effects and cinematic shocks. The Seventh Guest features CDi Digital Video, terrifyingly real virtual environments, haunted rooms to explore - complete with live actors - bizarre puzzles to solve, games to play and a chilling soundtrack.

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