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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Seventh Guest

Notes: 
This game requires the Digital Video Cartridge to play.
Box: 
yes
£14.00
Manual: 
yes
£14.00

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.

Richard Scarrys Busiest Neighbourhood Disc Ever

Notes: 
This game is brand new and sealed
Box: 
yes
£12.00
Manual: 
yes
£12.00

With your kids at the controls, Busytown comes alive in full animation with merry antics, humorous mishaps and loads to see and do. As they investigate Busytown's shops and offices, youngsters encounter their favourite Richard Scarry characters and enjoy valuable learning experiences too! A visit to the ice cream parlour includes a game that builds visual memory skills. A trip to Doctor Bones with Huckle The Cat shows what to expect in a doctor's office.

Sandys Circus Adventure

Box: 
yes
£7.00
Manual: 
yes
£7.00

Sandy, the cuddly sea lion, is lost in the circus and your child is invited along!  Together they can explore all the excitement, fun and adventure of the Big Top.  They can romp with the clowns, get shot out of a cannon, disappear in a magician's hat, play with jugglers and much, much more.

Secret Mission

Box: 
yes
£18.00
Manual: 
yes
£18.00

It's the 1950's. The place is the Indo-Chinese country of Opalia. Opolia has become the target of the USSR and the United States and it's geographic position has made it a real hot spot in the cold war battle of the superpowers. Networks of underground informants and foreign spies have totally destabilised this once peaceful country and local rebels, lead by the devious Prime Minister, Vishaka, are trying to topple the kind. The safety of Opalia is in your hands alone - you can't let them down.

Richard Scarrys Best Neighbourhood Disc Ever

Box: 
yes
£8.00
Manual: 
yes
£8.00

Through entertaining, fully animated sequences, children can explore the streets of Richard Scarry's Busy town and choose places and friends to visit.  Inside the many shops are games and surprises and opportunities to practice important pre-reading skills!

Richard Scarrys Busiest Neighbourhood Disc Ever

Box: 
yes
£8.00
Manual: 
yes
£8.00

With your kids at the controls, Busytown comes alive in full animation with merry antics, humorous mishaps and loads to see and do. As they investigate Busytown's shops and offices, youngsters encounter their favourite Richard Scarry characters and enjoy valuable learning experiences too! A visit to the ice cream parlour includes a game that builds visual memory skills. A trip to Doctor Bones with Huckle The Cat shows what to expect in a doctor's office.

Private Lesson Series Rock Guitar

Box: 
yes
£0.00
Manual: 
yes
£0.00

You'll find Purple Haze, Runnin' with the Devil and Daytripper among the many other popular Rock hits at your finger tips with these easy, CD-interactive lessons. This disc contains lessons geared for beginners, interactive duets, automatic page turner, menotrome, guitar tuner, music theory and much more.

Rand Mcnallys America

Box: 
yes
£9.00
Manual: 
yes
£9.00

Your television becomes a novel and exciting guide to the sights, sounds geography and statistics of the United States with this one of a kind electronic Atlas. Pick any state you like and enjoy a self-directed tour of it's major attractions, highlighted by facts and figures that bring out the unique character of each state: population, income, average lifespan, land use etc just as you'd find in an Atlas. Explore America's diversity through the people, Economy and Environment sections. Colourful maps show population distribution, precipitation levels, naturals resources and other special data.

Prelude

Box: 
yes
£7.00
Manual: 
yes
£7.00

Impressionism, that art movement of bright light and pure colour, underwent a major change after 1890. The love of light effects lead to Pointillism as pursued by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. The new and fresh approach to nature inspired Cezanne to build compositions of pure and elementary forms. And, finally, the unorthodox use of subject matter in Impressionist art would inspire Emile Bernard, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin to search for new and expressive spiritual values. All these developments, which together define Post-Impressionism, coincided with similar developments in music, centring on the figures of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Together, the art and music produce a new and unforgettable experience in digital colour and sound.

Private Lesson Series Classical Guitar

Box: 
yes
£5.00
Manual: 
yes
£5.00

Now you can learn to play the Classical Guitar on CDi. The Private Lesson Series Classical Guitar Disc contains: Lessons geared for beginners, interactive duets, guitar tuner, metronome, automatic page turner & music theory. Customise lessons to match your level of skill or follow the discs carefully prepared lessons. Play guitar arrangements created by Bach, Mozart, Carulli and others.

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