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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Power Hitter

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£8.00
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£8.00

It's just you against baseball's great pitchers. Your hands tighten around the bat. He winds. The ball screams towards the plate. You swing, the crack of the bat signals a hard grounder through the infield. It's a hit! ABC Sports presents: Power Hitter offers you the ultimate baseball challenge. Set your line-up from your roster of players. Plan your strategy and make on field decisions. Your base-runner can take a lead or dive back to the back! Call a double steal or a suicide squeeze. The play by play announcer comments on your every move. You're in the game on you're on the field.

Pinball

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£12.00
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£12.00

See an entire pinball arcade with flashing lights, full digital sound effects and challenging playing fields materialise before your eyes. The robotic Cyber combines fast action with a complicating factor. Try to launch the ball from the magnet for higher scores. Enter the world of World War I in Dog Fight. Your mission is to shoot down Fokkers and other planes as you traverse the war torn countryside. Your flippers have gas tanks in them, so don't use them carelessly! Spring Break is filled with beach babes, surfer dudes and major wave action. Try to spell the words "spring break" by hitting the beach balls. Once you do, take a trip into the local cafe for bonus scores. Meltdown is totally nuclear!

Pete Townshend Live

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This is a VCD which requires the VCD cartridge.
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£7.00
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£7.00

Pete Townshend: Live represents the 'best of' legendary guitarist composer Townshend. This electrifying 2 hour 30 minute performance, filmed live in an intimate theatre in New York City, is the ultimate collection of Who classics, never before performed solo material and a dazzling performance of Psychoderelict.

Palm Springs Open

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£7.00
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£7.00

For the first time you control live golfers on live courses. Select your club, position your golfer, control the power, hook and slice of your swing. Featuring an amazing sound track. On every shot, two play by play announcers won't let you forget how you're doing. Not an animation. This is real footage of some of the most famous holes in the world - and you're there. Real picture, real play, real fun. Traps the size of the Sahara, countless water hazards. Scottish mounds, rock quarries - just another day in a golfer's paradise.

Patriot Games

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This is a VCD which requires the VCD cartridge.
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£7.00
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£7.00

What began as a holiday for the Ryan family in England abruptly ends when jack Ryan becomes entangled in a lethal terrorist action. In successfully thwarting the incident, Ryan is faced with an even deadlier challenge - protecting hid family as they become the next target of this radical terrorist group.

Paint School

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£5.00
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£5.00

Paint School will revolutionize the art of colouring! It combines CD quality music with lots of entertaining options and features and best of all, it uses an unprecedented 32,000 colours to make the results truly spectacular! This versatile title gives kids hours of fun while stimulating their awareness of colour, shapes and patterns.

Nature Under Threat

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£5.00
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£5.00

This disc offers you a unique opportunity of seeing at first hand the world of WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature. More than 250 high quality pictures, thirty minutes of narrative and an introduction by actor and naturalist Bill Oddie not only reveal some of the stunning wonders of the natural world but also tell the compelling tale of WWF's race to save the earth's threatened species and habitants.

Mystic Midway - Rest in Pieces

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This game can be used with the peace keeper revolver
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£12.00
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£12.00

Somewhere between heaven and earth stands the Mystic Midway. It's Live Action "master of cemeteries", the humorously insulting Dr Dearth, welcomes you to his shooting gallery, Rest in Pieces! Fire away at ghosts, ghouls, and all the things that go bump in the night. It's so frightfully fun, you might never return!

Muzzy

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£12.00
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£12.00

What a great way to learn a language! Just follow the adventures of Muzzy, the BBC's friendly green monster from outer space. With thirty interactive lessons, story segments and games to choose from in English and French, children find language learning both highly motivating and great fun!

Mother Goose Rhymes to Colour

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£5.00
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£5.00

Mother Goose escorts your children as they wander through their most beloved nursery rhymes. Beautifully illustrated in a traditional style, the rhymes are sung in original arrangements by A & M recording artist Linda Arnold. Not only can your kids see and listen, they can also participate!

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