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.

[collapse collapsed title=read more...]

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.

[/collapse]

NFL One Hundred Greatest Touchdowns

Box: 
yes
£5.00
Manual: 
yes
£5.00

In the history of professional football since 1938, there have been over 41,000 touchdowns scored. NFL films polled some of America’s top sportswriters and then selected the 100 Greatest Touchdowns of all time…and they are all here on one disc!

Othello

Box: 
yes
£14.00
Manual: 
yes
£14.00

Haven’t you always had a secret desire to challenge some of the greatest minds of all time? With this CD-I you can. Take on the likes of Albert Einstein or Leonardo Da Vinci as they vie for the chance to play you at Othello! Othello is a strategic board game consisting of 64 squares on which black and white pieces are placed by both players. Your objective is to obtain as many pieces as possible of your own colour.

NFL Hall of Fame Football

Box: 
yes
£5.00
Manual: 
yes
£5.00

NFL Hall of Fame Football lets you live out the ultimate football fantasy. Recruit your dream team form the 145 football legends of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and compete against 40 of the most formidable NFL teams ever to take the field.

Merlins Apprentice

Box: 
yes
£12.00
Manual: 
yes
£12.00

Leap into a magical fully animated world of medieval sorcery, where you must solve puzzles at every turn – mastering secret codes, capturing elusive enchantments, conjuring spells and matching wits with demons in your quest to find Merlin and win his trust. Thirty mind-boggling puzzles wait you, with 8 types of tricky sorcerer’s challenges, 3 daring levels of difficulty and countless variations. Solve a puzzle and the tale builds with dazzling animations, plunging you deeper into Merlin’s marvellous world. Your quest is about to begin.

Mega Maze

Box: 
yes
£12.00
Manual: 
yes
£12.00

Prepare to be aMAZED! 165 mazes await you, loaded with obstacles certain to test your skills and challenge your brain power in this unique game of strategy and mind bending fun. Your mission is to manoeuvre a ball to its destination, avoiding laser pulses, spark generators, mine fields and pits of doom that devour your ball, just to name a few of the obstacles that you will meet along the way. Earn the highly coveted rank of Mazemaster. But be aware that this game is highly addictive and will provide you hours upon hours of puzzling problem solving maze mania. Proceed at your own risk!

Mystic Midway - Phantom Express

Box: 
yes
£14.00
Manual: 
yes
£14.00

Heeee’s back! Dr Dearth, that wild and crazy carnival barker from Mystic Midway’s Rest in Pieces, returns to host the next attraction in his demented amusement park, a rock’em, sock’em rollercoaster called Phantom Express. Work your way through seven ‘stages of life’ from infant to old age, to beat this 3D thriller ride and get out from the park alive. Of course, you may have to contend with a bonus round where all your nightmares are sure to come true. The Mystic Midway has never been more fun. Just watch that first tunnel…it’s killer!

Marco Polo

Box: 
yes
£16.00
Manual: 
yes
£16.00

From the Holy Land to China from the foothills of the Himalayas to the outer reaches of the Gobi Desert, relive the adventures of Marco Polo’s travels along the Silk Route. Increase your wealth as your trade in arms, gold and precious stones… As counsellor to Kubilai Khan, the Mongol emperor or as the Pope’s messenger, you will carry out delicate missions in the midst of intrigue and conspiracy… A fascinating game of adventure and simulation, interspersed with video sequences from a major Italian film, accompanied by traditional music scores and featuring an extensive historical documentation.

Max Magic

Box: 
yes
£12.00
Manual: 
yes
£12.00

In your hands lies the first interactive magic set, hosted by the one and only Max Magic, expert extraordinaire of virtuality and the robot alter-ego of renowned mentalist Max Maven. Be prepared to laugh, for Max is always witty and wise. Max will call you by first name as you partner with him to perform astonishing tricks that will baffle your friends and family. You can customise the tricks you enact together, or watch him perform mind-boggling illusions just for you.

Kingdom the Far Reaches

Box: 
yes
£12.00
Manual: 
yes
£12.00

Venture into a fully animated game world of wizards and spectres of bright steel and dark magic, of heroic deeds and base treacheries. You are Lathan, striving to restore an amulet of great power – now scattered throughout 3 kingdoms – and defeat the evil Torlock, whose reign of terror has vanquished your homeland. Collect items of power and magic, learn clues to determine friend from foe and strive to return Princess Grace Delight to the throne, as every move you make opens new vistas of awesome animation and the chance to conquer The Far Reaches!

Jokers Wild Jr

Box: 
yes
£8.00
Manual: 
yes
£8.00

Nickelodeon’s Marc Summers hosts the fun-tastic interactive version of the popular television quiz show ‘where knowledge is King and Lady Luck is Queen…it’s The Joker’s Wild!’ Spin the wheels and face thousands of questions geared for friends and family fun! Seventy exciting categories in three rousing rounds are loaded with all the challenges and excitement of the original TV show. Watch your winnings grow as you answer correctly and advance to the Joker Challenge!

Syndicate content