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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Jokers Wild

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‘It’s the game where Knowledge is King, and Lady Luck is Queen…It’s The Joker’s Wild!’ The Joker’s Wild! Has been one of America’s most popular television game shows for years, and this interactive version is loaded with all the entertainment and excitement of the original. Join host Wink Martindale to spin the wheels and answer questions in multiple categories for three fun, fast-paced rounds. Win the most money! Step up, start spinning…and remember, The Joker’s Wild!

Jeopardy

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If you’ve always anted to be on Jeopardy! (and who hasn’t), play the world’s most popular ‘answer and question’ game and feel like you’re on the set! You’re standing in front of the cameras, hand at the buzzer, as host Alex Trebek calls you by name and peppers you with categories and dollar amounts. Advance from the Jeopardy! round to Double Jeopardy! And then Final Jeopardy.challenged by the game itself and by your brilliant opponents. Win the most money, become champion and see your score immortalised in the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame. The unique response to directory on CD-I makes this version as fast paced as the television game itself.

Incident at Roswell

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In the world of UFOs the Roswell Incident is considered the ‘daddy of them all’. Certainly, something remarkable happened in 1947 in the small town of Roswell, in the New Mexico desert. A UFO crash was announced by the army – and just as quickly retracted. Rumours circulated for many years. But the most remarkable development in the Roswell story is without doubt the recently discovered sensational footage supposedly showing an autopsy of an alien being. This CD-ROM contains high quality MPEG video files of the entire autopsy footage, plus a fascinating documentary which was broadcast on British television’s Channel 4 as part of the Secret History series. It is an essential document for anyone who has looked at the stars and wondered.

First Blood

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Rambo, an ex-Green Beret but peacetime misfit, is haunted by memories of Vietnam and falls foul of an overzealous small-town sheriff. All hell breaks loose as he goes on the run. In the life or death manhunt that ensues, he will need all his old skills to stay alive and outwit his pursuers – the sheriff, his posse and more than 200 National Guardsman. Giving his toughest performance since ‘Rocky’ Sylvester Stallone stars as a larger than life superwarrior in this gutsy action thriller.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Charles (Hugh Grant) is witty and charming but at the age of 32 is increasingly looking like a serial monogamist. His life has been full of girlfriends but he just can’t commit to them. The more weddings he and his close circle of friends attend the less they want to get married themselves. Until Charles sees Carrie (Andie MacDowell) the most unusual, beautiful, sharp witted and elusive girl he’s ever encountered

Family Games 2

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If you like to flit around like a fly along dirty food residues, have to fight over the bill with your partner; if you want to invent your own clever pizza topping, have had greater ambitions than smaller people or have painted (yes) your master pieces on thick place mats then you will feel quite at home here!

European Party

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Language learning through play. European Party shows you how to prepare your own special party. Whilst making cookies, drinks, invitation cards, preparing party surprises and organising games to play with your friends, you’ll be learning different languages. It’s a fun way to learn!

Discover Sport Fishing

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Northern Edition features British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Northwest Territories. Fish facts, getting away, fish tales, fish du jour, lure lake, explore a lake, yellow screens.

Dragons Lair 2 - Timewarp

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Hero, swordsman (and now family man) Dirk the Daring returns to find that is nemesis, the evil Mordroc, has once again kidnapped Princess Daphne in a diabolical scheme to take her for his bride. As Dirk, you must follow Mordroc into his trap-laden trip through time to find and rescue Daphne again! This timewarping animated adventure takes you through ancient Egypt, Beethoven’s living room – even a quick jaunt through the garden of Eden – in pursuit of Mordroc. Don Bluth’s animation is better than ever in this totally new Dragon’s lair challenge.

Dimos Quest

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So you call yourself a real game freak, do you? Go ahead then, sharpen up those steel nerves, fine tune your incredible reflexes and get to show just how cool you really are. For in this heroic game you will face countless challenges…Become Dimo and find your way through 51 levels full of action and adventure!

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