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by Gaara
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: I just bought a Magnavox CD-i (450) Would like some info
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

I'm also wondering what are some of the console best games? The game seen in the pictures, "International Tennis Open", is quite good if a bit easy. "Zenith" is a nice simple addictive game, "The Apprentice" is a fun platformer that is more than the sum of its parts, and the port of "Tetris" is qui...
by Gaara
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Buy any new CD-i titles lately?
Replies: 24
Views: 9615

Another Hex title, "eScape" (or something like that) has been on my to-buy list for a while (then again, so is "Time-Life Photography", so I'm not exactly picky though my collection is still fairly small).
by Gaara
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Buy any new CD-i titles lately?
Replies: 24
Views: 9615

My last few purchases have been "Arcade Classics" (because I love Namco) which hasn't come in the mail yet, "CDi Online Issue 1" (a bit disappointing, though I still got some retro enjoyment from it) and "Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia" (no comment). I like "Antistatic". A Very...interesting rel...
by Gaara
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: What are the proffessional CDIs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3120

I have an odd question on the portable CD-i players: Were they well made in terms of build-quality? Could they handle being sent in the mail a long distance? I am just curious since I wouldn't mind getting one as a novelty but I live in Australia and our postal service is, um, less than perfect.
by Gaara
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: New CDI
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

For some reason, I'd like to see a device that could play CD-i titles (including video releases, reference titles and stuff like "Antistatic", not just games), Mega-CD games and 3DO games. As an added bonus, it would also play audio CDs (obviously), VCD discs (only natural) CD-G (ditto) and a coupl...
by Gaara
Wed May 25, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: your main hobby/interest outside of CD-i
Replies: 17
Views: 10055

My favourite episode of "Twilight Zone" would be "Twenty Two", one of six episodes to be shot on tape instead of film. In this case it adds to the eerie effect.
by Gaara
Wed May 25, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Greetings one and all! VERY happy to have found this forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

A new CD-i game, even a simple breakout-clone or a cross-word title, would be incredibly exciting. Another small but highly important step to getting CD-i some respect in the retro-gaming community.
by Gaara
Wed May 25, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Philips Video Cd's Wanted/ Plus the US Master VCD List
Replies: 31
Views: 18042

VCD collecting?

Wouldn't mind getting into that myself (I only have two VCDs (one of them coming in the mail), and two "DV on CD-i" titles). Mainly of interest to me are forgotten documentries and other unusual things unlikely to appear on DVD...
by Gaara
Wed May 25, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: your main hobby/interest outside of CD-i
Replies: 17
Views: 10055

Outside of video games, computers, movies, and CD-i (which I guess includes bits of the previous three), mine are: vintage television shows, cantilever bridges, soft drinks, I've been getting into anime/manga (hence the username), also I have a dream to bring back Art Deco as more than just a novelt...
by Gaara
Mon May 23, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Top 10 Best and Worst CD-i games
Replies: 15
Views: 6347

My personal favourites: International Tennis Open Tetris (it hurts me that this version of Tetris is way better than the one on my beloved GBA) Cartoon Carnival (not much substance, but the mini-games are fun, the "cartoon clip" gimmick is cool and the presentation is superb) Pac-Panic Chaos Control...
by Gaara
Thu May 19, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Cursor moves really slow!
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Might not be the system but the controller. I'm no expert on CD-i (far from it) so I don't know the actual name, but the controller I use (the one with the silly fake screw-in "joystick" on the d-pad) has a switch that changes the cursor speed (it also has one for using the controller upside down. I...
by Gaara
Tue May 17, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Interactive Dreams
Topic: Was CD-i designed with games in mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 10644

Finally, if the CD-i was indeed DESIGNED for games, then congrats for running a blog about the worst piece of gaming hardware ever made The person who said that most have never heard of the Tiger Game.com (which did have some innovative features, but for which the best title was a Wheel of Fortune ...
by Gaara
Mon May 16, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: New CDI
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

For some reason, I'd like to see a device that could play CD-i titles (including video releases, reference titles and stuff like "Antistatic", not just games), Mega-CD games and 3DO games. As an added bonus, it would also play audio CDs (obviously), VCD discs (only natural) CD-G (ditto) and a couple...
by Gaara
Mon May 16, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: If you were responsible for Philips Media Games...
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Agreed with the person who mentioned getting "Mario's Wacky Worlds" completed. It had promise. Also, not sure if it could have done it (as it would require very fast response times for finding and showing video clips), but I heard that on another ill-fated electronic product, the NEC PC-FX, there wa...
by Gaara
Wed May 11, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Complete CD-i games list?
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Trust me, the Wikipedia list is not accurate. They didn't even have "Zenith" on their list until I added it some weeks ago, and I'm hardly a CD-i expert. Plus, they exclude a lot of "childrens" titles that could be considered games ("Hanna-Barbera's Cartoon Carnival" for example)