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>> Saturday, October 21, 2006

It will be no surprise to you I was a fancy reader of the dutch CD-i magazine. Already in love with the system, I also checked out every other magazine in town that was writing about CD-i as well. And joy, we had two other magazines in the Netherlands: Power Unlimited and Hoog Spel. Especially the first one I didn't like at all, because it's written towards a very young public. Those with a little more 'serious' (catch the drift) interest in videogames went to buy Hoog Spel. Both magazines were spending a little attention to CD-i when a high-profile game was released. Mainly the FMV games like Dragon's Lair and Mad Dog McCree were reviewed and they actually got a pretty decent score. But still, even in the ninetees CD-i was drawed in being bad, slow and unsupported. Oh well, it didn't matter to me.

Recently I got in contact with one of the editors of HoogSpel, the dutch games magazine who spent a little attention to CD-i just as CD-i magazine itself. The magazine ended life in 2000 due to several internal problems with advertisers. Apparently, they were forced to review games which were going to be advertised, otherwise the money-shooter didn't want to do any business. Because the main interest was not CD-i, but Sony's Playstation and the Super Nintendo, there was just no room for consoles like 3DO and CD-i. Philips only advertised in CD-i magazine, and never intended to spend money elsewhere. I feel they should have, because the main videogames magazines are a perfect start for anyone to learn more about a different console. Probably it had something to do with the multimedia status of the CD-i rather than being a core games console. Compared to the rest HoogSpel was the best general games magazine covering CD-i.

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Bas December 27, 2006 at 11:27 AM  

Tyball responded to me the whole list of CD-i titles which have been discussed in HoogSpel magazine: At least don't think CD-i magazine was the only magazine spending their time on CD-i ;) Thanks to Tyball for the list, now I have to trace these issues!

\baby boom (44 / p. 24)
2 unlimited - beyond limits (32 / p. 34)
accused (34 / p. 40)
addams family values (37 / p. 56)
aida (39 / p. 22)
airplane (35 / p. 16)
alice in wonderland (31 / p. 65)
alice in wonderland (39 / p. 34)
alien gate (20 / p. 32)
allermooiste ei (43 / p. 22)
apocalypse now (32 / p. 19)
apprentice (32 / p. 43)
around atlanta (44 / p. 45)
astérix: de uitdaging van caesar (38 / p. 24)
beaty guide (35 / p. 62)
berenstain beren (29 / p. 52)
beverly hills cop (33 / p. 14)
beverly hills cops 2 (32 / p. 18)
body contour (39 / p. 35)
brainscan (44 / p. 24)
brugge en de kust (46 / p. 62)
brussel toen en nu (46 / p. 62)
burn:cycle (30 / p. 26)
caesars world of boxing (29 / p. 42)
carreras domingo Pavarotti in concert (30 / p. 23)
cd-i special (20 / p. 32)
chaos control (34 / p. 24)
cistercian architecture (30 / p. 46)
clapton, cream of eric (29 / p. 53)
clear and present danger (41 / p. 49)
cluedo - mysteries continue (40 / p. 24)
cluedo (30 / p. 26)
coming to America (30 / p. 53)
comptons encyclopedia (20 / p. 32)
concise oxford dictionary (34 / p. 25)
congo (48 / p. 32)
corry konings live in ahoy (41 / p. 48)
cranberries: doors and windows (39 / p. 22)
crime patrol (47 / p. 44)
crocodile dundee 2 (35 / p. 16)
cure picture show, the (48 / p. 33)
dag juf, tot morgen (42 / p. 58)
dansen! (46 / p. 62)
dark castle (21 / p. 20)
dead again (50 / p. 38)
dimo's quest (31 / p. 44)
dire straits - the videos (48 / p. 33)
discovering pompei (42 / p. 59)
dit was 1994 (33 / p. 45)
dit was 1995 (42 / p. 69)
doornroosje (39 / p. 34)
downhome blues (32 / p. 34)
dragon's lair (29 / p. 42)
dragon's lair 2 (31 / p. 52)
dromen van ajax (44 / p. 44)
drug wars (49 / p. 68)
duimelijntje (42 / p. 34)
dumb and dumber (44 / p. 24)
elton john: love songs (46 / p. 65)
escape from cyber city (21 / p. 20)
eyewitness cat (38 / p. 37)
eyewitness dog (37 / p. 50)
eyewitness horse (38 / p. 37)
eyewitness reptiles (37 / p. 50)
eyewitness shark (38 / p. 37)
family games 2 (40 / p. 66)
fatal attraction (29 / p. 19)
firm, the (35 / p. 16)
fish called wanda (30 / p. 52)
flashback (37 / p. 41)
flashdance (35 / p. 16)
flintstones (30 / p. 34)
flying doctors (30 / p. 53)
fmv module (27 / p. 24)
forbidden city (40 / p. 36)
forrest gump (40 / p. 56)
fortress (38 / p. 40)
french kiss (48 / p. 32)
gershwin connection (32 / p. 35)
ghost (29 /p. 19)
good man in africa (42 / p. 66)
gordon in concert (34 / p. 56)
headcrash (35 / p. 62)
heidi (39 / p. 34)
het staat in de sterren (42 / p. 34)
hilary: suicide and murder (45 / p. 28)
hondenliefde (38 / p. 36)
hotel mario (28 / p. 40)
how do you do (32 / p. 64)
hunt for red october (34 / p. 41)
ijsbeer in de tropen (33 / p. 23)
ik, mik, letterland (47 / p. 43)
indecent proposal (30 / p. 52)
interactieve encyclopedie (40 / p. 37)
interceptor (33 / p. 44)
international tennis open (20 /p. 33)
intersection (43 / p. 48)
isle of wight festival 1970 (43 / p. 49)
italiaanse keuken thuis (45 / p. 29)
janet jackson - design of a decade (48 / p. 33)
judge dredd (48 / p. 32)
karaoke kids (30 / p. 46)
karaoke klassics 1 t/m 5 (33 / p. 22)
karaoke voetbal (45 / p. 28)
kether (24 / p. 32)
kether (29/ p. 53)
kikker en het vogeltje (36 / p. 66)
krijtjesfabriek (40 / p. 67)
laatste eenhoorn (30 / p. 52)
laser lords (20 / p. 33)
laser lords (42 / p. 35)
lassie (46 / p. 63)
lemmings (31 / p. 65)
let's go skiing (41 / p. 22)
lingo (34 / p. 17)
link - faces of evil (23 / p. 13)
litil devil (30 / p. 34)
lords of the rising sun (20 / p. 33)
lost eden (39 / p. 56)
lucky luke (47 / p. 43)
macro polo (44 / p. 44)
maddog mccree (31 / p. 37)
maddog mccree 2 (42 / p. 68)
magic world of tommy cooper (50 / p. 38)
master labyrinth (34 / p. 16)
medische encyclopedie (50 / p. 60)
mega maze (29 / p. 18)
merlin's apprentice (36 / p. 33)
micro machines (40 / p. 36)
monkie (39 / p. 57)
monty python karaoke (31 / p. 36)
monty python sketches (31 / p. 36)
monty python-invasion from the planet skyron (40 / p. 67)
moonstruck (33 / p. 14)
mutant rampage body slam (31 / p. 44)
myst (51 / p. 32)
mystic midway (20 / p. 32)
naked gun 33 1/3 (41 / p. 49)
nationale spellingwedstrijd (36 / p. 67)
nationale spellingwedstrijd (38 / p. 36)
nederlands elftal compleet (45 / p. 29)
nfl tripple pack (37 / p. 51)
ontdek het (on)bekende Nederland (33 / p. 31)
opera imaginaire (36 / p. 44)
othello (31 / p. 37)
pac-panic (40 / p. 24)
patriot games (29 / p. 19)
peacemaker (33 / p. 44)
peanuts: yearn to learn (40 / p. 66)
penthouse video cd collection (38 / p. 42)
phanthom express (27 / p. 24)
pinball (20 / p. 33)
pink floyd - the wall (32 / p. 19)
pink panther (44 / p. 25)
pippi langkous (33 / p. 14)
planes, traines and automobiles (31 / p. 64)
playboy's complete massage (29 / p. 43)
pocahontas (39 / p.34)
power hitter (31 / p. 45)
quigley down under (42 / p. 66)
raging bull (43 / p. 48)
rainman (32 / p. 19)
rene froger in concert (37 / p. 56)
rennaisance man (42 / p. 66)
reuzenkrokodil & gruwelijke rijmen (36 / p. 66)
revenge (38 / p. 41)
rise of the robots (39 / p. 64)
road house (44 / p. 25)
rock revolutions 1 (41 / p. 48/49)
rock revolutions 2 (41 / p. 48/49)
rotbeesten/tovervinger (39 / p. 65)
rupsje nooitgenoeg (39 / p. 56)
sade: life, promise, pride, love (33 / p. 30)
salzburger land (46 / p. 64)
satartrek 2 (35 / p. 16)
scrooged (32 / p. 18)
secret mission (45 / p. 57)
secret of nimh (43 / p. 22)
seven (50 / p. 38)
seventh guest (28 / p. 40)
shark alert (32 / p. 42)
sliver (34 / p. 40)
smurfen - magisch schilderij (42 / p. 58)
solar system (40 / p. 25)
space ace (27 / p. 25)
split second (38 / p. 40)
sportfreaks (46 / p. 64)
star trek - genereations (43 / p. 48)
star trek 4 (40 / p. 57)
star trek 5 (40 / p. 57)
star trek i (37 / p. 56)
star trek iv (34 / p. 41)
startrek 3 (35 / p. 16)
steel machine (29 / p. 43)
sting: ten summoner’s tales (30 / p. 34)
striker pro (29 / p. 18)
strippoker live (37 / p. 41)
strippoker pro (28 / p. 40)
tasjesdief (49 / p. 36)
tatjana - made in Holleywood (42 / p. 68)
tatjana's double deal (37 / p. 51)
tears for fears: tears roll down (46 / p. 63)
terminator (38 / p. 40)
terms of endearment (37 / p. 56)
thelma & louise (33 / p. 14)
thunder in paradise (36 / p. 45)
tim & beer bij de film (39 / p. 57)
tim & beer in de haven (35 / p. 62)
tim & beer op het vliegveld (32 / p. 65)
tina turner - rio '88 (29 / p. 52)
titanic (31 / p. 52)
top gun (34 / p. 41)
tosca (46 / p. 65)
tri - no world order (29 / p. 62)
u2: rattle and hum (32 / p. 18)
uncover tatjana (50 / p. 78)
untouchables (35 / p. 17)
uptown blues (32 / p. 34)
video speedway (21 / p. 21)
vliegende hollander (29 / p. 52)
voetbal (31 / p. 45)
voyage (38 / p. 41)
voyeur (24 / p. 32)
wayne's world (29 / p. 19)
wayne's world 2 (40 / p. 56)
who shot johnny rock (39 / p. 65)
wines of france (36 / p. 32)
witness (34 / p. 40)
woman in red (38 / p. 41)
woman of independent needs (45 / p. 28)
world cup golf (42 / p. 50)
world press photo (36 / p. 18)
xplora (34 / p. 56)
zakmes, het (40 / p. 56)
zelda - wand of gamelon (23 / p. 13)
zelda's new adventures (31 / p. 53)
zombie dinos (27 / p. 25)
zoo eenvoudig (35 / p. 33)

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3rd Degree - PF Magic
7th Guest, The - Philips Freeland Studios
Accelerator - SPC/Vision
Adventure of the Space Ship Beagle, The - Denshi Media Services
Affaire Morlov, L' - Titus
Alfapet - Adatek
Alice in Wonderland - Spinnaker
Alien Gate - SPC Vision
Alien Odyssee - Argonaut
Aliens Interactive CD-i - Dark Vision Interactive
Ange et le Demon, L' - Smart Move
Apprentice, The - SPC Vision
Apprentice 2, The - Marvin's Revenge - SPC Vision
Arcade Classics - Philips ADS / Namco
Asterix - Caesar’s Challenge - Infogrames
Atlantis - The Last Resort - PRL Redhill (Philips ADS)
Axis and Allies - CapDisc
Backgammon - CapDisc
Battle Chess - Accent Media (for Interplay)
Battleship - CapDisc
Big Bang Show - Infogrames
BMP Puzzle - Circle (for ZYX)
Brain Dead 13 - Readysoft
Burn:Cycle - Trip Media
Caesar's World of Boxing - Philips POV
Caesar's World of Gambling - CD-I Systems
Cartoon Academy - Bits Corporation
CD-i mit der Maus - SPC Vision
CD Shoot - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Change Angels Kick-off - HMO
Chaos Control - Infogrames
Christmas Country - Creative Media
Christmas Country - The Lost Levels - Creative Media
Christmas Crisis - DIMA
Clue - 3T Productions
Clue 2 - The mysteries continue - 3T Productions
Connect Four - CapDisc
Creature Shock - Argonaut (for Virgin)
Crime Patrol - CapDisc
Crow, The - Philips POV
Cyber Soldier Sharaku - Japan Interactive media
Dame was Loaded, The - Beam Software
Dark Castle - Philips POV
Dead End - Cryo
Defender of the Crown - Philips POV
Deja Vu - Icom Simulations
Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas - Icom Simulations
Demolition Man - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Demon Driver - Haiku Studios
Discworld - Teeny Weeny Games
Dimo's Quest - SPC Vision
Domino - Wigant Interactive Media
Down in the Dumps - Haiku Studios
Dragon's Lair - Superclub / INTL CDI
Dragon's Lair 2- Time Warp - Superclub / INTL CDI
Drug wars - Crime Patrol II - CapDisc
Dungeons & Dragons - PF Magic
Earth Command - Visionary Media
Effacer - CapDisc
Escape from Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Evidence - Microids
Falco & Donjon & The Sword of Inoxybur - BMi / Zephyr Studio
Family Games I - DIMA
Family Games II - Junk Food Jive - DIMA
Felix the Cat - Philips Sidewalk Studio
Flashback - Delphine/Tiertex (for US Gold)
Flinstones Wacky Inventions - Philips Funhouse
Fort Boyard: The Challenge - Microids
Frog Feast - Rastersoft

CD-i Games Index G-M

Go - CapDisc
Golden Oldies - SPC Vision
Golden Oldies II - SPC Vision
Golgo 13 - Japan Interactive Media
Great day at the races, A - CD-I Racing, Dove Films, Total Vision
Guignols de l'Info, Les - Canal+ Multimedia / INTL CDI
Heart of Darkness - Amazing Studio (for Virgin)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The - Philips Kaleidoscope
Holland Casino CD-i - HMO
Hotel Mario - Philips Fantasy Factory
Inca - Coktel Vision
Inca 2 - Coktel Vision
International Tennis Open - Infogrames
Jack Sprite vs. The Crimson Ghost - PF Magic
Jeopardy - Accent Media
Jigsaw - Novalogic
Joe Guard - DIMA
John Dark: Psychic Eye - CapDisc
Joker's Wild!, The - Accent Media
Joker's Wild Jr., The - Accent Media
Kether - Infogrames
Kingdom - The far reaches - CapDisc
Kingdom 2 - Shadoan - CapDisc
Labyrinth of Crete - Philips Funhouse
Laser Lords - Spinnaker
Last Bounty Hunter, The - CapDisc
Legend of the Fort - Microids
Lemmings - DMA Design / Psygnosis
Lettergreep - Wigant Interactive Media
Lingo - SPC Vision
Link - The faces of evil - Animation Magic
Lion King, The - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Litil Divil - Gremlin Graphics
Litil Divil 2: Limbo Years - Gremlin Graphics
Lords of the rising sun - Philips POV
Lost Eden - Cryo (for Virgin)
Lost Ride, The - Formula (Lost Boys)
Lucky Luke - The video game - SPC Vision
Mad Dog McCree - CapDisc
Mad Dog McCree II: The lost gold - CapDisc
Magic Eraser - Circle (for ZYX)
Mah-Jong - Japan Interactive Media
Making the Grade - 3T Productions
Man Before Man - Cryo
Marco Polo - Infogrames
Mario Takes America - CIGAM
Master Labyrinth - AVM AG/HQ
Mega Maze - CapDisc
Memory Works, The - Compact Disc Incorporated
Merlin's Apprentice - Philips Funhouse
Microcosm - Philips Freeland Studios
Micro Machines - Codemasters
Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron - Daedalus CD-i Productions
Mutant Rampage - Body Slam - Animation Magic
Myst - Sunsoft (for Cyan)
Mystic Midway - Rest in pieces - Philips POV
Mystic Midway 2 - Phantom Express - Philips POV

Compact Disc Interactive

Compact Disc Interactive

Games N-Z

Name that tune - Philips Fantasy Factory
New Day - Bits Corporation
NFL Hall of Fame Football - Philips POV
Othello - HMO
Pac Panic - Philips ADS / Namco
Palm Springs Open - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Pool - SPC Vision
Pinball - CapDisc
Plunderball - ISG Productions
Power Hitter - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Power Match - Two's Company
Pursue - BEPL
Pyramid Adventures - Compact Disc Incorporated
RAMRaid - PRL Redhill
Return To Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Riddle of the Maze, The - Fathom Pictures
Riqa - Bits Corporation
Rise of the Robots - Mirage Technologies
Sargon Chess - Spinnaker
Scotland Yard Interactive - AVM AG/HQ
Secret Mission - Microids
Secret Name of Ra, The
Shaolin's Road - Infogrames
Skate Dude - Viridis
Smurfen, De - De Telesmurf - Infogrames
Solar Crusade - Infogrames
Solitaire - BEPL
Space Ace - Superclub / INTL CDI
Space Ranger - Studio Interactive
Special Operations Squadron - SPC Vision
Sport Freaks - SPC Vision
Star Trek - Philips POV
Star Wars: Rebel Assault - LucasArts
Steel Machine - SPC Vision
Striker Pro - Rage
Strip Poker Live - Greenpig Production
Strip Poker Pro - Interactive Pictures
Super Fighter - The Super Fighter Team / C&E
Super Mario's Wacky Worlds - NovaLogic
Surf City - Philips Sidewalk Studios
Tangram - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Taco's Toyroom Troopers - Creative Media
Tankdoodle - Creative Media
Tetris - Philips POV
Tetsuo Gaiden - Creative Media
Text Tiles
Thieves' World - Electronic Arts
Tic-tac-toe - BEPL
Tox Runner - ISG Productions
Treasures of Oz - Philips Kaleidoscope
Ultra CD-i Soccer - Krisalis
Uncover featuring Tatjana - SPC Vision
Uninvited - Icom Simulations
Video Speedway - ISG Productions
Vinnie the Pinguin - Pandemonium Labs
Voyeur - Philips POV
Voyeur 2 - Philips POV
Whack-a-Bubble - Creative Media
What's it worth - Marshall Cavendish Multimedia / Spice
Who shot Johnny Rock? - CapDisc
Wordplay - BEPL
World Cup Golf - US Gold
Zaak Sam, De - Toneelschool NL
Zelda - The wand of Gamelon - Animation Magic
Zelda's Adventure - Viridis
Zenith - Radarsoft
Zombie Dinos From The Planet Zeltoid - Philips POV

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