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Hotel Mario and the internal clock of the CD-i

>> Friday, July 6, 2007

To me it's about the small details in games that makes it special, like the Christmas Tree in Dark Castle that pops in at Christmas, or the singing referee in Striker Pro. You never heard of this? No worry, I'll come back to them later on. Something similar the guys at the Philips Fantasy Factory programmed into Hotel Mario. If you remember, every time you select a level in Hotel Mario it would show a black screen and then display something like, "Morton Koopa and his creepy pals are waiting for your arrival!" And then a couple seconds later it would display one of the special messages based on the internal clock of the CD-i player, with "Here We Go" being the default one. It's one of the few times I find out how a CD-i game actually makes use of the internal clock. The most remarkable one is about Maxx' his behaviour in the CD-i game Max Magic, which i told you about a few months back.

It's another small innovative touch of the CD-i to use the internal clock for any game specific action. So let's get through all those messages you can get when playing Hotel Mario on a special day: I saw them recently popping up again on the forum but they forgot to credit the original poster of this info, which is Kao, who posted this a long while ago.

Happy New Year: January 1st
Happy Valentines Day: 14th of February
Do Not Forget Mothers Day: 2nd Sunday of May
Schools Almost Out: End of May
Happy Fathers Day: 3rd Sunday of June
Happy Fourth Of July: July 4th, silly!
Ready To Go Back To School: End of August
BOOOOOOOOO: October 31st
Happy Turkey Day Gobble Gobble: 4th Thursday of November
Happy Holidays: From the middle of December to January 1st
Here We Go: Default
Its Hollies Birthday: Sometime between New Years and Valentines Day. Refers to Hollie S. Lohff, the play consultant on this game.

These are the dates specified in the US version of the game. I'm not sure if they localized these dates when they released it outside of the US.

Hotel Mario is one of the best known games on CD-i, ofcourse thanks to its official Nintendo tag. So, there are plenty of sites to read about this game, but at the Wikipedia page I read something new to me: "This game was originally developed for the QUADEE Super System." - Can somebody explain me what this is about?

Thanks to Kao!

1 reacties:

Pyong,  July 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM  

THANKS! That helped a lot!

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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 

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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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