>> Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday has arrived again and that means we're continuing our road to the best CD-i game of all-time. Last week we went on voting for the best adventure game, and it was the first surprising contest as Burn:Cycle didn't win! I really thought this was going to be your favourite, especially because it's one of the most well-known CD-i titles out there. But no, you voted for The 7th Guest which I think is better thanks to the outstanding Digital Video support and the creepy story-telling. This week again we welcome you to vote for the best cd-i title. It's my favourite genre this week! I got some complaints about the FMV titles not being 3D. Yeah, that's a bit tricky, but they're certainly not 2D. It's just they're not animated 3D, just 'real' 3D. This time you'll be able to vote for FMV games in a different poll, so they're out of this one. More polls, it's already extravagant! You can vote for 1 or more favourites! Every week we'll spawn a new poll in the left column of this blog: Look at the left column to find the current poll! Be quick as the vote limit is only seven days! After the closing day we'll post the results in each catagory post and in the end of December 2007 we'll be back with the final decision to mark "The Best CD-i Game of 2007". I hope you'll all have fun and enjoy CD-i as much as we do! Read on for this weeks nominees:
Starting Date: November 14 End Date: November 21
This week we'll continue with all 3D Shooting games released on CD-i. The nominees for "Best Game" are:
Mystic Midway 2 - Phantom Express
This shooting gallery is a companion to the best-selling Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces. This time the game takes you for some real ups and downs on a roller coaster ride through dark tunnels and a carnival fun house--with targets when you least expect them.
Thunder in Paradise
"You're in the middle of an action-packed adventure with your cohorts Spence (Terry ""Hulk"" Hogan) and Bru (Chris Lemmon). Blast your way through three mind-blowing action encounters as you attempt to rescue Spence's daughter Jessica, regain control of the M.A.J.O.R., and crush your arch enemy Rampike. Race ate hyperspeed through the Caribbean, aboard Thunder, a 45-foot piece of high-tech marine hardware. Take control of the boat's weapon systems and defend Thunder from a shower of deadly threats. Face down minions of the psychotic Rampike on the eerie trails of Rossiter's Island. Go toe-to-toe with the M.A.J.O.R., a bio-humanoid gone haywire, in a battle for Jessica's life!"
We have no idea what's out there but whatever it is, it isn't friendly. Take no chances: shoot anything that moves. It took Argonaut 3 years to cram this double CD full of stunningly rendered 3D environments. Play this eerie, creepie game at night with the lights out and your headphones on, if you dare!!!
Atlantis: The Last Resort
"The parole officer has just made you an offer you cannot refuse... ""Shut down the reactor at the heart of the Atlantis resort and you can have your freedom"". Your reply... ""Where's my rocket launcher?"" 20 levels of mindless blasting!!"
The Lost Ride
The Lost Ride is a Roller Coaster Game where you have to try and escape from an evil Maze while avoiding broken tracks, bombed tunnels, enemy carts and attacking creatures. Each maze is a beautiful pre-rendered (seamless jumps) ride, with sprite action shoot-em-up. There are 3 thematic worlds with random mazes and bonus rides: Mine World, Aqua World and Future World. Beating the ""boss"" creatures, thus escaping from a maze will drop you into a crazy bonus ride with surround sound and various decision points. The mazes are different every time you play.
Solar Crusade is a ballistic shoot-em-up which will take you through stunning settings from the far-flung corners of the galaxy to the very heart of the Earth itself. Board your craft for a perilous and fantastic journey through a world which is modelled entirely in 3D using Silicon Graphics workstations.
You are Melkhor, Galactic Knight of Light. You have been chosen to save the Princess of Wisdom from the evil forces of Khork. Enoy, Emperor of Light, will guide you as you fight the powerful laser artillery of Hod, battle the killer vessels of Gebourah and defeat the Dark Knights of the Temples.
You have been chosen to repel the attacks of the Kesh Rhan extra-terrestrials who are threatening Earth. In command of a spacefighter you will travel through universes in full screen synthesized images, going from the island of Manhattan to the heart of a virtual reality computer, reaching ultimately the pitfalls of outer space. Quick, take the controls, there is not a minute to be wasted.
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