>> Friday, November 30, 2007
Surprising new content at two new CD-i initiatives of 2007: Rdjnl's slowly builds his cdi.isgreat.org with more content, now including a start of a hardware section. Below you'll find some more details. Even more interesting you probably already read the response of Terratron about the loss of his CD-i's Technical Archive. Thankfully he is building his third webserver already and there's again room for a CD-i section. Perhaps this Terratron CD-i page will be what cd-i.kick-ass.net never was! Terratron: "Hey guys, a reaction from my side. All of my work was gone when i got a server crash. But the idea of rebuilding the site is still on my mind. see: cd-i.terratron.nl"
Terratron started his CD-i involcement in 2004 with his dutch CD-i Fanclub. Back then he was already busy with hardware articles about CD-i. I hope he has saved these to use with his final website (and let it be a keeper!). Back to rdjnl's cdi.isgreat.org: "Since the launch of this webpage, there have been links on it to our non-existent hardware section. To be honest, I did not intend to create it in the near future. I have to buy a decent digital photo camera first, to make some nice photos that I can put there. However, today I DID make a start with the hardware section. The reason? Recently, I was lucky enough to have the oppertunity to add a nice, rare and properly working item to my collection: a CDI 370 Portable Player." As we love high res pictures of all kind of CD-i stuff, we welcome Rdjnl to show us more photos!
What I also like is his "Hall of Fame and Shame" which includes his favourite and most hated CD-i titles to date. This list is updated regularly and worth checking out from time to time!
Hall of Fame of November 30: 1. Cluedo (humorous interactive story; challenging with multiple players), 2. The Apprentice (great platform game), 3. Dimo's Quest (challenging puzzle game), Creature Shock (great atmosphere), Voyeur (suspense), Mutant Rampage (good controls), Caesars World of Boxing (humorous interactive story), International Tennis Open (good controls), Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold (best shooter on cd-i), Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (I could finish it), Tetris (great music and pictures, tetris made fun).
Hall of Shame of November 30: 1. Ultra CD-i Soccer (use a magnifying glass!), 2. Dark Castle (difficult controls, nearly unplayable), 3. Video Speedway (horrible sound and graphics), Rise of the Robots (much too easy, repetitious), Lords of the Rising Sun (difficult controls), Zelda's Adventure (strange save function), Escape from Cybercity (much too difficult), The Palm Springs Open (golf; cannot learn to put).
You see, we all have different opinions (what's so strange about Zelda's Adventure's Save function and Ultra CD-i Soccer was a great game IMO) ;)