>> Thursday, December 13, 2007
One day after Wednesday (time flies...) and we're here to continue our road for the best CD-i game of 2007. Our last catagory is here: retro 2D classic action games! CD-i started some memorable classic series like Golden Oldies and Arcade Classics, something that is still popular on current gen consoles like 'Namco's Museum' or 'Atari's Retro Classics'. We welcome you to vote for the best cd-i title. 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: December 13 End Date: December 20
This week we'll continue with all Retro 2D action games released on CD-i. The nominees for "Best Game" are:
A terrifying evil is threatening the safety of your planet. Hordes of monsters are advancing through the Alien Gate with one objective in mind - the destruction of your world! Only you can ward off this danger. As a rocket fighter pilot, your coolheadedness will be tested to the utmost. The last battle has begun.
Golden Oldies I
Here are two classic games in a new version, Guardian and Invaders. GUARDIAN: You have to defeat the planet full of humanoids from an alien invasion. You control a small fighter armed with a laser and smart bombs. Fly across the scrolling surface of the planet and take out the aliens. Some of these aliens will abduct the humanoids and carry them to the top of the screen where humanoid and alien will transform into a horrible mutant that will come after your ship. Other aliens just bother you, there are mine layers, hunters, tanks, and others. Clear one wave of enemies and you will progress to the next level. There are seven levels in total. If all the men are killed, the planet will disintegrate, leaving you in outer space with nothing but raving mutants for company... INVADERS: This is a classic. Move the ship left to right with the controller and fire missiles at the invaders at the top of the screen. Shoot all of them and you will go to the next level. Get hit by a bomb, you die. If the invaders hit the ground or you lose all your lives, the game is over.
Golden Oldies II
Here are two classic games in a new version, Blockbuster and Bughunt. BLOCKBUSTER: Your mission is to break down the walls of blocks in 75 different levels. bounce the ball with your bat, each time the ball hits a block, the block will disappear and the ball will bounce back. Miss the last ball and your bat will explode. Remove the last block and the doors to the next level will open... BUGHUNT: Fight off an infestation of nasty bugs by moving around your ship with the controller and firing laser bolts. Shoot anything that moves and don't get hit by anything or you will die.
After 27 years, the interstellar peace treaties have been violated. A fleet of six enormous battle cruisers is now heading for your planet. All defenses have been tried and failed-except one: The Steel Machine. Do you have the courage to pilot this experimental fighter against uncertain odds? Your enemy has only one weakness-each vessel's main reactor. Lethal lasers and other nightmare defenses stand between you and your crucial target.
Namco's Arcade Classics
"Remember the good old days spending time behind the arcade machine? These days are back. ""Arcade Classics"" has three all time classic games from the time that ""game play"" was # 1: Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian and Galaga!"
Race 9 turbo-charged vehicles over 36 of the most challenging circuits! Fast furious and fantastically playable Micro Machines is THE arcade racer.
It's an all-time classic 2-D racing game! You select from one of eight different drivers and then it's off to the races. Drive around the track as fast as possible avoiding enemy bullets and collecting money all along the way. If you collect enough cash and finish in one of the top four spots, you can buy your own ammunition or improve your driving skills. Don't forget - select your driver carefully - since each driver has their own abilities including traction, acceleration, speed and armour.
The superb 3-D graphics in the Galaga-style game provide a new dimension to the 80 levels of fast action.
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