>> Friday, January 4, 2008
A few months back we started with several polls to inquire your opinions about CD-i games in different genres. One thing we still have to do is combining the winners into one final poll to define the best CD-i game of 2007 according to the readers of Interactive Dreams. Click 'read more' and you'll find the links to trace all the editions of the CD-i Awards of 2007 including all the winning games of the polls. As before you can vote for one or more favourites and it will go until January 20.
The poll about the most anticipated unreleased CD-i game is not included in this final poll as people would vote for its obscurity and history perspective rather than the quality of the game itself! At least, that was my thought, but please comment below if you have any improvements for the CD-i Awards of 2008!1. Best CD-i Sports Game: International Tennis Open: A very (at that time) realistic looking Tennis sim which was regarded superior to any other Tennis sim, The CD-i game was very responsive and animated like people in real life. Unfortunately, today it looks a little outdated but it was very impressive when it came out in 1992!
2. Best CD-i Platform Game: The Apprentice: Simply the best platform game packed with fun on CD-i, you won't find a platform game on CD-i that has so many levels, action, colours and anime cartoon sprites in it.
3. Best CD-i Puzzle Game: Dimo's Quest: Not original (Try Chip's Challenge on the Atari Lynx or Dimo's Quest: The Amiga version!) but highly addictive puzzle game, read our review here.
4. Best CD-i Adventure Game: The 7th Guest: Superior to the CD-ROM version, this is a very clever puzzle game where you solve puzzles in the house of Mister Stauf. You're the seventh guest in this house of Toy-maker Stauf, and you'll uncover his secrets when you try to find an escape route!
5. Best CD-i 3D Shooting Game: The Lost Ride: Unfortunately a very rare game and unfortunately a game that has been released too early, this 3D roller coaster shooter game rides you in different themes randomly created as a maze. You'll never play the same level, thanks to the very innovative seamless branching video technique. Want to know more about this? Read our 'Making of' here.
6. Best CD-i Interactive Cartoon Game: Braindead 13: Interactive Cartoons were popular on Laser Disc with Dragon's lair and Space Ace. Ready Soft made a superior clone of this gameplay: In Braindead you play the role of Lance who has to escape the house while you can only press the right button at the right time. You control the cartoon movie!
7. Best CD-i FMV Shooter Game: Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars: All FMV Shooters are great classics and you won't find anything like this on current gen systems anymore. Drug Wars involved higher quality video and more explosions, which has always been a favourite. Shooting real live actors has never been more fun!
8. Best CD-i 2D Retro Action Game: Tetsuo Gaiden: Classic 'Invaders' style game with impressing digital video on the background. Rare dutch CD-i production, addictive and responsive.
Thanks to all our visitors and the community that keeps CD-i at your interest!