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>> Monday, May 12, 2008

Many interesting releases on CD-i were only published in a specific region. Especially the home country of CD-i, The Netherlands, had quite a few unique games developed by first class CD-i developers. Have you ever played Lingo? It's a dutch word game developed by SPC Vision, the same team who was behind The Apprentice. Technically Lingo is very nice and there are more titles like this. Shroo-man, one of our members at the CD-i community, put together a list of all regional releases on CD-i. Very few people know about the german version of the medical encyclopedia: Kursbuch Gesundheit is a very impressive encyclopedia about the human body, including lots of digital video. Produced by Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 1995, I'm surprised Philips didn't go for a cheap translation of the dutch medical encylopedia (from SPC Vision), but instead they funded a completely new project. The same goes for the many regional but fully-functional encylopedias in holland (Standaard Encylopedie), USA (Compton's Encyclopedia), Germany (Bertelsmann Universal Lexikon) and France (Dictionnaire Hachette Multimédi). Personally I find those titles to be very impressive on CD-i. Bonus points if you have collected them all!

FRANCE
* Big Bang Show
* L'Ange et le Demon
* Les Guignols de L'Info
* Les Shtroumpfs: Le Teleportaschtroumpf
* Strip Poker Pro
* Un Indien Dans La Ville
* Dictionnaire Hachette Multimédia
* Le Journal Interactif 1994
* Le Journal Interactif 1995
* A Night in Nylon City

GERMANY
* CD-i mit der Maus
* BMP Puzzle
* Hieroglyph
* Magic Eraser
* Bertelsmann Universal Lexikon
* Kursbuch Gesundheit

ITALY
* Super Test
* Go
* Strip Poker Live
* Dizionario Universale Multimediale Groiler Hachette

JAPAN
* Golgo 13

THE NETHERLANDS
* De Nationale Spellingwedstrijd
* De Zaak van Sam
* Domino
* Lettergreep
* Lingo
* Sports Freaks
* Voetbal
* 1994: Dit was het Nieuws
* 1995: Dit was het Nieuws
* Philips Media Interactieve Encyclopedie
* Philips Media Medische Encyclopedie

SWEDEN
* Alfapet
* Foqus

UNITED STATES
* Pyramid Adventures
* 3rd Degree
* Jeopardy
* Name that Tune
* The Joker's Wild!
* The Joker's Wild Jr.
* 1995: All the News and Views

Do you know of any more?
Thanks for Shroo-man for the initiative, and the following members for all additions: Alan_uk, Ruekov, cdifan!

4 reacties:

CD-i Fan May 12, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

The Philips Media Interactieve Encyclopedie was also available in Belgium under the name "Standaard Interactieve Encyclopedie"; the text of most articles was based on a database from Standaard, a Belgian encyclopedia/dictionary publishing house.

Bas May 13, 2008 at 6:31 AM  

That's true. I should change Netherlands to Netherlands/Belgium, or Benelux, perhaps. Do you know if games like Lingo or 'Het staat in de Sterren' were also released in Belgium?

CD-i Fan May 13, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

I don't know for sure; but we do have some Belgians(?) on the forums...

philips-i,  May 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

Some more CDi titles from Spain:

Luces y Sombras (Goya painter reports in 3 langs)
Antonio Vega - Ocenano de Sol (promotional CDi VideoCD, not for DVDs)
Salvat Enciclopedia Interactiva (General encyclopedia)
Salvat Historia del Arte (Art encyclopedia on 4CDs)
100 Obras Maestras de la Pintura (Art report)
Larousse Multimedia Diccionario Enciclopedico (General encyclopedia)
Historia del Arte Español (Art encyclopedia on 10 CDs)
Los placeres del Sexo (Sexual encyclopedia, also launched in English)

Also there are a lot of Spanish only versions from several classic CDi titles from Burn:Cycle to Renaissance of Florence

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Games 0-F

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

Compact Disc Interactive

Compact Disc Interactive

Games N-Z

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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