>> Monday, November 2, 2009
Recently some CD-i collectors found 'prototypes' on ebay which appeared to be just copied Lightscribe CD-R discs. Apparently it is big business to burn a copy of Zelda's Adventure and sell it as a 'prototype'. In essence, there are no CD-i prototypes with a full print cover. All the prototypes we've found are on TDK gold discs with a sticker on it that tells you about the version number. On the inner circle of the disc the title is written with a marker.
CD-i has also a lot of Testing Phase discs circling around. Most versions are above 1.0 which indicates the software is already completed and it's technically no prototype anymore. The Testing Phase discs were all pressed discs (no CDR) and mainly used at kiosk stands in Europe (Philips Media) and US (AIM (1992-1993 discs). I've never seen Testing Phase discs of games that were released after 1995. Don't be fooled to pay a lot of money when you don't know if a CD-i product in genuine. You can always get in contact here to verify the discs, we've seen pretty much all of them.