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Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Philips CD-i testing or demo Disc of 'The Lost Ride', that can't be true


I wondered before if all these CD-i testing discs can be actually real, but this is the first time I am quite convinced we see a fake title here: This looks like a testing disc of The Lost Ride, made by Philips Interactive Media of America. There is actually a catalogue number on it: 310-690-229-7. 


And above you see a CD-i testing disc of Brain Dead 13. 
Please be aware that Philips Interactive Media of America stopped publishing in 1995 and one of the final testing discs are around 'Zelda's Adventure'. And I'm pretty sure that even Philips didn't press that many testing copies, when you look at the availability of the testing phase disc of Zelda's Adventure. Please always verify with the seller to send a picture of the inner ring, the code on the inner ring (written in the plastic) tells you if this disc is genuine or not.

Philips Interactive Media of America ceased to exist after 1995, and The Lost Ride development started in 1996. You can expect the first test discs were available in 1997. It's not possible that test discs were pressed with PIMA as the publisher, or that it even has a USA catalogue number. Always asked for the code that is on the inner ring inside, it's more difficult to clone this. Even in 1995, Philips Interactive Media of America was renamed into 'Philips Media Games' - so this disc is simply not possible (please prove me wrong!)


2 comments:

  1. Hmm I can't understand your explanation, will you have more meaningful photos so that I understand better? I want to check my demo CDs. thank you very much !

    Mini

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  2. Philips Interactive Media of America ceased to exist after 1995, and The Lost Ride development started in 1996. You can expect the first test discs were available in 1997. It's not mpossible that test discs were pressed with PIMA as the publisher, or that it even has a USA catalogue number. Always asked for the code that is on the inner ring inside, it's more difficult to clone this. Even in 1995, Philips Interactive Media of America was renamed into 'Philips Media Games' - so this disc is simply not possible (please prove me wrong!)

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