Philips CDI

The CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by Philips and Sony in 1986. The first Philips CD-i player, released in 1991 and initially priced around USD $400, was capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs), though the last required an optional "Digital Video Card" to provide MPEG-1 decoding.

Early software releases in the CD-i format focused heavily on educational and self-improvement titles, with only a handful of video games, many of them adaptations of board games like "Connect Four". The most popular games for the system were The 7th Guest and Burn: Cycle. Later attempts to develop a foothold in the games market were rendered irrelevant by the arrival of cheaper and more powerful consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation. CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo.

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Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters and three Legend of Zelda games were released: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. Nintendo and Philips had secured an agreement to co-develop a CD-ROM enhancement for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Philips was contractually allowed to continue using Nintendo characters after the deal fell through.

Although extensively marketed by Philips, consumer interest in CD-i titles remained low. By 1994, sales of CD-i systems had begun to slow, and in 1998 the product line was dropped. With the home market exhausted, Philips tried with little success to position the technology as a tool for kiosks and industrial multimedia.

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BFG

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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants.

Eyewitness Skeleton

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Eyewitness presents the ultimate Natural History experience. The series takes the viewer on a dazzling tour, interweaving fact, history, anecdote, myth and legend with energy and humour.

Philips CDI Game Pad Loose

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The Official Philips CDi Game Pad. This is the best controller for the CDi and is much better than the controller that comes packaged with the original console. This item is loose and in good working order..

Renaissance Gallery

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This disc takes you on a breathtaking tour of treasures of the Renaissance, from the early Giotto frescos to the triumph of Michelangelo's Sistene Chapel.

Alien Gate

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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.

Girls Club

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£12.00
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£12.00

Christmas Crisis

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£20.00
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£20.00

Do you qualify to help Santa work his way through 24 levels, recover the lost reindeer, find the dangerous presents and defeat the evil toys? Surviving is not enough; there are points to be scored in the eight bonus levels if you can find them!

Cartoon Classics Casper the Friendly Ghost

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The worlds friendliest ghost and friends!

Cartoon Classics Daffy Duck

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The Zany adventures of that famous wacky duck!

Monty Pythons More Naughty Bits

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A CD-I collection of classic Monty Python sketches, with video playback of those memorable moments out of the films, series, and TV specials, as well as extra silly bits inside the Gilliamesque menu.

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