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Rakeesh
09-24-06, 03:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNpLXo55yfw&search=cdi

:D

Ninja Prime
09-24-06, 03:29 AM
Holy. Crap. No wonder CD-i failed horribly, this game alone is reason enough.

Edit: fixed.

Mr. Hunt
09-24-06, 03:54 AM
Holy. Crap. No wonder 3DO failed horribly, this game alone is reason enough.

Not 3DO.

Ninja Prime
09-24-06, 03:58 AM
Not 3DO.

Err CD-i I meant. ;)

What possessed Nintendo to license its biggest/most popular series to some random crap developers on some random crap console?

Mr. Hunt
09-24-06, 04:34 AM
I have asked myself that... I think the answer will never be known.

Edge
09-24-06, 05:17 AM
What possessed Nintendo to license its biggest/most popular series to some random crap developers on some random crap console?
There's actually an interesting story behind that. This documentary on the history of the Playstation actually does a good job of showing what was going on back then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwQPCmNljy0&mode=related&search=

But the jist of it (and for those who didn't watch the video) is that Nintendo originally partnered with Sony to make the SNES CD addon as a way to compete with the Sega CD. However, they couldn't agree with Sony on their terms: Nintendo wanted more control over the format, but Sony would be the ones that ended up with the licenses for almost all aspects of the CD-Rom technology, so basically they would make the money on the hardware and would get additional fees from developers that would've normally gone to Nintendo.

Nintendo, in a stroke of genius, decided to cut all ties with Sony, essentially rendering their work on the SNES CD addon a wasted effort, and partnered with Philips to work on disc-based platforms for their games. Of course, they didn't expect Sony to actually take what they had done for Nintendo and turn it into a full system which would later totally dominate Nintendo's next console, and the agreement with Philips ended up being of no use to Nintendo since they decided later to not even include a disc based format for any of their existing or planned console, which left Philips with a few licenses for Nintendo franchises and characters that they decided to build upon.

Basically, rather than working with Sony on the Play Station, Nintendo ended up sharing the their games licenses with Philips. Yeah...they didn't quite come out ahead on that deal.

JohnEJohn
09-24-06, 05:18 AM
so well written lol
"Wow, I'll grab my stuff"

Rakeesh
09-25-06, 04:19 AM
Here's more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imlyVV0yYKo&mode=related&search=cdi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mHw5g55oC4&mode=related&search=cdi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaHlUlWHNTo&mode=related&search=cdi

:D

Here's a less gay version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvldpBf73Xc&mode=related&search=cdi

Rakeesh
09-25-06, 04:44 AM
There's actually an interesting story behind that. This documentary on the history of the Playstation actually does a good job of showing what was going on back then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwQPCmNljy0&mode=related&search=

But the jist of it (and for those who didn't watch the video) is that Nintendo originally partnered with Sony to make the SNES CD addon as a way to compete with the Sega CD. However, they couldn't agree with Sony on their terms: Nintendo wanted more control over the format, but Sony would be the ones that ended up with the licenses for almost all aspects of the CD-Rom technology, so basically they would make the money on the hardware and would get additional fees from developers that would've normally gone to Nintendo.

Nintendo, in a stroke of genius, decided to cut all ties with Sony, essentially rendering their work on the SNES CD addon a wasted effort, and partnered with Philips to work on disc-based platforms for their games. Of course, they didn't expect Sony to actually take what they had done for Nintendo and turn it into a full system which would later totally dominate Nintendo's next console, and the agreement with Philips ended up being of no use to Nintendo since they decided later to not even include a disc based format for any of their existing or planned console, which left Philips with a few licenses for Nintendo franchises and characters that they decided to build upon.

Basically, rather than working with Sony on the Play Station, Nintendo ended up sharing the their games licenses with Philips. Yeah...they didn't quite come out ahead on that deal.

Hmm...something that video didn't mention is that Sony actually developed a few games for many consoles even after the playstation already began development.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Imagesoft

That list isn't complete either. I know for one that Chuck Rock for SNES is missing from there.

ENU291
09-25-06, 07:07 AM
That is easily some of the worst animation I've seen in ages.

Bearclaw
09-25-06, 09:02 AM
Uhm...ya. That was horrible. Enough said.

Becoming
09-25-06, 09:47 AM
Magus posted a pic of one of those turds in the guess the game thread. Dogpile on Magus!

CaptNKILL
09-25-06, 12:50 PM
God that game looks HORRIBLE. What a pile of crap. :o

Zelda_fan
09-25-06, 01:36 PM
The CD-i games are a disgrace to the Zelda name. No wonder Nintendo never talks about them.

MaXThReAT
09-26-06, 01:54 PM
Hey I had a CD-I and they made some okay games, some pretty good. I still have the CD-I as well as Zelda and a few other I loved. It was a great system and had better graphics than the segaCD. I made my father buy it, as I was too young and broke. I made him think it was educational because it came with a bunch of educational software but all we played were games. There's this awesome pinball game for it. I'll never forget my CD-I it was sweet. Never finished Zelda but it was defiantly a gay departure from the normal Zelda.

Toss3
09-26-06, 02:23 PM
Haha couldn't believe that **** was real until I did a quick search on wikipedia! And this is what came up:
Criticism

A cartoon FMV sequence.

The Wand of Gamelon is considered to be an inferior use of the Legend of Zelda title by most fans who know of its existence (relatively few, since the game did not sell well in the first place), although very few have actually played it. The game is considered non-canon by Zelda fans, and some even deny its exsistance.

According to Seanbaby's EGM's Crapstravaganza the game was the 6th worst of all time [4] and when G4TV's Filter held a countdown of the ten worst video games of all time, it was ranked Number One. [5] :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda:_The_Wand_of_Gamelon

Had never heard of the CD-i before either so for those like me here's an explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-i

Bearclaw
09-26-06, 02:30 PM
Haha couldn't believe that **** was real until I did a quick search on wikipedia! And this is what came up:
:D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda:_The_Wand_of_Gamelon

Had never heard of the CD-i before either so for those like me here's an explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-i
That's great.

russ_3d
09-26-06, 03:12 PM
is the whole game animated like that?

looks like a really gay space ace - for those who remember that one :p


edit* space ace:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6245/spaceacearcadescreenshotxn0.jpg

yes kids, in the past (i am only 26, space ace was 1983) some people really, really, really tried to make animated game/film combos.






they sucked :D

Becoming
09-26-06, 04:47 PM
No love for Dragon's Lair? I remember thinking it was cool as hell in the arcade when I was a kid. Not real great from a gameplay standpoint, but the animation was awesome and it did tell a fairly cool story (even though it wasn't really worth replaying at all).

russ_3d
09-26-06, 05:22 PM
nah, i used to love star wars and fighting games (final fight, streetfighter II, double dragon)

so it was a bit ......... up, ....... left.... left... arghhhh

up, ......left..... arghhh

up... arghhh

i never played the coin-op, and never played dragons lair,just the amiga space-ace


taking well off topic - you must remember time bandits by sega? :afraid:

i love sega, always have a place in my heart. and capcom. great, great games

Edge
09-26-06, 05:26 PM
is the whole game animated like that?

looks like a really gay space ace - for those who remember that one :p
No, that's just the intro. The game had several animated cutscenes like that scattered throughout it, of similar quality. The game itself was side-scrolling like Zelda 2, but it was extremely clunky.

And although the "input driven movies" weren't exactly a successful genre (from both a sales and gameplay standpoint), I did have fun with Road Avenger and Night Trap way back in the day.

russ_3d
09-26-06, 05:29 PM
crikey - night trap - i remember seeing that - windowed grain-o-vision


i always wanted a 3do, thank god i didnt get one :D

Becoming
09-26-06, 05:39 PM
And although the "input driven movies" weren't exactly a successful genre (from both a sales and gameplay standpoint)

DL was successful back then because it was different, and it had movie quality animation which made it pretty damn unique among games of the time. Gameplay itself wasn't so hot (hit a button at a particular time in a sequence or you die), but it was still enjoyable.
http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/games/pages/dl.asp


Dragon's Lair was a hit from the start. With over 30 million in sales in the first 40 days, and grossing more than 32 million dollars in the first eight months in the arcades, it seemed unstoppable.

Anyway, Zelda for CD-I was basically poo.:D

MaXThReAT
09-26-06, 06:17 PM
Games I've still got for my CD-I.
The 7th Guest
Burn:Cycle
Caesar's World of Gambling
Escape from Cyber CityóThis was an awesome rail shooter.
Link: The Faces of Evil
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
Mad Dog McCree
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold
Pinball-Yeah itís just called pinball.
Voyeur-This was a cool FMV detective game.

I must have played night trap all the way through 20 times. Iím definitely that 1 out of 100 that loved FMV games. Tomcat Alley was just sick, Sewer Shark OMG Sewer shark was sweet I forgot about that one. There was another FMV game Double Switch, staring Corey Haim from the lost boys. I must have finished it over 40 times, I mastered that game. O and Prizefighter that one was fun too and Ground Zero Taxes. O one more Corpse Killer just cuz of the zombies and that creepy actor guy. Man I wish I had never sold my sega CD. :(