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Posted by Mighty Jetters - April 28, 2018 - 7:26 PM
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It'sa-me, I am here, I have returned to give a not lazy update real quick before I gotta attend some business. Such as enjoying my bed longer while I'm off work getting a new phone.

But that's not why you're here. You're here to see those... 2-dimensional imageries? I think? Uhhh... I think there are some of those, let me check.

Nope, yep, there's... Detective Conan? Whoever the heck that is. Metal Slug? Sounds gross. iD0LM@STER? That trading card game with all the waifus?? CD-i Link?! What is this, The Memers Resource?! cough gag choke ahem

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Apr 29, 2018, 12:28 AM

Favorite Categories this Update: Arcade and Neo Geo / NGCD

Honorable Mentions: Game Boy Advance, SNES, Game Boy / GBC, NES, Saturn, DS / DSi, 3DS, Genesis / 32X / SCD, Master System, PC / Computer, and Mobile.

Special Mentions: Custom / Edited and Nintendo Switch

Other: CD-i


Well, my favorite sections on the site is the Arcade and Neo Geo sections. So, of course, I am going to love any updates featuring those sections.

Featured on my top 10 consoles/computers/handhelds list are the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, NES, SNES, and Genesis; so I'm going to also love update featuring those sections. I like the DS line for being the successor line to the Game Boy line, so that updates in those sections are always a plus. The Master System was the precursor to the Genesis (in both a business sense and a technological sense), so again that's a plus to any update. The PC / Computer and Mobile sections are so varied that the style, limits, and age of the hardware they are meant to represent span basically the entire spectrum. However, I can usually find a plus in these for any update they are featured in.

The Custom / Edited section, I find a plus due to the fact that some actual art work had to be made (from either scratch or by modifying existing work). As for the Nintendo Switch, while I can't make any generalizations, this update was a plus.

Finally, the CD-i... Well the CD-i was made because people wanted all-in-one multimedia devices, Philips, did exactly that with the CD-i. The CD-i was a game console, a CD player, a device that could play videos and view pictures on CDs, a reference machine, and an edutainment machine. People asked for that kind of thing at the time, but as it turns out, they weren't willing to spend money on it. The CD-i had some good games, but sadly it is mostly remembered as a console with bad games that featured Nintendo characters, and weird reference material. The story of how Philips got the license to the Nintendo characters is...

Nintendo originally went to Sony to make a CD addon for the SNES, but that deal fell through (the prototypes for the SNES CD would evolve into the Sony Playstation). Nintendo then went to Sony's rival, Philips to produce the SNES CD, Nintendo gave Philips a license to the characters from its 2 biggest franchises: Mario and Zelda. This lead to Philips licensing out the Nintendo characters for its CD-i console. I believe that Nintendo also had to approve of these games in some way too. But either way, this lead Nintendo licensed games on the CD-i.

The meme worthy three games: Hotel Mario, Link: The Faces of Evil, and Zelda: Wand of Gamelon. These titles seemed to be just money grabs banking on the Nintendo characters. One more Zelda title was produced for the CD-i, Zelda's Adventure. This game was far more ambitious, featuring digitized graphics, live action cutscenes, and a far more traditional style of gameplay for a Zelda game. However, due to the game being average, and the cutscenes being of badly acted, but not meme worthy this game would be forgotten. Those faults are mostly due the fact that the game had a far lower budget than the other Nintendo CD-i games. Also, time restraints and the skill of the team might have factored in. Two more Mario games were in development for the CD-i: Super Mario Wacky Worlds and Mario Takes America. Super Mario Wacky Worlds would have been a sequel to Super Mario World and would have played and looked much like a traditional Mario game, but sadly the game only made it to the Alpha stage of development, which actually has been found and has had the prototype game turned into a CD image file. Mario Takes America would have been a Edutainment game mixing live action footage and animation, but due to technical limitations on the CD-i, it ran into problems, and lost its license. No prototypes, screen shots, footage, or assets of this game exists online.

Now, knowing all that...

I still love an update with CD-i content.


My rating for this week's Update: 10/10
Apr 28, 2018, 11:03 PM
Where I am, it's already a hot, wasp-filled nightmare. So basically Summer.
Apr 28, 2018, 10:37 PM
*puts a blanket on Mighty
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