Featuring Lucky Luke CDi and Pilot.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
tonight we go deep, deep into the obscurity realm where only the hardest cursing retro Youtubers dare to go: The Philips CDi, Philips last attempt to get back into the console market in 1991. As an early CD-based console, most of the software consisted of educational stuff, encyclopedias and simple board games (and porn ;) ). Later it tried to shift its focus towards games, but was outclassed by the arriving 32-bit generation. As a result, the games got a reputation of being shoddily produced shovel-ware with movies slapped on top. But is that the full truth? Even the worst console should have at least *something* good to get by, right?
Now, after reading hundreds of reviews and playing dozens of CD-i games, I finally feel qualified to give a concluding verdict on that myth:
It is totally right. There are no good CD-i games. Sorry.
Nevertheless, there are some games that, given the reputation of the console, are suprisingly ok. Many of them were produced by Vision Factory, a dutch company that actually managed to put the CDi hardware to some use with their colorful sprite environments. Some of their highlights include:
I think you see the pattern ;). The last of the three shall be the topic of today's comparison, more specifically the last section of the song that plays in the towns of the game:
Introducing the song "Monday, Tuesday" by scottish soft rock band "Pilot" from 1977. The central recurring theme reminds me a lot of this sequence from the Lucky Luke song:
Sunday back to Megaman.
I'm a poor, lonesome Phil
and a long, long way from home...