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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #94 - The Day After Monday and Tuesday

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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:

  • The Apprentice, a platformer with a wizard in a Hogwarts-like environment that features half-naked cartoon girls in its cut scenes.
  • Dimo's Quest, a puzzle game with a skateboarding kid in an alien-like environment that features half-naked cartoon girls in cut scenes.
  • Lucky Luke, a platforming adaption of the famous Belgian comic. With half-naked cartoon girls in cut scenes.

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...

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