The Philips CD-i is a console that has become infamous for games like “Hotel Mario” and the three Legend of Zelda titles that appeared on it, but a lot of this negative attention is unfairly due. For its time the console was very innovative and featured some really neat games, yet due to the system’s relative unpopularity amongst most gamers, many titles have fallen into relative obscurity.
One man, Alan Bradford (@Alan_Bradford on Twitter), has set out on a quest to locate all known (and unknown!) games for the console and has created a special Facebook group to discuss this journey at while bringing other CD-i fans together. Even if you don’t use Facebook you can still check out his site, look at all the pictures, and read the comments that others have shared there.
So, if you ever wanted to find out more about the CD-i or even ask questions of someone who may know more about the system than the Philips company, here’s your chance!
A few weeks ago now, my blog finally hit the 1500 followers mark. It was an impressive feat considering that this little gaming site was only started about a year and a half ago! But, what’s even more impressive than that perhaps is the fact that even since that milestone the blog is quickly approaching 1600 followers! I hope that by the end of 2012 it can reach the 2000 mark, although in the end it won’t really matter all that much to me – I just like writing here and doing unique content for you all! :)
Still, I did promise something cool as a reward for the blog reaching this milestone, and so I won’t go back on my word. I’ve already been working on those “ActRaiser” videos for Peter Skerritt, the 1500th follower of this blog, but I did promise you all that I would do something unique for you.
So, here you go – you have an opportunity to get an exceptionally-rare, 8-bit version of “The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods” (aka “A Link to the Past”) for the Famicom for a very low price. Yes, you heard right – the Famicom! This game was ported by Waixing Computer Science to the Famicom and retains the look and feel of the SNES classic we all know and love…In 8 bit!
Yes, it has very weird artwork!
I would normally list this game for at least $49.99 plus shipping on eBay, but for you all I will let the game go for less than half that. In order to secure your copy of this game, all you need to do is be the first person to donate $20.00 USD or more via the “Donate” tab here on the site, and then send me an email letting me know that it was you. Then, I will just need your shipping information and will mail the game to you as soon as I can! Please send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pretty cool, right? This is a rare chance to get a very rare game, and if you donate and are not first, know that your money will go to a good cause, like buying new games to record and play and new software/hardware for future projects!