CD-i may not have the best reputation on the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't any good games.
In my opinion one of the best games on the console is The Apprentice.
As a project I have remade this game in Unity and can be played for free here
During the course of the project I have made several tools that can decode information stored on CD-i game discs. A bunch
of which I made maps of.
Many of the games I played had big areas that you either couldn't fully explore or were difficult to even reach, if you
could even reach these areas. Micro Machines and Dimo's Quest are just two examples of games that have places you can't reach.
Games like Family Games' Full Attack were notoriously difficult to complete. Of the four levels I never got past the third. The
same goes for Buzz Off on Family Games II; that one has eight levels (of which I never saw the last five)! Sometimes the map is
seamless, but divided into screen-sized sections. One such map is present in Zelda's Adventure; easily the most beautiful game
available on CD-i. Where else do you find realistic graphics on a '90s console? I know there are versions out there, but
they're all scaled down or crappy in quality (damn you for using JPEG!). Another aspect many people don't realize is that a lot
of games have secrets, or other hidden features that aren't easily revealed. Lucky Luke has transport points in each of the maps
where you're not riding Jolly Jumper or a minecart!
I've spent quite a bit of time trying to map these games, often finding new things.
I'd like to share these findings.
23rd of December, 2019, at 10:13
new version is now available: 11.3d
It mainly increases support for the various IMG and ISO files that are around. The project page is expanded with tutorials that describe how to create a working image of the disc using ISOBuster and CloneCD.
The other main upgrade is the support for key reassignment! Made possible with an ini file.
It is recommended to update to the latest version.
For details check the project page