Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 63: You Know What's Sad About the CD-i?

This is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 63: You Know What's Sad About the CD-i? In this episode we talk about:

  • The Philips CD-i (CD-Interactive) platform
  • Pinball (CD-i)
  • The 7th Guest (CD-i)
  • Burn:Cycle (CD-i)
  • The Apprentice (CD-i)
  • The CD-i Mouse, and utilizing it with every game/product on the platform (Click for Austin's 2011 video review)
  • Zenith (CD-i)
  • Golden Oldies Volumes I & II (CD-i)
  • [Namco] Arcade Classics (CD-i)
  • Rare Kyocera Pro 1000S CD-i Model
  • The CD-i Timekeeper Chip (and it dying)
  • The Interactive Dreams CD-i Blog:

And a few other non-CD-i topics:

  • Hellfire (Sega Genesis and PC Engine CD versions)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
  • Darius Gaiden (Sega Saturn)
  • Last Gladiators Digital Pinball for iOS (originally released for the Sega Saturn in 1995)

YouTube Shoutout! (Haven't done that in a while, have we?)

Background music: “Pinball Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

Questions or suggestions? Leave a comment below and we will talk about it on a future episode!



Throughout my life I have been an avid gamer. My early years in particular consisted of growing up with platforms like the Atari VCS/2600, NES, and Master System. Naturally, that led into platforms like the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega CD/32X, Sega Saturn, Virtual Boy, etc. In the mid to late 1990's, I realized (as a fledgling teenager with little disposable income) that I could obtain those systems that I once thought were completely out of my reach as a child (Neo-Geo, Atari Jaguar, CD-i, 3DO, etc.), and it was from there that I went into a long-term phase of discovering, experiencing and collecting consoles--just about anything I could get my hands on. While I enjoy the occasional modern game, these days time is limited outside of my many hobbies, so I tend to hover towards quick pick-up-and-play types of games, via generations I truly grew up with: Shoot 'em ups, arcade style beat 'em ups, platformers, light gun shooters, and racing games. Not to mention pinball games, something new (to me) that has become a main focal point of interest. In addition to the podcast with Kris, I also create a variety of content on my own YouTube Channel, including video game reviews, Long Plays, and Let's Plays. Many of these you will be able to find here at IMPLANTgames!