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You know about them, I know about them, and they're among the worst games ever in existence; CD-i Nintendo games.

Consisting of a usually unplayable Zelda trilogy, and a game where Mario does almost nothing but close doors, Nintendo has done all it can to distance itself from these disasterpieces.

However, considering that these games could've been good if given the right treatment, what would they have been like if they were actually good games?

All I know would change is that Nintendo's partnership with Phillips wouldn't have been so sour, but we wouldn't have all those CD-i Zelda and Hotel Mario YouTube Poops.

What do you think it'd be like if the CD-i Nintendo games didn't suck?



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I've actually heard mixed things about Zelda CD-I. Seems some people actually enjoyed it and thought it was a good challenge.

I've never played it myself. I've seen the horrible cutscenes, but ignore. those cutscenes and I hear the game isn't bad.



Philips would have bought out Nintendo and we'd finally have a proper European console maker.

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Ka-pi96 said:

Philips would have bought out Nintendo and we'd finally have a proper European console maker.

You serious?



irstupid said:
I've actually heard mixed things about Zelda CD-I. Seems some people actually enjoyed it and thought it was a good challenge.

I've never played it myself. I've seen the horrible cutscenes, but ignore. those cutscenes and I hear the game isn't bad.

The youtube poops for the cd-i games are great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZL6YHLwn9M&list=RDtZL6YHLwn9M



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KLAMarine said:
irstupid said:
I've actually heard mixed things about Zelda CD-I. Seems some people actually enjoyed it and thought it was a good challenge.

I've never played it myself. I've seen the horrible cutscenes, but ignore. those cutscenes and I hear the game isn't bad.

The youtube poops for the cd-i games are great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZL6YHLwn9M&list=RDtZL6YHLwn9M

Holy fuck!! XD

Then again, even if the games were good (cutscenes included), considering the nature of the internet, someone would've made that video anyway. XD



I have the CDi Zelda games, and the first two do not suck at all. In fact they were praised at the time of their release.

The side scrollers were decent, but the CDi controller held it back and the animated cutscenes were horribly hilarious.

Zelda's Adventure was a victim of bad game design, but I would hardly call it unplayable. It is the worst of the 3 however (and the most rare).

I feel like the first two games would have been fine with a better control scheme, which Nintendo could have seen to. The cutscenes would have likely been replaced with text, similar to Adventure of Link. They did greenlight the games afterall, Nintendo had the power to make them change things.

Zelda's Adventure would have never existed. It would have been an entirely different game, a much better one, had Ninty gotten their hands on it. I think at this point, Nintendo just did not care when they greenlit the game. CDi was already on its way out anyway and many people forget this one exists.



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Shiken said:
I have the CDi Zelda games, and the first two do not suck at all. In fact they were praised at the time of their release.

The side scrollers were decent, but the CDi controller held it back and the animated cutscenes were horribly hilarious.

Zelda's Adventure was a victim of bad game design, but I would hardly call it unplayable. It is the worst of the 3 however (and the most rare).

I feel like the first two games would have been fine with a better control scheme, which Nintendo could have seen to. The cutscenes would have likely been replaced with text, similar to Adventure of Link. They did greenlight the games afterall, Nintendo had the power to make them change things.

Zelda's Adventure would have never existed. It would have been an entirely different game, a much better one, had Ninty gotten their hands on it. I think at this point, Nintendo just did not care when they greenlit the game. CDi was already on its way out anyway and many people forget this one exists.

The CD-i's hardware itself may have had something to do with the games' quality suffering so much. Nintendo really should have had more involvement.



CaptainExplosion said:
Shiken said:
I have the CDi Zelda games, and the first two do not suck at all. In fact they were praised at the time of their release.

The side scrollers were decent, but the CDi controller held it back and the animated cutscenes were horribly hilarious.

Zelda's Adventure was a victim of bad game design, but I would hardly call it unplayable. It is the worst of the 3 however (and the most rare).

I feel like the first two games would have been fine with a better control scheme, which Nintendo could have seen to. The cutscenes would have likely been replaced with text, similar to Adventure of Link. They did greenlight the games afterall, Nintendo had the power to make them change things.

Zelda's Adventure would have never existed. It would have been an entirely different game, a much better one, had Ninty gotten their hands on it. I think at this point, Nintendo just did not care when they greenlit the game. CDi was already on its way out anyway and many people forget this one exists.

The CD-i's hardware itself may have had something to do with the games' quality suffering so much. Nintendo really should have had more involvement.

Funny thing is when they met for a progress report, Miyamoto actually liked the first two games (which were made side by side and released the same day as one another).  Considering that they were competition though, I doubt Nintendo was willing to spend any extra resources to make the games better, so long as they did not cross a certain line with the characters.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Philips would have bought out Nintendo and we'd finally have a proper European console maker.

You serious?

Do I seriously want a European console maker so it's not just Japanese and Americans? Yes, of course I do!



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