Philips first introduced the CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) in 1991, priced at a whopping $700. It was “capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs)”. This unit featured a 16-bit 68070 CISC Chip (68000 core), 1.5 MB of Main RAM, and a 1x-speed CD-ROM drive. The CD-i was discontinued in 1996 due to poor sales. Hotel Mario clip after the jump.

CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo. Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters

[via WikipediaKotaku]

Philips first introduced the CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) in 1991, priced at a whopping $700. It was “capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs)”. This unit featured a 16-bit 68070 CISC Chip (68000 core), 1.5 MB of Main RAM, and a 1x-speed CD-ROM drive. The CD-i was discontinued in 1996 due to poor sales. Hotel Mario clip after the jump.

CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo. Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters

[via WikipediaKotaku]