The World of CD-i Chronicles #25
As many of you knows, I received a Portuguese version of UEFA® Champions League 95/96 title and I am now reviewing it.
This is a very interesting title, full of information about players, teams and and history…
Known as soccer from overseas, you will all enjoy it, definitely.
Back in this year, the teams that was competing in this league was only the winners of each country.
This title released by HyperVision back in 1995 has as interestinga fact, some matches between teams had already been played when published, so you will find some results between teams inserted by the developer. We will see this later on this review.
The UEFA® Champions League is the football (soccer) competition that all players and teams want to win, you can compare the UEFA® Champions League Final Match to the American Football Super Bowl Match to understand the importance of it.
The mouse is a black star taken from the logo the competition who turns red when placed on a link.
Button 1 and 2 will do the same action.
Tons of videos are available and there is the possibility to watch them in slow motion.
This title is divided 4 categories and other subcategories:
– Match schedule
– Best players
Choosing match schedule from the main menu will send you to a subcategory with more 4 options:
Choosing competition, you will get to another screens with more options:
– Group matches
– 1/4 Final
– 1/2 Final
As this is preview of the upcoming competition (back in 1995), some matches has already been played, other not.
You will see some results on the screen, but the others… YOU WILL ADD THEM!
Go to the internet, browse the matches back in 1995/1996 and add all the results yourself.
Choosing group matches, you will get access to the 4 (A, B, C and D) groups results and classification.
To add the result of a match, just click on the line of the match, you will be able to add the scores.
The same happens for the rest of the competition.
From the main menu, choose History to watch all the goals in video from all the finals, since 1956 to 1995.
Back again to the main screen, choose Best Players and watch videos on Full Motion of each players listed. Get also information about them like all teams he represented, titles won, etc…
And for the last one but not least, Teams.
Here you will get all the information about each teams that are playing this UEFA® Champions League.
This part is divided in 3 sections that are:
I found a bug on the title, when all the results are stored, you will get the teams that will be on the the 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals and final.
But the Winner of group D and the 2nd of the same group does not appears on the list, staying only the reference of the position of the group. Look at the pictures:
To exit the title, just click on the ball in the middle of the screen and will see the credits before exiting.
For the Portuguese version, CITI, the same company that release Abrunhosa & Bandemónios and others, to convert to our (my) beautiful language.
This is a very good title to have in your collection, sadly this idea didn’t followed for other seasons like for the PC/CROM.
This is what we can call as a multimedia library for this competition, like our today internet data, but all inside one CD.
The best choice if you want to be the master of European Football knowledge!
For me, the best part of this title when I saw the “Philips CD-i” advertisement that was placed in all Champions League matches!
– Digital Video Cartridge required.
– Remote can be used.
CD-i Emulator Compatibility:
– Interactive as you insert the results.
– A lot of information!
– A lot of videos!
– Bug on the group D.
Written by omegalfa, © 28/08/2020