Here is the so awaited 1st CD-i game review for the chronicles!
Atlantis – The Last Resort!
Created by Philips Research Laboratories (PRL) back in 1997, this DOOM like game will blow your eyes!
Is it really a CD-i title?
No way the CD-i have a game like this one…!
This addictive game will blow your mind!
A resort have been attacked by a virus and no one can solve this problem…
Meanwhile you have been sentenced to prison for so many years… you’ll need 2 lives to conclude them…
But an opportunity that you can’t refuse knocked to the door…
Shutdown the resort reactor and they will forget your past… You will be free forever…
And here we go into the game, with a rocket launcher on hands!
As I said, this is a DOOM like game, a 1st person shooter in 3D, not usual on CD-i.
You will need a Digital Video Cartridge (DVC) to play it.
A gamepad is highly recommended to play this unrealistic game!
The main game screen show you on the bottom a compass for your orientation, your health level and your weapon/ammo.
This is a fast game with 3 levels of difficulties, Easy, Tricky and Hard. This last one is absolutely insane but with a lot of fun!
Avoid enemies attacks, kill them before they hit you!
You will need keys to open some gates, each gate need a specific key colour, find the right key for the right gate.
Some gates just need to be manually opened by pressing button 2 while need the gate command.
There is no time limit in this 20 levels with many different enemies!
Hours of fun even if sometimes you will feel you are a little bit disoriented with all the movements you have to do to avoid the bad guys.
They will come from the air, from the underground and from the floor…
When under pause mode (press 1+2) , more options will appear:
You will get access to the map. This map will only show the places you have visited (in black) and your position.
RESET will make you start again the same level.
Also, an unique CD-i option is available from this menu, I am talking about the EJECT button.
This is the possibility to play your favourite audio CD while playing the game!
This is the only CD-i title with this option.
You will have to put the game disc again each time you complete a level (to load the next).
Back to the game, you can use a rocket launcher, a gun or a mini-gun. You have limited ammo, but you will find boxes all around that automatically regenerate to use again (at the same place). Also health bonus are available.
You even can eat the dead enemies to increase your health.
Ammo starts at 99/99, once at 0/99 you will have to find more boxes to kill enemies.
Health starts at 100/100, but if you eat enemies, it can reach a maximum of 120/100.
You have unlimited lives, once you die (0/100 of health) you restart the level.
The goal of each level is to reach the main gate, after opening all the different gates with the keys.
You will really enjoy the game, the music is cool and put you into the ambience.
There is some secret passage that will let you load all the ammo and health.
After each areas are divided by some levels, some have 5 levels other less.
After each areas you will get access to a bonus stage. In each bonus stage you will have to avoid reach the end of the corridor without touch the walls (or touching the less as possible). No guns, no enemies, just avoid walls. In the end you will get a health bonus points. It is very fast… Good luck!
After every bonus stage you will see an animation that will present you the next area and the evolution of the story. All in Full Motion.
A password will be given to you after you conclude each level, you can write it on a paper to continue another day.
Many cheat codes are available for Atlantis – The Last Resort:
In the game main page, with the cursor, go to the upper – left side of the screen and press 1, 2, 2, 1 buttons sequence.
Screen will change automaticly…
You just have to activate:
– Unlimited ammunitions.
– Unlimited keys.
– Unlimited lives.
– Choose levels.
Reload guns and life:
(It will not work if you have already used the code above, obviously.)
During the game, if you finish ammunitions, lives, or if you don’t find any key…
Go to the map screen, with the cursor, go to the upper – left side of the screen and press 1, 2, 1, 2 buttons sequence.
Here is what will happen:
– All keys will appear.
– Life will be at maximum.
– Your ammunitions will be at maximum.
Attention! Your live will not be unlimited… neither ammunitions…!
You can do this code evry time you want!
Level 05 -> CHIDUNI
Level 10 -> JFVTLDG
Level 12 -> JDUFDBZ
Level 17 -> YBNDIKG
This game born after the development of RAM Raid, the very first online multiplayer game, available on CD-i with the CD-online internet kit.
– 1 player.
– Any addicted gamer will love this game, a must have in your collection!
– DVC required.
– Audio CD option while playing feature.
– Cool soundtrack.
– Lot of cheat codes.
– Fast and vicious!
– Unlimited lives!
– Fully compatible with the latest version of CD-i Emulator.
– Easily disorientation.
– No side movement (to avoid turning around).
A special thanks to Paul Clarke, our website member, who wrote this amazing game!
Written by omegalfa, © 20/03/2020