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Other First CD-Based game?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by trilokmeia9, 16 Sep 2020.

  1. trilokmeia9

    trilokmeia9 What's a Dremel?

    16 Sep 2020
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    I know the pc engine cd was the earliest means of playing cds on a console, and as far as I can tell, the first game for it was Fighting Street on December 4, 1988. However, I was wondering if there were cd-based games released before that for PCs.
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  2. enbydee

    enbydee Minimodder

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  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    4 Dec 2007
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    There's a contemporary review of it in Apple Soft, Anno III, Number 18... if you read Italian. Well, I mean, there's one there even if you don't read Italian, you just won't understand it.

    You can also see that the CD-ROM version fetched a hefty premium over the floppy release.

    Nice single-page advert in MacWorld December 1989, but Activision really didn't make much of the first-on-a-CD-ROM thing - beyond a flash saying "Also available on CD-ROM". Guess it wasn't much of a market at the time - not many systems would have had CD-ROM drives...

    There's a short review in the same issue, though it's a retrospective following the release of the follow-up Cosmic Osmo.

    Detailed coverage of the PC release in Compute! April 1990, too. Another in Game Player's PC Strategy Guide Volume 3 No. 2 following an earlier preview.

    There's a fun look at the considerably-upgraded "CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition" in CD-ROM Today August/September 1994, which I swear is a real magazine that actually existed at one point.

    Man, I love the Internet Archive...
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  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Gareth, the longer I know you the more I think you are the internet archive.
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