Link And Zelda CD-i Games
Philips has produced different action adventure games for the CD- i as a part of the popular video game series The Legend of Zelda. Here we will be discussing about the Link and Zelda CD-i games. The CD-i Link and Zelda games produced by Phillips include Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure. The first two CD-i games of Link and Zelda were developed by Animation Magic and released on 10 October, 1993. However, the third CD-i games was developed by Viridis and released on 5 June, 1994. Let’s know in details about these CD-i games.
According to the sources, Zelda and Link CD-i games were poorly received by the critics of video game. This was mainly because of the barely functional control and particularly known for cut scenes that used full motion video. In the Link and Zelda CD-i games didn’t sell well and at the same time the games became very valuable. The first two CD-i games of Link and Zelda i.e. The Faces of Evil, The Wand of Gamelon, are basically played by using side-scrolling view which we was introduced in The Adaventure of Link however, the third CD-i games i.e. Zelda’s Adventure has a top down reminiscent of the original The Legend of Zelda.
It has further been revealed that all the Link and Zelda CD-i games usually starts with animated FMVs for illustrating the capacities of the CD-ROM format and especially the Zelda’s Adventure starts with live action video. In in first Link and Zelda CD-i games i.e. The Faces of Evil, the player has to control Link, must find and defeat the evil forces of Ganon for rescuing Princess Zelda. When the player starts his quest, he will find three areas which are initially available and accessible through Gnownam’s map. The player can further access the places on the map by moving the on-screen cursor over one of the places and by pressing specific button.
As far as the gameplay of The Wand of Gamelon is concerned, the player has to control Princess Zelda, who needs to search and defeat Ganon for rescuing King and Harkinian as well as Link to become the heroin of Gamelon. However, the other Link and Zelda CD-i games i.e. Zelda’s Adventure is played with the same top-down view found in The Legend of Zelda. Playing as Princess Zelda, the aim is to fight through the Seven Shrines of the Underworld to collect the celestial signs, and bring the land of Tolemac to an Age of Lightness.