Mah Boi, CD-i Month is back. It is written: during the month of May we’ll be taking a closer look at the “unholy Triforce” of Zelda games: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure, released on the Philips CD-i in the ’90s.
Before you turn off your device in disgust or start posting disgruntled comments on our social media pages, don’t worry, we know they’re abominations. However, they do possess a certain “charm” that deserves recognition. We’ll be exploring how they came to be, what they did right, what they did wrong (a lot), and their impact on the Zelda community (eternal fodder for YouTube poop). We might even imagine what the world would be like if Philips had made more Zelda games or if CD-i Zelda was part of the official canon.
In short, we want to laugh with — or maybe laugh at — these relics of the past. After all, as a Zelda fan site we feel it is our duty to recognize and enshrine all parts of the franchise and its history (even the bad bits).
So hop aboard Gwonam’s magic carpet and “squadalah” with us on this month-long journey through Koridai, Gamelon, and Tolemac.