The NEC PDE-LD1 is cloned version of the Pioneer CLD-A100, See the CLD-A100 for details of the plug in modules.
Patrol - A Mega-LD 3-D shoot-
'em-up set on Mars in the near future. The participant sees the planet
from the cockpit of a space fighter and has to engage approaching enemies. The
game has seven rounds with the spacecraft being able to absorb a certain amount
of damage before the game is terminated. The high quality computer graphics and
extremely fast scrolling background are claimed to match arcade game standards.
Great Pyramid - Is a moving
video encyclopedia for the Mega-LD module. (But what a confusing choice of
title; surely out of five launch titles they could have managed better than have
two of them with pyramid in them?) This is a 4,000-year history of Egypt
focusing on the pyramids, pharaohs, Egyptian gods and mysteries of the
civilisation. The disc is accessed by clicking on on-screen icons. [Pioneer]
- An interactive movie with much of the footage shot in London. Professor
new inventions are stolen and the player must track down the culprit. The disc
can switch between maps of the city and footage of the actual location. The disc
is bilingual (Japanese/English). The second side comprises a guided tour of
England in the standard LD format with a narration by Japanese actress, Hideko
Econosaurus - For the NEC
module, this Hudson Soft produced game is in a quiz format that up to four
people can play. It has an ecology theme and is based on the Ryo Hondo comic
Hideko Hara [Pioneer].
Demon's Judgment - Another
one for the NEC nodule, it is again a quiz game. Demon Kogure a popular Japanese
rock star, acts as host and passes judgment on the participants. There are 20
themes with a total of 100 questions. The target audience is a large gathering
rather than just one or two players. [Planet]
Mate - Strip poker in which
the participant takes on three porno actresses at either poker or roulette.
Every time the player wins a hand the actresses sheds an item of clothing The
film footage is 35mm originated thus ensuring high quality visuals. Innovative
use of lighting and clever angles give an interactive feel" says the
publicity material! Angel Mate is targeted at an adult audience, one that will
have the NEC module too. [Planet]
Roller Battle - An
aerial battle game for the Mega module. The explosions are encoded in Dolby
Surround to add realism. [October release - Pioneer].
Requiem - Is an interactive
adventure with a mystery storyline for the NEC. The task is to unravel
the plot through conversations with 40 characters. The on-screen text can be
switched between Japanese and English [October release: Riverhill Software].
- An NEC 3 D shooting game featuring high speed high quality computer graphics
and which claims to achieve a level of virtual reality not previously seen in
home video games. It takes place in
Geopolis, a floating city in Osaka Bay
with the players piloting Vajra, a flying robot created by ancient telekinetic
powers. Vajra must combat Kugutsuki demons that have been re-incarnated.
[October release – Pioneer]
Berserker - Another space
shooting game with humans battling aliens in the year Omega 193 (that's next
Thursday week in old money).
[October release - Pioneer].
further stimulate LaserActive development, a Multimedia Creators Network has
been established the first fruits of whose work should appear in December. The
idea is to combine the diverse talents of game specialists, moviemakers and
academics to develop new themes and programmes Three titles are currently in
A museum style database of 3-D worlds created by a combination of computer
graphics, film footage and 3-D audio. The programme is making use of both
Japanese and American talent. [Provisional December release.]
Brain - The title is a
reference to the melon-shaped brain that it is unique to dolphins. Dr John C.
Lilly a leading authority on dolphins. Bob Talbot a top underwater cameraman,
and Estelle Myers, the Australian dolphin researcher are putting together this
interactive programme. [Provisional February 1994 release.]
- The world's seven great
civilisations are investigated in this edutainment programme produced in
conjunction with NUK Enterprises. Kadokowa Shoten Publishing and Dai Nippon
Printing. [Provisional May 1994 release].