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Information Page: Christmas Crisis
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
Christmas CrisisPhilips Media and DIMADIMA1995PlatformDigital Video CartridgeNeeds DVC (not supported yet)

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
8100313 (European)
Box Art:
European Front Cover
European Back Cover
European Picture CD
Game Facts: DIMA's first full blown platformer game for the CD-i and the first installment in the series. It's quite common to find other CD-i reference lists quote Christmas Crisis and Christmas Country as one of the same game however this is not the case and two entirely unique games were released by the same developer. Christmas Crisis was the first release in 1995 under the developers name DIMA which chaged to Creative Media when Christmas Country was released in 1996. Although on face value DIMA/Creative Media games seem simple enough this developer used the CD-i technology in some unique ways, which is reason enough to investigate the other titles this studio released.

From the Disc

Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.

Abstract: Christmas Crisis on CD-i

    Contains a platform game with MPEG bonus levels based on the Father Christmas character

Bibliographic: Christmas Crisis on CD-i. Implemented by the Dutch Interactive Media Associates

Copyright: (C) Copyright 1995 Philips Interactive Media and Deimos B.V.

CD-i Emulator Compatibility: This section covers crucial details concerning performance of this specific game under emulation through CD-i Emulator. It will state the CD-i Player Rom used during the test, what version of CD-i Emulator was used, which program the Disc Image was created from, specifications of the test PC and also provide screenshots of the emulator in action. Also included is an account of the test and most importantly if the game is playable through CD-i Emulator. Rather than an exhaustive list of tests with various ROMS and different PC rigs it's hoped that this section gives some insight into the progress of CD-i Emulator. For the most recent updates to CD-i Emulator and compatibility it's suggested you visit the CD-i Emulator Homepage.

    CD-i Player ROM: CD-i 350
    CD-i Emulator Version: 0.5.2
    CD-i Disc Image created using: Golden Hawk Technology CDRWIN 4.0A

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Processor (CPU): 3.2GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Memory: 2GIG
    Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Graphics Depth: 32BIT
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS

Details of Tests: A screen is displayed informing you that this CD-i Player lacks Digital Video Capability. Looks like someone forgot DVC emulation!

No DVC Screen

Retail Packaging

This game was distributed in a regular CD jewel case with a golden CD-i impression on the top left front of the spine.

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