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Information Page: Rise of the Robots
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
Rise of the RobotsPhilips MediaMIRAGE Technologies (Multimedia) Ltd.1995Tournament / BeatEmup-Only Introductory Sequence Plays

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
8191012 (European)
Box Art:
European Front Cover
European Back Cover
European Picture CD
Movie Clip:
CD-online Promotion
Game Facts: The same game converted to numerous formats also made it's appearance on CD-i. One notable difference in this version is the inclusion of Music from Brian May who you might recall was the guitarist from QUEEN with tracks called "Resurrection" and "The Dark". Also worthy of mention is that the only programmer that worked on this CD-i conversion, Pete Dabbs developed the first publicly available CD-i Emulator named CD-iCE (Compact Disc - interactive Computer Emulator). Only a preview version of CD-iCE was ever released which emulated Rise of the Robots, although it's rumoured that the emulator can be tricked into playing other CD-i games.

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: Rebel robots rule METROPOLIS 4. Half human half machine... it's up to you to crush the android revolution with metal mashing warfare and devestating super moves. Grind metal against metal in the two player confrontation. Get ready for turbo-charged gameplay, brutal Artificial Intelligence, revolutionary 3-D graphics that change the way you look at fighting games!

Bibliographic: This disc contains Rise of the robots a MIRAGE TECHNOLOGIES (MULTIMEDIA) game.

    Programming by Peter Dabbs.
    Produced by Peter Jones, Andy Wood and Rob Nicholson.
    Original code by Gary Leech and Andy Clark.
    Senior Artists Sean Naden and Kwan Lee.
    Character design Sean Naden.
    Set design and construction Kwan Lee.

    Music co-ordination by Richard Joseph and Andy Wood.
    Game sound track by Richard Joseph.
    Marketing and Publicity by Julia Coombs and Declan Brennan.
    Script writing Jim Murdoch.

    'Resurrection', 'The Dark' and other incidental music composed and performed by Brian May.
    Published by Queen Music Ltd/EMI Publishing Ltd. Published by Queen Music Ltd/Les Editions Marouani in France.

Copyright: This disc is copyright Mirage Multimedia Technologies 1995.

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: 1GIG
    Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Graphics Depth: 32BIT
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS

Details of Tests: As long as no action buttons are pressed all title screens, introductory sequences and the soundtrack play flawlessly. However if an action button is pressed or the introductory sequence is allowed to complete, CD-i Emulator resets itself and plays in a continuous loop.

Philips Interactive Media Screen Mirage Screen Rise of the Robots Screen 1 Rise of the Robots Screen 2 Introduction Sequence Screen 1 Introduction Sequence Screen 2 Introduction Sequence Screen 3

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

European Release: 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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