CD-i - Brain Dead 13 (PAL)
CD-i - Brain Dead 13 (PAL)
Used game for the CD-i game console.
Digital Video Cartridge required.
In-game language is English. Instruction booklet and back inlay text are in English, German, French, Italian and Dutch.
Tested, works. Disc and instruction booklet in very good condition. Case in good condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.
Genre: interactive movie
Number of players: 1
Product code 8100309
Brain Dead 13 is an interactive movie video game developed and originally published in North America by ReadySoft on 15 December 1995 and in Europe by Empire Interactive on the same year for the MS-DOS. Unlike Dragon's Lair and Space Ace, which began as laserdisc arcade games, it was only released for personal computers and video game consoles. In the game, players assume the role of young computer expert Lance Galahad to defeat Dr. Nero Neurosis at his castle and its residents. Its gameplay is primarily presented through the use of full motion video (FMV).
Brain Dead 13 was initially released for the MS-DOS before being ported to other platforms including the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Atari Jaguar CD, CD-i, iOS, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Sega Saturn between 1996 and 2010, with each one featuring various changes and additions compared to the original version. A conversion for the Sega CD was in development but never released.
Brain Dead 13 has been met with mixed critical reception from video game magazines and dedicated outlets that reviewed the game since its original release and later versions. Nevertheless, the game has since gained a cult following.
Brain Dead 13 is an interactive movie game reminiscent of Dragon's Lair and Space Ace that uses full motion video (FMV) to present the story and gameplay, which consists entirely of quick time events, where players assume the role of Lance Galahad in order to defeat Dr. Nero Neurosis from conquering the world at his castle and its residents as the main objective. During gameplay, exploration is freer than in most previously released interactive movie games, with most rooms linked to crossroads that leaves the route for finding the Brain Chamber up to the players. Even crossroads are done as quick time events. Failure to choose a path as soon as Lance reaches a crossroads and to use the other actions as well as choosing the dangerous path results in the game displaying the failure scenes, in which Lance is killed by Fritz or by his other enemies or obstacles or he falls to his doom. The death scenes are often rather violent, but over-the-top in their cartoony approach. However, the player has infinite lives, and after the death sequence, there is a revival sequence, where Lance revives in ways that depend on which scene he was killed in.