The Philips CD-i is a discontinued video game system, and was the first to be CD-ROM-based. Nintendo originally partnered with Philips Media to develop the SNES CD for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The project was later aborted, but Philips was allowed to make games based on Nintendo licenses, which was part of the agreement. The CD-i was originally released in 1991 at the price of $700 in the United States.
After the SNES CD was abandoned, Philips Media released three games for The Legend of Zelda series, one for the Mario series (while two other were planned but cancelled), and a version of Tetris under contract from Nintendo. The The Legend of Zelda and Mario games received very bad reception, and the system generally had poor sales. In 1998, Philips announced that the CD-i had been discontinued. It was never released in Australia.
However, despite the bad reception of the CD-i, the cutscenes in Hotel Mario and two of The Legend of Zelda games became popular and gave way to a craze called YouTube Poop. The basic idea is that people would rearrange whatever the characters said into something funny or obscene. CD-i games have been credited as the father of all YouTube Poop.
 Mario Games for the CD-i