The Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System, created by RDI Video Systems, was the first interactive laser disc system for the home. Halcyon was also the first and only home entertainment system that featured speech synthesis, voice recognition, and artificial intelligence. It came with a speaking vocabulary of over one thousand words and can learn any additional words you chose to teach it. The system was able to call you by name and also kept track of your progress in the games.
There were originally 6 games planned for the initial release of Halcyon, but due to the high cost of the unit, the system never made it into full production. A handful of promotional units were actually released, but only two of the original six game were completed.
Below are the six games that planned for the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System.
Thayer's Quest was one of two games released for the Halcyon System. Since the Halcyon version of Thayer's Quest used a double sided laser disc, there were many more scenes shown that were not included in the arcade release of Thayer's Quest.
Thayer's Quest Audio
Thayer's Quest Video (part 1)
Thayer's Quest Video (part 2)
Thayer's Quest Video (part 3)
NFL Football was the second game released for the Halcyon System. This game used live footage from a Raiders / Chargers football game. There was also another disc that used footage from a Dallas / Redskins game.
NFL Football Audio
NFL Football Video
Venture forth into the Underworld and across the River Styx, where dwell heroes and Gods of Greek Mythology. Guide Orpheus on an adventurous quest to restore the life of his beloved Eurydice.
Orpheus was one of the six games planned for release on the Halcyon system, but unfortunately it never made it into production.
SHADOW OF THE STARS
Command a star cruiser one thousand years in the future on a journey across the solar system. Humanity has disappeared into space, and the secret of its destiny awaits you somewhere among the Nine Planets.
Shadow of the Stars was one of the six games planned for release on the Halcyon system, but unfortunately it never made it into production.
Shadow Of The Stars
VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD
Face the fury of the North Atlantic and danger of the New World in the Age of Columbus. Search for explorer John Cabot, lost somewhere in the vast wilderness of the North American continent.
Voyage to the New World was one of the six games planned for release on the Halcyon system, but unfortunately it never made it into production.
Voyage To The New
Voyage To The New World Video
THE SPIRIT OF THE WHITTIER MANSION
Newlyweds Stephen and Annie Grayson spend their honeymoon night in a haunted mansion. They do not believe in ghosts. By dawn, you will.
The Spirit of the Whittier Mansion was one of the six games planned for release on the Halcyon system, but unfortunately it never made it into production.
Whittier Mansion Audio
Spirit Of Whittier Mansion Video
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