The Halcyon Interactive Laserdisc System, created by RDI Video Systems, was the first interactive laserdisc system for the home. Halcyon was also the first home entertainment system that featured speech synthesis and voice recognition. The system calls you by name and also keeps track of your progress in the games.
There were five uniquely-created games in development for Halcyon, but due to the high cost of the unit, the system never made it into full production, and only one of these games was released, along with a port of NFL Football.
Thayer's Quest was one of the two games that were released for the Halcyon System. The Halcyon version of Thayer's Quest uses a double-sided laserdisc and contains a lot more scenes, backstory, and narration that was removed from the single-sided arcade release of Thayer's Quest. This game was initially conceived for Halcyon and was later ported to the arcade.
Thayer's Quest Audio
Thayer's Quest Video (part 1)
Thayer's Quest Video (part 2)
Thayer's Quest Video (part 3)
Thayer's Quest Handbook
NFL Football was the second of the two games released for the Halcyon System. It is a port of the NFL Football arcade game, using the same video. The game uses live footage from American football games featuring the San Diego Chargers vs. the Los Angeles Raiders.
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 not released.
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 not released.
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 not released.
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 not released.
Whittier Mansion Audio
Spirit Of Whittier Mansion Video
Some press/PR video footage from 1984 briefly depicts a port of Cobra Command being planned or considered for development on Halcyon.
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