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Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

iN-Ovation Awards March 9, 2009

1995 iN!Ovation Awards

General Interest | Kids | Reference | Language Tutors | Creativity Tools | Personal Management Tools | Original

We just can’t seem to do anything in a conventional way. 1995’s top 59 titles? That’s catchy! We were aiming for our Fave 50, but no one could agree on what to cut (there’s clearly much too much democracy at work here), so 59 it is.

General Interest

A Brief History of Time (Creative Labs, Inc.) A House Divided: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Grafica Multimedia) A Passion for Art: Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse and Dr. Barnes (Corbis) Beyond the Wall (Magnet Interactive) Jean-Michel Cousteau’s World: Cities Under the Sea (Enteractive, Inc.) Le Louvre: The Palace and Its Paintings (BMG Interactive Entertainment) Microsoft Composer’s Collection (Microsoft Corp.) Microsoft Oceans (Microsoft Corp.)Nile: Passage to Egypt (Discovery Channel Multimedia) Passage to Vietnam (Against All Odds Productions) Robert Mapplethorpe: An Overview (Digital Collections, Inc.) Romeo & Juliet (Attica Cybernetics Ltd.) The Cartoon History of the Universe (Putnam New Media – which is no more)The First Emperor of China (The Voyager Co.) The Incredible Machine 3.0 (Sierra On-line)

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Kids

Beethoven & Beyond (The Voyager Company) Dr. Seuss’s ABCs (Living Books) Explorapedia: The World of Nature (Microsoft Corp.) Freddi Fish & The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds (Humongous Entertainment) How Many Bugs in a Box (Simon & Schuster Interactive) Madeline and the Magnificent Puppet Show (Creative Wonders) Math Workshop (Broderbund) My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary (DK Multimedia) One Small Square: Backyard (Virgin Sound & Vision) Peter & the Wolf (IBM Multimedia Studio/7th Level) SimTown (Maxis) The Berenstain Bears Get Into a Fight (Living Books) The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain (Sierra On-Line) The Multimedia Bug Book (Swifte International) The Way Things Work (DK Multimedia) What’s the Secret? Vol I (3M Software) What’s the Secret? Vol II (3M Software) Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego (Broderbund) Where’s Waldo? (Imagination Pilots)

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Reference

American Heritage History of the Civil War (Byron Preiss Multimedia/Simon & Schuster Interactive) Apple Pie Music (Lintronics Software) Complete Baseball 1995 Edition (Microsoft Corp.) Complete Reference Library (Mindscape) Dangerous Creatures (Microsoft Corp.) Distant Suns 3.0 (Virtual Reality Laboratories) Encarta ’95 (Microsoft Corp.) Microsoft Bookshelf ’94 (Microsoft Corp.) Star Trek Omnipedia (Simon & Schuster Interactive) The Complete Multimedia Bible (Compton’s New Media)

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Language Tutors

Learn to Speak Spanish (The Learning Co.)

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Creativity Tools

Big Top’s Cartoon Toolbox starring Felix the Cat (Big Top Productions) Creative Writer (Microsoft Corp.) Kid Pix Studio (Broderbund Software) Magic Theater (Knowledge Adventure) Morph Movies (Gryphon/Jasmine Multimedia) Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own (Compton’s New Media) VR Workshop (Media Synergy)

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Personal Management Tools

Echo Lake (Delrina) Family Tree Maker: Deluxe Edition (Banner Blue Software/Broderbund)

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Original

Bar-min-ski Consumer Products (De-luxo Consumer Productions) 4 Paws of Crab (Live Oak Multimedia Ltd.) Gone Fishin’ (Amtex Software/Broderbund) Puppet Motel (The Voyager Co.) The Residents Freak Show (The Voyager Co.)

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