Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Twelve Roads to Gettysburg April 30, 2009

History & Mythology

Twelve Roads to Gettysburg

Twelve Roads to Gettysburg (TDC Interactive/Queue) is an interesting disc that misses an opportunity to be outstanding. It’s packed with an enormous amount of well organized, well written information (more…)

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A Passage to Vietnam

World Culture

A Passage to Vietnam

A Passage to Vietnam is the brand new title from Rick Smolan of Against All Odds Productions – the same company that produced From Alice to Ocean and the same photographer that produced the Day In the Life series of books (more…)

 

American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience April 29, 2009

History & Mythology

American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience

American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience (Primary Source Media) is a collection of pictures, text, and audio clips concerning the history of Hispanics from the 1500s to the present day (more…)

 

Oregon Trail II

History & Mythology

Oregon Trail II

Pony Express is similar to Oregon Trail II (MECC/Softkey International ages 10 & up) in so many ways that there’s no doubt McGraw-Hill lifted a few tricks from that software classic (more…)

 

Interactive Complete Joy of Home Brewing

How-To Guides

Interactive Complete Joy of Home Brewing

The rallying cry of zymurgist Charlie Papazian is “Relax. Don’t worry. Have a homebrew.” The Interactive Complete Joy of Home Brewing (MediaRight Technology) offers this wisdom at every possible opportunity, even when there’s no obvious cause for alarm – the most benign discussion of hops is followed by the heartfelt advice, “Relax (more…)

 

Around the World with Willy Wabbit

Kid’s Education

Around the World with Willy Wabbit

Around the World with Willy Wabbit (SEC Multimedia – ages 8 & up) purports to teach geography through five simple games: the Music Game, the City Game, the Flag Game, the Boundaries Game, and the Landmark Game (more…)

 

Dozers, Loaders, and Excavators

Games

Dozers, Loaders, and Excavators

Dozers, Loaders, and Excavators (Emerald – ages 3-12) sounds like it’s intended for the same audience as Kids on Site, but it won’t hold their attention for more than a minute (more…)