Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Chase, The: Reading With Peter Rabbit April 29, 2009

Kid’s Education

The Chase: Reading With Peter Rabbit

The Chase: Reading With Peter Rabbit (AIMS – ages 4-8) is not very child-friendly. Designed to look like a book with a small video window embedded on the left hand page, this program requires some skill to navigate (more…)


ESPN Let’s Go Skiing April 28, 2009


ESPN Let’s Go Skiing

If you know where you’re going and have what you need, ESPN Let’s Go Skiing (Intellimedia Sports Inc.) will show you what to do. This is a simple program to use. The Main Menu offers three instruction sections: Getting Started, Fundamental Skills, and Techniques (more…)


How to Create Multimedia

Creativity Tools

How to Create Multimedia

How to Create Multimedia (Jasmine Multimedia) purports to teach the basics, but don’t count on it. The How To section of this CD-ROM would insult anyone’s intelligence, with tips like “determine how interactive your presentation will be (more…)


I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Adventure & Mystery

I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Harlan Ellison’s short story I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is now a CD-ROM from Cyberdreams. You play one of five characters (or, ultimately, all of the five) who are captives of the super-computer AM, a metaphor for run-away technology and Satan all wrapped up into one (voiced, with glee, by Mr (more…)


Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995

How-To Guides

Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, you can do some pre-shopping with Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995 (Books That Work). The visual design of the interface goes a step beyond the normal Windows format, which makes it pleasing to use as well as easy (more…)


Spider-Man Cartoon Maker April 27, 2009

Creativity Tools

Spider-Man Cartoon Maker

Spider-Man Cartoon Maker (Knowledge Adventure, ages 6 & up) is very similar to Magic Theater – no surprise, as it comes from the same publisher. Again, it’s easy to use, so you can start right out and get something done, or take a little longer to figure out the possibilities and create something even better (more…)


World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia

Reference -Encyclopedia

World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia

The World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia CD-ROM (IBM/World Book) represents the first significant improvement in multimedia encyclopedias since Microsoft?s Encartadefined the playing field several years ago (more…)