Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

George Shrinks May 27, 2009

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Storybook

George Shrinks

A television set serves as the interface for George Shrinks (Harper Collins Interactive – ages 3-7). Chose a channel for Read and Play, Look and Listen, Pick-a-Screen, and Sing Along (more…)

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A Jack Kerouac ROMnibus

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Literature

A Jack Kerouac ROMnibus

Somebody at Penguin Electronic Publishing is paying attention because A Jack Kerouac ROMnibus is pretty darn good. Sure, you might wonder why they chose The Dharma Bums as the centerpiece rather than Kerouac’s most famous book, On the Road; after all, they publish just about all his work (more…)

 

Gone Fishin’ May 26, 2009

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1995 iN!-Ovation Award

Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’ (Amtex Software/Broderbund) lets you experience the pleasures of the perfect fishing trip without leaving home (more…)

 

Trophy Bass 2

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Games – Other

Trophy Bass 2

Trophy Bass 2 (Sierra On-Line), like its predecessor Trophy Bass, is that rare simulation designed for people who don’t want to rule the world from their study. Most simulations challenge the type-A home dictator to create and run a society, be it in the future, the past, or the present (more…)

 

A.D.A.M: The Inside Story, 1997 Edition

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A.D.A.M: The Inside Story, 1997 Edition

Without the blood and gore of first-year anatomy, A.D.A.M: The Inside Story, 1997 Edition (A.D.A.M. Software) allows users to explore the inner workings of the human body (more…)

 

Corel Web Designer May 25, 2009

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Creativity Tools – Multimedia Tools

Corel Web.Designer

Corel Web.Designer (Corel Corp.)uses the same approach to web authoring tools as Microsoft?s Front Page and Claris Home Page ? that is, it approximates a word processor, which is supposed to make creating a web page as easy as pie (more…)

 

Toy Story Activity Center

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Games

Toy Story Activity Center

Toy Story Activity Center (Disney Interactive/Pixar – ages 5 & up) is also just like a hundred other games, but in this case most of the competition is also created by Disney, which has refined the coupling of barely-educational activities with marketable characters to an art form (remember the Lion King Activity Center?) (more…)