Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish, The May 20, 2009

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Simulations

The Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish

Something stinks in The Nature Collector: Freshwater Fish (AnimaTek International), and it isn’t the virtual fish. It’s the music – the most insipid, droning synthesizer you are ever likely to hear on a CD-ROM (more…)

 

Washington Times & Insight on the News May 17, 2009

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Reference

Washington Times & Insight on the News

Washington Times & Insight on the News (Wayzata Technology) is an example of a CD-ROM as a database; the disc features the Times from January 1992 through June 1995, plus Insight on the News, a magazine that is really an extended editorial-and-letters page (more…)

 

Washington Times & Insight on the News

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Reference

Washington Times & Insight on the News

Washington Times & Insight on the News (Wayzata Technology) is an example of a CD-ROM as a database; the disc features the Times from January 1992 through June 1995, plus Insight on the News, a magazine that is really an extended editorial-and-letters page (more…)

 

Exploring the Solar System

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Space

Exploring the Solar System

We saw a beta version of Exploring the Solar System (AIMS Media). The problem with this CD-ROM is that there isn’t any real text. The core of the disc is a typical instructional film on the solar system, with hot links from the film to menu icons (more…)

 

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System

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Kid’s Education

The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System (Microsoft/Music Pen, ages 4-10) is the second title in the Magic Schoolbus series (more…)

 

Lost Mind of Dr. Brain May 16, 2009

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The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain (Sierra On-Line – ages 12 & up) is all about puzzles. You begin in Dr. Brain’s lab where he explains the puzzles and games. In order to reconstruct the scientist’s brain, you must complete all of the nine sections by playing anywhere from seven to 20 games (more…)

 

Let’s Explore the Airport with Buzzy the Knowledge Bug May 15, 2009

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Aviation & Space

Let’s Explore the Airport with Buzzy the Knowledge Bug

Let’s Explore the Airport with Buzzy the Knowledge Bug (Humongous Entertainment – ages 3-8) is a kid’s program that lets you explore a cartoon airport and play all sorts of games along the way (more…)