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

Toy Story Activity Center May 25, 2009

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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…)


Allie’s Activity Kit May 10, 2009

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Creativity Tools

Allie’s Activity Kit

The best part of Allie’s Activity Kit (Opcode Interactive – ages 3-6) is the opening animation of Allie (a green alien) whizzing around in a spaceship. There’s a similar segment at the end (more…)


Lion King Activity Center, The March 25, 2009


The Lion King Activity Center

Inserting The Lion King Activity Center (Disney Interactive – ages 5 & up) into your CD-ROM drive may give you the same odd feeling of dislocation that we experienced: isn’t this movie over two years old, and don’t we deserve a break from the saturation marketing? Get used to it (more…)


Aladdin’s Activity Center October 11, 2008

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Kid’s Education

Aladdin’s Activity Center

If you loved the movie, you’ll probably want Aladdin’s Activity Center (Disney Interactive – ages 5 & up). As with The Lion King Animated Storybook, the educational value is not as impressive as the production values (more…)