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

Torin’s Passage May 20, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Torin’s Passage

Al Lowe is the funnyman of home video games – just ask any ofLeisure Suit Larry’s devoted fans. So when Al set about designing a game suitable for his young daughter, it’s not surprising that he made it humorous (more…)

 

Darkseed II May 18, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Darkseed II

Darkseed II (the sequel to Darkseed, from Cyberdreams) is based on the illustrations of Swiss surrealist artist H (more…)

 

Lost Treasures of the World May 15, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Lost Treasures of the World

Lost Treasures of the World, part of the Adventure Quest series from Follgard CD Visions Inc., is designed to do two things: fire your imagination, and then get you started (more…)

 

Dark Eye, The May 13, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

The Dark Eye

The Dark Eye (iNSCAPE), based on works by Edgar Allen Poe and featuring the voice of William S. Burroughs and music by Thomas Dolby, strives to reproduce the experience of a novel (more…)

 

Shivers May 12, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Shivers

If there was no competition, Shivers (Sierra On-Line, Inc.)would be hugely popular. As it is, the game suffers by comparison to the plethora of intelligently written, beautifully-rendered adventure/mystery CD-ROMs (more…)

 

I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream April 28, 2009

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…)

 

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George April 26, 2009

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Storybook

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Interactive ages 3-6) is a big disappointment, especially since the demo we saw at last year’s E3 looked so promising (more…)