Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary March 10, 2009

My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary

Kudos to My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary (DK Multimedia – ages 3-7). Here’s a disc that really knows its audience. You can jump right in and spend hours playing without realizing how much learning is going on (more…)


Crayola Amazing Art Adventure February 18, 2009

Creativity Tools

Crayola Amazing Art Adventure

Micrografix has two titles, Crayola Amazing Art Adventure (ages 3-6) and Crayola Art Studio (ages 6-12). The main difference between the two is that Art Studio offers games and coloring books as separate activities, whereas Art Adventure combines the two (more…)


Amazing Writing Machine February 3, 2009

Creativity Tools

Amazing Writing Machine

Broderbund’s Amazing Writing Machine is a better-than-average writing creativity tool recommended for ages 6-12 (we enjoyed it thoroughly, and we haven’t been 12 for quite some time) (more…)


Amazing Learning Games With Rayman January 31, 2009

Amazing Learning Games With Rayman

It may seem obvious in retrospect, but Amazing Learning Games With Rayman (UbiSoft – ages 6-10) is the first CD-ROM that takes an action/adventure game and combines it with educational content without sacrificing (or even changing) the gameplay (more…)


My First Amazing World Explorer December 23, 2008

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My First Amazing World Explorer

Kids who are too young for Carmen Sandiegoshould take a look at My First Amazing World Explorer (DK Multimedia – ages 4-9), a geography CD-ROM where goal-orientation takes a back seat to freewheeling exploration (more…)