Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia April 27, 2009

Reference -Encyclopedia

World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia

The World Book 1997 Multimedia Encyclopedia CD-ROM (IBM/World Book) represents the first significant improvement in multimedia encyclopedias since Microsoft?s Encartadefined the playing field several years ago (more…)

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Casper’s Brainy Book March 11, 2009

Storybooks

Casper’s Brainy Book

Casper’s Brainy Book (Knowledge Adventure) takes the venerable art of the interactive storybook and executes it with heretofore unseen panache. Although the basic dynamic of watching a page being read and then clicking on it to find hidden animations may quickly become tiresome for adults, the product is not intended for adults; it can, in fact, be customized to three age levels, all between four and eight (more…)

 

Barron’s Book Study Notes February 27, 2009

Literature

Barron’s Book Study Notes

Barron’s Book Study Notes (Corel CD Home) is essentially a conversion to CD-ROM of selected volumes from the Barron’s Book Notes series. There are study guides for 101 classic literary works written by 65 different American and European authors (more…)

 

Book Workshop February 18, 2009

Creativity Tools

Book Workshop

The best thing about Book Workshop(Sunburst Communications – ages 5-12) is that it’s so darn easy to use (in fact, the earlier version of the program was called “Easybook“) (more…)

 

Jungle Book February 6, 2009

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Storybook

Jungle Book

For a disc that strives to push the boundaries of interactive entertainment, Jungle Book (IBM/Powerhouse Entertainment – ages 5-9) feels an awful lot like old hat. The groundbreaking part of the program is the speech recognition technology – “learn the language of the jungle” and you can navigate parts of the game using only your voice and a microphone, which comes packaged with the disc (more…)

 

Golden Book Encyclopedia for Kids February 1, 2009

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Kid’s Education

Golden Book Encyclopedia for Kids

Golden Book Encyclopedia for Kids (Western Publishing – ages 5-10) is a major disappointment. Four large pictures labeled World of Words, Seek and Find, Sights and Sounds, and A-B-Cs serve as the main menu (more…)

 

Doctors Book of Home Remedies, The: The Premier Edition December 29, 2008

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Health & Anatomy

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: The Premier Edition

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: The Premier Edition (Compton’s New Media) is a CD-ROM that knows its place. While it’s not the most comprehensive health title available, it offers a wealth of useful information (more…)