Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Book of Shadowboxes, The December 17, 2008

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Kid’s Education

The Book of Shadowboxes

The Book of Shadowboxes (IBM Multimedia Studio – ages 3-8) is a beautifully rendered and uncluttered storybook. Each page contains a letter of the alphabet and a poem that uses lots of words starting with that letter (more…)

 

Charlton Heston’s Voyage Through the Bible: Old Testament November 15, 2008

Religion

Charlton Heston’s Voyage Through the Bible: Old Testament

Charlton Heston, one of Hollywood’s greatest hams, lends his melodramatic talents to Charlton Heston’s Voyage Through the Bible: Old Testament (GT Interactive) (more…)

 

King Arthur Through the Ages

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Literature

King Arthur Through the Ages

Ibis Communications, Inc. and The Calvert School have produced King Arthur Through the Ages, a collection of text stories, audio readings, and digital artwork. The strength of the disc, of course, is the Arthurian legends themselves (more…)

 

Comic Book Confidential October 14, 2008

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Comics

Comic Book Confidential

The problem with Comic Book Confidential (The Voyager Co.) is the simple fact that most of it is a ninety-minute movie of the same name, by Ron Mann. Movies ported to CD-ROM are a lazy use of the technology, unless there’s been some stunning addition (more…)

 

Math Heads October 11, 2008

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Math Heads

Math Heads (Theatrix Interactive ages 10-14) sees teaching math as guerrilla warfare – parents aren’t asking for any quarter, and Theatrix isn’t giving any. That’s why the visuals are nauseatingly busy, the soundtrack is obnoxiously loud, and the sense of humor is determinedly Beavis and Butthead (more…)