Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Multimedia Cartoon Studio, The May 3, 2009

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Creativity Tools

The Multimedia Cartoon Studio

Are you a closet cartoonist or do you just like to flip through The New Yorker? Either way, The Multimedia Cartoon Studio (Byron Preiss Multimedia) will have something to please you (more…)

 

Spider-Man Cartoon Maker April 27, 2009

Creativity Tools

Spider-Man Cartoon Maker

Spider-Man Cartoon Maker (Knowledge Adventure, ages 6 & up) is very similar to Magic Theater – no surprise, as it comes from the same publisher. Again, it’s easy to use, so you can start right out and get something done, or take a little longer to figure out the possibilities and create something even better (more…)

 

Cartoon Network ‘Toon Jam March 13, 2009

Creativity Tools

Cartoon Network ‘Toon Jam

“Moxy” and the gang from the Cartoon Network are guilty of a grievous crime against children. It’s called Cartoon Network ‘Toon Jam (Turner Interactive – 5-12) and, adding insult to injury, you’re expected to pay for it (more…)

 

Simpsons Cartoon Studio, The January 27, 2009

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Creativity Tools

The Simpsons Cartoon Studio

Most new CD-ROM animation tools lift the best features from the old without apology; as a result these features quickly become the standard, without which any animation tool is incomplete (more…)

 

Cartoon History of the Universe, The January 22, 2009

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1995 iN!-Ovation Award

The Cartoon History of the Universe

The Cartoon History of the Universe (Putnam New Media)was a hot property. We couldn’t get it back from the first reviewer; every time we turned around, it was gone (more…)

 

Cartoon Guide to Physics, The December 22, 2008

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Science

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

The Cartoon Guide to Physics (HarperCollins Interactive) is a lesser program than it’s predecessor, The Cartoon History of the Universe, not only because its scope is more limited, but because the subject matter is less well-suited to the medium (more…)

 

X-Men Cartoon Maker November 18, 2008

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Creativity Tools

X-Men Cartoon Maker

X-Men Cartoon Maker (Knowledge Adventure) is closely related to last year’s Spiderman Cartoon Maker, which was reviewed in Vol. 1, No. 6. This well-done program allows nearly anyone to create animated and still comics quickly and painlessly well, almost painlessly (more…)