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

Toy Story Activity Center May 25, 2009

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Games

Toy Story Activity Center

Toy Story Activity Center (Disney Interactive/Pixar – ages 5 & up) is also just like a hundred other games, but in this case most of the competition is also created by Disney, which has refined the coupling of barely-educational activities with marketable characters to an art form (remember the Lion King Activity Center?) (more…)

 

Romeo and Juliet Center Stage January 31, 2009

Literature

Romeo and Juliet Center Stage

Imagine, if you will, a poorly-acted high school performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Now videotape that performance, digitize it, shrink the resultant moving images to a nearly subatomic two-inches by two-inches on your computer screen, and you have the gist of Sunburst Communication’s “multimedia drama (more…)

 

Early Learning Center CD January 14, 2009

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Kid’s Education

Early Learning Center CD

Five seems to be the key number in educational program because that’s how many activity areas you’ll find in Early Learning Center CD (New Media Schoolhouse – ages 4-9) (more…)

 

EA Kids Art Center November 1, 2008

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Creativity Tools

EA Kids Art Center

EA Kids Art Center (EA Kids, ages 3 & up) is a fairly limited program. You have a choice of five activities, including Paint Box, Coloring Book, Stickers, Costumes, and Block Art (more…)

 

Aladdin’s Activity Center October 11, 2008

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Kid’s Education

Aladdin’s Activity Center

If you loved the movie, you’ll probably want Aladdin’s Activity Center (Disney Interactive – ages 5 & up). As with The Lion King Animated Storybook, the educational value is not as impressive as the production values (more…)