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

China: Home of the Dragon November 27, 2008

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China: Home of the Dragon

China: Home of the Dragon (Multi Dimensional Communications, Inc.) is a very basic title. There are plenty of facts on this disc, but no effective way to access them. Choose a category – “Family Life” for example – and you’ll get a short sequence of images and some narrated text (more…)

 

Let’s Visit Spain November 19, 2008

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Let’s Visit Spain

Queue, Inc. offers four titles in its Let’s Visit series; we looked at three of them. Let’s Visit Spain and Let’s Visit South America are DOS-based, slow and clunky programs that are intended for classroom use (more…)

 

Exotic Japan, November 11, 2008

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Exotic Japan

Exotic Japan (The Voyager Co.) is an entertaining title which offers a little bit of everything. The content covers Japanese culture and customs, history and language, art and travel tips (more…)

 

London: A Multimedia Tour November 10, 2008

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London: A Multimedia Tour

London: A Multimedia Tour (Media Design Interactive) promises to be more than a guide book. It wants to give you a feeling for the city. It does try. You can explore by way of a number of slide shows highlighting people, landmarks, and tourist attractions (more…)

 

Family Circus: On Vacation in the British Isles, The October 30, 2008

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World Culture

The Family Circus: On Vacation in the British Isles

In The Family Circus: On Vacation in the British Isles (Context Systems, Inc.) the main menu, a graphic of a map, displays England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales (more…)

 

One Tribe October 24, 2008

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World Culture

One Tribe

For another kind of multi-cultural world tour, there’s One Tribe (Virgin Sound and Vision). Join International VJ Pip Dann in her living room and from there explore the globe. First, however, you’ll have to explore the interface with its endless array of confusing and fuzzy icons (more…)

 

Improv Presents Windows 95 for the Technically Challenged, The October 20, 2008

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The Improv Presents Windows 95 for the Technically Challenged

What’s dumber than a Jim Carrey movie and not half as much fun? Try The Improv Presents Windows 95 for the Technically Challenged (GraphixZone) (more…)