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

Millie’s Math House May 24, 2009

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Kid’s Education

Millie’s Math House

In Millie’s Math House (Edmark – ages 2-5) the littlest kids get a chance to learn about numbers, patterns, and geometric shapes in a friendly way. There are two ways to go: Explore and Discover or Question and Answer (more…)

 

Fall of the House of Usher, The May 23, 2009

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Literature

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher (Westwind Media) strikes a nice balance between a straight text-based program and full-blown multimedia. By adding strong art direction, a fine sound track, and persuasive narration, the story is brought to life but never overwhelmed (more…)

 

Burning Down the House

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Music

Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House (Capitol Records), from Bonnie Raitt, focuses more on multimedia than on music; there are only four tracks to listen to on your audio CD player, but there’s a hefty helping of video for computer buffs (more…)

 

Haunted House March 7, 2009

Kid’s Games

Haunted House

Take great graphics, appropriately ghostly music, and good character voices, mix them up with a pointless game, and what do you get? Haunted House (Phillips Interactive Media – ages 4-8) (more…)

 

A Silly Noisy House February 21, 2009

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Games

A Silly Noisy House

A Silly Noisy House (The Voyager Co. – ages 2 & up) could be a bit sillier and noisier. There’s no problem finding your way around, just point and click. It’s easy enough for even the youngest child, which is fortunate because older kids will tire of it pretty quickly (more…)

 

Fun Around the House February 6, 2009

Games

Fun Around the House

There’s nothing fun about Fun Around the House (Queue – ages 4-8). Take a 1950’s nuclear family – Mom, Dad, Jimmy, and Sally (really!), and the required pets – and plop them down in a suburban home (more…)

 

Reverend Lowell’s Treasury of Humor: Laughter in the House of God December 5, 2008

Religion

Reverend Lowell’s Treasury of Humor: Laughter in the House of God

Finally, there’s Reverend Lowell’s Treasury of Humor: Laughter in the House of God (Micro Star Software), a collection of about 400 jokes concerning religion (more…)