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

How to Create Multimedia April 28, 2009

Creativity Tools

How to Create Multimedia

How to Create Multimedia (Jasmine Multimedia) purports to teach the basics, but don’t count on it. The How To section of this CD-ROM would insult anyone’s intelligence, with tips like “determine how interactive your presentation will be (more…)

 

New Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them: a Multimedia Presentation April 24, 2009

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Science & Nature

New Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them: A Multimedia Presentation

If you’re still pining for a bird guide, try New Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them: A Multimedia Presentation (The Electric Book Co (more…)

 

How Would You Survive’ April 17, 2009

Kid’s Education

How Would You Survive?

How Would You Survive? (Grolier Interactive – ages 7-12), based on the book series of the same name, contains three sections: Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, and Aztecs. Each section has an animated main screen, big enough that you have to scroll a ways to see all of it, that can be explored through pointing-and-clicking (more…)

 

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business January 13, 2009

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How-To Guides

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business (Zelos) has a busy interface. It’s not disorganized, although it does attempt to do a lot at one time (more…)

 

How Do You Spell Adventure’ January 1, 2009

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Kid’s Education

How Do You Spell Adventure?

CD-ROMs as How Do You Spell Adventure? a medium – and Sanctuary Woods as a company – seem to have more spins on the life of Robert Ripley than Cher has implants (more…)

 

Zork: Nemesis October 24, 2008

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Zork: Nemesis

To see how far adventure games have come since the original text adventure Zork, you need only insert Zork: Nemesis (Activision) into your CD-ROM drive. Zork’s 3D environment uses subtle earth tones and plenty of classy visual effects (like candles, mirrors, and dusty sunlight) to impress even the most jaded 3D adventure gamer (more…)

 

How The Leopard Got Its Spots October 20, 2008

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Storybooks

How The Leopard Got Its Spots

How The Leopard Got Its Spots (Microsoft Corp. – ages 6-10) has gorgeous graphics, Danny Glover as narrator, and a terrific soundtrack of South African music. Start at P (more…)