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

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, The February 20, 2009

 

The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis (Broderbund – ages 8-12) has a less-than-catchy title, but don’t be put off. It is, in fact, entertaining, interactive, and completely engrossing (more…)

 

Reader Rabbit’s Interactive Reading Journey February 18, 2009

Kid’s Education

Reader Rabbit’s Interactive Reading Journey

Beginning readers get forty short, simple books in Reader Rabbit’s Interactive Reading Journey (The Learning Co. – ages 4-7). Your job is to help Sam the Lion find his kingdom by following the reading road (this scenario may ring a bell with parents; think Oz) (more…)

 

Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes January 21, 2009

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Undersea World

Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes

We’re sounding like a broken record (what’s that?) but, without first-rate videos and stills, what’s the point of even thinking about publishing a multimedia title on undersea life? Fishes of the Caribbean: An Interactive Journey into the World of Fishes (Sea-D Publishing) puts you smack in the middle of the Caribbean, prime fish-gazing territory, and then muddies the water (more…)

 

Journey to the Planets December 7, 2008

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Space

Journey to the Planets

 

Journey to the Planets (Multicom Publishing Inc.) is a beautiful program in need of deeper content. When it is good, it is very good — and it’s always simple to use (more…)

 

Masters, The: An Interactive Journey Through Its Sixty-Year History November 28, 2008

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Sports

The Masters: An Interactive Journey Through Its Sixty-Year History

Certain phenomenon that are, for whatever reasons, especially susceptible to criticism from uninvolved outsiders – like Neil Young (the falsetto), Star Trek (the outfits), or golf (the pace) – tend to inspire an almost fanatical devotion from protective fans (more…)