Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System May 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 6:13 am
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Kid’s Education

The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System

Scholastic’s The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Solar System (Microsoft/Music Pen, ages 4-10) is the second title in the Magic Schoolbus series (more…)

 

Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean, The January 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 12:54 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

Kid’s Education

The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean

The third title in Scholastic’s Magic Schoolbus series has arrived. In The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Ocean (Microsoft Corp./Music Pen – ages 6-10),Ms (more…)

 

Star Trek Omnipedia November 28, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 6:36 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Star Trek Omnipedia

The magic is in the details – at least it is in the Star Trek Omnipedia (Simon & Schuster Interactive), a product targeted for die-hard fans of the TV series and movies. Luckily forSimon & Schuster, most Star Trek fans seem to be die-hard, and the gamble of shipping umpteen-billion copies of this title may well pay off (more…)

 

Baba Yaga and the Magic Geese November 2, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 3:16 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

Storybooks

Baba Yaga and the Magic Geese

Baba Yaga and the Magic Geese (Davidson & Associates – ages 3-9) has much to recommend it. First, it presents characters that aren’t pushing cereal, don’t appear on television, and won’t show up at Toys ‘R’ Us as overpriced action figures (more…)

 

Magic Theater October 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 12:43 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

Magic Theater

You can jump right in with Magic Theater (Knowledge Adventure, ages 6 and up). Basically, it looks like MacPaint with a good deal added on. Icons are explained as the mouse moves over them, but everything is pretty clear even without Help (more…)

 

Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth, The October 30, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 1:18 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

Kid’s Education

The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth

What’s the difference between an activity and a game? If The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth (Microsoft/Music Pen – ages 6-10) is any indication, an activity is a game that’s strong on education and weak on fun (if you thought the key was goal orientation, give yourself partial credit: some activities can be won or lost, while others are non-competitive) (more…)